Google just announced that they are rebranding Google Apps to G Suite.
Launched in 2007, Google Apps has gone through a few name changes.. first Google Apps, then Google Apps for Work and most recently Google Apps for Business.
The most recent name change came today with an official announcement from Google calling it G Suite. It’s still the same featured packed services such as Mail, Docs, Drive, and Calendar but with a new logo and name.
Here is an except from the emailed announcement to all
Google Apps G Suite users…
“We created Google Apps to help people everywhere work and innovate together, so that your organization can move faster and achieve more. Today, we’re introducing a new name that better reflects this mission: G Suite.
Over the coming weeks, you’ll see our new name and logo appear in familiar places, including the Admin console, Help Center, and on your invoice. G Suite is still the same all-in-one solution that you use every day, with the same powerful tools—Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Calendar.
Thanks for being part of the journey that led us to G Suite. We’re always improving our technology so it learns and grows with your team.“
For those of you using G Suite, you may have noticed that the link to your web based email say “Mail” and not “Gmail”. It’s been this way since day one. As if Google is trying to tell you something. While Gmail is usually referred to their free email service for non domain name registrants, we wondering if the next change will be to give the mail service of G Suite a new name as well in effort to try and distinguish the differences between both Gmail and Mail using G Suite.
While mail for G Suite looks, feels and tastes just like Gmail, there are some differences. The obvious being that with mail for G Suite, your email address is not email@example.com, but rather firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of you who don’t already have your domain name, we strongly suggest registering your domain name from a G Suite Partner such as registar.com. They don’t charge for pointing your domain name to Google’s mail servers and verifying the domain name. A process which requires you to have an understanding of DNS and MX Records.
To learn more about G Suite, visit the link below however we strongly advise you leave it up to registar.com to do the setup for you. Trying to setup G Suite and failing half way can be problematic. Leave that to the experts at registar.com.
While we’re still waiting for any more news about G Suite, we probably going to see a few more features in the very near future.