ShareGate: SharePoint Content Migration Tool Review from ShareMuch
As a new version of SharePoint looms on the horizon, the dread of content migration may start to set in. Yaroslav Pentsarskyy looks at a new migration product, Sharegate, in, “Reviewing SharePoint Content Migration Tool from ShareGate.” Pentsarskyy’s take away review:
One feature that I think is the best part of the product is the ability to map properties of the source and destination lists/libraries. So if your source library has 5 metadata columns and destination has some other 5 columns, you can map which source property value will be recorded in the respective destination property column. This is really useful when consolidating lists and libraries.
The tool comes ready and easy to use after download and Pentsarskyy also notes the sensible ability to copy permissions and version history if required and make it optional if not required. However, there are a few pesky quirks, such as the missed ability to double click on the source file and preview it in case there are duplicate file names.
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Ken Toth, March 1, 2012