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The method of migration between the cloud platforms from different vendors depends on the type of email server that you are using and what email server that you want to use. But many of these platforms have made it possible to import the mailboxes from other platforms. The cloud platform from Microsoft is called Microsoft 365. In this, a Super Administrator credential can import the G Suite (Google Workspace) mailbox emails with the help of Microsoft 365 Admin Center. As G Suite supports IMAP protocol for its emails, the emails can be migrated manually.
The migration is completed in several stages, in which the mailboxes are prepared and migrated to Office 365. Let’s see these stages of migration one by one:
Before starting the migration, you should verify to Office 365 that you own the Google Workspace domain. The setup wizard gives you a TXT record that is available to add at the domain host provider. In the Microsoft Office 365 Admin Center, you can use the two options to verify the domain.
After verifying the domain of Google Workspace accounts, you can continue to create new user accounts in Office 365. You can either create a single user at a time or create multiple users at a time. Each user should have the mail-enabled mailbox that will receive the data from the Google Workspace users, and the user should have the active license of an Office 365 subscription plan.
To start a migration, you require the list that contains the G Suite mailbox details. The easiest way to create such a migration file is through the MS Excel spreadsheet.
Here are the steps that you need to follow opening an Excel file –
To connect the Office 365 account with G Suite, you can create an endpoint at the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.
The Migration from G Suite to Office 365 is possible through the migration batches that you create in the Admin Center. The batch consists of the migration file that you created for the G Suite mailboxes.
The manual migration process to move the G Suite account to Office 365 is a lengthy process where the user needs to create a proper comma-separate value, migration endpoint at the Office 365 Admin Center, and then create a migration job using the migration endpoint.
This whole endeavor gives a limited result because it can migrate only the emails from Gmail account. It cannot migrate contacts, docs, and other important data. So, whenever you want to move from G Suite to Office 365, then you should use a professional software Kernel G Suite to Office 365 software. It will migrate the complete data from all the applications and you can apply various filters that make the migration a light-weight task.