To help customers moving to Google Apps, Google launched Google Apps Migration for Exchange and Google Apps Migration for Outlook. Customers are also migrating from other systems such as Novell GroupWise, hosted Exchange and sometimes even from previous Gmail accounts. Google’s now extending support for these migrations going forward with following new features added to Migration for Exchange:
- IMAP support – Administrators can use IMAP capabilities to migrate email from systems like Novell Groupwise to Google Apps, or migrate between Google Apps accounts.
- PST support – Administrators can migrate PST files on behalf of users in their domain once they’ve aggregated users’ data files in one location.
- Better support for hosted Exchange – Administrators can now migrate data from hosted Exchange by running migration tool on local servers, without requiring Exchange hosting partner to run any special software on their end.