Hello my name's Ghazwan Khairi-- manager of systems consulting for SharePoint at Dell Software. In this short video, we'll be looking closely at the Dell Content Migrator for SharePoint. We will examine how we can move content from one SharePoint environment to another.
If you look closely on the screen, you will notice that I have connected to my SharePoint 2007 environment, to my SharePoint 2013 environment, as well as to Office 365. We support all flavors of SharePoint. The flavor that's missing here is SharePoint 2010. And I will walk you through how we connect to our SharePoint environment, by using the 2010 as an example.
So to connect to your SharePoint site, simply go over to the site. This is the easiest way of doing it. Grab the URL of the site. Go back to the content migrator interface. Click on Connect To Site. Give it a label.
So I'm going to say here SharePoint 2010. Add the name of the address of the site that you just copied. Except it didn't copy for me. So let's copy it again.
Come back in here, and paste it. You don't need the home.aspx or site pages. Just do the site, forward slash, and click on Finish. This connects you to the site. That's how you connect to the various SharePoint environments that we can connect.
Now let's migrate content. So to migrate content, we simply browse over to the list or library that we want to migrate content from. So I'm going to expand collaboration, which is the site, lists, and I'm going to double click on FAQs. This is Frequently Asked Questions.
There's a number of these documents in here. I can highlight one, or all the them, or as many as I like. I can run a filter before I highlight my documents. This way if I want to get a subset of some of the content in here and I know exactly what I'm looking for, I can run such a filter to get back what I want to be moving over to the next release of SharePoint or to the target release of SharePoint.
Now I'm going to right click on these documents. And I'm going to select to copy them. That is an option. Another option would be to simply drag them and drop them. And so I'm going to right click on my target destination. Let's actually put this on my SharePoint 2013 environment. So I'm going to expand, go all the way to my documents, right click, and paste.
Again, that's one of the options. The other option is--I'm going to cancel this-- to simply drag them, and drop them. Exact same wizard opens up. It's a two, three page wizard. We're going to walk through-- fairly straightforward. This is where we're going. This is the target list. We can change that.
On the next screen, here is the opportunity for us to tag or classify SharePoint content. This is our metadata mapping screen. First off, it starts by telling us which content types are available on the target. We have document and report. So even if we wanted to take all these documents and re-content type them into the reports, we can absolutely do so by selecting reports in here.
Now we got all the metadata for the reports content type. Let's switch back, and say these are just documents. So here are the document content types. We can come in here and give default values. So this will be default value.
Or we can use any of the source metadata to map over to the target field. So we can come in here and save map folder one to title, as an example. So this is the metadata mapping screen. We'll keep it as default value.
We'll click Next. Some of the options that we have in the Next screen-- and final screen-- is to include sub folders, overwrite the files exist, remove the folder structure. Assuming I mapped folder name to some metadata, I can now remove the folder structure if I want to get away from using folders. We can apply filters. Remember the filters we talked about. For example, I may want to filter content that's been modified before specific a date from the migration.
And then I'll go ahead and click Finish. This will now move the number of documents that I've highlighted from my source environment over to my target environment. And seven items have been processed successfully. Here's the log of what I've processed. And we are completely done.
I can double click on the Document label. You see this over here on the interface. Or I can right click and say, show me this in the browser. And it opens it up. And it shows me the documents that we have just moved over.
This was an upgrade. We took this from SharePoint 2007 to 2013. Again, we support Office 365, SkyDrive Pro-- all of the above.