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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


This chapter extensively talked about strategies, mechanisms, and tools for data migration between users within Google Workspace and also bringing data from other platforms over to Workspace.

We started the chapter by focusing on user life cycle changes and the considerations that bring about data a user holds. Suspending, deleting, and archiving users are a few considerations we talked about earlier in the chapter. We also saw how, as part of the Data Liberation Front, Google puts users' data in their hands with ease via its Takeout service. This self-serve option brings in a lot of transparency and paves way for an open, non-vendor lock-in ecosystem for the cloud.

We then moved on to talk about data migration tools for connecting with external sources and bringing in users from other platforms. GWMME and Google Workspace Migrate (Beta) are two fantastic services that can help you with the cause. And finally, we wrapped up the chapter by linking to Google's...