Mojave’s Setup and Migration Assistant now support Outlook & other third-party accounts

Apple has added some new features to the Setup Assistant and Windows Migration Assistant utilities in macOS Mojave 10.14, bringing support for email accounts like Outlook and more.

As noted on Twitter, an updated version of the Windows Migration Assistant utility for Mojave is now available to download through Dev Center, Apple’s portal for registered developers.

The updated utilities permit customers to transfer more data types than ever before from their PC running Windows to a Mac with macOS Mojave. For instance, you can now transfer Windows data like documents, emails, contacts and calendars from apps like Outlook.

According to release notes:

Starting in macOS Mojave 10.14 beta, the Setup Assistant and Migration Assistant applications are able to migrate certain data from a PC running Windows. Your accounts are transferred, along with their documents, email, contacts and calendar data from popular programs such as Microsoft Outlook. In order to migrate your data to your Mac running macOS Mojave 10.14 beta you must download and run the Migration Assistant application for the PC.

This is a major change from previous versions that did not support any third-party accounts.

Setup Assistant and Migration Assistant are both part of macOS. Setup Assistant appears automatically during the macOS install process, and is also available from Recovery Mode. Migration Assistant can be used during the initial setup of a new Mac computer or run manually on a machine that has already been set up.

Both utilities were designed to let users transfer data from another computer, a Time Machine backup or startup disk. A Windows version of the Migration Assistant app is required to transfer user data from a Windows PC to a Mac. Neither Setup Assistant nor Migration Migration transfer the operating system of the old computer to the new one.