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Essentials for Office 365 2.13 - Release Notes

Metalogix® Essentials for Office 365 2.13


Release Notes

August 2023

These release notes provide information about the Metalogix® Essentials for Office 365 release.

·New Features

·Resolved Issues

·Known Issues

·Version History

·System Requirements

·Product Licensing

·Third Party Contributions

New features

A warning (Warning) status has been added to the job log view to indicate that a task has "Completed with Issues." This means that the task itself completed successfully but some objects and/or content within the task were not processed successfully.

Resolved issues

The following is a list of issues addressed in this release.


Work Item #

Customer Issue #

The issue "Copy/paste migration from SharePoint Online to SharePoint Online fails and the error Duplicate key <ID> is logged" has been resolved.



The issue "Duplicate Key error occurs when backing up a SharePoint Online Site" has been resolved.


The issue "When connecting to some SharePoint Online sites using Essentials 2.12, the project (folder) gets removed after it finishes loading the site and the error Unable to Retrieve SharePoint Topology is logged" has been resolved.



The issue "Modified by user is not preserved migrating within same tenant" has been resolved.



Known Issues

The following is a list of issues, including those issues attributed to third-party products, known to exist at the time of release.

·Nintex Forms/Workflow app should be installed before a list/library migration.

·Copy Nintex Forms is supported only as part of “Copy Site as Existing Site” because Nintex Forms app should be installed before site migration. Installation of O365 App at "Copy Site as new Site" or "Promote to New Site collection" is not supported as Microsoft does not allow automatic app installation in the tenant during site creation.

·out of place restore from Backups works inside one tenant only.

·Delete action does not remove snapshot from a hyper backup project stored on Amazon Storage with Custom Endpoint.

·Nintex Form migration is not available as part of Hyper Migration.

·Claims Connection goes to loop in some environments and the connection cannot be finished as a result.

·Modern page migration is part of groups to groups migration. For more limitations please refer to backlog Item #422888

·Migrating Chinese to Chinese tenancy:  

oAzure turbo does not work, as Microsoft does not support Azure containers in the Chinese tenant. As a result, Hyper mode migrations and backups work without Azure turbo.

oEnterprise file systems like Box, Dropbox and Google drives do not work in China.

·Migration of Various Template types is limited


GCC High Tenant migration:

oOnly works using OAuth connections

oBackup does not work

oOld type Script creation is not working, as there is no support for the OAuth connection type

Proxy Setting:

oBox, Dropbox and Google Drive do not support the use of PAC proxy

oConnection to AWS with PAC is not supported

·Provisioning of personal OneDrive's does not work when using the OAuth connection type.

·Migrating one large file of more than 10 GB results in the tool failing to read all the versions and failing to migrate using Azure.

Google Drives:

oIndividual file/folder share permissions are not preserved upon migration.

oGoogle Shared Drives membership can be copied to Office 365 only when OAuth is enabled.

oIt is no longer possible to connect to Google Drives from Essentials through the browser.  Google now requires a P12 key.

Language Migration

·Same Language Migration (ex: Italian to Italian)

oDuring new site collection creation we cannot create a new site in the default language present on the source tenant. The new site will always be created in English if the site is not found during migration.

·SharePoint Online to SharePoint Online Migration

o​​Custom doc template setting is not preserved as it does not work with tokens​

oNo admin pooling when connected via claims.​

oMaster page gallery is not supported.

oLookup will work in Synchronous mode 

·Migration of various template type limitation is mentioned in a Scenario Guide Article.

High Level Report

·Claims is not supported for farm connections

SharePoint Online to SharePoint Online

·Custom document template settings are not preserved as they do not work with tokens

·No admin pooling when connected via claims

·Master page gallery is not supported

·Lookup will work in Synchronous mode

·The following are not supported structures for Migration 

·Not Supported:

oCopy Site Theme/change the look 

oCopy Master Pages Gallery 

oCopy Custom Doc Template 

oColumns and Content Types:

oColumn Settings (Hidden/Required/Optional) are not supported for migration. 

oAdditional Column Settings (Description, Validation, Column Formatting, etc.) are not supported for migration. 


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