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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

Apps Script

Apps Script is a development environment that helps extend the functionality of Google applications and build low-intensity cloud applications. The environment is well integrated with Google Workspace services that can be accessed from Google Drive, or editors such as Forms, Sheets, or Docs.

With a few lines of code, lengthy processes can be automated using Apps Script. There are templates and solutions posted in the Google Solution gallery that can be cloned and reused.

The Apps Script Solution gallery can be found here:

Apps Script is automatically enabled for all users who are assigned a Google Workspace license. In this section, we will cover a lot of ground regarding Apps Script – the code editor, code and debugging, integration with Workspace services, security, and best practices.

However, before digging further into the capabilities of Apps Script and what it can do for us, let's look...