Getting away from Google – Best Practices for migrating to Office 365

Over the last couple of years I’ve noticed a few different trends. Firstly migrations now usually consist of multiple Office 365 services rather than an “email first” approach; and secondly, more organisations who have been unhappy with Google G Suite are (quite sensibly) choosing to migrate to Office 365.

The exact reasons as to why organisations are choosing to move to Office 365 vary from organisation – and it would over trivialise the decision to just the fact that Office 365 offers a lot more, and innovates faster. But – they are making that choice and it is not a decision that will reverse.

Therefore it’s worth building up your expertise in Google to Office 365 migrations, if you haven’t done so already. As long-term G Suite customers leave, there is a large likelihood that they will have adopted multiple services outside of the basic Google Mail and Google Drive services. This often means that in some cases, innovative approaches are required to get all of the data across.

Photo by Tony Redmond

Photo by Tony Redmond


Back at Office 365 Engage, in June, I talked about some best practices I’ve seen, and wanted to share these with you below.

Over the next few months, I’m going to be delving more into each individual service, and share some very up to date approaches – even since the session embedded here, things have changed – both in capabilities for migration and techniques that can be applied to accelerate those migrations.But for now though, enjoy the slides below: