Plan Ahead with Our SharePoint Inventory Tool

Plan Ahead with Our SharePoint Inventory Tool

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Editor's Note: This article was originally published in July 2016 following the 5.13 update, but has since been updated to reflect the release of 5.13.2.

An avalanche of new features for you to plan, migrate, then report and manage your SharePoint and Office 365. I’m prouder than ever of our teams for delivering, yet again, something awesome oin this new Sharegate Release. Here's what you’ll find:

  • SharePoint Migration Assessment
  • Sharegate Online Alerts from the Desktop App
  • Quick Actions from the Explorer
  • Insane Mode without additional Azure costs
  • Working on merging our apps

Inventory Your SharePoint Environment to Estimate Migration Effort

In this first iteration for our SharePoint inventory, you can quickly select your On-Premises SharePoint, or another tenant, to simulate a migration to SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, or Office 365.

After scanning your environment, Sharegate will give you a quick summary of what you have, as well as list potential warnings and errors you might encounter for the desired destination.

With the release of the 5.13.2 update in August 2016, users can now export a spreadsheet containing additional information on the errors flagged during the Inventory scan. This spreadsheet contains the error or warning types, titles and locations as well as details on the issues themselves. Each one also links to a help page containing more information on how to fix these potential problems.

To export your own, just click the "Export All Errors and Warnings" button, below the four site and workflow Inventory cards.

SharePoint Inventory stats

This is perfect if you’re trying to get an idea of how complicated or large your migration will be. A great way to estimate the overall effort, and it’s available without limitations in the Trial version of Sharegate.

Extending Sharegate with Sharegate Online for Office 365 Customers

As announced previously, Sharegate Online is our cloud extension for Office 365. It helps you gain visibility and control over your Office 365 with instant alerts. To make it even easier for you to get to, we’ve modified the Sharegate Explorer, giving you quicker access to creating your alerts.

SharePoint Quick Actions

I’m especially excited for Sharegate Online because, with the modernisation of SharePoint, it’s important for Admins and Power Users to stay in control.

An Update to the Explorer Panel: Introducing Quick Actions

The Explorer is a way to quickly navigate your environment and manage it. We’ve listened to your feedback, and decided to bring your most popular actions front and center in the Quick Actions panel on the right.

Quick Actions for Office 365

Now you can easily drill down, and just as quickly run a Permissions Matrix Report to know who has access to what.

Insane Mode Helps You Migrate to Office 365 Faster with Help from Microsoft

The challenge when migrating to Office 365 is speed. Thankfully, Sharegate has the Insane Mode, backed by a strong collaboration with our friends at Microsoft.

In this release, we worked together to provide a free and default Azure Container so you don’t have to worry about it anymore.

Insane Mode is now the default migration speed

Sharegate will now always use the Insane Mode by default with an associated storage account for it. Focus on your migration, we’ll make sure it gets there as fast as possible.

Customer Satisfaction Remains Priority #1

We take a lot to heart, but above all is Customer Satisfaction. We take this so seriously, in fact, that we’ve now included a functionality that lets our clients send us feedback directly through the app. Have a suggestion? Our Product Team can handle it!

Merging Apps: Helping You Do More With Your Unlimited License

One of the biggest advantages of owning Sharegate is that it's valuable every day, even after your migration.

Planning

You can use our new File Share or SharePoint inventory for migration assessment.

Migrating

Perform a SharePoint Migration from one version to another, or bring File Shares to SharePoint with all the flexibility and power expected from your favorite tool.

Copying

With no GB limits, continue to use it to copy or restructure your SharePoint as desired. Whether it’s promoting a subsite to Site collection, or merging two sites together, the possibilities are endless.

Reporting

Use the Explorer and Reports to know exactly what your environment contains.

Managing

Take quick action on what you find within your reports to stay compliant and enforce your governance plan.

Alerts

Empowers users with insight into what’s going on within their SharePoint Online on Office 365, and helps follow best practices at the same time.

To help you get the most out of Sharegate, we've been working hard at merging the currently separated Sharegate Migration app into a single one, Sharegate. Soon, you'll be able to jump from the Explorer to a Migration, follow up with Reports and, from there, decide to migrate one of the libraries with its Workflows to a new location.

Stay tuned, it’s only going to get better from here.

Benjamin Niaulin
Benjamin Niaulin @bniaulin

Well known as the SharePoint Geek, Benjamin has been helping people all around the globe reach their goals by simplifying SharePoint solutions. You haven't met Benjamin yet? Look for him at SharePoint conferences and events!