Microsoft Offers New Office 365 Migration API for Higher Performance

Microsoft has announced a new Office 365 Migration API that moves files through Azure using a dedicated path.  Previously, when you used migration tools such as ShareGate, AvePoint, Metalogix, etc. the migration tools used the same conduit that the Office 365 portal uses to migrate files.  Microsoft throttles that path to avoid the Office 365 portal being slammed by people migrating their content.

Using the new Migration API, you can package up exports of your current SharePoint content and send them through Azure which will then import the content into Office 365.  This will work for SharePoint files, file shares and personal file shares.

ShareGate has published a good article detailing the new Migration API and how it works with their migration tools.

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Nintex and Sharegate Partner to Help Migrate Nintex Workflows and Forms to Office 365

Nintex Workflow is a product we have recommended to our clients for many years – it provides a business user friendly workflow editing surface within SharePoint or Office 365 for creating and running workflows.  Nintex Forms is a electronic forms product that provides web based forms (similar to InfoPath and a good alternative given lack of InfoPath investment from Microsoft) for implementing electronic forms that then kick-off workflows for processing.

Sharegate has now partnered with Nintex to support migration of workflows and forms using their migration suite.  Sharegate provides a suite of tools for moving between versions of SharePoint and Office 365 and you will now be able to migrate Nintex workflows and forms using their migration tool.

More details are expected to come at the upcoming Microsoft Ignite conference.  Stay tuned…

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