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How to Migrate Microsoft Office 365 to Google Workspace

Nilesh Kumar | Modified: 2021-09-17T07:56:44+00:00|Data Migration | 3 Minutes Reading

Summary: This article provides multiple methods to migrate Microsoft Office 365 to Google Workspace. You can either choose to do it manually or opt for the quick migration process.

No matter how many ways there are to get your work done, businesses need a multitude of applications. To support so many apps, bulky hardware installations are required that ultimately results in a staggering amount of financial strain. So, more and more businesses are adopting cloud apps and Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace are the best examples of such cloud suite.

However, not every business is able to choose the best application on the first try. So, the need arises to move from one app to another to increase the business productivity.

Here, we are discussing a similar migration scenario i.e., having to migrate Microsoft 365 to Google Workspace. Do follow the instructions carefully for a smooth transition.

Let’s get started.

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DMS for Microsoft Office 365 to Google Workspace Migration

Google Workspace provides a native Data Migration option. However, using it is no easy task. First you will need to fulfill some pre-requisite:

  1. Create the destination Google accounts
  2. Set up roles for Microsoft 365 accounts

We will assume that you have already created the destination accounts at this point of time. Now, let us find out how to set up roles for O365 account:

  • Sign in to Microsoft 365 account.
  • Open Admin panel.
  • In desktop version, go to Apps >> Security & Compliance >> Exchange.
  • In web version, directly click on Exchange.
exchange in admin center
  • Click on Permissions.
permissions
  • Click on + icon and input the Name field. In Roles section, click on + again. Add two roles here – ApplicationImpersonation and ViewOnly-Configuration.
add permissions
  • Click the Save button.
  • Now, go to User roles and click on the + button.
add roles
  • Add one account that is to be used to connect to Office 365, preferably the admin account. There is no need to add all accounts for Office 365 to Google Workspace migration.
  • Wait for 30 min as the changes will take some time to take effect.

Once the pre-requisite are taken care of, it is time to migrate Microsoft 365 to Google Workspace account.

Actual Migration

  • Go to Google Workspace admin console and click on Data Migration.
  • Select Email.
  • Now, fill in the following details-
    • Migration source – Microsoft Office 365
    • Connection protocol – Exchange Web Services
    • URL – Web address of migrating Outlook account
    • Role – Email ID and Password of Account used in Pre-requisite
  • Click on Connect.
fill in migration details
  • Choose a migration date and options according to your requirements and click on Select Users.
select migration options
  • Click Specify the source Google Workspace accounts to migrate data from as well as the destination Office 365 accounts to move data into.
select multiple users
  • Click Start.

It will take a lot of time to migrate your data. So, make sure to keep yourself occupied in the meantime with other tasks.

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