Note: Since both Google Apps for Business and Office 365 are ever changing cloud services, please note that article is last updated on June 24th, 2014 and recent changes may not have reflected.
I have been recently tasked to analyze Google Apps for Business environment and provide recommendation to migrate Google Apps to Office 365 Enterprise services. One of the first tasks for any Office 365 professionals is to understand the Google Apps for Business features and how it’s mapped to the Office 365 Enterprise subscription features.
Here is the table which provides Google Apps for Business & Office 365 Enterprise Cloud Services Feature Mapping. I will plan to update and reflect future changes as needed.
|Function||Google Apps||Microsoft Office 365|
|Messaging & Communication|
|Gmail (mail.google.com)||Exchange and Outlook (Outlook Web App and Outlook Client)|
|Contacts and Groups||Contacts (mail.google.com)||Exchange and Outlook (Outlook Web App and Outlook Client)|
|Tasks||Tasks (mail.google.com)||Exchange and Outlook (Outlook Web App and Outlook Client)|
|Calendar||Calendar (www.google.com/calendar)||Exchange and Outlook (Outlook Web App and Outlook Client)|
|Instant Messaging||Google Hangouts (formerly Google Chat) (mail.google.com)||Lync|
|Storage & Collaboration|
|Personal Storage, Search, and Real-time collaboration with Sharing Model||Google Drive (drive.google.com)||OneDrive for Business|
|Folder||Folder (drive.google.com)||Folder (Document Library)|
|Documents||Google Docs (drive.google.com)||Word (Create, View, and Edit in Office Online & Office Client)|
|Spreadsheets||Google Sheets (drive.google.com)||Excel (Create, View, and Edit in Office Online & Office Client)|
|Presentations||Google Slides (drive.google.com)||PowerPoint (Create, View, and Edit in Office Online & Office Client)|
|Forms||Google Forms (drive.google.com)||Excel Surveys (Create, View, and Edit in browser)|
|Drawing||Google Drawing (drive.google.com)||N/A (Visio Services for View already available in OneDrive, Visio Client for View/Edit)|
|Note books||Google Keep (Although it’s not available in App Store, might be option out there – keep.google.com)||OneNote (Online and Client Software)|
|Self Service BI and Insights||Fusion Tables (drive.google.com)||Power BI|
|My Sites||Google Sites (sites.google.com)||SharePoint My Sites|
|Shared Community and Team Sites||N/A||SharePoint|
|Social||Google Plus||Yammer/SharePoint Newsfeed|
|Apps Catalog||Google Apps Market Place or Custom Organization Catalog||Apps for Office and SharePoint in the Office Store|
|Compliance and Security||Vault||Compliance Center|
|Simplicity||Maturity & Enterprise Scale|
Please provide your input if I am missing anything here. Hope this helps for any Google Apps or Office 365 newbies.