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Google Workspace Migration For Microsoft Outlook (GWMMO)

Aldrich Calvin | Published: 2021-11-05T09:41:04+00:00|Google Workspace | 4 Minutes Reading

Finally, given up on Outlook?

Anybody will!

The number of errors Outlook gives us- “Outlook operation failed”, “Outlook stuck on loading profile”, Outlook SMTP error has made the users frustrated. they are now looking to switch to a platform that doesn’t make them bear such pain.

Google Workspace has become the prime choice of users. Launched in 2008 as Google Apps for your domain is now Google Workspace (earlier known as G Suite). The number of features Google Workspace provides is unbelievable. From a user-friendly interface, productivity, and collaboration tools, to robust security.

It covers it all.

So, now does Google leave any reason why users should not move to their brilliant Workspace?

Focusing on the 360-degree service, Google made it a point to provide a plug-in for its users to migrate to Google Workspace from Outlook.

Google Workspace Migration for Microsoft Outlook® 

google workspace migration for microsoft outlook

It is the Google Workspace Migration for Microsoft Outlook (abbreviated as GWMMO), one of the amazing features of Google. It lets Microsoft Outlook users move their Microsoft Outlook data or a PST file containing emails, calendar events, and personal contacts to a Google Workspace account.

Before moving your data to Google Workspace, know the items that you can actually take from Outlook:

  • You can either import emails, calendars, and contact information at once or separately.
  • Using this tool, you can save emails that are sent before or after a particular date.
  • You can skip importing junk mail and deleted items.
  • You can avoid importing specific mail folders. (using the command-line utility).

Important Note– The tool, GWMMO imports only your personal contacts and not the company’s Global Address List.

What can you expect from the migration?

  • You can easily monitor the status of your migration process.
  • Pause and resume the migration at your will.
  • Run subsequent migrations that import only new data. This avoids moving the data that has already been migrated.

How can GWMMO migrate the Microsoft Outlook data to Google Workspace?

Knowing in detail GWMMO, it’s time to know the working steps of the tool.

Before that, download the Google Workspace Migration for Microsoft Outlook tool (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gsmmo). Once done, run it to install GWSMO and GWMMO tools on your system.

Follow the steps given below to know more about the tool:

Step 1: Launch Google Workspace Migration for Microsoft Outlook® on your system and set up the Gmail account.

sign in to gwmmo

Step 2: Then, you are redirected to the login page. Here, you need to validate your login credentials.

creds verification

Step 3: Now, select the PST Files that you want to access in your Google Workspace account and then move to the next step.

migrate all data

Step 4: The process will then start, and the progress report will be displayed on your next screen.

check migration status

Step 5: After you are done with the process, you can log in to your Google workspace account, and verify all the files that you have imported.

all data migrated successfully

Is GWMMO reliable?

Till now we have talked about the pros of the tool, now let’s discuss the troubles it gives:

  • The process may take about 3 hours to complete. It may even take longer than that if you have larger files.
  • You should also note that Outlook won’t be available during the migration process. This is because the PST files will be in use.

Because of the above reasons, it is recommended to use the tool only when you have a lot of time in hand. Since this requires you to leave your system alone for an extended period, maybe overnight.

  • There are also times when, while transferring the PST Files from Outlook to Google Workspace account, you need to fulfill a pre-requisite condition. It is to install an active Microsoft Outlook Application on your system. If you haven’t done this, your Google Workspace Migration for Outlook shows an error, like this:

error in gwmmo

Why not plump for a viable option?

Undoubtedly, GWMMO is a great tool to work on, but is it the most reliable tool to work with? Knowing the problems the user can face with it, they will be looking for options with which their migration from Outlook to Google workspace becomes a smooth ride.
This can be achieved with the trusted Outlook to G Suite migration software. This tool allows you to import multiple PST files to corresponding Google Workspace user accounts at once. It migrates emails, contacts, and calendars from Outlook to Google Workspace. The tool even provides the option to migrate only new data.