Posts Tagged ‘Migration Suite’

MetaVis Feature of the Day: Organize SharePoint Farms

June 18, 2014

Left in ungoverned state when too many many people can create sites SharePoint farms tend to grow to disorganized structures that are hard to navigate, manage and secure. Sometimes it is not bad because at the initial phase of introducing SharePoint to the organization it might be desirable to have this organic, almost viral, grow of SharePoint use. Introducing governance policies and rules helps to mitigate the organization problem with the ongoing farm growth. However, the existing disorganized structure remains. MetaVis Migration Suite provides an excellent way to restructure existing SharePoint farms into new manageable scheme.

For example, take a sub-sites somewhere deep in the site hierarchy and promote it to a new site collection together with all its sub-sites, lists, content, permissions and even navigation and look and feel. Alternatively, do the opposite operation: take a site collection and move it all as a sub-site of the other site collection. MetaVis Migration Suite can help to rearrange lists from different sites or site collections into a single location. It can also help to split large and messy site into several logical sub-sites or site collections every time taking vital structural information like permissions, fields, content types or workflows with lists and sites to their new location.

MetaVis Migration Suite works with on-premises and hosted SharePoints alike including Office 365 shared sites and OneDrive for Business tenancies. The desktop application is easy to install (no server side agents required) and looks much like Windows Explorer offering hierarchical representation of SharePoint farms with intuitive drag-and-drop or copy/paste interface.

Please visit http://www.metavistech.com/category/migration-suite for more information about MetaVis Migration Suite.

 

 

 

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MetaVis Feature of the Day: SharePoint Pre-Migration Analysis

June 10, 2014

MetaVis Pre-Migration Analysis is an Excel report generated by MetaVis Migrator for SharePoint summarizing the current state of the source environment (File System or SharePoint) from the migration perspective. The report analyzes different parameters of the source data that can affect migration planning. The report graphically outlines and color codes potentially problematic areas such as content volume, path length, custom WEB Parts, blocked file extensions, too large file sizes, unsupported characters in file names that will be replaced and many others. The report also indicates locations of complex objects like workflows or InfoPath forms.

While useful as a migration planning tool, MetaVis Pre-Migration Analysis might be used as a powerful method to quickly visualize data about the environment from content and structure perspective to plan even non-migration activities like branding, process engineering, governance or workflow implementation.

Please visit http://www.metavistech.com/category/migration-suite for more information about MetaVis Migration Suite.