Google Docs now supports colored folders and improved document ownership controls


In the Google Docs document list, you can now change the colors of folders to help you organize your files more effectively. Also, users can now transfer ownership of documents and presentations, so the creator doesn't need to completely delete the file if she no longer wants to have that document or presentation in her document list.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
To change the color of a folder, sign in to Google Docs, select a folder and click the 'Choose color' link. To transfer ownership of a document or presentation, right click the file in your document list and click 'Change Owner'.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/users/dands.html

New toolbar and menus available in Google Documents


Google Docs now has an improved menu bar when you're editing a document. You can select features from menus, or click icons in the toolbar for frequently-used features. The 'Save' and 'Save & Close' buttons also now appear above the toolbar.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Sign in to Google Docs and open any document.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/users/dands.html

Google Docs adds support for 8 new languages


Google Docs now supports US English, UK English, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Marathi, Norwegian, Oriya, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese. Hebrew and Arabic are also supported for documents and presentations, but not spreadsheets.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, and Telugu.

How to access what's new:
Sign in to Google Docs, click 'Settings', and select the interface language you prefer.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/users/dands.html

Gmail code base update and new features available


Gmail's faster, more flexible new codebase is now becoming generally available to Google Apps users. This change brings a faster interface and several new features including group chat from the browser, a streamlined contact manager, colored message labels, improved keyboard shortcuts and bookmarkable messages and searches.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier and Education Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Just sign in to Gmail. You'll know when you're in new version of Gmail when you see a link for "Older version" at the top right of the screen.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/users/gmail.html

Google Spreadsheets adds gadgets, revision notifications and more


Spreadsheet gadgets let you visualize your data in interesting, intuitive ways. For example, you can see addresses on an interactive map, or create dynamic time series charts that let you zoom in and scroll through a graph.

Revision notifications let you set up alerts so you know when someone makes changes to a spreadsheet.

Other new features include the ability to select cells for formulas with arrow keys, an expanded color palette, text auto-complete from other cells in the same column, a new function auto-complete feature, and new sort(), filter() and unique() functions.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Sign in to Google Docs, open a spreadsheet, and click the 'Add' button in the toolbar. (The icon looks like a bar chart.) Then select "Gadget..." to see all the gadget options.

See links below for other feature access instructions.

For more information:
http://documents.google.com/support/spreadsheets/bin/topic.py?topic=14187
http://documents.google.com/support/spreadsheets/bin/answer.py?answer=91588
http://documents.google.com/support/spreadsheets/bin/answer.py?answer=92022

Google Calendar sync application for Microsoft Outlook available


Users can now synchronize their Google Calendar accounts with their Microsoft Outlook calendars. Synchronization works in both directions, or users can choose to only sync in one direction.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
To download Google Calendar Sync, visit http://dl.google.com/googlecalendarsync/GoogleCalendarSync_Installer.exe.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/a/users/bin/answer.py?answer=89955