Carnegie Mellon University

Exchange to Google Comparison

Congratulations on your move from Exchange to Google Mail and Calendar! It does take time to get used to new tools, but the good news is that you can do all of the same things you used to do in Exchange in Google. Read on for instructions on completing common tasks in Google.

Email

In Exchange you...

In Google you...

Organize messages in folders Organize messages with labels
Flag important messages Star important messages
Manage email with rules Manage email with filters
Flag messages for follow-up Create tasks for follow-up
Get Desktop Alerts Turn notifications on
Turn on Out of Office Turn on Out of Office
Share a mailbox Assign delegates to your mailbox

Differences between EXCHANGE and GOOGLE MAIL


Calendar

In Exchange you...

In Google you...

Schedule a meeting or appointment Create an event
Create recurring events Create recurring events
Add attendees to an email invitation Invite people to your calendar event
View free/busy information View calendar availability
View other people's calendars View other people's calendars
Add a resource to a meeting Add a room to an event
Allow another person to view, create, modify and respond to your meetings Delegate your calendar

Differences between Exchange and Google Calendar