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Google announced the Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Exchange tool as part of its ongoing battle to woo Exchange customers over to Google Apps.
The tool provides a simple mechanism for small companies wishing to take the leap to Google Apps. Users can upload a comma separated values (.csv) file to Google with the names of users to be migrated. Options include:
Migrations can be throttled to only a given number of users simultaneously; for example, in the case of limited bandwidth. Simple progress indicators monitor the migration, with info- and failure-level error logging possible.
Caveats are that the tool performs a simple one-way data migration, and lacks the following:
Small companies that are confident that Google Apps will meet their needs and that can migrate in a weekend will be happy with this tool. Larger companies will want to look for partner solutions.
... David Sengupta. In addition to his role as Ferris analyst, David is chief architect for Quest Software, and has been a Microsoft Exchange MVP since 1998.
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