Thursday, November 27, 2014

LepideMigrator for Documents Key Features

LepideMigrator for Documents is a very powerful tool for content migration from File Servers, Exchange Public Folders and Office 365 Public Folders to SharePoint. So if you have plan to do content migration to SharePoint, then this is a right tool for you.

This is how it works:

Before using any tool which we basically pay for, we should understand or we should know the features of the tool.

Here we will see some of the key features of the tool. You can also check out the tool review here.

Key Features:

Single Tool for All:
This is a single tool for all, your local folder where you have installed this tool, your exchange public folder and for your Live Exchange folder. Once you installed this tool, you can map to all the folders like below:

Bulk Migration:
You do not need to waste time by migrating individual files, you can select all the files in one shot and do a bulk migration. The tool will generate a csv file of the selected contents which you can migrate either manually or through the scheduled migration option.

Metadata Migration:
Metadata in SharePoint is very much helpful, it will help while searching for any documents. So while migration it is very much useful to associate the metadata to every file. LepideMigrator for Documents helps us transferring attributes not even to file to folder, email, contact etc. also.

Users and Permissions:
This tool will map users between source and destination (SharePoint). In SharePoint, security and permission are very much important. People should not see private documents. This tool will also help in migrating file permissions. So user can view the file which they have permission.

Analyse before start migration:
This is one of the feature I like most, you can analyse whether the selected content can be uploaded to the SharePoint server or not. You will be able to know what all issues may come during migration.

Automatic Migration:
Another cool feature of this tool is you can schedule an automatic migration from File server or Public folder to SharePoint server. Content migration is always a time consuming process, so you can schedule the job according to your convenient time.

You can schedule to run daily, weekly, monthly or only once. There are also other options are there.

Connect to Multiple servers:
If your documents are in multiple file servers, do not worry as long as you are using "LepideMigrator for Documents" tool. You can connect to multiple file servers in the network. It will manage the individual connections to User Mailboxes, Archive Mailboxes and Public Folders of any Exchange Server or Office 365.

Various Platform to choose from:
Another feature of this tool is that it can run one major windows OS versions starting from Windows XP to Windows Server 2012 R2 including Windows 7 and Windows 8 also. And also it supports virtual environments like Hyper - V Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Virtual PC etc.

Supports SharePoint Servers:
It supports both on premise SharePoint as well as SharePoint online. Like it supports SharePoint Foundation 2013 (on premise and Online), SharePoint Server 2013 (on premise and Online) and SharePoint Online (Office 365).

Full support of Outlook Exchange Servers:
Do not worry even if you are using the first version of exchange, because this tool supports Exchanges Server 2000 to 2013 and also Office 365. Similarly it also supports Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions.

Write Logs:
The tool will write logs while migrating, just you need to enable the option in Profiler General Settings. And also you can set the connection timeout as Infinite, so that you will not worry about the timeout.

Lots of Settings Options while Uploading:
While uploading file from local system, you will have lots of settings options like whether you want to overwrite existing file or not, whether you want to add new versions to an existing file or not. Apart from this you can also give various filter conditions like filter based on date (greater or less than a given date), filter based on creation date or modified date. You can also filter based on file name, file extension or file size.

Invalid (illegal) character replacements:

SharePoint 2013 does not allow special characters in name, and this tool provides an option to replace illegal characters (~,#,%,{,} etc.) with valid characters such as underscore (_).

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