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Microsoft introduces "Mac to Surface" data migration utility

The program uses a simple interface that asks users to select their files and folders to be transferred. (Source: Slashgear)
The program uses a simple interface that asks users to select their files and folders to be transferred. (Source: Slashgear)
Microsoft has quietly released a data migration utility to assist Mac users to switch to a PC.

In Microsoft's 2016 yearly review blog post, the company asserted that "more people are switching from Macs to Surface than ever before." Though they didn't give any hard numbers, Microsoft seems to have enough faith in these "switchers" to make a dedicated Mac-to-PC data migration program. The new tool, called "Mac to Surface Assistant", allows MacOS users to identify their files on their Mac and then transfer them to a PC via USB flash or hard drive.

The program is relatively simple and easy to use, only prompting the user to check which folders and files they would like transferred. The files are stored in a .zip archive, which is then unpacked on the target PC. It's a small program that doesn't do anything a seasoned user couldn't, but it does simplify things a bit for a crowd who famously likes to keep things simple. Now, if only MS could bring back the Windows Transfer Wizard from Windows 7...

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Douglas Black, 2017-03-21 (Update: 2017-03-21)
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