ShareGate Desktop Suggestions

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  1. 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.

    57 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,

  2. Support Microsoft Stream migrations

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

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

    53 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. 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

    48 votes
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    19 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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

  7. 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.

    47 votes
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    12 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  8. Migrate Google Team Drives

    Support the migration of Google Team Drives

    46 votes
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    1 comment  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Migration Queue

    Be able to create a Migration Queue where a migration job will start only when the previous one is completed.

    Example: SG Job 1 Starts > SG Job 1 Completes > SG Job 2 Starts > SG Job 2 Completes > SG Job 3 Starts > SG Job 3 Completes > and so on.

    [Original question]
    Can we schedule migrations that start when another finishes (dependent)? Not with PowerShell, but with the current UI.

    45 votes
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    11 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 45 votes
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    2 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Revamp the Authentication System

    -I would love to have only to submit one set of credentials (and maybe have to say “use for all”, for example) and then have source and destination login with these automatically.

    -Keep my credentials saved so i dont have to reauthenticate every single time

    -When performing a migration i’m being asked to sign in for both the source and the destination whereas a lot of the time its the same credentials for both. I.e. Within the same tenant. It would be helpful to just be able to signin once at the beginning of a session.

    -saved credentials / accounts. …

    43 votes
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  12. Run a Source Analysis (formally Inventory) from Powershell

    Please add the option of running an inventory from Powershell.

    43 votes
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    7 comments  ·  10- Manage with PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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

    43 votes
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    14 comments  ·  07- Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Last Accessed Date/File Share Inventory

    To be able to view the "Last accessed date" on file share, in the inventory also

    42 votes
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    8 comments  ·  03- Pre-Migration analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Run Audit report on subsite and other levels

    Audit report: We should be able to run reports based on sub-site, not just at the site collection level. Because this is a busy site, it can't handle all the views

    42 votes
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    19 comments  ·  05- Audit & Usage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. PowerShell - Create Site Collection

    Create a PowerShell Sharegate command to create Site Collections at destination from source.

    40 votes
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    6 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Remove All Permission/Turn on Read-Only of Source Site After Migration

    Users wish to lock their sites during the migration to avoid having to deal with any user changes, during, or post migration.

    Having a feature that would extract all the source site permissions (I'm thinking PMR), strip it and leave it read-only for everyone, and then allow to use the extracted permissions to re-apply them at the destination (or source if they wish to), could be very useful for a good number of users.

    39 votes
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    9 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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

    39 votes
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    14 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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.

    38 votes
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    11 comments  ·  07- Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Powershell Automatic Script Based on UI Parameters

    It would be awesome if you had a function in the UI that allowed me to set up a migration, and then generate the corresponding PowerShell (save me the time of figuring how to encode all of my options).

    38 votes
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    13 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is not in our plan as this would be a massive amount of work. We also fear that the results would be supbar compared to an hand-crafted script.

    We understand that PowerShell can be intimidating but our documentation is there to help (and so is our incredible support team).

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