Η microsoft builds a tool that will make it easier for its users Google G Suite to go to Office 365. In an update to the Office 365 roadmap, Microsoft added last week 'Google G Suite to Office 365 migration' in the list of features it has developed for the productivity suite (from ZDNet).
By targeting 2 to release Q2019, the tool will allow each G Suite user to transfer all his emails, calendars, and contacts to Office 365, thus facilitating the transition. According to Microsoft's description:
We have taken note of the feedback you have given us and we are excited to announce the new G Suite transition experience that will allow you to directly email, calendar and contacts from Google G Suite to Office 365! Our extremely secure solution ensures that your data is transferred directly to Office 365. We also add support for relocating the mailbox in part.
G Suite is Microsoft's largest competitor in terms of commercial productivity applications, so it makes sense for Microsoft to make the transition as simple as possible for those who want to make a change. Equally important is that the tool provides a secure way to migrate data, which Greg Taylor, Exchange Marketing Manager at Microsoft, stressed in a statement to Petri:
The primary reason we do this is to improve the security of customer data. We want to make sure that the customer's data itself is secured when moving, that they will not stop anywhere during the process, and that the authentication used to reach them is powerful and reliable.
While Microsoft does not seek to launch the transition tool in its integrated version, until sometime in the 2 2019 quarter, it is likely that we will see a preview of it sooner.