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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

Migrating a large amount of user data

In the previous sections, we talked about data transfers between users in the same organization and the use of the DMS for small-scale transfers. However, when we are planning migration for a large number of users, the considerations differ. There is proper planning required in order for the migration to be successful. As indicated before, the Workspace migration tools that are available to us are just one part of the equation.

Any large-scale migration efforts in Workspace start by preparing your Workspace domain for the effort.

Preparing the Workspace domain

For our migration discussion, although all data from the source needs to be migrated, for now, let's consider a big transfer of email, calendar, and contacts data from an existing on-premises mail server such as Microsoft Exchange to Google Workspace, which has thousands of users. Before doing such a migration of data from an existing functional mail infrastructure, it is important...