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”

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

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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”

Book review: Bastion Saturn

The book

Book title: Bastion Saturn

Author: C. Chase Harwood

Book genre: Sci-fi, space opera

Finish date: 5 Aug 2017

Link to book: Amazon

My review

What drew my attention to this book was its title! I am literally in love with two planets in this universe: mighty Jupiter, and the crown jewel of our solar system – Saturn. So I closed my eyes and bought the book happily. At the end I was not disappointed at all with the author’s great work!

Environment

What I liked about this book in particular was the relatively close time for its story from our time. There was the dystopian society which was controlled by an AI that is not allowing any living human to out-smart it or get out of its control! This is an expected end for our current AI development. And personally I am with the side who wants to … Read the rest “Book review: Bastion Saturn”

Book review: Date Night on Union Station (EarthCent Ambassador Book 1)

The book

Book title: Date Night on Union Station (EarthCent Ambassador Book 1)

Author: E. M. Foner

Book genre: Sci-fi, Humor, to me it is not Romance…

Finish date: 1 August 2017

Link to book: Amazon

My review

I saw this book and got drawn to it by its description. Although the cover image was a bit deceiving and might get you to get something else from the book (such as inter-species explicit relationships… or other stuff…). A sci-fi humor novel that involved dates and an earth politician, and an AI! I had a little expectation of what to come but I did not even get close to it!

Environment

The story takes place on a space station far away from Earth. Peace and coexistence is taking place between humans and other species, which is really a relieving thing. Residents of the station are peaceful and seem to only care … Read the rest “Book review: Date Night on Union Station (EarthCent Ambassador Book 1)”

PS: A small script to list Office 365 groups and members

in Office 365 you get three types of groups: distribution groups, dynamic distribution groups, and Office 365 groups (unified groups)…

The first two of those are based on Exchange Server and are very straight and easy to use for anyone who is familiar with Exchange Server… However the third type might look something new to them despite being at the same level of ease and straight forward!

When using Exchange Online PowerShell to list the groups, there are three commands to use for this:

Similar to the first two commands, Get-UnifiedGroup works the same way… You will get the group, then check its members attribute or property to get the other member users…

Below is a small script that I made will do the required job for you. Once the process is completed, you will get a file named O365GroupMembers.csv … Read the rest “PS: A small script to list Office 365 groups and members”

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”

What I think a G Suite administrator should have to effectively manage his domain

A little comparison introduction

I’m not giving a straight statement on what a G Suite administrator should have to be able to manage his domain… Instead I will do a comparison then go to the conclusion.

When we work with G Suite products, both on the sales side and the technical side, we tend not to compare G Suite to other competitor products (Aka. Office 365, Microsoft Exchange Server…), the reason is because G Suite is a totally different product with its own idea, features, work-flow, and thinking… So it is not right to compare two different things that has nothing in common other than some functionality. But for the sake of the title of this post, I’ll start it with a comparison.

Microsoft Exchange Server is a great thing.. It made our lives easier with the great features it has (some can argue this, but I’d say it is … Read the rest “What I think a G Suite administrator should have to effectively manage his domain”