If you've ever done it, you know that migrating from one offering to another is never an easy feat. Beyond the "should I really press 'OK'?!" every step of the way, to the sheer time suck it can be, migrations are not for the faint of heart. Yet faint of heart you are not, because you've found yourself here. In this article, we will describe the step-by-step process you will follow when migrating from G Suite to Office 365. Have a snack, maybe do some jumping jacks and dive on in!

Why you might want to migrate from G Suite to Microsoft Office 365

-When it comes to migrating from either G Suite to Office 365 or Office 365 to G Suite, you need to know the differences between those two SaaS products. I will briefly go through them, so you might have a better understanding on what are the advantages and disadvantages of each one.

-Starting with probably one of the most important differences – the cost of the service. In most cases G Suite will offer a lower price than Office 365. But if you want more detailed information, you might want to compare prices on official websites of Microsoft and Google. Another way to check the price is to send a request to the sales department of each corporation, for more detailed pricing information.

-Another thing to have in mind is that there is a variance in how cloud storage works. There is a distinction on the maximum file size supported, on the maximum number of items on shared resources, on file-sharing possibilities and on few more things.

-Depending on whether your company uses Office 365 apps or Google Docs, you probably already have chosen your designated platform. But if you didn’t you might be asking which service is better. There is no clear answer to that question. You need to answer that yourself, because it really depends on your business needs and preferences.

-Microsoft provides you with a broad spectrum of productivity applications, including online apps of Office 365. Offering great compatibility with other Microsoft applications developed over the years. But so does Google with its Google Docs, the main difference is that Google Docs is an only online solution for work productivity, while Office 365 can be used both on-premise or in the cloud.

Migrate from G Suite to Office 365

-The process to Migrate User to Office 365 can be tricky due to some of the differences in how email works between the two. For example, Gmail has "Categories" where Outlook doesn't. With differences like this, it helps to build a strategy around your specific usage of Gmail and your planned usage of Office 365.

Steps of a Successful G Suite Migration to Office 365 are given below-

-Understand the differences. It's important to detail the differences of your current G Suite configuration and how you want to configure those changes in Office 365. With how ambiguous this phase can be, we recommend building a strategy with a provider like us or conducting research in detail on the differences between both email platforms.

-Prepare your new environment. Your new Office 365 environment is a fresh start for your infrastructure to be built from. We recommend spending some time outlining SharePoint site structure, folder structure, naming conventions, etc. If these are outlined prior to a move, we can help implement those changes during a migration.

-Test it! With any type of technology... we always stress testing before moving to production. Test a small batch of users with these new rules and make sure you're happy with the outcome.

-Cutover to Office 365. All users can not be set up on Office 365. With our migration solutions, we sync your old data to Office 365 with daily updates. This is in case new data shows up in G Suite after the migration.
Review configuration and policies of Office 365. At this point, we utilize a 50 item checklist we created that reviews security and efficiency for your organization prior to completion.

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