Microsoft buys software maker Mover to boost 365 sales

Microsoft on Monday announced the acquisition of Mover, a software supplier assisting its customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365.
About six weeks ago, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Movere, and said at the time the technology would make migration to its Azure infrastructure “an easier process for our customers.”

Microsoft in 2017 generated more revenue from commercial customers of Office 365 portfolio than from traditional Office licenses for the first time.

Azure, a competitor to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform, forms the backbone of applications like OneDrive, which people can use to sync and share a variety of files.

Mover can help companies move data from Box, Dropbox, Egnyte and Google Drive into Microsoft’s OneDrive and SharePoint, Jeff Teper, corporate vice president for Office, SharePoint and OneDrive at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post.

The technology can also transfer files to the Microsoft cloud services from companies’ on-premises data centers.

Mover’s customers include Autodesk, Symantec, Workiva and Xero, according to the company’s website. The start-up was founded in 2012 and is based in Edmonton, Canada, with around 70 employees, according to LinkedIn. Investors include Double M Partners and Medra Capital, CNBC reported.

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