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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


In this chapter, we extensively investigated the capabilities provided by the Google Workspace Platform to design and build custom applications using Apps Script and AppSheet. Apps Script has a powerful API and is easy to work with since it is based on well-defined and widely popular JavaScript constructs. Apps Script's tight integration with Workspace services such as Sheets, Docs, and Forms makes it very useful for solving mundane manual tasks. We also touched upon the limitations of Apps Script and the security guardrails that the Workspace platform has put in place. Apps Script is not just limited to integration with Workspace services; it can also be used to build simple standalone web applications that can be hosted on the Google Cloud Platform.

We then moved on to look at AppSheet, which is a low-code platform that Google recently acquired and integrated with this cloud portfolio. AppSheet makes building simple applications even more elegant with its hand-off...