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  1. Migration event hooks for scripted migrations

    Be able to register hooks for various lifecycle events during a migration. For example, we are migrating content from fileshares. We need to be able to dynamically generate SGUM files based on who has permissions to a given file. We can't generate a mapping file up front as we have >100,000 people in AD who "could" be involved which would lead to a huge SGUM file. If we could register a handler for each file being migrated and supply the mapping information to be used for that file before it was migrated, that would be awesome.

    This would also allow…

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  2. Promote subsites in another farm

    The new promote subsites feature should let you promote a subsite to a root site in another farm.

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  3. Add a Delete latest version only

    How about adding another option to the “Clean version history” action: “Delete latest version only”.

    It is crazy that when I open a file that hasn’t been touched in 5 years to see what it is, the autosave feature saves it once I click into or change sheets. Now, a file that hasn’t been touched in 5 years looks like it was just edited! I want to delete the latest version which is actually no change at all. I think I wrote a PowerShell script to do this once by copying all the versions of a file except the last…

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  4. Columns in Item-level Permission Custom Report

    Hi, I'm trying to generate PMR but realize that the built-in PMR doesn't list items with inheritance permission. So I use custom report for item-level permission, which worked nicely. Except that it doesn't have one column I need which exist in the built-in PMR: "Item Path". Meaning if there are items in subfolders, I wouldn't be able to know their path. So, I just want to suggest to add that column as an available option in the custom report.

    Thanks.

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  5. allow manage reconnect settings

    often during on prem migration need to watch for outages and manually reconnect, would be nice to have an ability to manage reconnect pause or avoid it

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  6. Automatic fallback to normal mode.

    You could have a switch that automatically turns on insane vs normal when the item count is less then 300 or 500 or something. But it seems to get amazing results if you do normal for low item count and insane for larger item counts.

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  7. Migration from Quick'R

    We would like to migrate from Quick'R to SPO.

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  8. Restructure UI

    The new UI for the site hierarchy/tree is much more responsive in the new Restructure UI. I would love to see that type of hierarchy in the other sections.

    Cheers!

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  9. central/admin ability locally to disconnect environments using same license key

    Hi - I made a suggestion yesterday and would like to addsomething to it. We have a need to be able to administrate activity across all users of our license key. Our users of sharegate are spread across the globe and not in a single team. We would like the ability to be able to disconnect all/any connected environments by users on our license key. We are having big issues with throttling and this would help - as some users tend to leave connections on when their particular tasks have completed.

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  10. Large Migrations - Migration Agent

    It would be really good to have an agent install that can be managed from a central ShareGate install for large scale migrations from File Servers. Currently ShareGate has to be installed and managed on each file server that you wish to upload, making it difficult to get a widespread view of all the tasks that are being done as well as historic reports.

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  11. Ability to "roll up" to inherit security on files/folders in document library

    When migrating a lot of files and folders from the network file share into SharePoint document libraries, if you apply the "security" from the original network file source, you will often end up blowing past the maximum number of individual items that can be secured in a document library.

    We need the ability when this happens to "roll up" the security to a container level above where the individual files are. As in, if I have 25 files in a folder that are secured the same way with individual security, it would be nice to remove the security on the…

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  12. Support Hosted name Site collections in Promote subsites

    This is a great new feature. However, our farms use host named site collections, and I cannot figure out how to promote a HNSC site to a HNSC. The 'New iste address (URL)' does not give me that option.

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  13. Change source/destination easily

    In the Copy content screen, allow changing source and destination targets without going back to previous selector screens.

    Thanks.

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  14. Add-SiteCollectionAdministrator choose the user added

    Being able to choose the user added by the cmdlet Add-SiteCollectionAdministrator instead of the current user.

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  15. Option to not run Nintex workflows during migration

    Regarding the Nintex migration, your tool works great. It migrates the lists and workflows well. The only reason I brought it up is because at my previous employer I had to run support and ultimately oversaw every Nintex form/workflow migration. There were only two significant “oops” moments from developers before I took charge. It’s totally a user error, but one I thought you might want to be aware of for UX purposes.

    Instance 1:

    Our developer forgot to remove the test data from one of our test environments before migrating to production. Therefore, when the content was copied it fired…

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  16. Display the PMR dynamically

    I am forced to wait till report finish running. I want to be able to stop and just work with what i got so far. Waited for Matrix report for few hours. All i needed was a sample set.

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  17. Hiding the Delete Permanently button when all site collections are checked

    We were thinking about giving access to Sharegate to our Service Desk personnel so they could manage our OneDrive requests when we noticed the delete permanently button.

    The crazy thing is that even when we click on the checkbox to select all 4, 758 site collections in our tenant, (46tb worth of data), that delete permanently link is still active.

    Wow, that's something to give an Admin grey hairs. There's no way we are giving access to the Service Desk type personnel to Sharegate with that ability. Yes with it hidden they could still delete sites individually, but they couldn't…

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  18. More flexible filter for the reports

    Have the possibility to add a filter to have all the groups without the owner.

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  19. Reporting - Non-compliant lists and libraries

    There should be a report that finds all non-compliant lists and libraries in a site collection and shows where and how they are non-compliant.

    By "non-compliant" I mean lists and libraries where some values conflict with their own column settings.

    Like empty rows in a column where the setting "Require that this column contains information" is set to Yes.

    Or Choice, Lookup and Managed Metadata columns where some rows have values that can't be selected on new rows.

    The report should also examine older versions of each file and list item (if versioning is enabled).

    Such a report would be…

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  20. Multilingual User Interface

    Since we believe that many people are using MUI interfaces we really would appreciate if ShareGate could handle that. It is really a lot of work to do manually – you have to rename every single item

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