SPMT-supported features


SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) supports migration of the following locations and features:

On-premises fileshares

  • Local and network fileshares

SharePoint Server 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019

Supported Description More info
File, folder, list items Supports migration of files, folders, and lists. Supported list templates
Permissions Separate settings are available to set file share permissions and SharePoint on-premises permissions. File and folder permissions
Versions You determine what file history is preserved. SPMT settings
Managed metadata and taxonomy SPMT supports the migration of content types and term stores. Global term store migration requires global tenant admin permissions.
Navigation and icons Site navigation for out-of-box sites is preserved and migrated.
Site features An extensive set of site features are supported. SPMT-supported SharePoint site features
SharePoint web parts SPMT supports migration of SharePoint web parts. SPMT-supported SharePoint web parts
Site migration "Out-of-the-box" SharePoint sites that don't use any coding or third-party tools can be migrated.
Site description Site descriptions can be migrated.
Incremental Tasks can also be saved to rerun at a later date, allowing you to move only those new or updated files in the source location.
Pages Pages in the site asset library.
Microsoft Teams Users can select Teams and channels directly from the destination selection page.
Taxonomy migration By default, managed metadata migration is turned off, and taxonomy is updated in incremental rounds.


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For a detailed list of features available in each release of SPMT, please read Release Notes: SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT).