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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


AppSheet is a low-code platform for creating applications that can integrate with Google Workspace or cloud storage services. These applications can work both on the web browser and on mobile devices. Google acquired AppSheet in 2020 and has integrated it within its cloud portfolio.

Low-Code Platform

A low-code development platform provides a quick way to create application software through a drag/drop UI instead of the traditional hand-coded programming techniques.

The AppSheet application can use logical, conditional workflows to automate sequential tasks. It can be used for any kind of application, such as surfacing information to users, filling out a form, initiating an action, or updating data sources based on user actions.

AppSheet is available in four editions:

  • Starter: Allows app creation with available Google Workspace connectors, and manages apps based on individual users or according to the domain.
  • Core: Includes advanced features such...