Google Workspace to Office 365 Migration at Enterprise Speed & Scale


Seamless enterprise file migration to from Google Workspace to Office 365

Google Workspace to Office 365 file migrations can be challenging. But with DryvIQ, you can migrate with confidence.

With the DryvIQ platform, organizations can move files from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365, including OneDrive and SharePoint online, seamlessly without disrupting users or work.

  • Reduce storage costs without disrupting business
  • Automatically map users, groups, permissions, accounts, file sharing, and metadata to eliminate IT overhead during file migration
  • Reduce financial risks by sorting and securing sensitive data according to current data protection policies
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Reduce migration costs and risks

DryvIQ ensures that all file information remains the same when migrating files from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365. This includes metadata, permissions, sharing profiles, attributes, and links. DryvIQ automates finding broken links, blocking forbidden file types, fixing filenames, and more when moving from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365.

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Migrate files from Google Workspace to Office 365 with confidence

DryvIQ’s continuous copy mode transfers files in the background without affecting users or system integrations. It doesn’t disrupt existing workstreams. The platform keeps files updated in real-time, accurately reflecting the previous data.

With DryvIQ, you can securely move files, control user access, and quickly fix file transfer errors. Together, these abilities make your Google Workspace (previously called G Suite) to Office 365 (now called Microsoft 365) file migration easier for your business.

Partner with a global migration leader

As a Google Cloud Partner and a Microsoft Gold Partner, the DryvIQ team has deep expertise in Google Workspace to Office 365 migrations. Our Google to Microsoft migration tools will ensure you have a seamless file migration.

  • Scalable, secure file transfer from Google Workspace to Office 365
  • Unrivaled migrations speeds – Proven up to 100 TB per day
  • Identify friction points between Google and Microsoft file platforms
  • Analyze and simulate your file migration prior to transferring any files to avoid errors
  • Preserve all aspects of file fidelity, including metadata, user & group permissions, and sharing links
  • Identify and sync newly created and modified content for a disruption-free transition
  • Move millions of files to Microsoft 365 from Google Workspace, Box, Dropbox, NFS, and or other storage platforms

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Indiana University Migrates to Office 365

With the help of DryvIQ, Indiana University migrated nearly 3 PB and 140,000 users to Office 365.

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Our migration with DryvIQ has cost considerably less than our original cloud storage subscription.

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Google Workspace to Office 365 migration plan

Are you contemplating a shift in your organization’s data management strategy? With the digital workspace evolving at an unprecedented rate, making the move from Google Workspace to Office 365 could be the change your business needs. This comprehensive guide is tailored to demystify the Google Workspace to Office 365 migration process, how to execute it seamlessly, and the challenges you might encounter along the way.

G Suite to Office 365 migration step-by-step

  1. Planning is Paramount: Begin with a thorough assessment of your current infrastructure. Understand the scope and scale of the data to be migrated. Additionally, consider the fact that both Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 are full collaboration suites, involving many more products and platforms beyond file and data storage. Ensure that these components, including email, calendars, contacts, and other key functions, can be migrated as well. Set realistic timelines and milestones.
  2. Prepare Your Environment: Ensure your current system meets the prerequisites for a seamless migration. This may involve updates or configurations to your existing setup.
  3. Choose Your Migration Strategy: There are many different migration paths, including cutover, staged, and hybrid migrations. Select the one that aligns with your organization’s size, complexity, and timeline, and make sure you’re working with a migration partner with the expertise to get the job done without disruption.
  4. Execute the Migration: Utilize a field-proven enterprise migration platform for the file migration process, that enables you to monitor progress closely and can automatically address any migration issues.
  5. Post-Migration Steps: Conduct a thorough post-migration review. Train your staff to maximize the benefits of Office 365, and implement security and compliance measures.

Common challenges of data migration from Google Workspace to Office 365

  • Data Loss: To mitigate the risk of data loss, ensure you’re working with a platform that can manage migration errors while providing full auditing and reporting during the entire migration project.
  • Complexities in Data Mapping: Given the structural differences between Google and Microsoft, data mapping can be difficult. Advanced planning and working with an automated migration tool will help ensure data integrity.
  • User Adoption: Resistance to change is common. Combat this by highlighting Office 365’s benefits and providing ample training, along with minimizing business disruption by working with an field-proven migration solution.

Analyze your data before migrating

Unstructured data is complicated, and manual migration methods lack scanning abilities to identify files and flag potential migration issues. Understanding this data is crucial for planning a successful Google Workspace to Office 365 migration.

With DryvIQ’s Google Workspace to Office 365 migration tool, you can fully discover your data and predict migration outcomes. Before migration, you can identify potential challenges and understand what the migration will look like, before moving a single file.

DryvIQ’s data discovery and classification capabilities go even further, enabling your organization to understand file sensitivity and plan an intelligent migration that reduces cost and risk.

Easily manage user permissions across platforms

User permissions can differ greatly between Google Workspace and Office 365. As a result, there is no way to automatically map them when using manual or basic migration methods. The DryvIQ platform can transform and map user accounts and group permissions from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365 at scale.

Google Drive, the file storage and sharing platform of Google Workspace, supports very complex ownership permission structures that don’t translate well to other cloud content repositories. Many users in Google Drive work with files and folders that have different permissions than the top-level folder.

For example, permissions in Google and Microsoft may seem similar; they both follow the concept of owner, editor, and reader. However, both platforms differ in the way they store content.

But it doesn’t end there. Google Drive stores data in one, centralized location. Google Drive uses permission levels on the drives, folders, and documents to build a dynamic user interface. However, this can make for some complex Google Workspace to Office 365 migrations.

Migrating native Google Drive file types

Google is one of cloud collaboration suites with its own proprietary file types including in its online document creation platform. The three primary file types that are integral to Google Workspace to Microsoft 365 migrations are Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. With DryvIQ, you can implement configurable features to accommodate many different migration scenarios and transform the documents from Google to Microsoft versions as needed.

Automatically remediate G Suite to Office 365 file transfer errors

Manual file remediation after failed transfers is time-consuming and risky. Organizations risk losing file fidelity, history, or attributes due to incompatible name lengths, characters, or sizes between Google Workspace and Microsoft 365.

DryvIQ offers a pre-remediation process to identify files it cannot migrate ahead of time. In cases like this, the DryvIQ platform can automatically truncate file path lengths or transform conflicting file names. In more complicated instances of incompatibility, DryvIQ will flag the administrator for any files requiring manual correction.

Eliminate business disruption during migration

During your Google Workspace to Office 365 migration, employees may not be able to access content depending on the chosen migration methodology. Relying on end-users to move files themselves or a making a sudden cutover without a transition period can very easily disrupt business operations.

The DryvIQ platform’s real-time file synchronization eliminates this issue. DryvIQ calls this continuous copy, which constantly streams changes in files, folders, and even deletes between source and destination. The synchronization period aids change management and boosts user adoption, making users familiar with the new platform before migration.

Master your Google Workspace to Office 365 migration

The migration from Google Workspace to Office 365 can open a new chapter of operational efficiency, collaboration, and security for organizations. While the path to successful migration requires careful planning, execution, and follow-up, the payoff in terms of productivity and modernization cannot be overstated.

Remember, every migration presents its unique challenges, but with the right approach and tools, these can be seamlessly navigated. Are you ready to take your organization’s collaboration and productivity to new heights with a seamless Google Workspace to Office 365 migration?