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  1. Use Management actions and features in Powershell script

    Be able to:
    -run reports (PMR, pre-build reports, custom reports)
    -manage permissions
    -edit settings

    Using PowerShell

    39 votes

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    9 comments  ·  10- Manage with PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Permissions matrix report showing files that inherit permissions

    Would like to really see a complete overview of all the files present in the library including those that inherit permissions.

    13 votes

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  3. Same Rule as the Filer When Migrating Folders (Time Range)

    Right now, Sharegate is migrating the entire folder structure with a lot of empty folders regardless of if there are active files (modified in the past 18 months) within them. I would like Sharegate to apply the same rule on the folders when none of the file under it are migrated. In those cases, the folder should be ignored.

    12 votes

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    3 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 11 votes

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    2 comments  ·  10- Manage with PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Migration of Default.aspx Page Without Migrating the Site

    Currently, the root site needs to be migrated to move its corresponding default.aspx page. I'd like to be able to migrate the Default.aspx page alone.

    17 votes

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    2 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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...)

    138 votes

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    37 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.

  7. 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

    240 votes

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    30 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Search Option in the Copy UI

    -With a lot of sites in my tenant it would be really helpfull, that when I’m in the select source/destination was able to search for a site.

    -Would be nice if you could find something in either the 'from' or 'to' display box by searching or even a search string (N25*) or something similar.

    11 votes

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    10 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Forgetting and/or Not Remembering Site (credentials) options in Sharegate Explorer

    When connecting to a site in the Migration tool, you have options to not remember the site, and you can forget sites that are already remembered.

    It would be mandatory to not preserve that information in the Sharegate Explorer as well for some users. It seems to go against policy to do so.

    15 votes

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  10. "Last Accessed Date" Filter on the Site Collection Report

    Add last usage date to site collection report

    21 votes

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    2 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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 →
  12. 32 votes

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    Definitely something to look into! Thanks for taking the time to share.

    The PMR or “Permissions Matrix Report” is one of our popular reports, it makes sense to want to leverage it for more than just a report.

    We’ll be evaluating what the best way to present this information shortly with our teams. As soon as I know more, will keep you posted with an update.
    Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback again.

  13. 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

    207 votes

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    31 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. External Users Migration

    allow migration of external users and preserve the external sharing invites

    30 votes

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    2 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    LP Lavoie responded

    We collected information and are evaluating this further

  15. 10 votes

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    3 comments  ·  08- Quick Actions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Preserve Metadata Terms GUID When Migrating

    Preserve GUIDs during Managed Metadata migration

    13 votes

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    5 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Add/Remove/Copy user permissions with PowerShell

    Add powershell cmdlets to add/remove/copy user permissions.

    This could be useful, for example, for a user that needs to replace thousands of users due to an AD domain change, it would be useful to be able to use a CSV for all the users

    24 votes

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    3 comments  ·  10- Manage with PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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

    82 votes

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  19. 9 votes

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  20. Editable Default Migrations Options and Mappings

    Ability to configure migrations options and mappings that can be persisted and applied to multiple migrations (or as default values)
    - Copy options for all migrations (ex: not preserve permissions, silent mode, merge)
    - Templates

    32 votes

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