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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

Using third-party clients

Google Workspace can be used on the web or on mobile devices. Users have an agile experience when connecting to Google Workspace data from anywhere, on any device, at any time. Services such as Gmail and Drive have offline capabilities that allow users to access Workspace data when there is no network connectivity.

If users would like to avoid web browsers and use a native mail client such as Thunderbird, Kiwi, or Apple Mail, the IMAP/POP3 setting must be enabled.

IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol and uses internet standards to extract email messages from servers and display them on a local client.

POP stands for Post Office Protocol and uses standardized RFC-compliant methods to sync email messages from mail servers to local clients, such as Thunderbird and Apple Mail.

All actions, such as composing an email, sending an email, organizing emails into folders, and more, can be performed within the client. The emails that are...