At the end of 2018, Microsoft officials said they were working on a Google G Suite to Office 365 "migration experience" that would be ready by Q2 2019. As of this week, those tools started rolling out, with full availability promised over "the coming weeks." "Perform a G Suite migration" notes that in order to perform a staged migration, users must have Office 365 Directory Synchronization (DirSync) set up or they will need to manually provision allof the MailUsers outside the migration process. There's an overview of the process using one of Microsoft's favorite fictitious companies, Fabrikam Inc. as part of the documentation. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) post about the migration tools, the Exchange Migration Team answers questions about commonly used terms, the migration process and more. There's also an introduction to Exchange Mailbox Replication Service (MRS), which handles mailbox import, export, migration and restoration for Exchange nad Office 365. Google already has an … [Read more...] about Microsoft starts rolling out Google G Suite to Office 365 migration tools
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Both Microsoft and Google would like to be your one-stop shop for business productivity software. Their respective subscription offerings, Office 365 and G Suite, tick all the top-level boxes on your company's communications and productivity checklist. Each suite includes the following features: Business email and shared calendaring services attached to custom domainsOnline storage, with shared space for collaboration and a large allotment of personal storage space for each user accountProductivity apps for creating and collaborating on documents, spreadsheets, and presentationsCorporate communication tools, including messaging, online meetings, and video conferencingA management interface, with advanced features such as compliance and archiving for enterprise customers as well as security features including two-factor authenticationBoth of these services are underpinned by a robust, highly reliable cloud infrastructure with data centers worldwide. (And if the G Suite brand … [Read more...] about Office 365 vs G Suite: Which productivity suite is best for your business?
Microsoft is putting together a tool that'll make it much easier for Google G Suite customers to migrate to Office 365. In an update to its Office 365 roadmap, Microsoft last week added "Google G Suite to Office 365 migration" to the list of features it has in development for the productivity suite (via ZDNet). Targeting a release for Q2 of 2019, the tool will allow any current G Suite customer to migrate all of their email, calendars, and contacts to Office 365, making it easier to manage the switch. From Microsoft's description: We've heard the feedback and we're excited to announce the new G Suite migration experience which will allow you to directly migrate email, calendar and contacts from Google G Suite to Office 365! Our highly secure solution ensures your data is directly migrated to Office 365, with no resting points along the way. We're also adding support for migrating mailbox in batches. G Suite is Microsoft's biggest competitor when it comes to commercial productivity … [Read more...] about Microsoft cooking up migration tool for moving from G Suite to Office 365
Microsoft added to its Office 365 roadmap last week mention of a coming Google G Suite to Office 365 "migration experience." The offering is in development and will be ready by Q2 calendar 2019, according to the roadmap.Here's the roadmap entry, in full:"We've heard the feedback and we're excited to announce the new G Suite migration experience which will allow you to directly migrate email, calendar and contacts from Google G Suite to Office 365! Our highly secure solution ensures your data is directly migrated to Office 365, with no resting points along the way. We're also adding support for migrating mailbox in batches."(Thanks to the Microsoft Office 365 Weekly blog and Tom Morgan on the thoughtstuff blog for the heads-up on the coming tools.)As Morgan noted, Google already has an Exchange migration tool. And while admins already can migrate IMAP mailboxes from G Suite using migration endpoints, but this option doesn't migrate contacts or calendar items in an automated way, Morgan … [Read more...] about Microsoft is working on a Google G Suite to Office 365 migration toolset
Microsoft officials have repeatedly said they've been careful to take a largely hands-off approach in integrating Microsoft's LinkedIn unit with the rest of the company. To many of us on the outside, it feels as if both internal and external integrations have been very slow and minimal. But it turns out there is behind-the-scenes work happening to bring LinkedIn more deeply into the Microsoft fold.Microsoft this week published a Microsoft IT Showcase case study about how it is moving LinkedIn's 14,000 employees to Office 365. Caution is the watchword in that case study, entitled "Linking in LinkedIn: How Microsoft onboarded a social networking giant."Microsoft's Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO) unit officials acknowledge the company "needed to rethink some of our previous integration approaches," when it came to LinkedIn, which Microsoft bought in 2016 for $26.2 billion. The goal was to "balance the autonomy of LinkedIn employees" with moving them off Google services and … [Read more...] about How Microsoft is moving LinkedIn’s 14,000 employees from Google services to Office 365