Last Updated: August 18, 2011 Google Apps Secrets of an Ex-Googler
Secrets of an Ex-Googler Overview Lessons Learned At Google Google Is Obsessed Shortcut Your Web Services High Velocity Gr...
Lessons Learned At Google Secrets of an Ex-Googler
Lessons Learned At Google Secrets of an Ex-Googler First Week At Google... "Drinking from the firehose"
Lessons Learned At Google Secrets of an Ex-Googler First Week At Google... " Its like walking into Wonka's factory......
Lessons Learned At Google Secrets of an Ex-Googler First Week At Google... "All of these people are super smart! ...T...
Google Is Obsessed Secrets of an Ex-Googler Google Is Obsessed With Speed obsession  (əbˈsɛʃən) <ul><li>- noun </li></ul><...
Google Is Obsessed Secrets of an Ex-Googler Google Is Obsessed With Cost Savings
Google Is Obsessed Secrets of an Ex-Googler Google Is Obsessed With Data And Having A Healthy Disregard for &quot;The Way ...
Keep Your Competitors Playing Catch Up Secrets of an Ex-Googler Inspired Employees Discover Better Ways
Shortcut Your Web Services Did You Get The Link? <ul><li>Web Based Work Means: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 or 4 browser window...
Shortcut Your Web Services Did You Get The Link? <ul><li>URL management becomes critical.  Consider the steps you could go...
Shortcut Your Web Services Did You Get The Link? <ul><li>Google Short Links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Labs Project </li...
Shortcut Your Web Services Did You Get The Link? Secrets of an Ex-Googler
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Shortcut Your Web Services Did You Get The Link? Secrets of an Ex-Googler
Shortcut Your Web Services Remember the Obsession - Shorter Means FASTER <ul><li>Typing a short link still takes some time...
Shortcut Your Web Services Map http://goto to http://goto.yourdomain.com.au Secrets of an Ex-Googler Is Apache Rewrite Mod...
Shortcut Your Web Services Map http://goto to your web server <ul><li>Using Internal DNS Server </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corp...
Groups For Teams That Work Secrets of an Ex-Googler
Groups For Teams That Work Considerations For Admins <ul><ul><li>Internal Corporate Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User...
Web Apps Do What?! HTML5 Is Today Giving a Glimpse of Tomorrow <ul><li>LucidChart is a great example: </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Inspired? Share Your Secrets Secrets of an Ex-Googler
AussiesGoGoogle Australian Google Apps User Group <ul><ul><li>Created by users for users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nation...
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  • Administrators admin tips tricks and hacks presented by an ex-googler

    1. 1. Last Updated: August 18, 2011 Google Apps Secrets of an Ex-Googler
    2. 2. Secrets of an Ex-Googler Overview Lessons Learned At Google Google Is Obsessed Shortcut Your Web Services High Velocity Groups For Teams That Work HTML5 Powered Network Diagrams Got A Google Apps Secret? Share! AussiesGoGoogle
    3. 3. Lessons Learned At Google Secrets of an Ex-Googler
    4. 4. Lessons Learned At Google Secrets of an Ex-Googler First Week At Google... &quot;Drinking from the firehose&quot;
    5. 5. Lessons Learned At Google Secrets of an Ex-Googler First Week At Google... &quot; Its like walking into Wonka's factory... but with computers instead of can... wait... there is candy too.&quot;
    6. 6. Lessons Learned At Google Secrets of an Ex-Googler First Week At Google... &quot;All of these people are super smart! ...They must have made a mistake though, how did  I  get hired?... ...Actually, 4 years later I still feel this way!&quot;
    7. 7. Google Is Obsessed Secrets of an Ex-Googler Google Is Obsessed With Speed obsession  (əbˈsɛʃən) <ul><li>- noun </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a persistent idea or impulse that continually forces its way into consciousness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a persistent preoccupation, idea, or feeling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the act of obsessing or the state of being obsessed </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Google Is Obsessed Secrets of an Ex-Googler Google Is Obsessed With Cost Savings
    9. 9. Google Is Obsessed Secrets of an Ex-Googler Google Is Obsessed With Data And Having A Healthy Disregard for &quot;The Way It Has Always Been Done&quot;
    10. 10. Keep Your Competitors Playing Catch Up Secrets of an Ex-Googler Inspired Employees Discover Better Ways
    11. 11. Shortcut Your Web Services Did You Get The Link? <ul><li>Web Based Work Means: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 or 4 browser windows with 8 or 9 tabs each </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple email windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A few spreadsheets and a document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then the phone rings... </li></ul></ul>Secrets of an Ex-Googler
    12. 12. Shortcut Your Web Services Did You Get The Link? <ul><li>URL management becomes critical.  Consider the steps you could go through to open a previously created document in a new browser after receiving the phone call from auscript: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open browser and navigate to http://mail.yourdomain.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now search for your document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The steps, clicks, refreshes are all fast Web actions but they still add up and mid call, mid conversation or mid meeting this can be very distracting and costly. </li></ul></ul>Secrets of an Ex-Googler
    13. 13. Shortcut Your Web Services Did You Get The Link? <ul><li>Google Short Links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Labs Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create descriptive shortcuts to web URLs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This makes it easier for users to recall and share the locations of important documents and web sites. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrates with Google Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users have self serve access to create memorable short links </li></ul></ul>Secrets of an Ex-Googler
    14. 14. Shortcut Your Web Services Did You Get The Link? Secrets of an Ex-Googler
    15. 15. Shortcut Your Web Services Did You Get The Link? Add Google Short Links  application from Google Marketplace . You pick the subdomain: ie. http:// goto. yourdomain.com Secrets of an Ex-Googler
    16. 16. Shortcut Your Web Services Did You Get The Link? Secrets of an Ex-Googler
    17. 17. Shortcut Your Web Services Remember the Obsession - Shorter Means FASTER <ul><li>Typing a short link still takes some time if you have a long domain. </li></ul><ul><li>Convert http://goto.yourdomain.com.au to http://goto </li></ul><ul><li>Create a shortcut to link simple alias mappings to frequently used services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Apps services map through ghs.google.com real URLs required - no easy one step internal DNS shortcuts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Web Server redirects will provide real URLs back to your browser   </li></ul><ul><li>3.  Internal DNS or Hosts files direct alias requests to webserver </li></ul>Secrets of an Ex-Googler
    18. 18. Shortcut Your Web Services Map http://goto to http://goto.yourdomain.com.au Secrets of an Ex-Googler Is Apache Rewrite Module Enabled? List all installed Apache modules: $ apache2ctl -M Check to see if the rewrite_module is included in the list of modules. If not available then enable the rewrite module: $ sudo a2enmod rewrite Restart Apache: $ sudo apachectl -k graceful Enable Apache Rewrite Module Add Rewrite Rule Enable hostname resolution on your desktops mapping goto to Apache web server ip address (xyz.xyz.xyz.xyz). Edit your hosts file (/etc/hosts) and append: xyz.xyz.xyz.xyz goto Add Hosts Entry Update the default site config at /etc/apache2/sites-available/default: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^goto$ [NC] RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ http://goto.yourdomain.com.au/$1 [R,L]
    19. 19. Shortcut Your Web Services Map http://goto to your web server <ul><li>Using Internal DNS Server </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate internal DNS server can map goto to your web server for redirection for all employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This allows all shortcuts to be pushed for all employees. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using Local Hosts File </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependent on a domain wide desktop update to the local hosts files on each machine or users must manually update their own  hosts files. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has an advantage that it will work remotely when users are not connected to the corporate network directly or by VPN. </li></ul></ul>Secrets of an Ex-Googler
    20. 20. Groups For Teams That Work Secrets of an Ex-Googler
    21. 21. Groups For Teams That Work Considerations For Admins <ul><ul><li>Internal Corporate Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Created Groups - Self Service Fears </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set Corporate Naming Convention eg: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li><dept>-<group_name> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li><product>-<project_name> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage Use - Powerful Google Apps Tool  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Train (Filters, Etiquette, Discussion List, Search) </li></ul></ul>Secrets of an Ex-Googler
    22. 22. Web Apps Do What?! HTML5 Is Today Giving a Glimpse of Tomorrow <ul><li>LucidChart is a great example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML5 based, Offline, Collaborative, Visio file Import and Export (beta) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nicest chart and diagraming tool we've used online or off </li></ul></ul>Secrets of an Ex-Googler
    23. 23. Inspired? Share Your Secrets Secrets of an Ex-Googler
    24. 24. AussiesGoGoogle Australian Google Apps User Group <ul><ul><li>Created by users for users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Group with local events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantastic Googler and Google Alumni Involvement </li></ul></ul>Secrets of an Ex-Googler Get Involved Twitter: aussiesgogoogle Blog: blog.aussiesgogoogle.com Google Group: googlegroup.aussiesgogoogle.com (real time user discussions)
    25. 25. Thank You! Secrets of an Ex-Googler  

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