If your organization has more than 200 users and uses SSO
authentication or complex mail routing,
see the Enterprise deployment section instead.
Google Apps trial customer? Get free setup assistance
If you signed up for a Google Apps trial, our Assist advisors offer free activation help (Monday through Friday, except for holidays):
Google Apps trial customers only
- United States and Canada: Watch this short video to contact the Assist team
- United Kingdom: 0800-026-0783, PIN: 8502
- Australia: 1800-119-482, PIN: 2803
Already using Google Apps for Work?
- Contact Google Apps Support for help, 24/7. If you use the legacy free edition of Google Apps, see the forum or consider upgrading.
Questions about your personal Gmail account?
These steps will help you to roll out Google Apps to your team:
Set up your Google Apps account
Sign up your organization’s domain for Google Apps' free trial.
Add your first users to your Apps account in the Setup Wizard. If you want to add more than 10 users during the trial, choose "Manual Setup" from the Setup Wizard. You can still complete all the steps below by signing in to your new Google Admin console.
Next, verify your domain ownership to start using Google Apps (this doesn’t affect your current mail or website).
The last step to set up your account is changing your domain’s MX records to send your mail to your Gmail inbox.
Add remaining users
After your pilot, if you haven’t already added all your users initially during setup, you can add remaining users individually or by uploading a spreadsheet. We also provide tools to sync user accounts in Microsoft® Active Directory® or another LDAP server with Google Apps.
Skip this step if you’ve already added all your users when you set up your Google Apps account.
Prepare your communications
Start notifying your team about the switch to Google Apps. Customize our communication templates with your logo and prepare your users for the transition.
Migrate your mail, calendar, and contacts
Use the migration tools to import your team’s existing email, calendar events, and contacts to Google Apps. You can migrate data directly from Microsoft Exchange®, IBM Notes®, or another IMAP server. Or you can help your team import data, such as their contacts, by themselves.
Set up mobile devices
Let your team get email, calendar, and documents while they’re on the go. Turn on security features and set up your team with Google Apps for mobile devices.
Tools to plan and execute your deployment
These steps will help you roll out Google Apps to your team:
You can help your users transition smoothly to Google Apps and help them be more efficient and collaborative by providing live and pre-recorded training.
Get your users quickly up-to-speed with Google Apps by following a streamlined change management plan.
Resources for your rollout
Visit the Resources section for tools to help you with your transition:
- Training and tips for users
- Training and what’s new for IT
- Communication templates and logos
- Transformation gallery for use cases
Administrator and deployment certification courses
Learn to configure and manage your Google Apps account by completing online course for administrators.
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.