Migrating Google Groups to 365 Distribution Lists

ac 1 Reputation point

I'm planning to migrate a google business workspace environment to 365. I'm looking for help migrating google groups to distribution lists on 365. I have approx 280 google groups that have multiple members (anywhere from 3 to 8 members). I've managed to export all groups from google into a .csv file but can't find a smooth method getting them into 365. Anyone out there know of a good solution for this?

The tool I'm using to export is the GAM tool (link - https://github.com/GAM-team/GAM).

i've found some articles using power shell but their groups don't contain multiple members.

thanks in advance,


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  1. Limitless Technology 44,011 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    For simplicity you can try using this party tools like Cloudiway or MigrationWiz.

    Office 365 provides you with several options to replace your Google Group. The options available depend on the level of collaboration your need to achieve with your group.

    The first step to convert a Google Groups into a 365 Group, Team or Distribution list is to export the list of group member emails from CGXchange.


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  2. Aholic Liang-MSFT 13,826 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @ac ,
    What’s your CSV file content looks like?
    According to my search , the easiest way to import distribution groups in bulk is to create distribution groups in bulk and then add members in bulk.
    You can refer to this article for action: https://blog.jijitechnologies.com/add-members-to-distribution-group-by-csv-using-powershell
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