Office 365 Migration

Migration always is the first step into the Cloud. You need a migration plan, but also the right tools to implement. The Layer2 Cloud Connector can help to pre-select documents and structured data in a flexible manner using SQL-like data queries to include or exclude specific items to/from the migration. Metadata can be added by default, or optionally using your own business logic in C#. 100+ systems are supported as data source for migration, such as file server or NAS, SharePoint on-premises, SQL databases, ERP/CRM systems, and more.

Office 365 Data and Document Migration


Document Migration to SharePoint Online

Simply create a connection between a file share and a SharePoint document library based on templates and sync your files one-way. Subfolders are created by default. Metadata can be mapped automatically or manually, if required. All kinds of SharePoint Document Libraries are supported including in Teams, Groups, OneDrive for Business, and others.


Data Migration to SharePoint Online

100+ data sources can be directly connected for migration, such as databases, ERP/CRM systems, and other apps. Use SQL, OData, or XPath to pre-select your data, depending on the source system. Map your data fields between source and target system automatically or manually.

Advanced Features can make the difference

Dynamic Columns can cleanup, transform, or translate your source data to meet the requirements of the target system using your own business logic in C#. Quickly identify possible issues with path length or file names. Make use of flexible options for data migration and sync, including Fast Migration Mode.




You can use the Layer2 Cloud Connector for data and file migration to Microsoft Office 365.


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What makes the Layer2 solution unique?

The Layer2 Cloud Connector can be used to migrate not only files, but also structured data from 100+ typically used enterprise apps to the cloud. Migration is just one use case. It can also be used for backup or permanent two-way sync.

How long does it take to migrate my file share?

Depends on settings and configuration. Typically expect an overhead of some seconds per file, additional to the upload time depending on file size. The system will display rough estimations, continuously updated based on history. Take a look at our results for reference.

How much is it to migrate 100GB?

Licensing is per installation. Normally you need just one license of the Professional Edition. No additional costs related to data volume, number of connections, or users. It is not bound to any specific connected system or tenant.

What about metadata migration?

Some pre-selected document meta data columns are exposed by default and can be mapped to SharePoint columns for migration. Other meta data can be exposed by SharePoint itself. If appropriate columns are available in the library, it will be propagated automatically. You can also add custom metadata using Dynamic Columns and C# to retrieve from databases or DMS/CMS, ERP/CRM systems.


What about migrating users?

Please use Microsoft standard tools to migrate or federate your domain users. The Layer2 Cloud Connector comes with full support for standard authentication ("Microsoft Account") and authentication via Active Directory Federation ADFS ("Organizational Account"). You can also translate user meta data from local to cloud using Dynamic Columns and C# based on rules or lookup lists.


How to migrate access rights?

Access rights in NTFS and SharePoint are very different and can't be automatically translated. Best to create SharePoint sites and libraries on department or project level and assign access rights manually or via PowerShell before migration. During migration newly created documents and items inherit access rights from the parent containers of the target system automatically. 

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