Directory information is another important asset to consider. About two years ago, we launched the Google Apps Directory Sync tool, which allows customers to sync their Active Directory or other LDAP servers with Google Apps to those existing repositories of user account information. Rather than manually re-creating and maintaining this info in Google Apps, you can set up Google Apps Directory Sync to continuously sync your users, user profiles, shared contacts, mailing lists, LDAP groups and more to Google Apps.
Last week we started rolling out Google Apps Directory Sync 2.0, an update that features new enhancements including:
- Aggressive multi-threading to dramatically improve the speed of synchronizing users
- Support for OAuth, which eliminates the need to input and remember admin passwords
- Support for synchronizing conference rooms and other room resources