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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 1: Introducing Google Workspace

When running any business, whether it's a small start-up or a large enterprise with hundreds of thousands of employees, communication tools can allow effective collaboration and ensure the success of the company. Because the recent COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition from in-person to remote work, there is more need than ever for a highly available, secure, and agile productivity suite. This new work environment has created a demand for an ecosystem of tools that team members can leverage to streamline their communication and collaboration. This book is about one of the most popular web-based productivity suites available today: Google Workspace.

Google Workspace is a collection of software as a service (SaaS)-based productivity and collaboration tools developed and marketed by Google.

In this chapter, we will give a brief overview of Google Workspace and how it came into being. This chapter will also introduce you to core services that exist in the Google Workspace portfolio. We will also learn about different Google Workspace editions and the differences between their offerings.

We will cover the following main topics:

  • The evolution of Google Workspace
  • Google Workspace editions
  • Google Workspace licensing models
  • Domain host versus Google Workspace