Google announced that it is ending the G Suite Legacy free edition, and all users must transition to a paid Google Workspace subscription by May 2022. Unfortunately, this announcement will affect many small businesses who were grandfathered into the G Suite Legacy edition for free email and a few other services.

Google Workspace Option

Google recommends that existing G Suite Legacy free edition users transition to a paid Google Workspace account. The transition must be completed by May 2022, and will require porting your data from the Legacy edition to Google Workplace.

Note: It’s very important that this transition is completed by May 2022, or Google will change your subscription to Google Workplace automatically.

See this link for more information, but here is the main point from the Google support page:

“If you choose to wait, Google will begin upgrading subscriptions automatically on May 1, 2022. We will upgrade your organization to a new Google Workspace subscription based on the features you currently use.”

Microsoft Office365 Option

There are other options, of course. For example, for about the price as Google Workspace, you can move to Microsoft Office365. This will give you access to industry-standard Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and others. Plus, Office365 comes with Microsoft Teams, an excellent collaboration and communication tool for businesses of any size.

CtiPath’s LightRep Cloud Services

As part of CtiPath’s LighRep Cloud Services, we work with small to medium sized businesses to help them plan, roadmap, and transition to cloud services. This includes transitioning from G Suite Legacy free edition to either Google Workspace or Microsoft Office365 with minimum business disruptions.

Contact CtiPath today to help transitioning away from G Suite Legacy

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