Google has released its application programming interface for email migration aimed at corporate developers and email administrators. It will allow users to migrate their emails from servers to Gmail.
The application programming interface (API) used for email migration is based on a standard protocol for reading and writing data on the web called GData. The new migration tool will allow movement of email from any system, including Microsoft Outlook calendars, e-mail, and contacts into Google Apps or any other type of mail server to premier, education, or partner editions of Google Apps.
We’ve provided developer documentation and sample code that allows developers to build extremely sophisticated mail migration tools, some of which can be run by administrators to migrate centralized mail and some of which can be run by end-users to migrate mail from the desktop, said Gabe Cohen, Google Apps product manager.
Google added an internet message access protocol (IMAP) migration tool last month that permitted users and administrators to migrate from e-mail systems that were IMAP-based to Gmail.
Capgemini announced itself as the first customer for Google apps and claimed its deployment for its employees in its facility at Kansas.
Source: ComputerWire daily updates