With Google Apps, you can have your own private network without buying server hardware, knowing how to set up servers, or worrying about maintenance. Google provides all of the expensive infrastructure, IT management, mail servers, chat system, administrative tools, etc., to create an extranet at no cost to you. Well, almost no cost; it does require that you have your own domain name for your web site.
This Short Cut explains how to acquire, configure and administer your own domain using Google Apps. It discusses configuration options that are both domain- wide and user specific. It also covers what you'll need to do to migrate an existing domain to Google Apps.
Bill Lawrence is a writer, illustrator, graphic designer, webmaster, and general technogeek with over thirty years of experience. He's the co-author of The Complete Desktop Publisher and author of The GEM Desktop Publisher, and DR. DOS 6.0 By Example. Bill has written dozens of technical manuals and help systems, designed full-color magazine ads, authored courseware, created press releases, designed sales collateral, and created hundreds of illustrations. Bill's books, magazine articles, and technical publications have won nine regional and one international award from the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Bill has also been a speaker at meetings and conferences for the Society for Technical Communication and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).