Technical transition 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 G Suite.
Going Google Team Transition Guide Going Google is a practical guide to change management for G Suite adoption for businesses with more than 250 users (or those with an LDAP). You'll find case studies, best practices, tips, and more.
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, as well as tips for assessing change impacts and developing your communications and training plans.
Deployment Evaluation Report After setting up G Suite, 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 your old environment to G Suite, or how to let users migrate their own data.

Guide What it's used for
G Suite Migration for Microsoft Outlook 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 G Suite.
G Suite Migration for Microsoft Exchange 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.
G Suite Migration for HCL Notes (formerly IBM Notes)

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 Use this administrator guide to provision your G Suite user accounts by syncing directly with their data in your LDAP Server, such as Microsoft Active Directory® or HCL® Domino® (formerly IBM® Domino). 
Synchronize user passwords: G Suite Password Sync After setting up your users, use this administrator guide to synchronize their G Suite passwords with their Active Directory passwords.
G Suite Sync for Microsoft Outlook This synchronization guide shows you how to let your users access Gmail, Calendar, and Contacts in Outlook.

Networking guides

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

Guide What it's used for

G Suite Networking Best Practices for Large Deployments

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