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  1. Replace/Map user across environment without doing a migration

    I see that I can map users during a migration process to change, but is there any way I can update just the user? Like, replace my name all over their site collection with a different user in an easy way with this tool?

    15 votes
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  2. Map Property on a Site Object Migration

    - Content types
    - Metadata: ex. set mapped value or default to fill in empty fields
    - Page layouts
    - Etc.

    15 votes
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    3 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.

    14 votes
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    10 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 14 votes
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    1 comment  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. "Last Accessed Date" Filter on the Site Collection Report

    Add last usage date to site collection report

    14 votes
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    2 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Allow licensing per user instead of per machine

    We use virtual desktops (VDI) and it seems that your licences attach themselves to computer names. As we use VDI terminal our computer names are never the same. The way that you currently track licences make using ShareGate very unattractive.

    We purchase many licensed software solutions and all except ShareGate run in a VDI environment without having the deactivate the licence every time you use it. Could the license model be changed?

    14 votes
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    2 comments  ·  17- Settings, Licensing & Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 14 votes
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    2 comments  ·  05- Audit & Usage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Migrating Property Bags

    Migrating property bags

    14 votes
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    4 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Inventory SP 2007

    Would like to run the inventory feature on a 2007 environment.

    14 votes
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    3 comments  ·  03- Pre-Migration analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This was not an easy decisions, but we had had to make the difficult choice. There are less and less SharePoint 2007 versions out there and the “plumbing” for that platform is immensely different from SharePoint 2010+ versions.

    This meant we would have to re-write almost everything for SharePoint 2007 and decided to bring more reports and management features for the latest platforms instead.

    Thanks for taking the time and sharing your feedback.

  10. 14 votes
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  11. Generate Sharegate Excel Files Using Powershell

    We would like to be able to generate Sharegate Excel files using powershell. This would greatly help in automating the entire proces of migration for the powershell modules we have built around all of the other Sharegate powershell commands.

    I would like to be able to have a command that produces the intermediate excel file like you can generate from the UI.
    Input params would be:
    Network location , siteurl, documentlibrary name, propertymapping, contenttypemapping, outputfilename, outputfolder.

    What would be even more awesome if you could think up a way to be able to insert Excel formulas into the propertymapping when…

    14 votes
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    2 comments  ·  10- Manage with PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Options to Automatically Transform Paths Too Long

    When migrating and getting a lot of path too long messages, users may want to change folder names or structure. It would interesting if a folder structure tool could be made to easily change the folder hierarchy and names before the migration

    13 votes
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    1 comment  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Migrate List or Site Templates

    Allowing to migrate list or site templates ahead of time could save a lot of time for many users instead of recreating at destination

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  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

    13 votes
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    9 comments  ·  09- Tasks & Scheduled  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Audit report library created by Sharegate

    Be able to use a different library to run the audit report instead of using the one created by Sharegate
    -be able to choose a different location if needed
    -be able to delete them if needed

    13 votes
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    4 comments  ·  05- Audit & Usage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Add support to O365's video portal in Sharegate

    Support Video Portal in SharePoint Online

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  07- Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Delete the Default Content Types at the Destination

    When I copy a library with content types configured, the destination library is created with the source content types, plus the default Document content type.

    Can the copy function ensure it only creates the source library content types when doing a copy? Not the destination content type.

    12 votes
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    3 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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.

    12 votes
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    6 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Forgetting and/or Not Remembering Site (credentials) options in Sharegate Explorer

    When connecting to a site in the Migration tool, you have options to not remember the site, and you can forget sites that are already remembered.

    It would be mandatory to not preserve that information in the Sharegate Explorer as well for some users. It seems to go against policy to do so.

    12 votes
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  20. Compare Permissions

    It would be extremely helpful to have a compare permissioins. Often I have time where one user can do something but another user that should be able to can't. If I could compare the permissions between the two users I could get everyone up and running quicker.

    Also loving the new layout so far!

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