Google Docs adds web-powered lookup functions and table of contents feature

Google Docs now helps you quickly find dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia matches, plus webpage and image search results for words or phrases.

We've also added the ability to create a table of contents for documents.

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

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
For the lookup functions, highlight a word or phrase, click the 'Tools' menu and choose the 'Look up word' or 'Search the web for word' options.

To add a table of contents, click the 'Insert' menu and choose 'Table of contents'.

For more information:
http://documents.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=15125
http://documents.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=106342

Google Video for secure private video sharing available in Education Edition


Schools using Education Edition can now share videos privately and securely among faculty and staff with Google Video. Videos can be uploaded, shared with specific permissions, and watched by authorized viewers with no special hardware or software. Each school gets 3GB of video storage per user account, but admins must first whitelist specific users to give them permission to upload videos. Google Video is available for free trial in Education Edition until March 9, 2009, at which point it will cost $10 per user, per year.

Editions impacted:
Education Edition

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Education Edition administrators can enable Google Video by signing in to the control panel, clicking 'Add more services' and then 'Add it now'. Administrators using a non-English version of the control panel must temporarily switch to the 'Next Generation' English version of the control panel to enable Google Video. Google Video will remain enabled after switching back to the non-English version of the control panel.

Once enabled, Google Video is available for whitelisted Education Edition users at http://video.google.com/a/example.com, but remember to replace "example.com" with your actual domain name.

For more information:
http://google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=106620

New Gmail code base available to IE6 users


Users of Internet Explorer 6 can now access significant Gmail performance improvements as well as new features like colored labels, group chat, an updated contact manager, remote sign out and more.

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

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Simply sign in to Gmail. If you don't see these new features immediately, you may still need to get the latest IE6 updates from Microsoft.

For more information:
http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2008/03/gmail-codebase-update-and-new-features.html

Premier Edition now includes Google Video for secure, private video sharing


Companies using Premier Edition can now share videos privately and securely among employees with Google Video at no additional cost. Videos can be uploaded, shared with specific permissions, and watched by authorized viewers with no special hardware or software. Each Premier Edition domain gets 3GB of video storage per user account.

Editions impacted:
Premier Edition

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Google Video will be enabled by default for all new Premier Edition customers.

Existing Premier Edition customers who have opted in to 'Automatically add new Google services' from the administrative control panel will have access to Google Video shortly.

Existing Premier Edition customers who have not opted in to automatically get new services can manually enable Google Video from the control panel. Sign in to the control panel, click 'Add more services' and then 'Add it now'.

Administrators using a non-English version of the control panel must temporarily switch to the 'Next Generation' English version of the control panel to manually enable Google Video. Google Video will remain enabled after switching back to the non-English version of the control panel.

Once enabled, the Google Video service is available for Premier Edition users at http://video.google.com/a/example.com, but remember to replace "example.com" with your actual domain name.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/apps/collaboration