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Summary: Learn how to migrate G Suite data directly to Microsoft 365 Groups with ease. Microsoft 365 Groups are a powerful collaboration tool, and this blog provides insights into the process. Utilize a specialized migration tool from KernelApps to streamline the transition, ensuring a seamless shift from G Suite to Office 365 Groups, and unlock efficient resource sharing within your organization.

Microsoft 365 Groups enable efficient collaboration among organization members. Administrators can create groups and add multiple members, granting them access to shared resources. This membership service includes various applications:

  • Calendar
  • Outlook Inbox
  • SharePoint document library
  • OneNote notebook
  • Power BI
  • Planner
  • Yammer
  • Teams
  • Stream
  • Roadmap

Groups eliminate the need for manual permission assignments to individual users. Once added to a Group, members automatically gain access to all the mentioned resources. Each user is assigned a specific role to facilitate more efficient Group management.

  • Owners – Owners have full control over Groups, allowing them to add or remove members, modify group settings, change the Group’s name and description, as well as perform tasks like removing conversations and adjusting specific settings.
  • Members – Members have permission to access the resources within the Group, but they cannot modify settings. They do have the ability to invite guests to join the Group.
  • Guests – Guests are the invitees from outside of the organization.

Many individuals are drawn to Microsoft 365 for its advantages and adaptable features, including Microsoft 365 Groups. This is a common reason for migrating from G Suite to Office 365. If you’re a Google Workspace user looking to transition to Office 365 Groups, consider using the Kernel G Suite to Office 365 Migration tool, which includes a dedicated feature for migrating content to Office 365 Groups.

Download the migration tool.

  1. After installing the software, you can start it from the Applications menu. On the home screen, you need to click the Add button in the Add Source section.
    Click on add button in Add Source

  2. Input G Suite account’ Login ID, Service account ID, and its respective P 12 File Path. Then choose the second option to select multiple accounts. Then click Get User Mailbox(es) button to retrieve G Suite accounts.
    Input G Suite account details
  3. Use the checkbox to select G Suite mailboxes. Click the Add button.
    select G Suite mailboxes.
  4. After selecting the G Suite account in the source, you need to click Add in Add Destination section.
    Clcik on add in Add Destination section
  5. Apply the same method to input Exchange Server name/IP address, Mailbox Login ID, and Password. Choose the second option to select multiple accounts. Then click the Get User Mailbox(es) button.
    Get User Mailbox(es)
  6. Check/uncheck the accounts and then click the Add button.
    Clcik on add button
  7. Map the source and destination accounts properly.
    Map the source and destination accounts
  8. After mapping the accounts, click the Set Filter and Migrate option.
    Set Filter and Migrate
  9. The Migration Type Selection is an important page where you need to choose whether you want to migrate between Primary Mailbox, Archive Mailbox, or Public Folder. Then click Migrate.
    Click on migrate
  10. The filter page has the special option to migrate the data into Office 365 Groups directly. You should check this option and apply the required filters. Then click I am OK, Start Migration.
    I am OK, Start Migration
  11. When you choose the Office 365 Group as a direct destination, the next window asks you to check an option that will migrate all folders of the source mailbox to the mapped Office 365 Group. Click OK after checking the option.
    choose the Office 365 Group as a direct destination
  12. The tool will migrate the G Suite data to Office 365 Group directly. After successful migration, a message appears related to its finalization. Click OK.
    successful migration

After the migration, you can see the data in Office 365 Groups.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the limitations that a user should know before going through the migration?
A. You should know the limitations of Microsoft Groups before migrating to data in it. Although the upper limit is quite high, you should know about them.

Maximum Value
Owners for a single Group 1001
Maximum Groups a user can create 250
Maximum groups an administrator can create The administrator gets the upper tenant limit to 500 K
Maximum number of members in Group Although there can be more than 1000 members in the Group, only the first thousand can access the message conversations.

The remaining users will get some delays in accessing the calendar and conversations.

Maximum number of groups a user can join 7000
File Storage 1 Terabyte, and the user can purchase more space with some extra payment.
Group Mailbox Size 50 GB
Q- Which Microsoft 365 plan should I purchase to create Groups?

A- You should purchase such a subscription plan that has Exchange Online and SharePoint Online in it.

Q- How can I create Groups in Microsoft 365?

A- 1- First, go to the Exchange admin center. Then expand Groups. Click Groups.
2- Select Add Group and provide the necessary details. Select Create Group.


Microsoft 365 Groups are highly beneficial for businesses looking to efficiently share resources among employees, and they come with a generous upper limit for adding members. To facilitate this transition, KernelApps offers a migration tool that allows you to move your G Suite data directly to Microsoft Groups. With a specialized option for selecting Groups as the destination, this software supports all G Suite and Office 365 plans. Consider this migration as an upgrade rather than just a Google Workspace backup job.