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  1. Incremental Export (Download content)

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

    22 votes
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  2. 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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    3 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Illegal Character Report

    Having a report that show all files with illegal characters.

    22 votes
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    2 comments  ·  03- Pre-Migration analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. SharePoint (on-premises) Backup

    Backup a SharePoint on-premises environment using Sharegate.

    22 votes
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  5. Diagnostics for Powershell tasks

    My migration has to be managed through tasks initiated in Powershell, and I have had some issues that needed ShareGate support, however the trace diagnostics only apply to the ShareGate app UI, the PS initated tasks don't get traced. Replicating the scenario through the UI and tracing it was laborious and futile.

    21 votes
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    2 comments  ·  10- Manage with PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Support the Office 365 unified audit logs

    The legacy Audit Reports are no longer available online and have been moved to the Exchange Unified Audit logs in the Security and Compliance Center. The Audit Reports in ShareGate Desktop no longer provide the details for the events we are looking for. "Unable to extract the event details."

    21 votes
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    0 comments  ·  05- Audit & Usage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Merge teams - Copy content and conversations from one team to another

    My organisation has one very large tenant and a small test environment we hardly ever use. Will it eventually be possible to copy the contents of a team to another one in the same tenant?

    20 votes
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    2 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Rename scheduled tasks

    I rely on being able to rename my tasks. Otherwise, it's generic like "Copy 100 items from Documents to Documents". I need to know what site/subsite it is, and so on. It appears there is no way to rename a scheduled task, even when it's a recurring one. Only the migration report generated after can be renamed.

    20 votes
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  9. Favorite Scope in the Explorer


    • Create favorite selection “favorite scope”

    20 votes
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    5 comments  ·  07- Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Correct Embedded Links During mMigration

    During my transfer of content, ShareGate didn’t keep the variation links between my pages.

    20 votes
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    1 comment  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Add new items with bulk edit metadata Excel export/import

    Allow to add list items by adding them to the exported Excel document from the Bulk Edit Metadata tool and importing it.

    20 votes
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  12. 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

    20 votes
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    12 comments  ·  17- Settings, Licensing & Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. "Last Accessed Date" Filter on the Site Collection Report

    Add last usage date to site collection report

    19 votes
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    2 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Add a Search option for Migration Reports and All tasks

    Be able to search:
    - migration reports by destination sites for example.
    - migration reports by session ID
    - actions by type
    - in list of previous migrations
    - in list of All Tasks

    19 votes
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  15. Maintain Content Type ID When Migrating Content Types

    I have noticed that when you migrate a content type the content type ID is not preserved.

    19 votes
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    3 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Migration from Exchange Public Folders

    Migration of exchange public folders with Sharegate.

    19 votes
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    2 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Benjamin Niaulin responded

    Though we’ve had support for Exchange Public Folders in the past, we decided to remove it and not support it with our tool.

    The intricacies of Exchange and especially Public Folders migration can be quite complicated. We did not feel that we were bringing a good experience to our customers.

    Though one should never say never, so we’ll keep you posted if there is an update. Thanks for taking the time!

  17. Migrate Globally Reusable Workflows

    I’d like for globally published workflows to show up in the workflow section so I can migrate them.

    19 votes
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    1 comment  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Report on Content Type


    • Create a report what will list all list/site content types that have workflows attached to them.

    • Find content Type with workflows

    • Is there a report for Content Types in Use and which list they might be in?

    18 votes
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    7 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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.

    18 votes
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    3 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Migration of empty/non-valid values and choice fields

    It would be nice if Sharegate could migrate lists that have either empty values for required fields and choice values that are no longer in the list settings for the choice field . This feature would inventory all choice and required fields, enable the Allow adding to choice values, remove required field, migrate the data, and then disable the allow adding to choice values and enable the required fields if applicable. This would save time for the admin who has to write/run scripts to take care of this.

    17 votes
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    6 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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