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The following new features are available in Gmail when adding attachments:

– You can now select multiple files from the same folder for attachment simultaneously
– The ability to see upload progress on for each attachment as it loads


Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
To upload multiple attachments from the same folder, click 'Attach a file', browse to a folder, hold down the Ctrl key (Cmd on OSX) and click on each file you want to attach to your message. You can hold down the Shift key to select a continuous list of files. An upload progress bar will be displayed for each file as it loads.

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/updates-to-attachments-multi-select-and.html

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The Google Apps status dashboard now provides performance information for Google Apps services.

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

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
Go to http://www.google.com/appsstatus to view the status of Google Apps services. Select 'Older >>' or '<< Newer' to navigate to a specific date.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2009/02/new-status-dashboard-for-google-apps_25.html

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The following new features are available in Google Spreadsheets:
– A mobile-friendly view with filtering, sorting and row-by-row editing
– The ability to define attributes of a cell and require that input meets those data validation rules
– A form summary page with information about completed responses

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
To access or create a spreadsheet in list view from your mobile device, visit docs.google.com/a/example.com from your mobile browser, but remember to replace "example.com" in this address with your actual domain name.

To use data validation, select a cell from your spreadsheet, click 'Tools' from the menu bar and choose 'Data validation'. Enter your attributes and click 'Save'.

To view the form summary page, click 'Form' from the spreadsheet menu bar and choose 'Show summary'.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2009/02/add-edit-sort-and-filter-improved.html

http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=139705&hl=en


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The following new features are available in Gmail contacts:
– You can now combine multiple contacts into a single entry
– The new 'All Contacts' group includes 'My Contacts' and other people you've corresponded with
– You can remove contacts from 'My Contacts', leaving them in 'All Contacts'
– You can search across all contact fields

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
To merge multiple contacts, go to the Gmail contact manager, select the contacts you want to merge and click the 'Merge these contacts...' link. Note: autocomplete may show email addresses from merged contacts in an unexpected order, and this issue is being resolved.

To remove contacts from 'My Contacts' (which can be synced to your mobile device with Google Sync) go to the Gmail contact manager, select a contact, click the 'Groups' button and choose the 'Remove from...My Contacts' option.

To search across all contact fields, go to the Gmail contact manager and enter your search term in the search box. You can search on phone numbers, postal addresses, notes and more.

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/four-changes-to-gmail-contacts.html

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Google Sync (beta) is now available, and allows two-way push sync of Google Calendar and Gmail contacts data to iPhone and Windows Mobile devices through ActiveSync. Two-way contacts sync is also available for devices that support SyncML.

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

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
Administrators must first enable Google Sync for their users. In the control panel, click 'Services settings' and choose 'Mobile'. Check the box for 'Enable Google Sync' and click 'Save changes'.

Users can then configure Google Sync for their mobile devices. The link below provides device-specific configuration instructions.

Note: Google Sync will replace all existing contacts and calendar information on your phone, so make sure to back up any important data before you get started.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=139195

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The following new features are available in Google Calendar:
– Collapsable screen area for all-day events
– Ability to add Google Docs files to events
– Streamlined settings for sharing, unsharing and deleting calendars
– New 'Save and send emails' option for new events
– Better accessibility with improved support for screen readers

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

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
To minimize the area for all-day events, click the triangle on the left side of the all-day events area.

To add a Google Docs file to an event, open the event details page and click 'Add a Google document'.

To share, unsubscribe from or delete a calendar, click the 'Settings' link at the bottom of the 'My calendars' box on the left side of the screen.

To save changes to an event and automatically send the details to attendees in one step, click the 'Save and send emails' button at the bottom of the event details page.

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

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Google Docs now supports print preview so you can see what documents will look like on paper before you print.

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

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
When you have a document open, click 'File' from the menu bar and choose 'Print preview'.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2009/02/preview-before-you-print-and-even-more.html

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Google Calendar is now available offline. Read-only access allows you to view your account even when you don't have an internet connection.

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

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
End users can enable offline access in Google Calendar by clicking the 'Offline beta' link in the upper right area of the screen.

Premier and Education Edition administrators must first opt their domains into new features for their users to use Google Calendar offline. From the administrative control panel, click 'Domain settings', check the box to 'Turn on new features', and click 'Save settings'.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2009/02/offline-also-available-in-google.html

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The Provisioning API for user and group management has been updated to allow Premier, Education and Partner Edition admins to take advantage of the new functionality of Google Apps groups, including per group sending permissions and groups that contain other groups.

Editions included:
Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
Learn more about the Provisioning API on the Google Code site (link below).

For more information:
http://code.google.com/apis/apps/gdata_provisioning_api_v2.0_developers_protocol.html

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Google Apps email lists (now called "groups") now support two improvements:
– Admins can now set permissions to determine who can send to each group: group owners, group members, domain members and/or anyone in the world.
– Groups can now contain other groups, making it easier to reuse frequently-referenced groups of users.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions.

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
Sign in to the control panel and click 'Users and groups' and then 'Groups' to manage groups.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=126169&topic=14869

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The buttons and menus at the top of the Gmail inbox have been updated to make working with labels easier. "Move to" applies a new label, archives the message from your inbox and removes any existing labels, similar to working with folders. "Labels" just applies a new label to the message.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
Sign in to Gmail, select the message you want to label, and click the "Move to" or "Labels" button to choose a label.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2009/02/folders-and-labels-best-of-both-worlds.html

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