In the recent Office 365 Weekly Digest, Microsoft has mentioned a new feature that will allow migration of Google’s G Suite to Office 365.
“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!” mentioned Microsoft in a blog post.
“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.”
Microsoft already allows admins to migrate G Suite mailboxes to Office 365 using the IMAP migration in Office 365 admin center. But the IMAP migration only migrate emails, not calendar and contact information.
Although there are third-party migration tools and services, but they are not much secure. Microsoft wants to provide its own offering so that enterprises can migrate without any hassles, in a secure way.
The new G Suite to Office 365 migration feature is currently under development and is expected to release in second quarter of 2019.
Other than the this most notice-worthy feature, tech giant added several new features to the Office 365 roadmap. These features are targeted for SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Bookings and Outlook.
Microsoft has been continuously evolving the Teams collaboration service. Another new feature is Power BI webinar that will be added to Teams for improving data modeling skills of users.
Recently, the tech giant announced SharePoint Framework v1.7 to bring the best of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint together to its customers.