Migrate from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365Migrate from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365

Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 are both cloud-based software as a service (SaaS). Both provide various productive applications to make email managing tasks easy for users. This blog will discuss various reasons to migrate from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365. 

But still, we can’t determine which cloud-based service is best for you by comparison. It all depends on the user’s needs and comfort. So, let’s discuss some reasons why you choose Office 365 over Google workspace.

Factors that insist users migrate from G Suite to Microsoft 365

1. Better Pricing: Microsoft offers better pricing for Office 365. It provides pricing from business basic to large enterprises. At the same time, Google has a business starter, business standard, and business plus. That is why the pricing of Microsoft 365 is far better than G Suite.

2. Familiarity and Convenience: We all are familiar with the Microsoft products such as MS Excel, MS Word, etc. Therefore, Microsoft 365 is more familiar to users, and they perform the G Suite to Office 365 migration process. 

3. Data Security: To store files, Google offers G drive that stores all types of file data, which you can share with anyone easily. But it has a drawback: Google drive doesn’t offer structured file storage. However, Microsoft 365’s one Drive has a good management system. 

These are the few reasons that insist users migrate from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365. It could be more reasons that can vary from user to user. Now we will discuss the solutions to make this migration. 

Solutions to migrate Microsoft 365 over G Suite

There are two solutions available to perform this migration task manual and professional. The manual method to migrate from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365 needs proper preplanning before execution. At the same time, professional software like Shoviv is very easy to implement for all users. Moreover, the manual method has some drawbacks that complicate this task. Let’s discuss some limitations of the manual solution.

Limitations of the manual approach

  • It consumes too much time to transfer the data from G Suite to Office 365.
  • Users should have good technical skills to handle the manual method.
  • There are high chances of human error. Most importantly, a single error can lead to data corruption chances. 
  • It can harm the folder hierarchy and meta properties if you go manually. 
  • Utilizing the manual method to migrate from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365 might be tricky.
  • Advanced features, such as a search option, filter facility, etc., are unavailable in the manual method.

Above, we described the limitations of the manual and why it makes this migration task risky. Therefore, it would be better to use professional software to perform the G Suite to Office 365 migration task. 

Shoviv third-party tool to migrate Google emails to Microsoft 365

There are many benefits to choosing the Shoviv professional software for this migration task. Users also get lots of features and a simple user interface. Shoviv professional software has a easy working process. Users can easily accomplish this task by following a few steps. Shoviv G Suite to Office 365 Migration Tool is very easy to use. Even it allows users to do multiple tasks without any difficulty. 

  1. It allows the addition of bulk and numerous G Suite mailboxes without any restrictions.
  2. The folder hierarchy and integrity of the data remain unchanged even after migrating G Suite data into the target.
  3. Because of its simple user interface, novice users also migrate from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365 with ease. 
  4. It has a preview option that users can use to view added items before initiating the migration task.
  5. This tool doesn’t set any limitation on performing multiple jobs at once.
  6. Moreover, users can filter items to make the migration of selective items.
  7. It can process the bulk G Suite mailboxes into the Office 365 environment in a single go.
  8. This software offers an option to migrate the G Suite data into the On-premise Exchange Server.
  9. It also offers a splitter option that schedules the migration task daily, weekly or monthly. 

Shoviv also offers a free trial version of this tool you can download to check its compatibility. Its free trial version is available on Shoviv’s official website. Users can easily process the first 50 items/folder in this free trial version. 

Step by Step process of Shoviv software to migrate G Suite mailboxes

Step 1: Install Shoviv G Suite to Office 365 Migration.exe from the official website of Shoviv.

Step2: Go to the dashboard and choose the Source G Suite.

Step 3: Then, add the required details and click on Connect.

Step4: Select the target Office 365 option from the dashboard. 

Step 5: Click OK after adding the Office 365 needed details.

Step6: Now, you need to create the migration job by selecting the Migration job option. 

Step 7: After including the needed details, click on Next.

Step8: Thereafter, choose the option to migrate G Suite mailboxes into the User mailbox, archive mailbox or public folder.

Step 9: In the next wizard, you can filter the items. You can include or exclude the needed items by date or folder criteria. After making all the changes click on the Next button.

Step10: If you wish to schedule the migration process, then use its scheduler option. You can schedule the migration job daily, weekly or monthly. At last, click OK.

Step 11: Now, the migration job is created. Check all the details and then tap on Finish. 

Step12: The process will start in the next step if you don’t schedule the job. Select the Finish option after completing the migration. And save the report of the whole process if needed.

Wrapping Up

This blog described the solutions to migrate from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365 environment. So, at the end of this blog, we conclude that Shoviv professional software is the best way. It is capable of migrating the bulk G Suite mailboxes into Office 365 without difficulty. The advanced features available in this software are very rapid and provide an accurate migration of the G Suite data. Before making any decision try out the trial version of this software.

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of Appclonescript.com, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.