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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

    180 votes
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    20 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

    176 votes
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    26 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Review Auto-Assign as Site Collection Administrator Process

    Review the way Sharegate uses the auto-assign feature

    - Handle differently per type of site (OneDrive, Groups, Team sites)
    - Setting per tenant / farm / connection
    - Option to auto-remove after each operations
    - Handle special cases (eDiscovery sites, NO ACCESS or Read-only)

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

    Since the default is now disabled. It should prevent most situation some of you are describing.

    We still feel like the Auto-Assign as site collection administrator is a useful option in certain case.

    If you encounter an issue you can always refer to this documentation to fix it. https://support-desktop.sharegate.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000647528-Can-I-remove-myself-as-an-administrator-after-I-have-auto-assigned-myself-as-one-

  4. 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...)

    109 votes
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    31 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.

  5. 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.

    80 votes
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    19 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 56 votes
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    8 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,

  7. 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…

    53 votes
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    23 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Report duplicates files and document

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

    49 votes
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    17 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Run an Inventory from Powershell

    Please add the option of running an inventory from Powershell.

    36 votes
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    6 comments  ·  10- Manage with PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    33 votes
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    11 comments  ·  07- Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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