Migration Assessment Scan: Publishing Pages

Overview

Publishing sites are typically customized intranet sites that rely on page layouts to allow end users to quickly create articles that are published to end users. Due to the high level of customization that is involved with publishing sites, they may be difficult to migrate to SharePoint Online without an extensive amount of remediation effort.

Data Migration

The files can migrate however the pages may not function correctly on the new platform. The common causes are changes to SharePoint provided master pages, JavaScript, and CSS files.

Important: Any site that is configured as “No Access” (locked), in SharePoint will be skipped. To see a list of locked site collections see the Locked Sites scan output.

Preparing for Migration

Catalog the pages that leverage page layouts. Perform test migrations and plan for post migration remediation. You may find it's easier to start a new portal on SharePoint Online and archiving your on premises portal once that site is up and running.

Post Migration

Apply the fixes to your page layouts and publishing pages post migration.

Scan Result Reports

The following table describes the columns in the PublishingPages-detail.csv report. This scan report provides a list of all the add-ins installed in the environment.

Column

Description

SiteId

Unique identifier of the impacted site collection.

SiteURL

URL to the impacted site collection.

SiteOwner

Owner of the site collection.

SiteAdmins

List of people listed as site collection administrators

SiteSizeInMB

Size of the size collection in megabytes [MB]

NumOfWebs

Number of webs that exist in the site collection.

ContentDBName

Name of the content database hosting the site collection.

ContentDBServerName

SQL Server hosting the content database.

ContentDBSizeInMB

Size of the content database hosting the site collection.

LastContentModifiedDate

Date/Time the site collection had content modified.

TotalItemCount

Total number of items found in the site collection.

Hits

Number of requests logged for the site collection. Relies on data from the usage logging service. If the usage logging service is disabled this row will show N/A.

DistinctUsers

Number of distinct users that have accessed the site collection. Relies on data from the usage logging service. If the usage logging service is disabled this row will show N/A.

DaysOfUsageData

Number of days the usage logging service retains data. This provides context for Hits and DistinctUsers. For example, if this is 14 days, the Hits and DistinctUsers data is for the last 14 days.

PublishingPageURL

Url to the publishing page.

PageLayoutName

Name of the page layout associated with the publishing page.

PageLayoutURL

Url to the page layout associated with the publishing page.

ScanID

Unique identifier assigned to a specific execution of the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool.

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