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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

Google Workspace Migrate (Beta)

Google Workspace Migrate (Beta) is a migration tool that can connect to sources such as Microsoft Exchange, Box, SharePoint, and OneDrive and migrate data to Google Workspace.

This tool is currently on a beta rollout and not fully available for all domains. If customers want to use this tool for an upcoming migration, an application form can be submitted, requesting access to this tool for migrating data into a specific destination domain.


This migration process requires four servers that can serve various purposes:

  • A platform server
  • A node server
  • Two database servers for scanning data and migrating them

Ensure that these servers are compatible and can connect within the same network. These servers are Microsoft Windows-based and configured in such a way to avoid any random OS updates being triggered, interrupting an ongoing migration.

Similarly, port and IP address requirements for these servers...