Technical deployment guides

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

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 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.
Best Practices for Managing Identities When You Move to Google Cloud Provides best practices and guidance for managing identities when moving to Google Cloud.

Networking guides

For medium-size 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 admins of complex, globally distributed networks. Admins 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 guides

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

Guide What it's used for
Calendar Interop in Hybrid Setup with Microsoft Exchange and Exchange Online

This guide focuses on setting up Calendar Interoperability among on-premises Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online, and Google Workspace. The goal is to help users find the free/busy information of any other user within these 3 systems.

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 how to use and customize services and settings for mail, calendar, chat, video meetings, device management, and many others.


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