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Sharegate – Excellent SharePoint Migration Tool

Posted by Paul on February 27, 2014

In this post I would like to share my experience with Sharegate Migration Tool.

The tool seamlessly provides migration between same/different versions of SharePoint.

The primary advantage I noticed is it’s ease of use.

Ease of Use

I would emphasize on the ease of use factor as I downloaded other leading tools, but puzzled about which executable I should use? Some of them were built in such a manner that only their chief architect can use it!

Sharegate is pretty simple with dual-explorer like views where we can select the source and destination locations.

Major Features

Following are the major features of Sharegate.

  1. MOSS 2007 supported
  2. SharePoint 2010 supported
  3. SharePoint 2013 supported
  4. SharePoint 2013 Online (Office 365) supported
  5. Client Side execution supported
  6. Author, Date properties preserved during migration
  7. Not size-metered


You can download the tool from:


You can register for a trial & go ahead with the installation.

Once installed, open Sharegate from the start menu.


For time being I am testing the Copy Site Objects where an entire site content will be copied from a SharePoint 2010 site to SharePoint 2013.

Please note that the source & destination sites are pre-existing in my machine. (both are team sites)

On the first screen enter your source url & choose the authentication settings.  You can  leave for default current user windows authentication.  Click the Connect button after entering.


Once connected, choose your Source Site.


In the second step Choose the destination site.  Here I am using a SharePoint 2013 url.


You can choose the target site.


Click the Next button to continue.  In the next screen you can see the left pane to select/unselect objects like:

  1. List and Libraries
  2. Content Types
  3. Site Columns
  4. Users
  5. Groups
  6. Permission Levels
  7. Workflows
  8. Managed metadata

Click the Select All button & then the Copy button to start copy operation.


You will get the following prompt.


Select the parameters & Click Copy to start the copy operation.

You will  be prompted for Interactive or Silent mode. 


Once the operation is completed you will get the following message.



Here is my source site in SharePoint 2010.


Here is my target site in SharePoint 2013image

Here is my source library.


Here is my target library.


Why we need a Migration Tool?

Content Migration can be very complicated & time consuming if going with no-tool approach. We have to consider the time involved, consultant cost per hour, delivery delay etc.

Simple rule of thumb is Cost(no-tool-migration) > Cost (tool-migration), then go for Tool.


The full-site migration starts around $2000.


You can view the updated pricing here:


I would recommend Sharegate as a reliable & easy to use Content Migration Tool.

Sharegate also supports Office 365 Migration.


2 Responses to “Sharegate – Excellent SharePoint Migration Tool”

  1. Stephanie Pelland said

    Hi JeanPaul!

    Congrats for your post, it gives a really good introduction to Sharegate and it’s pretty well constructed. I’m happy you liked its reliability and simplicity. The team behind Sharegate including myself is striving for Excellence and you post confirms that we are on the right track 🙂


    Stephanie Pelland | Sharegate User Experience Guardian

    • jeanpaulva said

      Thank You Stephanie for the comment.

      For the past 1 year I was evaluating other tools & some of them requires complex installations than SharePoint!

      You deserve the right title of Entrepreneurs – they solve a problem!
      Sharegate is quick, easy, not metered.. I would even call it as the “Wonder Tool for SharePoint!” 🙂

      Jean Paul

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