Microsoft has acquired Canadian start-up Mover in an attempt to fulfill the ever-increasing customer demand to move content to the cloud.

In an Oct. 21 blog post announcing the acquisition, Jeff Teper, corporate vice president for Office, SharePoint and OneDrive at Microsoft wrote, “Mover will help make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365.”

In addition, the Mover team brings migration technology to advance Microsoft’s commitment to provide organizations of all sizes with the right tools, people and partners for easy migration to the Microsoft Cloud.

Financial terms have not been disclosed. Mover had raised just over $1 million in private funding, according to

This is Microsoft’s fourth cloud-related acquisition in recent months, following Blue Talon, jClarity, and Movere.

Microsoft already has several options to support cloud file migrations. They include FastTrack, and offerings from its trusted partners, as well as the SharePoint Migration Tool for migrating content from on-premises SharePoint sites and file shares to Microsoft 365.

Mover supports migration from several cloud service providers – including Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and Egynyte – into SharePoint and OneDrive.

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