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What is the difference between Google Workspace Essentials Starter and Google’s standalone apps?
Google Workspace Essentials Starter was built for people to use at work with their current email addresses and to collaborate with their team members. You’ll receive a number of additional business-grade services at no charge, including the Microsoft Outlook plug-in for Drive and Meet and team management features such as adding and removing users for easier collaboration and file sharing.
I currently use Microsoft Office. Does Google Workspace Essentials Starter work with Microsoft Office files?
Yes. When you upload Microsoft Office files to Google Drive, you can directly edit, comment and collaborate in them using Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. All changes are auto-saved in the original Microsoft Office format. Learn more or watch a video for details.
How and when will I have to pay?
Google Workspace Essentials Starter is available at no cost, and there is no trial period or time limit. 15 GB of secure Google Drive storage is available for each person, with space for hundreds or even thousands of files. If you need more storage, or features like longer group video meetings for three or more people, advanced security controls or 24/7 support, you will be able to upgrade to Google Workspace Enterprise Essentials.
Is this recommended for solo workers, teams or large groups?
Google Workspace Essentials Starter is designed for work. Therefore, it’s a good fit for solo or large group projects, including ones that might span an organisation. You can use your current work email address for secure file access and business continuity, and keeping your work and personal Google Accounts separate will also help you keep things organised.
As your needs change, Google Workspace Essentials Starter can change with you. Along the way, you can add or remove members as needed and at no cost.
How many team members can be added to use Google Workspace Essentials Starter?
Up to 100 users can sign up to use the same team account; however, your company can set up multiple team accounts using the same company domain.
What apps are included with Google Workspace Essentials Starter?
- Google Drive: Store, access and share your files in one secure place.
- Google Docs: Word processing for teams.
- Google Sheets: Collaborative, smart, secure spreadsheets for fast-moving organisations.
- Google Slides: Beautiful presentations created together.
- Google Meet: Secure video meetings for teams and businesses
- Google Chat: Simplified 1:1 messaging and group collaboration.
- Google Calendar: Integrated online calendars designed for teams.
- Google Forms: Easy to create surveys and forms for teams.
- Google Sites: Effortlessly create impactful team sites.
- Google Keep: Keep organised. Capture inspiration and to-dos effortlessly.
How does this compare with paid editions of Google Workspace?
Paid editions of Google Workspace such as Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus and Enterprise have custom business email management, more storage per user, advanced video meeting features and enterprise-grade admin controls and more. If you need custom email, you’ll want to consider Google Workspace, starting at $9 NZD per user per month.
If you do not need custom email but need more of the features mentioned above, you can explore upgrading to Google Workspace Enterprise Essentials.
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