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We started a new Workspace show! Here is Episode 1 of 27º
Hello C2C Community!We haven’t met yet, but my name is Troy Edwards and I’m an Account Manager at SADA - a premier Google Cloud partner in North America.For the last two-months my colleague (and all-star Google Workspace Specialist) Rowan Manson and I have been working on a top secret project and today we get to share with you Episode 1 of 27º - our angle on Google Workspace. In this brand new informative and entertaining video series from SADA, you are invited to join us as we dive into Workspace and explore the important role that productivity and collaboration play in our lives today. Each episode will follow the same structure; three 9-minute segments to keep our episodes to 27-minutes (see what we did there?) and we’ll feature:Workspace roadmap updates 🔄 SADA customer stories 📚 Product demos and/or Jamboard sessions👨💻New episodes will be dropping every two-weeks and we would be thrilled for you to follow along with our journey and progression as hosts of this brand new form
Colgate-Palmolive moves to the cloud with Chrome Enterprise and Google Workspace
"Changing out software and hardware for 30,000 employees in 70+ countries is a massive project. Early on, we chose Chrome Enterprise as our partner. We had to move away from our dependency on legacy platforms, software, and devices if our business was going to thrive. We knew cloud-based tools like Chrome and Google Workspace would do what on-premises solutions can’t—ease the IT workload while keeping employees happy and productive."https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/chrome-enterprise/colgate-palmolive-moves-to-cloud-with-chrome-enterprise-and-google-workspaceImage Source: Official GoogleCloud BlogHere at C2C I had the opportunity to learn a lot about workspace. Either with the UK&I events or reading posts at the Workspace group. But it still amazes me reading how it can help companies with a lot of employees spread around the globe!
San Francisco startup Swit empowers remote collaboration
“The migration took 1 month, & it turned out to be well worth the effort” - Josh Lee, Founder & CEO at Swit, a collab tool for Google WorkspaceSee how GKE operates 84 workloads & 252 microservices with high stability and 99.9999% uptimehttps://startup.google.com/stories/swit/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=unpaidsoc&utm_campaign=FY21-Q1-GC-Blog&utm_content=-&utm_term=-Image Source: Google for StartupsIsn’t this story awesome? Why don’t you share your?
Workspace Admins Event (April 26, 2021) - Reduce Manual Processing with Powerful No-Code Automation for Google Workspace with Zenphi
When April 26th 1600 CET/1000 EDT Where Google Meet (subscribe to calendar) or join us on YouTube Live Pre-event Q&A Form:https://forms.gle/63Qf3YqpGaBnmZU67*Reduce Manual Processing with Powerful No-Code Automation for Google Workspace.*Keynote Speakers : Vahid Taslimi Co-Founder & CEO Zenphi, Ex. VP Products NintexJoin the Workspace Admins team where we will be discussing how Google Admins can Reduce Manual Processing and (and cut back on Non-Google Apps) with No-Code Automation for Google Workspace.If you need to invite friends or colleagues, please share the signup form: https://forms.gle/7cdaQuvnDGp7PhkV7We will be streaming this event Live on YouTube to handle the 450+ attendees signed up for today's event. If you can't join the Meet link please join via YouTube.Things we will Cover: Why Google Admins Should Consider No-Code Automation What is Zenphi & how is it different from other solutions on the market Built on GCP for Google Workspace (easily leverage,
Migration to New Google Sites
I have been using Google New Sites since it became the default option in August 2020. For the starting OnEBoardSevice it has been a great experience working with the Google New Sites. It made it a fun journey for our work in collaboration. New Google Sites supported our task management as the team was in control how fast to move with the schedule while creating the public facing Site So how to make the most out of new Google Sites? What's on you to-do list with Classic Sites? Google Workspace Website creation in classic Google Sites will no longer be available starting May 15, 2021👉 This is valid for all individual and Google Workspace users. On a side note, I've learned that individual users are working with Google Sites for thier private purposes such as hobby, family proojects and more. Do you have such use cases to share? I think it will be interesting to the c2c Community members talking how each of us are running individual projects/Sites with Google Workspace tools. Th
Selling GW in regions you are not a Partner
Morning all (or afternoon depending on where you are)!My company is a Google Partner for Selling GW in UK & I. I’ve seen an increase in enquiries for GW from prospects in the US and NZ, where we’re not a Partner.At the moment, we don’t use a local distributor and just set up the GW client with our billing information and then invoice the client with our services bundled in. We also don’t bother to put margin on the GW licences, just sell at cost.I’m curious as to how you folks deal with those situations.CheersPaul
Earlier this week, I attended a webinar on Google Tables (Beta by Area 120).I was impressed by its capabilities and the possibilities it’d create if it ever became a core Google Workspace product.But that’s the thing… will it?I’m hesitant to embed it deeply within my organization or encourage my clients to do the same given Google’s record of fast-failing products that don’t gain sufficient traction.On the other hand, I’m encouraged by some of the high-profile clients they already have using Tables.Thoughts? Will Tables stick?
Share your questions for our Future of Work executives, Kelly Ducourty and Peter High
I’m curious about what some of our company leaders have in mind for what long-term effects the pandemic will have on work life.I want to give our community a chance to help shape the conversation we’re hosting on The Future of Work from an Executive View. While we always offer live Q&A, any questions you have ahead of time are things that we can weave into our planned conversation with Kelly Ducourty and Peter High. Either way, I encourage you all to sign up!@ChristianNewman shared on a separate thread that “for optimal employee engagement and productivity, the collaboration experience must be designed to be remote-first.” What are you or your companies working on now to prepare for that post-vaccine return to normalcy? Are employers prioritizing hybrid landscapes moving forward?
TU3.14: Google Apps Script - Discover, Learn and Share
On Thursday, 15th April at 1200 PDT / 1500 EDT / 2000 GMT+1 there will be a YouTube live session on the Totally Unscripted channel all about how you can get started with Apps Script. The session is hosted by Martin Hawksey, a Google Developer Expert, and Charles Maxon, a Developer Advocate at Google.I’m honored to be one of the two guests and will share my experience on helping others learn Apps Script. Tune in and join the discussion by submitting your questions through the chat.
Community Introduction: Gabriel Hoces
What role do you serve in your current organization?I’m the Marketing Manager at Tricent, which is SaaS-solution that helps Google Workspace users audit and un-share their files with external collaborators (e.g. Docs, Sheets, Slides, images, videos, etc) What's your experience with Google Cloud? Limited, but I am keeping myself updated with the latest features and trends. I’ve started some GCP courses for beginners : ) What are you “famous” for? My marketing collaboration with Google for Education in Scandinavia and the UK, which has led to several successfully co-hosted events, webinars, and guides related to Google-solutions (Jamboard, Chromebook, GSEFE, EdTech trends, etc). Karate, but I suppose that’s not really relevant here 😁 What is the #1 result you'd like to get out of this community? Connect and collaborate with other Googlers. I’d be happy to help arrange and promote co-hosted webinars, events, and educational material that can benefit Google Workspace users around the
Reigniting the "Recommended for Google Workspace" program
Google Workspace introduced the enhanced “Recommended for Google Workspace” program to help customers make the best decisions about their business apps.https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/workspace/enhancing-the-recommended-for-google-workspace-program?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=unpaidsoc&utm_campaign=FY21-Q2-blog&utm_content=-&utm_term=-What do you think about that?Image from Google Workspace
On and Offboarding within Google Workspace
Provisioning, Deprovisioning, Onboarding, Offboarding, or User Lifecycle Management, we all have terms we use for the starters, leavers and movers tasks we follow within our Google Workspace environment.On the 17th June the UK and Ireland Community will be hosting another online event on this popular topic. Before then we’re interested to understand how others are managing this process? What tools and scripts are you using?Are you scripting and using tools like GAM, which is extremely popular amongst many Google Workspace for Education customers, or have your purchased Google Workspace management tools like BetterCloud or Patronum? Have you taken advantage of the new Google Workspace licensing options for archived users? OnboardingWhen you create a new user, what processes have you automated? Do you use Google Apps Script to create Contracts, Training Records etc? Or something more sophisticated like Zenphi?OffboardingWhen it comes to offboarding there are a number of key steps, what a
How do you communicate enhancements made to Google Workspace (GW) with your team members?
I am the Product Owner for Google Workspace in my organization. I lead a team of over 320+ volunteers who we have named Google Guides to help me facilitate communication, evangelization, tips and tricks as well as helping team members become productive utilizing Google Workspace tools. Our company acquires companies frequently and it seems as though we are always in the process of transitioning new teams onto Google Workspace, typically from a Microsoft environment.The Google Guides started out as a small team of professionals in our organization who volunteered to help us pilot Google Workspace (G Suite at the time), evangelize our company’s decision to move away from Microsoft to Google and help team members worldwide transition. As many of you know, often times team members transition enthusiastically but more often than not, they go kicking and screaming! LOLMy role is to make that transition more comfortable, to train, provide tips and tricks, lead our Google Guides organizati
Inconsistent Google Account Email / Security Policies (+-Aliases)
Can someone please go out and ask a Googler why for gods sake a +-Alias (say dominik+C2C@22dconsulting.com) is treated as an actual ALIAS to the primary account BUT in case of creating a new unmanaged gmail account? It works in Calendar It works in Meet It works in Drive It (obviously) works in Emails. Why is the account creation flow just … you know … IGNORING it? Thanks for coming to my RANT-Talk
Is it possible to integrate Google Classroom into a website?
On our weekly “coffee chat” style Connect event (link below), we had an interesting question from Vince Parra. If you know the answer or have any tips, help out your fellow C2C member (Vince is signing up after find out about us on Clubhouse!)
11 video tips for Gmail, Meet, Calendar, and more in Google Workspace
11 fast (no more than 2 minutes each) video tips about Workspace.Knew some of them. Learned the rest.https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/workspace/gmail-meet-and-slides-tips-from-googles-productivity-expert-in-2021From Google Cloud BlogI would like to learn more tips if you have.
Value Calculators to measure impact of google workspace
Google has come out with an interesting value calculator to measure impact of google workspace. The two I found are: https://workspacecalculator.withgoogle.com/ which seems to work better for larger organizations and another one that was suggested to me by Joey Miller from intercloud. https://inthecloud.withgoogle.com/future-of-work-21/register.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=unpaidsoc&utm_campaign=FY21-Q1-Blog&utm_content=assessment&utm_term=-&linkId=111973704. I would love to better understand if there are other tools out there that you like to use to help drive use case development within your organization to adopt more google workspace.
What are on your Google Chat wishlist?
The general consensus is that people have love/hate relationship with Google Chat. When Slack had outage at the beginning of the year, many Slack organizations had no choice but to resort to Chat as a backup. Compared to Slack/MS Teams, there are many areas of improvements for Chat. What are some of the items on your wishlist?I will start.Ability to delete rooms More admin controls (who can created rooms, who can post, who can leave, etc., similar to how Google released updated settings for Groups back in 2019) Ability for admins to see the group email addresses associated with each room Updated API
Shared Folder or Shared Drive?
On one of my YouTube video tutorials, that was about Google Shared Drive, I had an interesting comment: I’ve always struggled with how to justify a shared drive rather than create a folder and share it with groups (teams) of staff. I end up treating it much like a shared drive. I do this as an Admin, and I can restrict or expand various settings. I would appreciate if someone would show a comparison of creating a folder in Workspace that will be treated like a shared drive, and then show why that is limited and what you can do better on a shared drive to make it worth my staff learning how and to start using them. So I set out to make a short but informative video for Google Workspace users to see why, in probably most cases, they should be using shared drives and not shared folders from their My Drive.
Workspace newbie and startup corner
Hi I want to create a thread here as a newbie and startup corner for anyone that is looking for workspace related resources.. both for novices, admins and people that are looking for more integration plays with their existing landscapes. I will be posting helpful links and would invite you to do the same
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