If your organization has fewer than 200 users, see the Small and medium businesses deployment section.

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At a glance: 90-day enterprise rollout

Phase 1: Core IT staff starts using Google Apps

Day 0-30: Set up Google Apps user accounts and Gmail for your pilot IT staff so they can start using Google Apps in their daily work. Plan your organization's data migration, mobile, and authentication strategies, and announce the upcoming transition.

Run a 5-step pilot

Phase 2: Early adopters starts using Google Apps

Day 31-60: Create accounts and route messages for a selection of early adopters (~5% of your users). Begin migrating their email, calendar, and contacts to Google Apps and configuring their mobile devices. Continue to build your organization’s awareness about the transition, and plan your Help Desk operations.

Set up your Google Apps services

Phase 3: Go-live for the organization

Day 61-90: Create Google Apps accounts for your remaining users. Complete the migration of users’ data and launch your authentication services. After that, you can route all users' mail to Gmail. Prepare your go-live communications, training, and support for users.

Train your team

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Technical guides

Use our Technical Transition Guide to plan your deployment to Google Apps. The guide covers planning, setting up email, importing data, and more.

Download the Technical Transition Guide

Looking for more guides on transition, migration, synchronization, and networking? See all deployment guides

Technical guides
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Change management

Use change management tools to help your users transition smoothly to Google Apps. You'll find resources, training ideas, tips, and more.

Visit Change Management

Change management

Next steps

Feature release options

As the administrator, you control when your organization receives new features and updates. They can be added automatically as they are released by Google, or you can decide when new features become available.

Train your team

Visit User training to help your users get familiar with Google Apps and master Apps for the workplace.

You’ll find weekly tips videos, training guides, examples of how organizations are using Google Apps, and other resources to work smarter.