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First things first, what is Mover? It is a Cloud-based file migration and storage platform.

It supports migration from over a dozen cloud service providers – including Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, and Google Drive – into OneDrive and SharePoint, enabling seamless file collaboration across Microsoft 365 apps and services, including the Office apps and Microsoft Teams. The Mover team also brings deep expertise and migration technology, which advances Microsoft’s commitment to providing organizations of all sizes with the right tools, people and partners to successfully migrate to the Microsoft Cloud. – Source Microsoft

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Some important dates

On 21st October 2019, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Mover. Read more about it here. After last years Ignite more and more information got through. In the Intrazone episode with Mark Kashman, Chris McNulty, Hani Loza, and Eric Warnke (listen to that episode here), they also talked about many parts of Mover.

On the 24th of February, Microsoft announced the availability worldwide to all Microsoft 365 customers. You find the article at

So, where to go to learn more about migration from Dropbox, Box, Egnyte, Google Drive, or other sources? Pretty simple, take a look at the Mover guides at They did a great job explaining the steps you have to make. If you want to take a look at an excellent summary from, go to his site and slides. In his presentation from ESPC 19 there are some great insights like:

Slide by Gokan Ozcifci – Presented at ESPC19

What are the limits?

Above all, you can check out to find them on your own, but here are a few listed:

  • Files larger than 15 GB will not get migrated.
  • Files with a size of 0 bytes (zero-byte data) will not get migrated.
  • The following characters in file or folder names will get removed:
    " * : < > ? / \ |
  • Leading tildes (~) are removed.
  • Leading or trailing periods (.) will get removed.

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That’s again it for this Tuesday. I hope to see you again next week, as I try to publish new content every Tuesday. However, check out my infographics or my latest trending post The hidden Microsoft Teams menu. Until then, don’t be afraIT!

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