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Google Workspace User Guide

By : Balaji Iyer
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Google Workspace User Guide

By: Balaji Iyer

Overview of this book

Google Workspace has evolved from individual Google services to a suite of apps that improve productivity and promote efficient collaboration in an enterprise organization. This book takes you through the evolution of Google Workspace, features included in each Workspace edition, and various core services, such as Cloud Identity, Gmail, and Calendar. You’ll explore the functionality of each configuration, which will help you make informed decisions for your organization. Later chapters will show you how to implement security configurations that are available at different layers of Workspace and also how Workspace meets essential enterprise compliance needs. You’ll gain a high-level overview of the core services available in Google Workspace, including Google Apps Script, AppSheet, and Google Cloud Platform. Finally, you’ll explore the different tools Google offers when you’re adopting Google Cloud and migrating your data from legacy mail servers or on-premises applications over to cloud servers. By the end of this Google Workspace book, you’ll be able to successfully deploy Google Workspace, configure users, and migrate data, thereby helping with cloud adoption.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: Getting Started – Google Workspace
Part 2: Data Security
Part 3: Data Integrations
Chapter 6: Designing Custom Applications
Part 4: Migrating Data

Chapter 7: Data Migration

In the previous chapters, we have extensively talked about Google Workspace features and some of the unique capabilities that they bring to consumer and enterprise markets for collaboration. And invariably, you may have asked the questions, "How would I move to Google Workspace?" and "How would I move all the data from my environments to Google Workspace to take advantage of all the goodness?"

If you have been working with cloud-hosted applications for a while, you may have noticed that it is relatively easy to move data to a new platform, rather than extracting data from an old platform. Dubbed "vendor lock-in," it becomes challenging to move data to a different service due to proprietary technology, unique protocols, data formats, and so on. As you navigate through tooling and platform choices, it is very important to keep this in mind.

In this chapter, we will take an extensive look at the data migration capabilities...