Google Workspace (1) --- Introduction

Google Workspace is a similar product to Microsoft Office but a full cloud product. As a Microsoft product user switching to the Google Workspace environment, I feel the switch is very smooth, with almost no learning curve. I will make an introduction in this article and make a brief comparison with Microsoft Office in another article.

Google Workspace (formerly known as Google Apps and later G Suite) is a collection of cloud computing, productivity, and collaboration tools, software, and products developed and marketed by Google. It consists of 

  • Communication Tools, such as
    • Gmail, 
    • Contacts, 
    • Calendar, 
    • Meet and 
    • Chat; 
  • Currents for employee engagement; 
  • Drive for storage; and the 
  • Google Docs Editors Suite --- a web-based Office Suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service, including, 
    • Google Docs, 
    • Google Sheets, 
    • Google Slides, 
    • Google Drawings, 
    • Google Forms, 
    • Google Sites, and 
    • Google Keep --- something like MS OneNote

An Admin Panel is provided for managing users and services, and some other related features are provided.

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