Planning to make the move from G Suite to Office 365? Well, let’s discuss Google Groups and the things you must be looking for while migrating your Groups to Office 365 Groups and Shared Mailboxes!
Google Groups is a feature in Google Workspace that enables enterprises and organizations to send meeting invites, create Q&A forums, share documents, and create public, private, announcement-only mailing lists. Both Groups and Shared mailboxes are made to bring together people with common interests, but the key difference between these two is, that the former only helps with distribution, whereas the latter supports both distribution and collaboration!
If you are using G Suite and planning to migrate to Office 365, you should also migrate your Group memberships, membership roles, Group conversation, metadata, and everything to Office 365 to achieve a successful G Suite to O365 transition. Now, this can be challenging, because unlike all the applications in G Suite, for a Google Groups migration, you need to decide and plan on a considerable number of things before making the move!
In this blog, we have explained the features of AVAMIGRATRON, the only enterprise-ready G Suite to Office 365 migration tool that will help you achieve a seamless transition from Google Groups to Office 365!
Migration planning is very crucial for any data migration process! Before migrating your data from Google Groups to Office 365, you need to evaluate your source environment – the number of Groups, members, file counts, the size of each Group, and a lot more! If you are having around 1000+ Groups in your source environment, you should figure out the Groups that have huge data volume and migrate them in the first batch, so that you can ensure a smooth and hassle-free transition.
But the problem with most of the third-party tools in the market is that you will simply be forced to proceed with the migration without proper analysis of your source environment. Now, this can consume a lot of time, cost too much, and will also make the process a whole lot cumbersome.
AVAMIGRATRON is the only ‘Enterprise-ready platform’ available in the World that can provide you with an in-depth inventory of your Google Workspace! Before migrating your data, you can get to know the list of Groups, group members, roles owned by each group member, number of private and public groups, conversation count, the total number of file count, and the overall Group size!
With these details in your hand, you can easily evaluate your data volume, prioritize the migration process, and migrate only the Groups that are most crucial for your source Office 365 collaboration!
You can also fetch inventory and get insights into the list of Groups you don’t have access to and migrate them to your Office 365 shared mailbox or Unified Groups.
In your Google Groups conversations, you would have shared lots of files from Google Drive. Now, these files are called embedded files and you need to distinguish these files from the files that you shared from your local device. The files that you shared from your local devices will be readily accessible for you once you are done with the migration. But to retain the Google Embedded Drive files in your Office 365 Group or Shared mailbox, we recommend you first perform a Google Drive to One Drive migration.
As a result of this, all the embedded Drive file links will also be readily accessible for you in your target Office 365 environment without any hiccups and delays!
Clear-cut data mapping is crucial for any successful data migration process! With decades of experience in data migration, we know that ensuring the quality of data mapping will help you get the most out of your data in all your data migration and digital transformation initiatives. With AVAMIGRATRON, you can retain the member permissions in your target Office 365 Groups as it was the source environment. If you were using Google Groups, you would either migrate your data to an Office 365 Unified Group or a Shared mailbox depending upon your business need.
Now whatever your business needs are, AVAMIGRATRON ensures that all your data is mapped in an appropriate manner, so that you can proceed with the migration with clarity!
When it comes to knowing the progress of your migration process, AVAMIGRATRON provides the best reporting module! If you perform the migration using other third-party tools, you will only get to know the progress of your migration process through emails. But, when you perform the migration using AVAMIGRATRON, you will get live reports of the migration process through intuitive dashboards within the tool itself!
In the report, you will get details about the total inventory count and the number of items that are migrated. If needed, you can also export the report as an excel file.
When you perform the migration using our tool, we ensure that you don’t miss out or leave behind anything in your source environment!
Most third-party tools in the market consider incremental migration for Google Groups as a complex process. But we know the value of your last-minute conversations and your expectations regarding a complete migration. With AVAMIGRATRON, you can migrate all the last-minute conversations and incremental data growth until the go-live process! Now isn’t it a breakthrough for your Google Groups to Office 365 migration?
You can migrate all your last-minute messages and achieve a complete G Suite to O365 transition without any business interruptions. Provided our inventory assessment feature will complement your delta migration efforts by showing you insights into the additional data growth. If there is no significant conversation Growth in a specific Group, you can go on and migrate only the Groups that have significant data growth. Now, this inventory assessment will help you cut down the time consumed for the migration process
So next time when you approach a migration solution provider, ask them about the steps they follow to make the migration a seamless one! You will be surprised to know that there is no single tool available in the market that can provide you with an in-depth inventory of your source Google Workspace except our tool, AVAMIGRATRON!
Do you know? most of the third-party tools available in the market are web-based ones and they perform the migration using external servers. When you perform the migration using these tools, the security and the control of your data will no longer be in your hands and there are high chances for you to experience data loss and data leaks.
But with AVAMIGRATRON, the tool will be installed in your own environment. This means your migration from Google Groups to Office 365 shared mailbox or Unified Groups will be performed in a most secure and trusted environment and there is no way your data can be compromised at any level!
For more information about security, please refer to this article.
*AVAMIGRATRON is the only tool that leverages Google APIs to securely migrate your data from Google Groups to Office 365 Groups.
Most of the third-party tools in the market proclaim that they perform a complete migration. But they only support you with some facets of migration, leaving you entirely clueless about the rest! AVAMIGRATRON is the only enterprise-ready tool that ensures you are all covered in your Google Groups to Office 365 transition.
Having a comprehensive, fool-proof zero data loss migration solution is extremely crucial for your G Suite to Office 365 transition. Provided, when you perform the migration using a comprehensive tool like AVAMIGRATRON, you will be backed by our team’s 24 X 7 uninterrupted support. Now, this will ensure you achieve a successful Google Groups to Office 365 migration!
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