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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 Assistant for Google Workspace

Most households have Google Assistant devices for voice-controlled actions. It could be as simple as "Hey Google, what's the weather?" or "OK Google, what sound does a cat make?"

Google Workspace can integrate with Google Assistant devices for a better user experience, allowing users to perform business actions using those Google Assistant devices.

These actions can include the following:

  • Hey Google, when is my first meeting for the day?
  • Hey Google, join my meeting
  • OK Google, create a meeting
  • OK Google, send an email to cancel the meeting

Administrators need to turn on Google Assistant in the Google Admin console. Users who have it can use their accounts to see personal results and access additional features. When you turn on Google Assistant, it will want other features to be turned on as well, such as Google Search, Assistant services, and Web & App Activity.

Administrators can...