Today’s tech news: Microsoft office 365 to launch migration tools

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Microsoft authorities said they are into Google G Suite to Office 365 “movement experience” that would be prepared by Q2 2019. As of this current week, those devices began taking off, with full accessibility guaranteed over “the coming weeks.”

Microsoft’s documentation page entitled “Perform a G Suite migration” notes that in order to perform a staged migration. Users must have Office 365 Directory Synchronization (DirSync) set up. They will need to manually provision all of the MailUsers outside the migration process. There’s an overview of the process using one of Microsoft’s favorite fictitious companies, Fabrikam Inc. as part of the documentation.

In its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) post about the migration tools. The Exchange Migration Team answers questions about commonly used terms, the migration process and more. But, there’s also an introduction to Exchange Mailbox Replication Service (MRS). It handles mailbox import, export, migration and restoration for Exchange nad Office 365.

Admins able to tell if the new migration features available in their tenant by seeing the G Suite (Gmail) migration option. Under the Migration tab in the Exchange Admin Center (EAC) or gaining access to the Gmail parameter for New-Migration Batch CMDlet, according to Microsoft’s blog post.

Moreover, Google already has an Exchange migration tool. And while there already is a way for admins to migrate IMAP mailboxes from G Suite using migration endpoints. This option doesn’t migrate contacts or calendar items in an automated way.