With the new year comes exciting new product updates, and the release of TSG’s migration framework, OpenMigrate version 1.7, leads the way. This release of OpenMigrate includes some new features as well as enhancements to existing features, as described after the jump.
One of the more prominent (and asked about) parts of this release is the development of a new migration target for SharePoint. This will allow clients to migrate data from their existing storage systems directly into SharePoint so users can make use of that collaboration environment.
TSG continues to provide a high-performance SharePoint source component. By using the underlying database directly, large migrations run very quickly.
Enhancements to our Alfresco source and target components include:
- Improved MIME type support
- Ability to associate a node to an already existing node
- Read all node properties during source export
We’ve extended OpenMigrate’s rich Documentum support to include:
- DCM-like version label logic
- Ability to set repeating attributes in the target via a JDBC query with multiple selected attribute values
- Ability to infer the content type of a document based on its file extension with help from the dm_format table
- Ability to specify renditions as optional when loading from the file system
- Ability to include or exclude empty repeating values and null dates when reading from Documentum
- Ability to append a unique “count” integer to the end of a object_name in Documentum if the same file name already exists
- Improved support for documents linked to multiple folders
Some of the other notable items include:
- Enhanced Excel support to read formulas from an Excel spreadsheet, to properly handle repeating date values, and to use the latest version of the POI library
- Enhanced email support, including the ability to connect to mail servers securely using SSL, and loading all message properties into the migration node
- Extended metadata manipulation, such as offsetting dates, extracting a repating attribute’s value by index, and multiplying integers
- The ability to use OpenContent’s extensive API libraries to interact with the repositories (without having to invoke a web service)
- Several optimizations for very large migrations
- Enhanced FileNet support, including more flexible “stitching” of multi-part images
Are there features you’d like to see included in OpenMigrate? Let us know in the comments.