Office 365 to SharePoint & Below

Export Office 365 to SharePoint 2013 & Lower Versions

Microsoft SharePoint is a web browser-based document management and collaboration application/ platform that allows groups to make a password protected-centralized space for documents sharing.
In this page, we will be discussing about the various user issues to migrate Office 365 to SharePoint 2013, 2010, 2016 & other versions, the reasons for such transfer, the ways to connect Office 365 to MS SharePoint and the frequently asked questions on this migration.

User Queries on Office 365 to MS SharePoint Migration

Before we learn about various methods to transfer O365 to SharePoint, let us consider the following user queries that support the need for such migration. The following are the user queries collected from various forum sites:

Reasons to Migrate from Office 365 to SharePoint

SharePoint is the most popular application choice of businesses and one of the best selling product of Microsoft. The reasons why organizations still prefer SharePoint over SharePoint Online (Office 365) are as follows:

  • The IT gurus want to have complete access of data & do not want the data to be stored on the data centres of Microsoft.
  • Want to have complete control over the data & have the ability to monitor & access the data on-premise.
  • Do not want to be dependent on Microsoft for their support on the data that is stored on the data centres of Microsoft.
  • SharePoint Online has missed few features of SharePoint like, faceted navigation and cross-site publishing feature.The Content Search Web Part is unavailable. Also some key BI (Business Intelligence) features like Scorecards, Dashboards, and PerformancePoint are not available.

Method to Transfer Office 365 to SharePoint 2013 or Other Versions

After considering the above reasons, a user need to move from Office 365 (SharePoint Online) to SharePoint or any other versions. As there is no direct method to copy O365 to SharePoint, the user should try using an automated solution that helps to move complete O365 data to on-premises SharePoint. One such solution is “SharePoint Organizer Tool”. User can use this software to export data from Office 365 to On-Premises SharePoint. This software supports multiple migration options. This software requires SharePoint server to perform the migration.

Steps to Perform Migration:

  • On User Mapping Window, enter User Name, Password and URL of both source and destination, then click on Get User option and click on Save button.
  • To establish connection, you need to enter credentials of both Source and Destination.
  • To copy source, in Left panel Right Click on source module and select Copy option.
  • To paste, in right panel Right Click on destination module and select Paste option.
  • A user can filter migration process also like: Migration Dates, Migration Version, Overwrite folders, then select User Mapping File Location → Click OK button.
  • After completion of Office 365 to Microsoft SharePoint migration process a confirmation message is appeared on your screen.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of migrating from Office 365 to SharePoint 2013 or other versions?

There are various benefits of migrating from O365 to SharePoint like:
  • Having complete access to data at your company’s data centre.
  • Have additional features to apply better Business Intelligence.
  • Monitor & modify data at your own data centre.

What is the difference between SharePoint and SharePoint Online?

The two have almost same features but there are few differences between the two. In case of SharePoint On-Premises, the data is stored on the data centre of the organization; whereas in case of SharePoint Online, the data is kept in Microsoft data centres & managed by the MS administrators. SharePoint Online / Office 365 has also missed few features of SharePoint for eg, faceted navigation and cross-site publishing feature. The Content Search Web Part is unavailable. Also some key BI (Business Intelligence) features like Scorecards, Dashboards, and PerformancePoint are not available.

What is the Collaboration feature provided by SharePoint?

This feature allows team members to stay connected in complete project’s life cycle. It also help in increasing productivity and connectivity of an organization. A user can share anything over SharePoint like: arrange meetings, discuss events, tasks, etc.

Is it possible to migrate from Office 365 to SharePoint 2013?

Yes, a user can migrate to SharePoint 2013 and all below versions using any of the available method.

Can I migrate my Office 365 emails to SharePoint also?

Yes, a user can exports its emails, contacts and all other data items to SharePoint.

Can I export O365 complete data using this approach?

Yes, You can export all data from Office 365 to Microsoft SharePoint using this approach.

Conclusion

Based on the problems faced by Office 365 users, we have suggested one solution that a user can use to migrate from Office 365 to SharePoint 2013 or other versions. As there is no manual procedure to move O365 to On-Premises SharePoint, a user can go for any of the available third party solutions. SharePoint Organiser Tool is one of the third party tools available online, which user can use to perform migration. This tool also support many other types of migration also. A user can also use them according to his requirement.