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  1. 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

    237 votes

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    30 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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

    206 votes

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    30 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Run and Automate Reporting Jobs with PowerShell

    Be able to run and schedule reports using PowerShell.

    159 votes

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    26 comments  ·  10- Manage with PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Usage reporting and analytics - Event counts (views, deletion, etc.)

    -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.

    158 votes

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    Not For Now  ·  45 comments  ·  05- Audit & Usage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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...)

    134 votes

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    36 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We feel like our migration experience is quite good right now and we don’t plan on doing custom rules and filters for now.

    Some of those can already be done using PowerShell, SharePoint views and other means.

    We will eventually reevaluate this once we advance further in our roadmap.

  6. 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

    121 votes

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    25 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Report on Metadata

    Report on the metadata columns used inside lists and libraries.

    121 votes

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    33 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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.

    116 votes

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    38 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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

    87 votes

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    20 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Report on Managed Metadata (Term Store)


    • run reports on managed metadata

    • Term/Termset usage report

    • create a report which can tell us which documents do not have metadata attached to it

    79 votes

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    14 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 64 votes

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    11 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone,

    Lately we decided to shift most of our energy towards migrating, managing and adopting Office 365. When we create new features, we make sure they also work with SharePoint on-premise (if possible), but we are not planning on developing more options of features specifically for on-premise at the moment.

    I’ll keep the suggestion open and our ears are still open to new comments.

    Thank you,

  12. Report duplicates files and document

    Pull reports on duplicated files or documents. Clean them after.

    63 votes

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    20 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Convert Web Parts and Pages from Classic to Modern

    During a migration, have the ability to convert Site Pages and their classic Web Parts to their Modern version (when it exists).


    • If a Classic Web Part does not exist as Modern, it should not be converted.

    • Custom Web Parts should be ignored.

    61 votes

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    7 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello everyone,

    After a review of our roadmap, this suggestion is not a high priority at the moment.

    With all the improvements that were done to the SharePoint PnP Modernization framework (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/transform/modernize-userinterface-site-pages) over the last year, we feel like this is a solid alternative right now to convert classic pages to modern ones so we decided to put our efforts in adding more migration capabilities (Teams migration coming soon) to our tool instead.

    We’ll keep the suggestion open and will monitor the comments and feedback and will review it in the future.

    Thank you,

  14. Support Microsoft Stream migrations

    To have the ability to migration video files when Microsoft Stream replaces Office 365 Video Portal

    60 votes

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    7 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Permissions management at item/folder level

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

    Item
    Folder
    DocumentSet

    60 votes

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    13 comments  ·  08- Quick Actions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Email Notifications about Tasks and Migration Status

    Option to receive automatic email notifications
    - When a task is done
    - Migration status
    > - Completion (with details)
    > - Errors / Warnings / Skipped items

    57 votes

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    Hi everyone,

    Since ShareGate Desktop now allow us to automatically export migration reports (and other reports) when a task is done to a SharePoint library, you may easily setup a Microsoft Flow or workflow to notify you when a task is over. If you need some inspiration, I wrote a blog post on how users can leverage Microsoft Flow to share reports by email: https://sharegate.com/blog/use-microsoft-flow-automatically-send-sharegate-desktop-reports

    It’s not a native way to get notified, but a nice workaround you could use until we add official email notifications (if we do at some point).

    Cheers,

  17. Move List with PowerApps Customized form - Copy PowerApps

    Hi,

    Can we move list with PowerApps Customized form to another site using ShareGate? Currently it is not possible in PowerApps to tag along its customized form once its list is moved.

    54 votes

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    11 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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…

    54 votes

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    23 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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

    54 votes

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    10 comments  ·  17- Settings, Licensing & Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Migrate Google Team Drives

    Support the migration of Google Team Drives

    52 votes

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