Features Mapping of Google Apps for Business & Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise Cloud Services

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
Email 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
Management
Administration Admin Admin
Compliance and Security Vault Compliance Center
Analytics Google Analytics N/A
Benefits
Simplicity Maturity & Enterprise Scale
Mobility Mobility

Please provide your input if I am missing anything here. Hope this helps for any Google Apps or Office 365 newbies.

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