Google to Office 365 Migration
Automation for predictable, seamless Google to Office 365 cloud migrations
SkyKick can ensure an easy, automated transition from Google to Office 365. We’ll help you seamlessly sync your Google Calendar, labels, contacts and perform a Gmail migration to Outlook 365 faster and with less risk.
SkyKick Server Sync is optimized to reduce the impact of Google data transfer limits. SkyKick technology also helps you provide the best transition from Google’s Email Label organizational structure by giving you the option to map the migrating mail to either folders or categories in Outlook, whatever is best for your customer.
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Why SkyKick Migration?
At SkyKick, we know there’s a big difference between migrating a few desk-less workers and migrating an entire enterprise-level organization. SkyKick offers three different migration products to meet your customer’s unique environment.
Data-Only Email Migrations
Move just the email data. Perfect for customers with desk-less workers, Mac shops and project work that needs only data migrated.
Automated mailbox discovery, mailbox Auto-Match, and source-side impersonation make scheduling migrations fast and easy.
Our Server Sync technology offers accurate data quality and less risk, without the effort of managing migration passes.
Server Sync automatically manages the migration for you. Easily stay current on all the progress with Migration Manager.
Small Business Migration Suite
Robust project automation designed for Office 365 migrations from 1-250 users
A fast, easy-to-use sales assessment, planning and configuration application that streamlines analyzing your customer’s Exchange email environment and scoping your project.
Keeps all the critical pieces of your Exchange to Office 365 transition in sync. Data is automatically synced before, during, and after cutover to virtually eliminate data migration risk, with easy-to-make adjustments if the migration date changes.
Works with Server Sync to finalize the migration, and ensure every desktop is ready to migrate. The Outlook Assistant performs local PST migrations and retains extras like address autocomplete, signature blocks, and Outlook profiles, so users feel at home when they get to Office 365.
Easily track, monitor, and take action on all your migration projects from a single dashboard. As the automation progresses, you remain in control to make any adjustments to ensure a seamless cutover.
Enterprise Migration Suite
Project automation for large, staged, or multi-server Office 365 migrations
A web-based application that provides the information and organization that partners need to create a detailed migration plan with less time and effort.
Perform large cutover or staged migrations with ease. Keep the critical pieces in sync, and automatically adjust your original migration plan, if necessary.
Works with Migration Sync to help manage and finalize the migration. Potential issues are proactively mitigated and end-users are ready for Office 365 long before they’re migrated.
One central command center to manage your migration business. Rich dashboards keep you informed of all your migrations, stages and users.
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- Small Business Server versions 2003-2013. Exchange versions 2003-2013.
- The SkyKick Exchange Assistant requires Exchange 2010 to be installed in the same domain being migrated.
- SkyKick does not utilize DirSync integration when performing the migration. If you require DirSync configured permanently for business reasons, we recommend you set it up prior to finalizing your SkyKick migration order. SkyKick supports migrations from Kerio, GroupWise, or Zimbra on a case-by-case basis.
Frequently asked questions
How do you perform a Google Mail to Office 365 migration?
SkyKick can easily and automatically transfer Google Mail to Office 365. We’ll help you seamlessly sync your Google calendar, labels, and contacts and perform a migration to Office 365 faster and with less risk. SkyKick Server Sync is optimized to reduce the impact of Google data transfer limits. SkyKick technology also helps you provide the best transition from Google’s email label organizational structure by giving you the option to map the migrating mail to either folders or categories in Outlook, whichever is best for your customer.
How can I start to migrate Gmail to Office 365?
The best way to get started is to visit the Getting Started page in the SkyKick help center. There you can get detailed information on Migration Pre-Sales Scoping and Planning, Migration Planning and Configuration, Migration Monitoring and Management, along with a Pre-Migration Prep Guide and Migration Getting Started Guide.
What kind of data can be migrated in a Google to Office 365 cloud migration?
SkyKick migrates server-side data, including email, calendars, tasks, contacts, shared mailboxes. SkyKick technology also helps you provide the best transition from Google’s email label organizational structure by giving you the option to map the migrating mail to either folders or categories in Outlook, whichever is best for your customer.
SkyKick also migrates local client-side data, including auto-complete and email signature blocks.
What makes SkyKick Migrations different from other Gmail to Office 365 migration tools?
As a 100% to-partner company, we built the SkyKick Migration Suites to provide IT partners with an automated migration tool to accelerate their cloud business with comprehensive planning, accurate provisioning, no lost data, and a great end-user experience. Unlike other Office 365 migration tools that focus primarily on moving server-side data—one step in a comprehensive migration-consulting project—SkyKick technology automates up to 90% of the manual effort and helps partners manage all of the essential steps across the entire migration project.
How does SkyKick reduce the risk of data loss in Google to Office 365 migrations?
SkyKick migration technology automatically processes data at the nearest regional Microsoft Azure data center in the country where the Office 365 tenant specified in the Migration Planner is located. All email content remains in the region during a migration. This includes compute, path of information from source to destination, and storage of metadata/state files. This information is transferred directly from source server to Office 365. At no time are data written to disk, stored, or taken possession of by SkyKick. For more information see Migration Security.
How long does it take to migrate Gmail to Office 365?
Because no two migrations are identical, it is difficult to predict precisely how long it will take to migrate email from Google to Office 365. This is due to a variety of factors, including Google data transfer limits, migration method, data type and density, network performance, end-user engagement, and throttling, that can extend the duration required to complete the migration. However, SkyKick makes it easy to schedule and adjust a migration date, scope, and requirements, depending on the desired timeline. If you are an IT partner with a specific migration project, contact email@example.com for more information on the timeline.
How does SkyKick handle Google Labels in a Google to Office 365 migration?
Instead of using Folders for email organization, Google uses Labels, which are similar to Outlook Categories. Because many end users may prefer this organizational strategy, SkyKick technology gives you and your customer the choice of either mapping the migrating email to Folders or Categories in Office 365. This choice must be made on the Final Review tab of the Migration Planner, prior to placing the order. For more information, see Handling Google Labels.
How do SkyKick migrations interact with directory synchronization (e.g. AD Connect)?
Directory synchronization is not required for Office 365 or SkyKick Migrations. However, if the company being migrated wants to implement directory synchronization, SkyKick technology can still be used. For more information, see Configuring Active Directory Synchronization for an Office 365 Migration.
Is SkyKick HIPPA compliant?
SkyKick conforms to all the HIPAA requirements of a Business Associate. It can therefore sign and fulfill the elements contained in its Business Associate Agreement (BAA) (once completed and signed by a covered entity performing the migration). The BAA contains the elements specified at 45 CFR 164.504€, including:
A description of the permitted and required uses of protected health information by SkyKick.
The provision that SkyKick will not use or further disclose the protected health information other than as permitted or required by the contract or as required by law
Requirements to use appropriate safeguards to prevent a use or disclosure of the protected health information other than as provided for by the contract.
For more information, see HIPAA Compliant Migrations.