Technical deployment guides

Note: Some of the resources below are only available in English.

Transition guides

Guide What it's used for
Transition Guide for Small Businesses For smaller organizations, the 1, 2, 3, Go Google! guide offers a streamlined transition plan to get your users up to speed quickly with Google Workspace.
Going Google Team Transition Guide Going Google is a practical guide to change management for Google Workspace adoption for businesses with more than 250 users (or those with an LDAP). You'll find case studies, best practices, and tips.
Pre-Deployment Checklist Use this checklist to take an inventory of your IT environment, to track configurations, account provisioning, and data migration activities, and to determine training and documentation needs before deployment.
Timeline and activities list View our suggested timeline for key change management activities for your medium business (50–250 users) deployment, and tips for assessing change impacts and developing your communications and training plans.
Deployment Evaluation Report After setting up Google Workspace, use this report to assess the deployment process, rate the effectiveness of deployment activities, and document lessons learned.

Data migration guides

These guides help administrators determine how to migrate their users' data from their old environment to Google Workspace or how to let users migrate their own data.

Guide What it's used for
Google Workspace Migration for Microsoft Outlook (GWMMO) With this migration guide, administrators can let users migrate their own mail, contacts, and calendar events from their current Microsoft Outlook account or PST files to Google Workspace.
Google Workspace Migration for Microsoft Exchange (GWMME) This administrator guide shows you how to migrate your users' mail, contacts, and calendar events directly from Microsoft Exchange, Novell, GroupWise, Cyrus, Courier, Dovecot, and other RFC 3501-compliant IMAP servers.
Google Workspace Migration for HCL Notes (GWMHN)

With this guide, administrators can migrate users' mail, contacts, and calendar events directly from an HCL Notes server.

Provisioning guides

These guides show you how to provision your users and synchronize their data and passwords with your existing LDAP servers.

Guide What it's used for
Provision user accounts: Google Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS) Use this administrator guide to provision your Google Workspace user accounts by syncing directly with their data in your LDAP Server, such as Microsoft Active Directory or HCL Domino.
Synchronize user passwords: G Suite Password Sync (GSPS) After setting up your users, use this administrator guide to synchronize their Google Workspace passwords with their Active Directory passwords.
Google Workspace Sync for Microsoft Outlook (GWSMO) This synchronization guide shows you how to let your users access Gmail, contacts, and calendar events in Outlook.

Networking guides

For medium-sized and large organizations, these guides help you determine the best approach if you have complex networks or multiple domains.

Guide What it's used for

Google Workspace Networking Best Practices for Large Deployments

Optimize your large-scale IP network for Google Workspace. Intended for administrators of complex, globally distributed networks. Administrators of smaller networks might also find this information useful.
Add multiple domains or domain aliases This guide is for organizations that own multiple domains for distinct business units, brands, or geographies. It highlights options provided by Google Workspace to manage your domains and identifies key factors to consider before deciding on the best approach.

Developer guides

These guides help developers when building for Google Workspace.

Guide What it's used for
Google Workspace APIs: Authentication best practices This guide clarifies the different authentication options available when using Google Workspace APIs.

Security guides

These guides help you make your Google Workspace environment more secure.

Guide What it's used for
How to mitigate ransomware risks for Google Workspace documents

This guide helps you reduce ransomware and crypto-locking risks for your Google Workspace documents.

Google Workspace coexistence guide

For medium-sized and large organizations, this guide helps you select the best coexistence scenario for your situation.

Guide What it's used for

Google Workspace & Microsoft Office 365 coexistence overview

This guide is intended to help customers better understand how Google Workspace can coexist with Microsoft Office 365 within the same company. Learn to how to use and customize services and settings for mail, calendar, chat, video meetings, device management, and many others.


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