ShareGate migration tool Suggestions

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  1. Rename Files and folder Option

    Change names of files
    - In bulk
    - One by one
    - During or after migration

    47 votes

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  2. Incremental Export (Download content)

    Ability to only export new / changed files when doing Download content.
    Also incremental Export-Site with PowerShell

    28 votes

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  3. Bulk edit metadata without affecting version number

    We would like to bulk update the metadata of a library. However, we would like to keep the current version number of the documents, so it cannot be increased when we use ShareGate to bulk update the metadata.

    8 votes

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  4. Visual site map of all site collections

    would be really good if your product created a site map of all site collections and sub sites across the farm in a visual diagram that could be saved as an image or pdf

    46 votes

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    14 comments  ·  07- Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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    Hi everyone,

    I’m curious to hear more from you about this one.
    -What kind of information would you like to see in such a site map?
    -What format you’d like it to be?
    -What would you do with it? Who would you show it to?

    Thanks for your help!

  5. 8 votes

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    1 comment  ·  17- Settings, Licensing & Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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  6. 68 votes

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

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    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,

  7. Batch/Bulk Import and Migration

    • Ability to import a list of source-destination pairs (ex: CSV file)
    • Ability to set up a batch of multiple migrations from the UI
    • Connect multiple sources to a single destination (or vice-versa)

    Without going to PowerShell

    37 votes

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

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  8. 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

    64 votes

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  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
    91 votes

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  10. SharePoint and Fileshare Inventory Drill Down

    It would be neat if you could take the SharePoint inventory report and drill down into the individual stats :

    • Expand workflows since they do not show up in the errors that you can export
    • Be able to click on a summary like unused sites and see a list of all the unused sites
    • Expand checked out files, custom master pages, unsupported templates
    • Sort site collections by size, number of sites, workflows, etc.
    6 votes

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  11. 10 votes

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  12. AD groups (security groups) reporting

    -Be able to know what permissions the users from a specific AD group have access to.
    -complete list of AD groups used in SharePoint
    -List all the users in AD groups used in SharePoint

    20 votes

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  13. 22 votes

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

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  14. 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.

    165 votes

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  15. Support for Multi-factor Authentication through cellphone apps

    Authentication through MFA with external applications is complicated to set up and only works if authentication is retrievable by Browser.

    10 votes

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  16. Migrate List Workflows Separately

    Migrate list workflows without migrating its list

    13 votes

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  17. Report duplicates files and document

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

    70 votes

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  18. Multi-user selection in the search section for features "add/remove/copy permissions"

    Remove all users in a site collection without going to each sub-site and removing them from security groups.

    I have over 700 users that need to be removed in multiple sub-sites and various security groups. It would take me forever to remove them if I have to add their names individually.

    Being able to select many users at a time in the search section for features like “remove permissions”. For now you have to search for one user, add it, search for another one, add it, etc.

    43 votes

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  19. Web Part Report

    It would be very useful to undergo a report for Webparts within a site collection.

    Checking which webparts are open and in use within a site collection if important for migrating accross platforms. This type of report would be VERY useful for SharePoint teams as it would highlight sites which need attention from the developers (if a webpart is custom for example) to ensure they dont break.

    Please can this be added?

    -Hogan Lovells LLP.

    24 votes

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  20. 10 votes

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