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Important notice regarding SharePoint 2013 support in Notes Migrator for SharePoint

When we shipped Notes Migrator for SharePoint 6.2 last month, this included support for SharePoint 2013 but we realized that had one very unfortunate limitation: 

The Import Service did not support SharePoint sites that used Claims Based Authentication.  This was actually not a new limitation, and it impacted a handful of SharePoint 2010 customers, but it suddenly became very important in SharePoint 2013.  The reason is that all SharePoint 2013 sites use claims by default.  So this effectively meant that most SharePoint 2013 users would be forced to migrate via the native SharePoint web services.  Not a terrible option, but definitely not as fast.  (Migrating via the Import Service can be 3 to 5 times as fast, especially if you have large attachments and use the Share Files Folder feature.) 

Happily, we have now resolved the limitation.  Starting with hotfix build 6.2.0.1060, The Quest Import Service will work as expected even with the new SharePoint 2013 defaults.  This fix will appear on our web site in our next point release (6.2.1), but many customers will not want to wait for that.  Therefore I would encourage anyone who wants to use the Import Service on SharePoint 2013 to proactively contact Quest support and request build 6.2.0.1060 (or any hotfix build after that).   

Introducing the Notes Migrator for SharePoint 6.1 beta program

Notes Migrator for SharePoint 6.1 is a significant product release that pushes the product further in three important areas:  Design Migration, Content Migration and Pre-Migration Analysis. 

Design Migration

  • Migrate Notes Views to SharePoint Views
  • Content Type Generation
  • New Column Provisioning Options
  • Provision Calculated columns
  • Provision Lookup Fields

Content Migration

  • Migrate by Form Used
  • Improved Content Type Support in Migration Jobs
  • Normalize multi-valued items to multiple documents
  • Dynamic link tracking for URL columns
  • New Run Job options
  • Provision Alternate Libraries

Analysis / Migration Console

  • Capture Design Copies during Analysis
  • Classify by Last Used (All Replicas)
  • Import data into repository from CSV files

General

  • Performance and scalability for Migration Console
  • New User/Group Mapping options
  • Improved CBA/FBA support
  • Windows Authentication using alternate account for Link Tracking
  • Bulk Editing of certain database / class / job properties
  • Usability improvements

 

Once again, the beta will be managed on the new SharePoint for All community site.  If you would like to participate in the beta program, go to http://communities.quest.com/groups/notes-migration-product-beta-group.  Sign in with your Quest Community ID, or register to create a new one.  Then press the “Ask To Join This Group” button.

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One of the site owners will review your request and will typically approve it the same day.  You will receive a notification and then get full access to technical content and (of course) the beta build itself.

Quest Support will not be able to help you with this version until it releases, so please use the group’s Discussion area for any questions, problems or suggestions.

Introducing the Notes Migrator for SharePoint 6.0 beta program

Here we are with Notes Migrator for SharePoint 5.3.3  just out the door and we are already talking about the 6.0 beta!  For a variety of reasons, we were working on both releases in parallel for several months now.  The release is far from done, but the beta already includes some very cool stuff:

  • Support for InfoPath List Forms (SharePoint 2010)
  • Support for Document Sets (SharePoint 2010)
  • Adobe Acrobat (PDF) document generation
  • Option to migrate via native SharePoint 2010 web services
  • Ability to authenticate with servers running Claims Based Authentication
  • Office 365  / BPOS-S support (utilizing the above 2 features)
  • Lightweight Migration Services (for even better BPOS-D support)
  • Migrate to SQL Server databases
  • New Designer menus (including MRU lists)

This time, the beta will be managed on the new SharePoint for All community site.  If you would like to participate in the beta program, go to http://communities.quest.com/groups/notes-migration-product-beta-group.  Sign in with your Quest Community ID, or register to create a new one.  Then press the “Ask To Join This Group” button.

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One of the site owners will review your request and will typically approve it the same day.  You will receive a notification and then get full access to technical content and (of course) the beta build itself.

Quest Support will not be able to help you with this version until it releases, so please use the group’s Discussion area for any questions, problems or suggestions.