G Suite Security Center page is now having its own security role

Security Center access in G Suite

G Suite updates blog had a post recently about a new change to the admin roles. In a nutshell, when you want to grant a user the role “Service settings” then he/she will not get access to the Security Center by default. The old behavior before was that when you give the “Service settings” role, then the delegated user will get access to Security Center.

Effects of the new changes

Now you will have to manually give the “Security Center” role manually for any admin who was or want to access the security center in the G Suite admin console.

Side effects and check points

Because the setting will affect the current permissions, you will have to manually review and check the current delegations for your users. If you want to keep allowing all or some of the delegated admins, then you will have … Read the rest “G Suite Security Center page is now having its own security role”

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App Maker will shutdown on Jan-2021

So they did it again!

I just thought I share the news with you in case not all of you got the latest announcement or knew about it yet! Google’s update about shutting down App Maker by Jan-19-2021.

First of all if you would like to see the announcement, you can check it out here: https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2020/01/app-maker-update.html

To my opinion, this is a bit strange and a shocking surprise as well – to me at least. They stated in their reasoning in this that due to low usage… Which is really strange.

Nonsense!

According to the announcement, the service will be shutdown by Jan-19-2021, but new application creation will be disabled by April-15-2020… One of the strange things about this is how fast they are going with this. If you look at the transition of the old Hangouts, they are taking very long time with this, and they are giving us … Read the rest “App Maker will shutdown on Jan-2021”

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Cloud Search in your Google Sites!

2 weeks ago Google has posted an update in the G Suite Updates Blog (https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2019/12/embed-cloud-search-in-your-new-google.html) about a new feature in Google Sites which is embedding Cloud Search in Google Sites!

If you are on rapid release you should have seen this already by now, otherwise you might still going to see this feature in the coming days!

cloud search in google sites
cloud search in google sites

This is a great feature and facility to let your users use this feature in their daily work. I use it personally and it is more than awesome!

The way we setup this up in the organization that I’m working in is we just created a very basic portal page with the icons of the apps, and on top of that we just added this widget so from that portal we do all of our work by opening email, calendar, work with our files, and now we can search as well!… Read the rest “Cloud Search in your Google Sites!”

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G Suite administrator training – The Complete Course to Manage G Suite

The Complete Course to Manage G Suite

This is the only G Suite administrator training course you will need!

Get it now for $10.99 instead of $59.99! use this code LAUNCH1099

Or follow this link: https://www.udemy.com/the-complete-course-to-manage-g-suite/?couponCode=LAUNCH1099

Are you looking for a detailed, comprehensive training for G Suite administrators and Admin Console? Whether you are a new comer to G Suite, or you are an existing administrator that looks to know how to work with the Admin Console, this is the only G Suite administrator training course you will need!

If you look around for resources and places that provide G Suite administrator training you will find a lot, but are they enough? Google has their own official G Suite administrator training course, but it is not exactly covering all the aspects of the Admin Console.

G Suite is a great service that offers a lot of flexibility and productivity. And

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How to effectively manage your email with G Suite and Gmail

Today I needed to find some email in my Gmail… I usually either look for the email using search or if I know where it is I just go there. However when I was doing that, I monitored myself how I was getting to the email I want. At the same time I remembered few years ago before I start using G Suite and Gmail how long it will take me to do a search like this. Usually I’d have to wait for Outlook to index my messages, then do the search, then wait for the computer and Outlook to respond again! So it was really a very annoying process…

Within few seconds I was able to find what I wanted and move on to the next task. Gmail offers a lot of great features and flexibility. Once you know how to get the most out of your Gmail, you’ll … Read the rest “How to effectively manage your email with G Suite and Gmail”

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Documentation: SMTP and Email Related Error Messages List

I’ve got this idea when I was staring at one error message that was generated Office 365 for a user who was trying to send email message to another user who has a full mailbox… The guy who sent me this error looking for help, did not even bother to read few lines in the email that could explain all the problem for him!

So I thought OK, I got an idea that is going to do a great good for everyone! I’ll start from now on to document every single error message that I get. The only condition that I’ll follow is it must be related to Email. Be it Office 365, G Suite’s Gmail, or Microsoft Exchange Server.

Please leave any comment below for your feedback, or what type of details that you want to see in each post for error message.

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Don’t Start a G Suite Project in the Wrong Time

So you finally got the deal of a new G Suite project and you are preparing to star the work! You are in the middle of making the plans and time tables… As well as well getting the details that you need from the customer. This phase is one of the most critical phases in your project. Because once the preparations are complete, the project implementation will begin.

When to start the G Suite project?

Well, you can start it any time you want! Except not in the following times:

When the customer’s IT team are going into their holidays…

Trust me this is the worst time to have such a project initiated. Even if the customer IT team are handing over the tasks to each other. You don’t want to start the project with someone, and then struggle with a new face in the middle of the work. You … Read the rest “Don’t Start a G Suite Project in the Wrong Time”

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How the IT team can make your G Suite project fail!

What is the IT role in a G Suite project?

First of all, the IT has nothing to do with making the decision of going G Suite… They may influence the decision but they don’t make it. Simply because this type of decisions is a business decision in the first place. The more critical job of the IT department is to facilitate this shift and transfer to a new philosophy and technology. The business management will see the product functions and usability through end users who are getting the support they need from IT.

So how are the IT going to affect our project?

End users will complain to IT for issues they face daily. And here comes the core problem. If the IT team are reluctant to work on this, or if they are incompetent in communications with the G Suite deployment team, the issue will sit unresolved for … Read the rest “How the IT team can make your G Suite project fail!”

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An important item to check before starting data migration to Gmail

Intro

I was working recently on a project who required data migration from Office 365 to Gmail. Everything went well and we had no issues at all except for a single problem that occurred because of a sort of strange cause…

One of the users has a very large mailbox size, about 70 GB. He uses sub-folders heavily in his Outlook client. And he is not using any sort of rules! He sorts his email manually. When I saw the data migration completed, the IT contact who is working with me from the customer side reported a strange problem in this particular mailbox. He said the user complained about having some of his folders split into two…

Funny problem!

After some funny troubleshooting process, I found out the more funnier reason for this problem. The user because he create a folder for everything, has some folders include the character ‘/’. … Read the rest “An important item to check before starting data migration to Gmail”

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