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  1. Export Report to (PDF, Email, SP library, etc.)

    Export Report results to...
    - a SharePoint list or library instead of to Excel so all users can see it and set up alerts on it
    - in a CSV format
    - a PDF file
    - send by email, even automatically send some of the reports to the site owners for example
    - a fileshare, or drive of your choice

    Also able to do so with Custom Reports.

    211 votes
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      59 comments  ·  13- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Unfortunately, due to re-priorization, we are moving this item back to “thinking about it”. The exposed solution was defined a while ago, but never started. We are currently evaluating if it is the right one. We are going back to the drawing board so we can offer you a better solution.

    • Compare Two Environments

      Quickly compare source and destination content in order to see what needs to be incrementally migrated and to prove to customers that every item from the source made it to destination.

      To be compared:
      -items
      -site settings
      -site features
      -lists and libraries

      141 votes
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        13 comments  ·  11- Other Migration Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Sync Options in the Migration Tool - Incremental Copy

        For example, if a file has been deleted in the source after it had gotten copied over to SharePoint, can it be deleted in SharePoint?

        The goal is to re-sync only the updates, additions and deletions without the need to copy the whole thing again. It allows to keep on using the source environment while keeping the destination one sync until we're ready to go live with the new site.

        Applies to:
        -users
        -documents (move them to a different location if the user has moved it since the last update)
        -content types
        -columns
        -terms

        140 votes
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          24 comments  ·  11- Other Migration Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Event counts (views, deletion, etc.) - Usage reporting

          -show number of views to a site, or a document.
          -show number of visits and of unique visitors.
          -show trending content.
          -show number of other audited events.
          -show most active users.
          -Run it on the entire farm and show stats by sites.

          The goal is to monitor internally the user's experience with SharePoint.

          109 votes
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            31 comments  ·  14- Audit & Usage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Love the idea! Sharegate wants to help you get more out of the tool, beyond migration to help you adopt your new Office 365 platform or next SharePoint.

            Usage and Analytics isn’t something easily accessible, otherwise we’d already have built it. However, it’s something definitely high on our radar and currently being researched by one of our Product Owners.

            If you have more details to share, please reach out to us we would love to hear more.

          • Review Auto-Assign as Site Collection Administrator Process

            Review the way Sharegate uses the auto-assign feature

            - Handle differently per type of site (OneDrive, Groups, Team sites)
            - Setting per tenant / farm / connection
            - Option to auto-remove after each operations
            - Handle special cases (eDiscovery sites, NO ACCESS or Read-only)

            98 votes
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              14 comments  ·  25- Settings, Licensing & Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Custom Rules and Filters During Migration or Import

              [Admin note: Merged all suggestion related to more complex filtering during Migration or Import]

              - Filter on full file names instead of just exensions.
              - Filter with wildcards
              - Include / Exclude folder by name using the custom templates
              - Exclude specific (sub) folders based on names
              - Timestamp/range filters - last modified date and created date
              - List or site template filters
              - Filter by property (name, type, etc.)
              - Filter by size
              - Filter empty objects (sites, libraries, folders, ...)
              - Exclude specific type of objects (Microfeed...)

              89 votes
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                24 comments  ·  08- Mappings and Rules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Report on Metadata

                Report on the metadata columns used inside lists and libraries.

                75 votes
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                  16 comments  ·  13- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • O365 content archive / backup

                  Archival of O365 content

                  - Store in Azure
                  - Store locally (download)
                  - Restore to O365 or locally

                  Browse / Search archive

                  Backup features
                  - Scheduled / Incremental options

                  70 votes
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                    With the recent removal of the Insights feature from Sharegate Desktop, part of this request has been realigned and will be integrated into our future new and improved version of Insights. The status is still “building it” but the ETA is no longer what was expected initially. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we know more.

                    Thank you very much for your time and consideration. Cheers!

                  • More Details at Completion of Inventory, Pre-check & Migration

                    Display more details while operation is running and as summary on completion:
                    - Elapsed time
                    - Breakdown by sites, lists/librairies, files, items instead of just "items" and "objects" count
                    - Possibility to drill down progress breakdown by site, by list
                    - Size of processed data (+ total if possible)
                    - Inbound / Outbound network speeds
                    - Remaining time (if possible)
                    - Time / size of Azure upload jobs
                    - etc.

                    For Migrations in PowerShell, add -vebose like cmdlet to allow users to see the progress of the migration instead of waiting for the migration to finish/script execution to end.

                    67 votes
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                      20 comments  ·  11- Other Migration Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Have More Visibility and Control Over the Emails Sent by Insights

                      1) Be able to review/Audit the list before sending any notifications

                      2) Be able to exclude some people or completely ignore some sites/groups, in other words, a manual mode.

                      66 votes
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                        24 comments  ·  16- Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi there,

                        With the recent launch of our Automated Lifecycle Management feature-set, we had emails going out to your site owners, with no flexible control over them.

                        Following valuable feedback from our users, we’ll be removing the feature-set and the Insights tab from the app in our next update. But fear not! You’ll be added to a list of privileged customers that will get early access to our new and improved Automated Lifecycle Management.

                        We’ve learned a lot by building it the way we did, and we think we can do a lot better to help you manage your growing Office 365 environments. We’ll take the time to redesign it and put it back out to you in a way that’s simple, useful, and perfect for your needs. This new version will be built cloud-first, with a focus on flexible controls to help you validate what’s still relevant in your…

                      • Recycle bin management

                        -Run reports on the recycle bin content
                        -Be able to restore the content
                        -Be able to delete the content

                        58 votes
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                        • Workflow Reporting

                          - Find all workflows that are running or in-progress
                          - See the name of the workflows
                          - Run report on workflows, out of the box, SP designer, Nintext, 3rd party
                          - Be able to create a report that will list the status of the workflows
                          - Report on workflows published by a specific user
                          - Report on how many workflow tasks are assigned to a particular user

                          58 votes
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                            10 comments  ·  13- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            We have decided to improve our reporting, starting with workflows. In a future release, it will be possible to find Workflows with their associated site or list. You’ll be able to see the basic information for each workflows.

                            We’ll keep you updated when it’s available.

                          • Automating Reporting Jobs with PowerShell

                            This is a wonderful product!
                            I wish I could script a report with targets as a schedule/automate job in powershell

                            54 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  19- Manage with PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Incremental Migration of Error Items Only & Retry

                              The idea is to use the migration report to start a new migration of the files that error out only, instead of running a full incremental migration.

                              52 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  11- Other Migration Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Custom rules or columns, and more built-in columns in Inventory and migration/pre-check reports

                                [Admin: Merged all suggestions pertaining to inventory- or migration-related reports. This will allow better understanding of the priority of this topic]

                                Pre-Check and Migration reports
                                -Add more columns (sizes, end times, etc.)
                                -Also enhancement to the Session summary screen to include URLs, total size, etc.

                                Inventory
                                Would be very good if we as users can customize the rules and columns:
                                -Add custom columns like Site owners
                                -Be able to change the settings of the inventory (ex: change the unused sites time to x months)
                                -Have more available details at each level (Number of items, Last modified date, size, etc.)
                                -See…

                                50 votes
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                                  22 comments  ·  13- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a ''Move'' and Delete Option

                                  Having to remember to keep the selection, verify the copy & then delete stuff when you're moving thousands of files around is really hard & painful when you make a mistake. It would be great if you guys had a move option that took care of all of that

                                  48 votes
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                                    8 comments  ·  11- Other Migration Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Permissions management at item/folder level

                                    Add the possibility to add permissions at the item level with the reporting tool.

                                    Item
                                    Folder
                                    DocumentSet

                                    37 votes
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                                      7 comments  ·  18- Quick Actions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add InfoPath Filters in Reporting

                                      By adding InfoPath to the filters, one could find all the lists that uses them and it could be helpful in some migration scenarios.

                                      36 votes
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                                        13 comments  ·  13- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 35 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  02- SharePoint Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Customize the location of Sharegate logs and data

                                          Customize the location of Logs / Data cache / Migration Reports / etc.
                                          - To avoid disk full on C:
                                          - For backup purposes
                                          - To use a central location for sharing

                                          35 votes
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                                            6 comments  ·  25- Settings, Licensing & Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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