Information Services

Migrations Service

Information on the content migration service offered by the SharePoint Solutions Service team

We offer a free or charged migrations service to handle migrations depending on size and complexity, including: 

  • Documents from a shared network drive into SharePoint Online 

  • University documents from OneDrive into SharePoint Online 

  • Sites, documents and pages from SharePoint Online to SharePoint Online 

  • Sites and documents from SharePoint On Premise to SharePoint Online 

Benefit of Using Our Service 

Content can be moved from site or shared network drive into SharePoint Online without involving the SharePoint Solutions Service; however, the benefits of using our service include: 

  • We have a specific migration tool 

  • We have extensive migration experience in the team 

  • Metadata and version control will be preserved 

  • We will work with you to plan and map the migration 

  • We can ensure large migrations don’t impact on the performance of the M365 tenancy 

  • We can provide a permissions review for you, ensuring security is set up correctly 

  • We can provide a site review for you, ensuring libraries are set up correctly 

  • We can advise you on correct design of your SharePoint Site and your document management 

How to Request This Service 

Any migration assistance required should be requested via Unidesk using  Please ensure SharePoint Migration is included somewhere in the subject line for quick routing of your call. 

Please consider Information Governance when adding files or data into SharePoint 

  • University of Edinburgh policies on Information Security and Data Protection apply.  

  • Make sure you have completed the compulsory University of Edinburgh e-learning modules assigned to you in Learn on Information Security Essentials and Data Protection Training. 

  • Another useful course in Learn is Data Protection Training for Research. Further advice for research data can be found here.  

If you have concerns about sharing data or permissions, please raise a ticket with us via IS Helpline. 


Preparing for Migration

We will work with you to prepare your migration but before approaching us you should consider the following: 

Still not found what you're looking for?

Please contact IS Helpline, ensuring 'SharePoint' is included in the subject line.