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Architect for SharePoint

Architect for SharePoint
Visualize, Design and Maintain your SharePoint environment with this easy-to-use tool.
  • View & Re-Architect: Generate visual diagrams of your site structure and make changes to your SharePoint architecture design.
  • Markup & Collaboration: Save and attach notes and comments to content types, lists and columns in the diagram to facilitate collaboration.
  • Offline Modeling: Perform visual offline information architecture modeling using the generated visual diagrams.
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Architect for SharePoint

Visualize, Design, Maintain

Overview

The Challenge with SharePoint Architecture

How you organize, classify, tag and share content is critical to how useful it is in your organization. That means your information architecture (IA) needs to be maintained and updated regularly so that your content is well organized, easily searched and relevant.   

The thing is, SharePoint doesn't design itself -- you have to, and no matter how good the design, you aren't done. You have to manage and maintain your SharePoint Information Architecture and taxonomies on a day-to-day basis.

Architect for SharePoint can help you accomplish this and much more in record time!

Design, connect, synchronize, and deploy your SharePoint architecture with assurance today.

Fortunately we came across a tool (Architect) from MetaVis. The application suite of this product included a “Live Compare” feature. With this we were able to easily select one particular site in the left part of the screen, another site in the right screen, and then select the docbases that we wanted to compare. And then after clicking on the “Go and check the differences” button (it was actually titled “Compare Now”), we could see which documents were in the old location, and were not in the new location, and vice versa. This was great! And compared to manually comparing lists, was sooo much easier. - Mark J Owen, SharePoint enthusiast and blogger, Content Management in the Real World Blog

 

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The MetaVis Solution for SharePoint Architecture


MetaVis Architect for SharePoint allows you to perform complex administrative operations on your SharePoint or Office 365 environment while simplifying and reducing the amount of work needed to carry them out. The Architect gives you the ability to view your current SharePoint environment through visual diagrams and build out a new environment and taxonomy structure easily because you can see exactly what you’re creating. 

  • Envrionment Visualization- Build visual 2D diagrams of your site hierarchy and structure.
 
  • Remote Modeling- Perform visual offline information architecture modeling using familiar entity-relationship diagrams.

  • Centralized Taxonomy Management- Automate, manage and deploy changes, taxonomy updates and structure between multiple SharePoint environments. Maintain SharePoint taxonomies in a central location.
 
  • Site Compare- Pinpoint differences between sites; copy specific objects between locations or synchronize your environment.

  • Site Copy- Copy elements of your information architecture between sites (content types, fields, lists).
 
  • Documentation- Save and attach notes and comments to content types, lists and columns in the diagram; collaborate with others; or print out a diagram for collaboration.
 
  • SharePoint Connectivity- Connect, design and deploy to any site/site collection including hosted environments (Application respects all SharePoint permissions).
 

Whether you're building out a new environment or re-architecting an existing one, Architect for SharePoint has you covered.

Feature List

Supported Site Templates

  • Team Sites
  • Publishing Sites
  • Meeting Workspaces
  • Document Workspaces
  • BLOGs
  • Express Team Sites
  • Portal Sites

Supported Column Types

  • Managed Metadata Fields
  • Enterprise Keywords Field
  • Lookup Fields
  • Multi-Value Fields
  • Date, Number, Currency, Text, Note, Checkbox Fields
  • Choice Fields
  • Person or Group Fields
  • Hyperlink Fields

Supported Environments

  • Support for On-Premise SharePoint
  • Support for Hosted / Office 365 SharePoint
  • Support for SharePoint 2003 (source only), 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Support for SharePoint Enterprise, Standard, Foundation, WSS, MOSS, Portal
  • Support for 40+ Authentication Schemes

Licensing

  • Seat Based Licensing
  • Host Based Licensing Available
  • Volume Based Licensing

What's New

RSS

Release 2.1.4.201409142221

Release Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:21:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Improved performance of application startup by cleaning up legacy updates

Release 2.1.4.201409072225

Release Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2014 22:25:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201408312226

Release Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:26:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201408242211

Release Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:11:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Optimized performance of connecting to SharePoint targets

Release 2.1.4.201408172220

Release Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:20:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201408102218

Release Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:18:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201408032212

Release Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:12:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201407272209

Release Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:09:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201407202215

Release Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:15:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201407132235

Release Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:35:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Updated Search Users icon on Grant Permissions and Add Users to Group screens

Release 2.1.4.201407062320

Release Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2014 23:20:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201406082221

Release Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2014 22:21:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added the function to display site URLs in the application status bar for the selected sites in the navigation tree
  • Added information about whether the application is 32-bit or 64-bit edition to the application about screen

Release 2.1.4.201406021110

Release Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:10:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201406012209

Release Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2014 22:09:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Updated application icons for drop down context menus
  • Changed the label for site or site collection connection on Connect to SharePoint screen
  • Added more clarity to the Help button text for connectivity options. Specifically mentioning Office 365 rather than just SharePoint Online

Release 2.1.4.201405252222

Release Date: Sun, 25 May 2014 22:22:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Updated product icons on the application Welcome screen Tool-box as well as drop down menu, navigator tree and ribbon toolbar icons in the Drives Management areas
  • Added online User Manual with the ability to browse, search content and generate PDF

Release 2.1.4.201405182211

Release Date: Sun, 18 May 2014 22:11:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added Grey and Dark Blue skins to the list of the application visual themes

Release 2.1.4.2014050422223

Release Date: Sun, 11 May 2014 22:23:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added the option to open SharePoint central- or tenant- administration console in the operating system browser using context menu for farm nodes in farm- or tenant-level projects

Release 2.1.4.201405112215

Release Date: Sun, 11 May 2014 22:15:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201405112215

Release Date: Sun, 11 May 2014 22:15:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201404272210

Release Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:10:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Updated Home tab-page icons on the ribbon toolbar for modern application skins
  • Improved visual appearance and ergonomics of the screen that allows to switch application skin by highlighting currently selected and recently applied skins and providing visual indication about skin color on the selection dialog
  • Updated the labels and context help balloons on SharePoint Connection Wizard to simplify the destination location type selection

Release 2.1.4.201404202124

Release Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:24:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added application ribbon toolbar button to the Home tab page to Switch application Skin with the initial possible choices Blue, Blue Modern and Orange

Release 2.1.4.201404132249

Release Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:49:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added support for direct connection providing user and password information on the application login screen or command line parameters, scripts, session expiration maintenance, scheduling and Change Manager activities when connecting to Office 365 SharePoint and OneDrive for Business locations using federated authentication scheme with client network based accounts
  • Added the option to switch between Blue, Blue Modern and Orange themes using Global Profile Settings to change visual application design and look and feel
  • Added support for NetScaler identity provider for SharePoint authentication using Browser connect method

Release 2.1.4.201404062126

Release Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2014 21:26:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201403302140

Release Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:40:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201403232255

Release Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:55:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added the function to filter site collections in Navigation Tree screen for Farm- or Tenancy-based projects

Release 2.1.4.201403162135

Release Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:35:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201403092148

Release Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:48:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201403021425

Release Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2014 15:25:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the option to connect to SharePoint Server Farm Central Administration Console or to Office 365 Tenancy Administration to load and display farm/tenancy site collections into the application Navigation Viewer to simplify operations with farm/tenancy sites as well as to enable farm/tenancy level operations. Added the option to promote sites to new site collections by drag-n-drop or copy/paste sites to WEB Application node of the application Navigation Tree

Release 2.1.4.201402232132

Release Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:32:00 -0500

Release 2.1.4.201402161737

Release Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:37:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Changed visual appearance and ergonomics of the Connect to SharePoint Wizard

Release 2.1.4.201402092232

Release Date: Sun, 09 Feb 2014 22:32:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added display of a site URL to the site title in the application Navigation Tree to visually distinguish between sites with similar name

Release 2.1.4.201402022245

Release Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2014 22:45:00 -0500

Release 2.1.4.201401262131

Release Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:31:00 -0500

Release 2.1.4.201401122228

Release Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:28:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Simplified user experience for System Logs Management (Collect Logs, Collect and Clean Environment)

Release 2.1.4.201401052152

Release Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2014 21:52:00 -0500

Release 2.1.4.201312222213

Release Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 22:13:00 -0500

Release 2.1.4.201312012125

Release Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2013 21:25:00 -0500

Release 2.1.4.201311172143

Release Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 21:43:00 -0500

Release 2.1.4.201311102154

Release Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:54:00 -0500

Release 2.1.4.201311061823

Release Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:23:00 -0500

Release 2.1.4.201311032127

Release Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2013 21:27:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Updated application user manual

Release 2.1.4.201310272154

Release Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:54:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201310062222

Release Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2013 22:22:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201309292217

Release Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2013 22:17:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Updated MetaVis EULA in the application installers
  • Added in-application marketing screen during application startup

Release 2.1.4.201309222213

Release Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 22:13:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added email-only (with no domain) authentication method to connect to the sites protected with NTLM security mechanism
  • Added click-able support email to the application About screen
  • Changed application Copyright Year on the application About screen

Release 2.1.4.201309152206

Release Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:06:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201308112152

Release Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 21:52:00 -0400

Extensions

Release 2.1.4.201307282119

Release Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 21:19:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201306302140

Release Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:40:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201306232158

Release Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 21:58:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201305261604

Release Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 16:04:00 -0400

Release 2.1.4.201304140901

Release Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 09:01:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Renewed application setup digital signatures for 32- and 64-bit platform setup as well as for the individual Backup and Security Manager products

Release 2.1.4.201303241136

Release Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 11:36:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added the option to navigate to the online Help from the connection error message dialog to simplify troubleshooting of SharePoint connections

Release 2.1.4.201303171254

Release Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:54:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the function to discover site collections in Office 365 SharePoint 2013 tenancies

Release 2.1.4.201302241229

Release Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:29:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Changed the icon for context Help menu across the application dialogs

Release 2.1.4.201302171030

Release Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 10:30:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Updated User Manual: Updated Live Compare section to reflect new GUI and new functionality

Release 2.1.4.201301201516

Release Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:16:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added the marker field to the HTTP header of all communication packages sent by the software to SharePoint servers to simplify firewall rules configuration
  • Updated User Manual: Updated the section about the Informant content analyzer

Release 2.1.4.201212091246

Release Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2012 12:46:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added a ribbon toolbar image for hidden tabs displaying the number of tabs hidden

Release 2.1.4.201212021317

Release Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:17:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added Term Store product button to the platform Tool Box product switch dialog

Release 2.1.4.201211251140

Release Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 11:40:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added support for direct claims/ADFS based authentication for on-premises on hosted (Office 365) SharePoint sites that would not require browser connection technique

Extensions

  • Updated main application icon

Release 2.1.4.201211181138

Release Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:38:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added support for custom claims based authentication with Federated NTLM authentication provider for Office 365 SharePoint online sites
  • Added support for direct claims/NTLM based authentication for on-premises SharePoint sites that would not require browser connection technique

Extensions

  • Updated main application icon
  • Updated icons on a Backup ribbon toolbar tab page

Release 2.1.4.201211111135

Release Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2012 11:35:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Updated application splash screen, tool box icons, ribbon toolbar and navigator tree sub-sites and lists icons and drop down menu icons as well as drop down menu options labels to reflect the style of SharePoint 2013

Release 2.1.4.201211041207

Release Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2012 12:07:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added product icons for the hidden ribbon toolbar tabs dropdown menu
  • Added different site icons to differentiate SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 sites in the navigation tree

Release 2.1.4.201210271214

Release Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2012 12:14:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added the function to dynamically rearrange ribbon toolbar pages if they do not fit to the screen. The hidden pages are accessible using "See More >>" control on the right side of the ribbon toolbar

Release 2.1.4.201210211232

Release Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:32:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added support for Site Minder claims based authentication scheme when connecting to SharePoint sites

Extensions

  • Added the function to open online user manual instead of local help file for Mac OS X platforms

Release 2.1.4.201210071016

Release Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2012 10:16:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Enabled Browser Connect functionality in the default setup allowing alternative connection to claims-based protected sites using WEB Browser
  • Updated User Manual

Release 2.1.4.201209301607

Release Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:07:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the function to disable automatic software updates controlled by the global variable "Enable Automatic Updates"

Extensions

  • Updated User Manual: Updated the page for Command Line Scripting, updated Appendix 5.2.10 to reflect enhancements made to Reprocessing Failed Items and updated 6.2.5 to reflect enhancements made to copying using CSV

Release 2.1.4.201209021243

Release Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 12:43:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the function to connect to Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) protected sites with claims based authentication
  • Added the function to connect to Roxen Identity Management protected sites with claims based authentication

Release 2.1.4.201208261126

Release Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:26:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the function to connect to RSA Identity and Access Management protected sites with claims based authentication

Release 2.1.4.201208191851

Release Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 18:51:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added the Global Profiles Manager function to change the master password for the cached password storage
  • Added the Global Profiles Manager function to clear the cached password storage
  • Updated User Manual

Release 2.1.4.201208122009

Release Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 20:09:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Updated User Manual

Release 2.1.4.201208052046

Release Date: Sun, 05 Aug 2012 20:46:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the product line that manages and copies data with SharePoint 2013 as a target

Release 2.1.4.201207222158

Release Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 21:58:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added licensing option to connect to SharePoint 2013 servers

Release 2.1.4.201207082154

Release Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2012 21:54:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added protected storage and password manager to optionally save account credentials used to connect to SharePoint sites, Google Apps or cloud storage

Extensions

  • Updated User Manual

Release 2.1.4.201205272122

Release Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 21:22:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added support to copy and backup SharePoint sites build with Express Team Site template between SharePoint locations

Release 2.1.4.201205202215

Release Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 22:15:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Update User Manual: : security manager 3.3.6 - updated remove user permissions to show it can be done for multiple users Architect - 4.2.8 - Added section to Add new or edit existing termsets Backup 6.2.4 Updated to show you can restore to a new site collection File Manager 7.0 and 7.2.2 - Updated ability to copy NTFS folder permissions

Release 2.1.4.201205062142

Release Date: Sun, 06 May 2012 21:42:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the licensing options to enable copying objects and items based on the destination sites URL. The feature is available for the Labs licenses

Release 2.1.4.201204222127

Release Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012 21:27:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Updated User Manual added more details to backup and windows task scheduler integration

Release 2.1.4.201204152207

Release Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 22:07:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the function to export taxonomy term sets to CSV file compatible with the native SharePoint term set import functionality

Release 2.1.4.201204012122

Release Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2012 21:22:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Updated User Manual: Added sections for copy alerts and re-mapping content types

Release 2.1.4.201202262141

Release Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 21:41:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added support for SharePoint server farms with large number of WEB Applications when discovering site collections or performing mass site collection copy
  • Updated User Manual

Release 2.1.4.201202122149

Release Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 21:49:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added the function to automatically detect proxy settings from the local Internet Explorer

Release 2.1.4.201202052112

Release Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2012 21:12:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added the capability to connect to Claims-based authentication sites protected with Oracle Access Manager Identity Management software

Extensions

  • Added software version information to the operations log and to the log viewer

Release 2.1.4.201201012134

Release Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 21:34:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added new user manual in the Windows Help format

Release 2.1.4.201112252147

Release Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2011 21:47:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added the function to create new Managed Metadata fields on 2-d Architect diagrams, attach them to term sets, use them in the diagram modeling and update SharePoint sites
  • Added the optional function to perform interactive browser based authentication for claims-based sites enabled by the global profile option "Enable Browser Connect". Note that on Windows computers the feature requires Internet Explorer 8+

Extensions

  • Added the function to activate the product in the environments that do not allow any data out

Release 2.1.4.201112191051

Release Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 10:51:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added the global profile configuration element to enforce Negotiate authentication scheme for situations when more than one authentication scheme is supported by the server

Release 2.1.4.201112112135

Release Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 21:35:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added Architect-only edition that does not include other modules from the Suite
  • Added the function to search for lists, content types and fields in the site collection using wildcard characters
  • Added the function to search list content types inherited from the content type selected for the search

Extensions

  • Added the function to retrieve items from the lists with multiple lookup, managed metadata or user or group fields to comply with SharePoint threshold limitation policy. The function works automatically for the lists that fall into this category and does not require threshold adjustments in the central administration

Release 2.1.4.201112042133

Release Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2011 21:33:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added "Find Object" context menu to the Navigator Tree to initiate search for this object in the site collection
  • Added "Find Lookup Reference" context menu to initiate search for this lookup field references in the site collection

Release 2.1.4.201111272117

Release Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:17:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added the function to search site collection for any object selected on the Architect diagram (right click on the object and select Search)
  • Added the function to search fields by field types (String, Date, Currency, etc) in addition to the field name and other properties
  • Added the function to search field, content types and lists by name, ID and description

Extensions

  • Added the feature to indicate hidden elements in italic in architectural elements search results

Release 2.1.4.201111202102

Release Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 21:02:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added the function to search site collections for lists, content types and fields by name

Release 2.1.4.201111132121

Release Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 21:21:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added support for Office Live Small Business SharePoint using Live ID authentication

Release 2.1.4.201110302117

Release Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 21:17:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added the function to select appropriate WEB Application Alternate Access Mapping URL when discovering site collections when connecting to SharePoint

Release 2.1.4.201110162128

Release Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 21:28:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added the function to switch user when connecting to SharePoint in the local domain account authentication scheme

Release 2.1.4.201109252113

Release Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 21:13:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Improved connectivity with claims based authentication

Release 2.1.4.201109182115

Release Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 21:15:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added the function to disable application updates after support expiration date

Release 2.1.4.201109112103

Release Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 21:03:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added a notification about software support expiration

Release 2.1.4.201108142122

Release Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 21:22:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Updated User Manual

Release 2.1.4.201107312146

Release Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 21:46:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added the function to perform product activations in secured environments

Release 2.1.4.201103132243

Release Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:43:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Optimized performance of browsing term stores
  • Added default user wildcard mapping that maps all users to certain user in the form *,anything

Release 2.1.4.201103082248

Release Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:48:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added the function to export SharePoint information architecture (including definitions for sites, lists, content types and fields) to XML file

Release 2.1.4.201101170040

Release Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added read / only support for managed metadata fields to Architect diagrams

Release 2.1.4.201101092220

Release Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added the function to discover all WEB Applications and Site Collections in a server farm

Extensions

  • Added site content report for SharePoint 2003 sites

Release 2.1.4.201012192238

Release Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added the function to map string field with user email to person and group attribute, not just domain\login name as it worked previously
  • Enabled both ribbon and menu bar for Mac OS X platform

Release 2.1.4.201012122242

Release Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added the function to execute Change Manager activity for multiple sources / targets given by Excel spreadsheet
  • Added the function to merge lists when copying list to the site with this list already exists

Extensions

  • Added item size into the log for item copy
  • Added the function to merge sub-sites when copy site to the existing site option is selected on Copy Sites wizard
  • Added Change Manager activity for copy of site look and feel settings
  • Added look and feel options to command line scripts
  • Added filter option to command line script

Release 2.1.4.201012052220

Release Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added integration with Microsoft Office 365 hosted SharePoint environment
  • Added the feature to browse and copy/paste or drag and drop properties of the individual look and feel options
  • Added the feature to execute Change Manager activity for multiple target site give in CSV file. This function allows mass update of multiple site with the same objects
  • Added the function to apply filter to all lists during site copy function

Extensions

  • Added System Log Management dialog that allows to sent logs or site data to support as well as to clean the logs
  • Added support to copy InfoPath forms as a part of list or site copy activities
  • Added tab-page Reports for Change Manager license to the ribbon
  • Added user mapping function to copy users operation
  • Added Show Term Sets icon to the ribbon menu enabled when the site is selected in the navigation tree

Release 2.1.4.201011282223

Release Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added activities for copying columns in Change Manager
  • Added optional warning message preventing accidental exit from the application
  • Added support for collecting application log for troubleshooting purposes to Help / Save Log File menu item

Release 2.1.4.201011212229

Release Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added new product - MetaVis Change Control and Release Manager (CCRM) for SharePoint that provides organizations with a controllable and repeatable way to automate changes made between two or more SharePoint environments
  • Added MS Exchange integration module that allows to copy data from Microsoft Exchange to SharePoint site. The module allows to copy individual items like files, messages, tasks, events, contacts as well as folders creating corresponding lists or libraries in SharePoint
  • Added Change Control module that embeds Change Control and Release Manager product as part of Architect Suite
  • Added the function to access and copy permissions from SharePoint 2003 areas
  • Added the function to mass rename documents during tagging or copy

Extensions

  • Added "Connect to SharePoint" button into Ribbon Classifier tab

Release 2.1.4.201011142239

Release Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added the function to copy multi-language terms in SharePoint 2010 taxonomies
  • Added the function to copy "other labels" / synonyms when copying terms in SharePoint 2010 taxonomies
  • Added the function to copy list and site permissions from SharePoint 2003 sites
  • Added the function to copy survey lists from SharePoint 2003 sites
  • Added the function to copy discussion boards from SharePoint 2003 to SharePoint 2007 / 2010

Extensions

  • Added the wizard to copy lists without pre-loading sites in navigation tree

Release 2.1.4.201011072121

Release Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added support for copying SharePoint 2003 areas hierarchy into SharePoint 2007+ site hierarchy

Release 2.1.4.201010272144

Release Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the capability to map string, text, managed metadata, choice, lookup values to managed metadata synonyms / abbreviations / other values at the time of item copy

Release 2.1.4.201010201725

Release Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added copying of Top Link Bar settings into Look and Feel Options in the copy Site Wizard for SharePoint 2003,2007,2010
  • Added copying of Quick Launch settings into Look and Feel Options in the copy Site Wizard

Release 2.1.4.201010102201

Release Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added support for copying web part pages from SharePoint 2003 to regular Web Part Pages in SharePoint 2007 / 2010

Extensions

  • Added checkbox 'Do not show this message again' into dialog that deletes items
  • Added Transferred Amount to the Help/About screen
  • Modified order of pages in the Copy Site Wizard
  • Moved Copy Master Page and Layouts Galleries from Look and Feel options into general copy site options
  • Added logging information for Look and Feel section of site copy
  • Added copying of Top Link Bar settings into Look and Feel Options in the copy Site Wizard for SharePoint 2010

Release 2.1.4.201009300903

Release Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Renamed Navigation section to Look and Feel section on the site copy options page wizard
  • Added copying Navigation page in 'look and feel section' at the time of copying sites
  • Added support for copying list views for custom lists in datasheet view lists during site copy from SharePoint 2003

Release 2.1.4.201009262314

Release Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added support for copying attachments in Discussion Board items
  • Added support to copy local site groups ("roles") including the group itself and the users in it from SharePoint 2003

Extensions

  • Added support to copy Master page gallery at the time of sites copy
  • Added support to copy Page Layouts Gallery at copying publishing sites
  • Added support to copy master page settings at the time of sites copy
  • Added support for copying lists from Meeting Workspace

Release 2.1.4.201009192150

Release Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added support for copying site title, icon and description properties
  • Added support for copying site themes
  • Added support for copying site tree view properties
  • Added support for copying available site templates settings during copy of publishing sites as an option of the Look and Feel / Navigation section
  • Added the function to copy SharePoint 2003 users located in SharePoint 2003 site groups including default site groups like Administrator, WEB Designer, Reader, Contributor

Extensions

  • Added support for copying discussion boards from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 sites
  • Added support for setting core properties (created/modified at/by) for discussion board items and their replies
  • Updated user manuals to include MetaVis Web Service installation section

Release 2.1.4.201009122137

Release Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added version limit for copying non-document items
  • Added checkbox 'Do not show this message again' for 'No data found' dialog at the time of showing list items
  • Added "Copy Navigation" section to the copy sites wizard

Release 2.1.4.201009071706

Release Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added support for copying WEB Part list views

Extensions

  • Added support for copying calendar event recurrence property
  • Added support for automatic detection of subareas in SharePoint 2003
  • Added the function that deletes lists from the target site if they do not exist in the source site when copying sites
  • Added Advanced Options parameters when copying multiple lists
  • Added item filter into advanced options of copy multiple lists wizard
  • Added support for copying InfoPath forms not located in the list

Release 2.1.4.201008222304

Release Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the feature to copy certain number of last versions when copy item version history

Extensions

  • Added support for deploying to the lists of administrator-approved InfoPath forms. The forms themselves should be created and approved by the administrator prior to their deployment to the lists
  • Added the ability to suppress certain system messages like site download is completed or objects are saved into the buffer
  • Added the function to show WEB Parts for any publishing or WEB Part page
  • Simplified List Copy Wizard options page reducing number of default options
  • Added support for copying list view WEB Parts in SharePoint 2010
  • Updated user manual

Release 2.1.4.201008152308

Release Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added Microsoft Office style Ribbon toolbar
  • Added the capability to copy InfoPath form templates in forms libraries. Supported copy from SharePoint 2007 to 2007 or 2010 as well as between SharePoint 2010 sites

Extensions

  • Added the capability to copy SharePoint Designer Workflows from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 sites
  • Improved GUI for copy single SharePoint list wizard
  • Improved GUI for copy multiple SharePoint lists wizard
  • Improved GUI for copy SharePoint sites wizard
  • Improved GUI for copy SharePoint items wizard

Release 2.1.4.201008082140

Release Date: Sun, 08 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the capability to specify user mapping (f.i. domain change) when copying site groups
  • Added the capability to specify user mapping (f.i. domain change) for site groups and permissions when copying sites and lists
  • Added the capability to copy list templates between site collections
  • Added the capability to copy site templates between site collections
  • Added the capability to copy master pages, page layouts and master page layouts between site collections
  • Added the ability to create/promote SharePoint 2003 sites to new SharePoint 2007/2010 site collections

Extensions

  • Added the feature to perform site refresh in the background
  • Added the feature to copy WEB Parts in WSS-3 format
  • Added support for Version Comments in field mapping template

Release 2.1.4.201008012237

Release Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added an experimental feature to copy SharePoint Designer workflows between SharePoint 2010 sites including InfoPath forms for tasks
  • Added the capability to specify user mapping (f.i. domain change) when copying site permissions

Extensions

  • Added the ability to copy many sites as sub-sites of one destination site
  • Added system property default.version.comment used to replace default version comment when importing or copying items

Release 2.1.4.201007252229

Release Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added support for File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) available on Windows Server 2008 R2 when importing files from file system. FCI is a part of Windows File System Resource Management system and allows management of custom metadata for the files on file system. MetaVis Migrator now allows to map custom FCI metadata to SharePoint fields when importing files to SharePoint lists
  • Added the feature to merge term set hierarchies during term sets copying
  • Added support for copying InfoPath forms data
  • Added support for mass tagging InfoPath forms data XML files with different form template URL

Extensions

  • Allowed renaming workflows during copy
  • Added the feature to copy a workflow between different lists on the same SharePoint 2007 site

Release 2.1.4.201007182235

Release Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added experimental feature that copies SharePoint Designer Workflows between sites, site collections and server farms. The feature copies both workflow definitions and related task lists
  • Added the function to copy document sets between SharePoint 2010 sites including metadata
  • Added the feature to map users (file owners, authors, etc) when importing files from file system to SharePoint sites

Extensions

  • Added filter for import files from file system to SharePoint from command line
  • Added capability to copy items to specific SharePoint folder from command line
  • Added parameter for metadata mapping for command line processing

Release 2.1.4.201007112239

Release Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added capability for Classifier to copy or tag content in a site with Read or Limited Access permissions when the user has permissions to write only in some lists in the site
  • Added capability for Classifier to copy items from the site with Read or Limited Access permissions

Extensions

  • Added the ability to browse/copy groups in Term Store browser
  • Added the ability to rename terms groups / term sets / terms during copy
  • Added the ability to promote site to site collection level using command line script
  • Added the following parameters to command line processing: Added following attributes: Remove from Source, Remove Folder Structure, Override, Copy History
  • Removed Classifier limitation on copying versions

Release 2.1.4.201007060037

Release Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added command line processing for copy site, copy lists, item level copy and copy from file system

Extensions

  • Allowed to map any attribute to custom attribute
  • Added warning message in case minor version of the document is skipped because the target list supports major versions only
  • Added the ability to Compare Individual Lists in Live Compare dialog

Release 2.1.4.201006272258

Release Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added Taxonomy / Term Sets browser for SharePoint 2010 sites with the ability to drag and drop (or copy/paste) terms branches between different sets or inside the same taxonomy tree
  • Added the feature to copy WEB Part Pages (including WEB Parts) from any document library to any other document library
  • Added the feature to copy Survey lists between sites, site collections or servers

Extensions

  • Added the logic to automatically attach user (automatically ensure user) to the site in case the user never logged in to the site when transferring data for Person or Group field

Release 2.1.4.201006202247

Release Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the function to map site and list templates at the time of site copy
  • Added the function to copy pages from SharePoint 2003 to SharePoint 2007/2010 publishing libraries including WEB Parts

Extensions

  • Added site templates report
  • Added list templates report
  • Reorganized site compare popup menu to include Live Side-by-Side Compare function. Replaces icons in compare site sub-menu
  • Added Reports sub-menu to site level right click popup menu in navigator tree
  • Added Advanced properties into summary wizard for copy items, lists and sites

Release 2.1.4.201006142302

Release Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the ability to map users from source to target sites when copying items, lists or sites
  • Added Site Users Report
  • Added the ability to copy WEB Parts along with any publishing page from SharePoint 2007 / 2010

Extensions

  • Added support for switching panels in Live Compare dialog
  • Added an ability to convert references to local resources typed in page content body or in some other field to the target SharePoint site/site collection when copying publishing pages
  • Added an ability to map users deleted from the source site but recorded in the item fields by matching them by Display Names with the mapping file or with users of the target site

Release 2.1.4.201006062220

Release Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added support for batch synchronizing list documents, views, site permissions, roles, groups, fields, properties, content types, lists and WEB Parts in Live Compare
  • Added support for copying WEB Parts from SharePoint 2003
  • Added Re-compare and View in SharePoint actions for sites and lists in live compare dialog

Release 1.0.5.201005312309

Release Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Reorganized items in right click menus for navigation tree and content panel
  • Replaced some toolbar and drop down menus icons
  • Added support for synchronizing multiple list items at once in Live Side-by-Side Compare Dialog including the ability to copy all un-synched items by selecting Contents folder
  • Reorganized live side-by-side compare dialog. Removed check-boxes controlling what should be compared. Differences in objects are moved to object specific folders

Release 1.0.5.201005232232

Release Date: Sun, 23 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the feature to copy folder core properties (created / modified at / by) for folders during folders, list or site copy operations
  • Added the feature to preserve folder's original metadata including content type. This feature works if copy is performed in non-data analysis mode. Copying with Keep Original Content Type preserves all folders' metadata while setting specific content type on the mapping screen causes folder metadata to come through the same mapping defined for the item / documents content type though keeping the original folder content type intact in any case

Release 1.0.5.201005101425

Release Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added advanced log viewer
  • Added experimental feature to promote site to new site collection

Extensions

  • Implemented a function that allows copying lists to existing lists. The function will attempt to extend the existing list with content types and fields as well as properties of the source list and copy content, views and permissions after it if requested
  • Added support for term sets in MetaVis Templates
  • Added support for managed metadata field when applying MetaVis templates

Release 1.0.5.201004230009

Release Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added compare users in groups in Live Compare dialog
  • Added status feedback in Live Compare dialog

Release 1.0.5.201004192347

Release Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added support for list content compare to side-by-side compare dialog with the ability to synchronize sites
  • Added support for site permissions, permission levels, user and groups compare to side-by-side compare dialog with the ability to synchronize sites
  • Added support for site home page WEB Parts compare to side-by-side compare dialog with the ability to synchronize sites

Extensions

  • Modified paste action in navigator and views to reflect what exact paste it is about like Paste Documents, Paste Files, Paste Groups, etc

Release 1.0.5.201004132321

Release Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added an experimental Live Side-by-Side Compare function that compares and synchronizes two sites or site collections
  • Added an ability to expand groups and show users inside groups
  • Added the function to copy/paste users into groups

Extensions

  • Added objects icons when displaying site permissions, groups, permission levels, WEB Parts and list views

Release 1.0.5.201004120245

Release Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the ability to delete sites with sub-sites from Navigator window

Extensions

  • Added menu item Windows / Reset that restores workspace window arrangements in the original order

Release 1.0.5.201004011658

Release Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added the function to filter items at the time of copying the whole list

Release 1.0.5.201003292244

Release Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the function to Save / Load filters in a filter dialog box
  • Added the function to replace URLs with new site / site collection prefix when moving items (links specifically) between site collections
  • Added the function to apply filters during item copy
  • Added the function to bulk delete files based on the provided CSV report generated by MetaVis Content Report. All records left in this report will be deleted from SharePoint

Extensions

  • Added keyboard shortcuts for Ctrl-Insert (Copy) and Shift-Insert (Paste)

Release 1.0.5.201003232210

Release Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the function to drag and drop or copy/paste files from file Windows Explorer to MetaVis list or folder in navigator view or right into MetaVis content browser
  • Added the logic that automatically fixes forbidden characters and names when loading files from file system (like &%*, ..., folder endings like _files, double periods, etc)
  • Added the ability to mass replace publishing layout page reference in publishing pages

Extensions

  • Added integration between MetaVis view of site permissions, permission levels, groups and WEB Parts and SharePoint GUI screens
  • Updated user manual

Release 1.0.5.201003142257

Release Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added function to browse and copy individual WEB Parts between SharePoint sites

Extensions

  • Added support for calculated columns during list and site copy
  • Added support for copy/paste groups between SharePoint sites
  • Added support for drag and drop groups and roles between SharePoint sites
  • Added support for inheriting / breaking inheritance for roles and permissions and indicator displaying inheritance status. Added capability to optionally bread inheritance from parent site when copying permissions and roles

Release 1.0.5.201003072249

Release Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added the function to map managed metadata fields when copying items between server farms
  • Added the function to map different managed metadata fields linked to different term sets
  • Added the capability to copy list with managed metadata field to different site when performing list copy operation
  • Added the capability to copy managed metadata field as a part of site copy operation
  • Added site permissions browser with the ability to copy selected permissions between sites
  • Added site roles (permission levels) browser with the ability to copy roles between sites
  • Added site groups browser
  • Added filter for File System items. Supported filter fields are: file name, size, extension, created and modified dates and file owner

Extensions

  • Added support for mapping comma-separated string values to multiple taxonomy field. For example Title field with string value - "USA, Germany, France" will be mapped to taxonomy field as 3 separate taxonomies - USA, Germany and France. Also, if taxonomy field not allow multiple values, 1st value in comma separated list (USA) will be mapped
  • Added support for copying team sites from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010
  • Added support taxonomy field in List Filter dialog

Release 1.0.5.201002282237

Release Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added support for tagging items with managed metadata fields in SharePoint 2010
  • Added support for mapping lookup and string fields to managed metadata fields in SharePoint 2010
  • Added a feature that ignores folders when copying documents from either file system or another SP location. All documents appear in the same folder / list after this. This feature could be used in conjunction with the folder map function that assigns parts of the folder path to the document metadata when loading files from the file system

Release 1.0.5.201002212252

Release Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added the function to copy a site between sites and site collections
  • Added the function to merge site with the existing site
  • Added the function to copy the site hierarchy between sites and site collections
  • Added the function to copy site home page WEB Parts as a part of the copy site operation or from one site to another site
  • Added the function to copy Welcome page settings and WEB Parts when copying publishing sites
  • Added the function to copy certain site navigation settings when copying sites

Extensions

  • Improved control over authentication

Release 1.0.5.201002181913

Release Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added the function to browse and copy individual list views

Extensions

  • Added the function to tag fields with empty values
  • Added the function to set field to empty value during documents copy

Release 1.0.5.201002092257

Release Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added MetaVis beta for SharePoint 2010 functionality

Release 1.0.5.201001312243

Release Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added an Excel report listing all items and documents in a selected list. Report optionally may include items metadata
  • Simplified connection to SharePoint dialog. Eliminated second wizard page (connection status) when connecting to SharePoint. In case connection succeeds the processing follows the finish button immediately. In case connection does not succeed, the error message appears

Release 1.0.5.201001172311

Release Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added an Excel report listing all items and documents in a site and optionally in all sub-sites. Report optionally may include items metadata or list summaries only

Release 1.0.5.201001141446

Release Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added the function to map folders of the file path to any SharePoint field when importing files from file system

Extensions

  • Added an ability to run list copy as a background process
  • Added an ability to include site template and language information to MetaVis templates and use these properties during creating sites from templates. This function allows to build MetaVis templates for team, meeting or publishing sites
  • Added an ability to maintain approval status during item / document copy
  • Added support for content (no metadata or non-document items yet) including site home page in MetaVis templates
  • Added size and last modified date to file system explorer with the option to sort by size and date

Release 1.0.5.200912212330

Release Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added an ability to run item level copy / tag job as a background process. This function allows execution of multiple item level operations simultaneously. Following software updates will include background concurrent processing for list copy and other blocking operations
  • Added support for "Show List on Quick Launch" list property in Migrator (when copying lists) and Architect (list properties) products

Release 1.0.5.200912122231

Release Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added an ability to copy/paste SharePoint 2003 lists and libraries to SharePoint 2007/2010 sites. List structure with custom fields and content could be copied but permissions and views do not
  • Added functionality to keep original content type and fields for the documents and items during copy. This function allows to select and copy multiple items of different content types to the other location preserving their metadata
  • Introduced "Data Analysis Mode" available in Edit menu. Implemented copying / tagging items with no data pre-load in non-Data Analysis Mode for fast display of the properties screen before copy or tag

Extensions

  • Added Copy/Paste menu items in right click popup menus in navigator tree, file system and items browser
  • Added an ability to tag items in folders
  • Added default mapping for core properties as "Copy from the source" in cases when MetaVis Service is installed on the destination server
  • Added "Delete" hot key for "Content View" tab
  • Added display of site URL for each site node in "Select Site Wizard" page

Release 1.0.5.2009111251742

Release Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added an ability to map multi-valued checkboxes to multi-valued checkboxes and to multi-valued lookups during item copy or tag

Release 1.0.5.200911152245

Release Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added "Copy Lists" wizard that simplifies copying lists between sites
  • Added the ability to copy / inheriting list permissions during list copy
  • Added the ability to copy list items together with attachments
  • Added the ability to delete lists directly in SharePoint

Extensions

  • Improved performance of folder browsing in navigator by not checking folders on children existence while displaying them in the navigator - always show "expand" sign

Release 1.0.5.200911091230

Release Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • Added an ability to copy list views during lists/libraries copy
  • Added an ability to copy/paste (Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V) objects like items, documents, folders and lists

Extensions

  • Implemented the function that prompts for software updates on Windows 7 computers where update should be run under the administrator privileges
  • Added the menu item Help / Check for Updates that checks for the existing software updates
  • Digitally signed MetaVis.exe. Updated digital signature for MetaVis installer
  • Added the function to compare site against multiple target sites in compare sites wizard
  • Redesigned Connect to SharePoint dialog. It does not include user info unless it is required to connect (for easier handling of domain auto-authentication) and pops up info with account and proxy info when needed.
  • Implemented support for core properties functionality for copy into libraries with minor versions enabled

Release 1.0.5.200911021535

Release Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Added Compare Sites Wizard
  • Added support for sub-sites in Deploy Wizard

Release 1.0.5.200910172332

Release Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added support for multi-site MetaVis templates - logical models with the selected objects not linked to any specific SharePoint site
  • Added support for applying MetaVis templates to the existing sites
  • Added support for comparing MetaVis templates to multiple existing sites
  • Added support for provisioning new site in SharePoint based on MetaVis template
  • Added MetaVis Site Creator Wizard that lets user to define site and list parameters based on MetaVis template before creating them in SharePoint
  • Added Team Site MetaVis template
  • Added site map diagram featuring graphical representation of site collection site hierarchy
  • Added an ability to create new sites

Extensions

  • Changed diagram orientation: the root node is on top
  • Increased color contrast of read/only (hidden, inherited) objects on diagram
  • Removed arrows in content type inheritance on site diagram
  • Used "Connect to SharePoint" labeling for the initial download diagram wizard
  • Added support for copying version history for non-document items
  • Added support for copying / tagging core properties (created / modified) for non-document items
  • Added support for drag-and-drop lists between sites. This operation creates a list, dependent content types and fields and optionally copies items in the list
  • Added key-binding Ctrl-N that opens new window
  • Added an ability to select all items in item browser by Ctrl-A key
  • Added "after" and "before" filter criteria for dates. Added created and modified dates to the filter criteria. It allows to select items created/modified after or before certain date
  • Added support for browsing and copying non-document list items in SharePoint 2003
  • Removed unused links from Welcome screen. Welcome screen now considers the product edition
  • Added folders support during copy of non-document items
  • Implemented the ability to set additional list properties: "search", "read/write security", e-mail notifications for task lists, attachments.

Release 1.0.5.200908292329

Release Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added the function to open new MetaVis Window with the ability to drag and drop between windows

Extensions

  • Implemented reporting property values differences in Compare Report
  • Implemented printed report for sites compare and difference report
  • Added Language and SharePoint Version site properties
  • Added support for copying / tagging documents in SharePoint 2003
  • Added support for minor versions in document history migration
  • Added support for copying document versions from SharePoint 2003
  • Added initial support for Logical Models (MetaVis Templates)
  • Added initial support for site collection diagrams (read only)
  • Increased memory cap to 1Gig for new installations

Release 1.0.5.200908152321

Release Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added read only support for SharePoint 2003. It is possible to copy documents and items from SharePoint 2003 to SharePoint 2007 or 2010. It is possible to drag and drop lists definition as content types into SharePoint 2007 or 2010
  • Added support for copying (migrating) WIKI pages between sites

Extensions

  • Added support for MS Office document templates during document copy

Release 1.0.5.200908061128

Release Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Add Advanced and Versioning properties to List objects. These properties could be viewed, created, compared and copied

Release 1.0.5.200908012253

Release Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added support for choice fields with "Allow Fill in Choices" Enabled in Classifier

Release 1.0.5.200907231457

Release Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Implemented support for Checkboxes Choice field that allows multiple selections. It is now possible to assign multiple values for these fields and map them during item copy

Release 1.0.5.200907131013

Release Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Copy version history feature in included in "Classifier with Bulk Import" and "Architect Suite" editions. Copy version history checkbox is now available on the summary wizard p

Extensions

  • "Person or Group" field type and Created and Modified By columns become editable on Classifier properties screen that allows entering user login name into it
  • It is allowed to map any values between Person or Group fields as well as Created and Modified By columns
  • More core properties like Keywords, Description, Category, etc are supported for MS Office documents
  • Enhanced performance of Items Browser in the area of folders rendering

Release 1.0.5.200907022234

Release Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0400

New Features

  • Added three new column properties: "Show on Display Form", "Show on Edit Form", "Show on New Form"
  • Added support for read only columns in Architect. This feature allows alternative way to migrate created date from file system files: create an artificial read only column that will keep the original created date. This way enables migrations from file system retaining original created date without installing any component on the Sharepoint server

Extensions

  • Added the ability to map lookup attribute to choice attribute
  • Lookup column properties are renamed to "Source List" and "Source Column" and moved to Core Properties category on top of the column properties view
  • The system now forces to update (refresh) change report in case some change record were already implemented (succesfully or not)
  • Implemented upload / downoad feedback during file copy
  • Added an option to "View" a libray in Sharepoint (in Internet Browser) from the popup (righ button click) menu of the list in the navigation tree, the icon in the toolbar and menu View / Show View
  • Double click now selects a list and a site on "Select Location" page of Classification Wizard
  • Added support for MS Visio documents
  • Added support for copying / tagging items in publishing lists and libraries

Release 1.0.5.200906072222

Release Date: Sun, 07 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Implemented the ability to drag'n'drop some attribute from list type to column group
  • Limited Architect Suite Trial edition to only five files tagged or copied at the same time

Release 1.0.5.200905312229

Release Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Implemented an ability to sort list items using columns displayed in the list browser. It is a big ergonomic improvements that enhances visual content tagging based on visual criteria of the ordered lists.
  • Architect Suite trial edition limits classifier to 5 files at a time
  • Implemented an ability to tag documents with created date, modified date, created by and modified by properties, map these properties during copy operation and map these properties from the correspondent file properties of the file system. All these new features require additional components that should be installed on either Sharepoint server (for assigning properties to SP documents) or on client Windows computer (for picking up these properties from Windows files). Please ask for these components if you need them since we did not yet included them in the installation

Release 1.0.5.200905211703

Release Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Supported filter criteria in document view filter
  • Supported dates in documents view filter
  • Use fast list node expanding in tagger indicating that all lists have folders
  • Improved performance in switching between Architect and Classifier

Release 1.0.5.200905172233

Release Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Classifier mode displays only lists and subsites. No content types and column groups are displayed in this mode anymore. Less distraction is better
  • Registration dialog redesigned so it is more intuitive to use it.
  • Any MetaVis edition switches to Community Edition after the license gets expired
  • It is possible to d'n'd folders from My File System into Content pane and into Lists/Folders on Topology Navigator
  • Additional DnD Support implemented for Classier allowing dnd list folders within topology navigator
  • Implemented Classifier Html Logger. Remove Status column from Contents pane. If all items is processed successfully - show message: "N document(s) successfully processed", if some errors occured - display question "N document(s) successfullt process. M document(s) failed. Would you like to see log?" If user click YES - html log report will open in browser
  • Increased performance of update diagram / Sharepoint operation in times

Release 1.0.5.200905102326

Release Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Added List Views support. Classifier List Browser now displays columns defined in the selected list view (not just name, creation date and create at fields). It is also possible to switch view from default to any other view defined for this list in Sharepoint
  • Added Help / User Manual
  • Improved performance of Sharepoint List Browser and number of items that it can display

Release 1.0.5.200904292157

Release Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • New www.metavistech.com WEB site is up and running
  • Added the ability to load the all sub-sites hierarchy when loading any site. It is possible either to load sub-site nodes with all objects (lists, content types and columns) or to load sub-sites without any objects which works faster but requires load of the objects later
  • Added the ability to mass update many Sharepoint sites at once
  • Added the ability to hide native content types in the root site of the site collection by using "Hide Inherited Type" command to simplify diagrams for the root sites

Release 1.0.5.200904201114

Release Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Public beta is extended until April, 30 2009
  • Do not use site count in license

Release 1.0.9.200904132250

Release Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Public beta is extended until April, 21 2009

Release 1.0.9.200904042332

Release Date: Sat, 04 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Implemented drag and drop of list from navigator tree to any diagram that could be from other site or even site collection. This action copies list definition, list content types and list columns. In case the list with the same name already exists in the target site, the new list name is generated so that list names will be unique.

Release 1.0.9.200903291944

Release Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Custom column types support - read only so far. Provisioning of columns of custom types is coming
  • Implemented drag and drop of any site content type to any diagram (could be from other site or even site collection) with potential renaming of content types so that will be unique. Drag and drop for lists to copy list definition from one site to the other one is coming soon
  • Implemented copying (drag and drop) column from other site - it creates a column in a column group too
  • Implemented double click on document view. It opens up document if it is a document or it expands a folder if it is a folder
  • Implemented tagging / copying communication log based on Edit / Debug Mode sw
  • In Classifier format, all lists are displayed by default - there is no need to do "Show Lists" every time in the beginning
  • Disable the ability to change the Title field name and Item content type as well as Task.Body, Announcement.Body and Task.Expiration and System type - enforcing good practice of Sharepoint architecture design
  • Provided details about pending statuses during diagram or application update - give exact column names missing but required to provision a type

Release 1.0.9.200903151339

Release Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Drag and drop of folders (with files and sub-folder hierarchy) is implemented. Both Sharepoint folders and File System folders could be dragged and dropped to Sharepoint targets (lists and folders). This operation will copy the whole folder tree with all files inside it to the new destination
  • Navigation tree displays folders hierarchy under lists in classifier mode. Double click on folder displays content of this folder
  • File system browser view also displays folders under drives
  • MetaVis Classifier can be instructed to overwrite existing file during copy / move operation, create new version (if version support is enabled for the list) or fail the copy

Release 1.0.9.200903091804

Release Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Extensions

  • Navigation tree on the left side and file system view now include folders under lists and drives to improve file access

Release 1.0.9.200903082150

Release Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Import from file system function is implemented. There is a view that appears in Classifier mode of the application (Switch by a button on a toolbar) that displays all drives on the local file system. Double clicking on a drive navigates to File / Folder browser view. File from this view could be dragged and dropped on any list of the loaded Sharepoint site initiating regular MetaVis Classifier location selection and property definition wizard. It is possible to select a sub-folder of the target list on Location page and define metadata on the Properties page. Many files could be copied at once. See "Using Bulk Import Plug-In" cheat sheet in Help / Cheat Sheets section for details.
  • Performance of file import is improved
  • My File System view is implemented
  • List browser displays system icons depending on file extension
  • Transport level logging is enabled by "Debug Mode" menu setting providing detailed communication protocol between client and Sharepoint server to troubleshoot failed connections.
  • Added a "Version Comment" property for files copied/moved/imported into a library that supports vers

Release 1.0.9.200903021103

Release Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Previous release did not include some of the functions described in the release notes. This release delivers all of them
  • Version Comment property is added on the document copy dialog

Release 1.0.9.200903020010

Release Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Classifier wizard "Copy from Other Column" function allows to select column of different column type as a source of the c

Release 1.0.9.200902212218

Release Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Vocabulary lookup column in Classifier now allows selecting items from folders / subfolders of the lookup source list. Before only top level items were retrieved from the lookup list

Release 1.0.9.200902142316

Release Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Classification wizard features new way to select column values during tag or c
  • Classifier manages multi-line wrapped texts among all other column types
  • List browser now has click-able site and list name on the top to ease navigation and general understanding from what place these items came
  • Drag and drop items to folders inside the same browser

Release 1.0.9.200902082215

Release Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500

Extensions

  • Item browser performance is improved. Items list is retrieved faster from SharePoint list. Items metadata is retrieved faster too when Tag, Copy and Move operations with items are initiated. It is also possible to cancel the Tag or Copy/Move action during metadata retrieval
  • Mode switch action is added to toolbar that allows to switch application to Classifier or to Architect mode. In Classifier mode the diagram disappears and the application layout changes to look like Windows Explorer with sites and list on the left and items (documents) on the right.
  • Limit on 100 items or documents retrieved from SharePoint lists is removed in Classifier

Release 1.0.9.200901301605

Release Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500

New Features

  • MetaVis Classifier is released. MetaVis Classifier allows tagging and moving items and documents in bulk. Click here for details

Extensions

  • The application does not ask for user id and password each time it connects to Sharepoint anymore. It remembers the last entered credentials and uses them to connect. The application still shows the box that connection is successful but it does not happen often anymore
  • Site selection drop down that allows to pick already loaded site as a connection target for either content copy or compare
  • Added an ability to synchronize created or deleted subsites with the diagram
  • Installer now works from computers that connect to internet through proxy. IE auto-configuration script is also supported
  • New naming schema for the application editions is adopted. Now we have MetaVis Architect, MetaVis Classifier and MetaVis Suite which includes both Architect and Classifier. We will also have a Community edition with limited functionality for both Architect and Classifier and limited number of sites
  • More exact feedback is given after applying change in the "Compare View" like "Diagram Update Successfully" or "Failure to Update SharePoint"

Why MetaVis?

No Server Install Required: MetaVis Products run on the client side, on a desktop or server, and connect remotely to your SharePoint environment. (Read: The MetaVis Approach to Building Applications for SharePoint)

Easy to Maintain: A client-side design model means you only have to update the application on the machine you have it installed on. MetaVis provides an management environment that alerts you when you log into the application that there are updates, which you can then easily get installed by closing and re-opening the application.

Fast Time-to-Value: Our solutions install in minutes, adopt in hours and drive tangible business value in a few days or less. MetaVis designs enterprise-class solutions without all the hassle required by similarly featured offerings. We are a pure software development company and believe in design and innovation first.

Comprehensive Platform Support

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  • Support for SharePoint 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Support for SharePoint Enterprise, Standard, Foundation, WSS, MOSS, Portal
  • Support for 40+ Authentication Schemes
  • Support for SharePoint 2013 Only
  • Support for SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Support for File Shares, Google Docs, and other pervasive cloud-based content destinations
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