Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Canadian startup Mover, in an attempt to ease the migration of users across Microsoft 365. Mover is a admin-led self-service tool that allows you to migrate data across various cloud storages to Microsoft 365.

The price of the acquisition has not been revealed by the company.

Jeff Teper, CVP of Office, SharePoint, and OneDrive wrote in a blog post;

As customer demand to move content to the cloud continues to grow, Mover will help make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365. Our goal is to help customers move to the cloud with confidence.

Mover’s diverse toolkit facilitates migration of data from over a dozen different cloud service providers, including Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, and Google Drive, into one OneDrive and SharePoint. Admins can drive unlimited scheduling and bulk migration of users as well as data between the platforms. Mover also keeps track of the migration and keeps the permissions intact, even during the transfers of encrypted files.

Mover has faced vigorous competition from platforms like Skytap and BitTitan, however, the powerful structure of its suite has managed to fetch business from BuzzFeed, Bandwidth, Symantec, Xero, Dolby, Workiva, Agosto, Autodesk, Belmond, Corel, Nike, and RetailMeNot. As per Crunchbase, the company successfully manged to raise $1 million in venture capital before its acquisition. Mover has also claimed that since its founding in 2013, they have managed to move billions of files between dozens of services.

Taper further said;

Together with Mover, we’ll continue to provide customers with fast and reliable migrations to the cloud, with best practices and security and more connectors to more source systems, ultimately making the move into Microsoft 365 as seamless and cost effective as possible.

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