More Google Calendar features launched


Google Calendar now supports several new features:
– Google Calendar recognizes the locations of your events and lets you view where events take place in Google Maps.
– You can transfer ownership of an event to a different Google Calendar user.
– Google Calendar now does time zone auto-detection to help you view your calendar in the right local time zone when you're traveling.
– You can now report event invitation spam.
– Events between two people now show the other attendee's name in the event block on your calendar.

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

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
To view where an event takes place in Google Maps, view the details of the event and click the 'map' link. This works when the event owner has entered a location recognized by Google Maps.

To transfer ownership of an event to a different user, view the details of the event and choose 'Transfer Event...' from the 'Calendar' selection menu. You'll be prompted sent a notification to the new event owner.

To report event invitation spam, click the event on your calendar, and then click the 'Report Spam' link.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/messaging.html#calendar

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Contact sync for BlackBerry now available


BlackBerry users can now synchronize their BlackBerry's built-in address book with their Google Apps contacts. Two-way sync happens automatically over the air.

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

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
To use Google Sync or upgrade from the older version, visit m.google.com/sync from your BlackBerry browser.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/mobile/blackberry/sync.html

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"No logo" default option available for Google Sites


Google Apps administrators can now specify that all new user-created Google Sites will not display a logo at the top of each page.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Sign in to the administrative control panel, click 'Domain settings' and then 'Appearance'. Un-check the box for 'Show this logo in all sites that users create', then click 'Save changes'.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/collaboration.html#sites

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Google Calendar now available in Hebrew and Arabic


Google Calendar users can now access their accounts in Hebrew and Arabic, including a complete right-to-left user interface.

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

Languages impacted:
Hebrew and Arabic

How to access what's new:
Sign in to Google Calendar and click 'Settings' to change your language preferences.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=37032

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Browser-based voice and video chat available in Gmail


You can now have voice and video chats with your contacts for free within your browser's Gmail window.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
From Gmail, open a chat session with a contact, click on the 'Video & more' menu at the bottom of the chat window, then select 'Start video chat' or 'Start voice chat'. The first time you use this feature, you'll be prompted to download and install a small plugin.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2008/11/gmail-voice-and-video-chat.html

Google Analytics for Google Apps


Google Apps administrators can now link their Google Analytics accounts to Google Apps, providing administrators with usage data for Google Docs and Google Sites.

Editions impacted:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Sign in to the administrative control panel, go to the 'Advanced Tools' tab, click 'Setup Google Analytics' and enter the profile ID number from your Google Analytics account to begin collecting usage data. Sign in to Google Analytics to view and analyze the data.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2008/11/google-analytics-for-google-apps.html