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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 intends to make administrating the domain intuitive and automated to lessen the burden on the IT team. With that in mind, there are pre-built reports available for monitoring data and user activity. Let's take a look at them:

  • Reporting Highlights: This displays a list of reports showing various activities such as the status of accounts, storage being used, and files shared externally.
  • Reports:
    • Apps Reports: Shows app-specific reporting data such as the total number of emails, the total number of files created in Drive, and active users in Meet across all the apps.
    • User Reports: Shows user activity reports such as apps usage and 2SV enrollment.
    • Device Reports: This shows a list of mobile devices and Chrome devices, as well as reports on OS-specific devices:
Figure 4.25 – The Reporting section and the available options

Figure 4.25 – The Reporting section and the available options

Beyond these pre-built reports, there are detailed audit activity reports available...