ShareGate migration tool Suggestions

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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

    270 votes

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

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  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

    229 votes

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  3. Permissions management at item/folder level

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

    Item
    Folder
    DocumentSet

    65 votes

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  4. Regional settings inside Sharegate for the Date format

    Have a regional setting for the date/time format the Explorer and all reports inside Sharegate.

    Have the option to use a custom format or use the system format by default

    26 votes

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    16 comments  ·  17- Settings, Licensing & Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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  5. 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
    71 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,

  6. Email Enabled Librairies Report

    I would like to find all email-enabled libraries and lists in my on premise Sharepoint. How can I do that? I tried creating a new report but did not find the field available to add.

    27 votes

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    11 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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    LP Lavoie responded

    We understand this need, but seeing as it is fairly trivial to do in SharePoint Management Shell, for the time being we’re concentrating our efforts on more complex scenarios that have no easy alternative.

  7. Empty Folder Report

    Would like to have a report that would list folders and/or document libraries that have been created but are empty. Right now I'm looking at easily finding empty folders.

    This way, we could easily delete them.

    21 votes

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  8. Copy and update master pages and page layout

    Have the ability to migrate and update automatically master pages and page layout when migrating a site.

    22 votes

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  9. 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.

    142 votes

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  10. Report on Metadata

    Report on the metadata columns used inside lists and libraries.

    131 votes

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    Hi everyone,

    Since we want to be transparent regarding our roadmap, I just wanted to do a quick update to say that even though we are not declining this idea, we are not planning on adding metadata reporting in the near future. We’ll keep you informed if and when we start working on it.

    Thank you,

  11. Illegal Character Report

    Having a report that show all files with illegal characters.

    24 votes

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  12. Report and actions On Alerts

    Reporting:
    -list user alerts filtered by site or by user, showing which object/list is targeted
    -show me where "user X" has alerts
    -show me which users have alerts within "site A"

    Actions:
    - Remove alerts for orphaned users

    54 votes

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    Hello ShareGaters,

    I was going through the comments in this thread and clearly understood your desire of visibility over user alerts (who created them, type of alerts, etc.) but I am curious to hear how the info would be used, how you would consume the info and most importantly, do you also feel the need to take any kind of actions over the alerts?

    I hope I’ll hear from you soon!

    Thank you

  13. Add Email Field in All Reports

    It would be nice if reports could pull emails instead of just names. I know some reports can, but not all.

    • Audit Report
    • Permission Matrix Report
    • Built-In reports

    Email address linked to the user. ID also for pre-build reports

    45 votes

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  14. Use the "And" or "Or" Logic on Filters in Reports

    As it stand, the Reporting feature only supports the "And" logic when adding filters to a report. This is a request to have the option to use the "Or" logic when having multiple filters.

    61 votes

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    Our stance still stand on this feature and we still wish to provide it to you guys eventually.

    At this point this is more a question of priority and once we feel like our features to move to the cloud and other environnements are on point, we will get to this.

  15. Add support to O365's video portal in Sharegate

    Support Video Portal in SharePoint Online

    16 votes

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  16. SharePoint (on-premises) Backup

    Backup a SharePoint on-premises environment using Sharegate.

    23 votes

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