Themes for your Gmail inbox


You can now apply a theme to your Gmail inbox to personalize it's look and feel.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
Themes in Gmail have started rolling out, but will be available to all domains over the next few days. In order to enable Themes for end-users, administrators should sign into the administrative control panel, go to 'Domain settings' and select the 'Turn on new features' checkbox.

Once themes have been enabled by the adminstrator, end-users can apply a theme to their Gmail inbox by clicking 'Settings' and selecting 'Themes'.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2009/03/theme-scheme-in-google-apps.html

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New standalone contact manager


The new standalone contact manager allows you to manage your contacts within Google Apps without enabling Gmail.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
Administrators can enable the contact manager by signing in to the administrative control panel, then selecting 'Add more services' and clicking '+Add it now' under 'Contacts'.

To manage their contacts, end-users can go to http://www.google.com/contacts/a/your-domain.com. Be sure to replace 'your-domain.com' with your actual domain name.

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New Drawing feature in Google Docs


You can now create and insert rich, colorful drawings into documents, presentations and spreadsheets in Google Docs.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
To add a drawing to a document, spreadsheet or presentation, select 'Insert' from the menu bar and choose 'Drawing'.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2009/03/drawing-on-your-creativity-in-docs.html

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New 'Find and replace' toolbar in Google Docs


You can now use the 'Find and replace' toolbar in Google Docs to more easily search for text and replace it. The 'Find and replace' toolbar also supports additional options for controlling your search such as case-sensitive matching and regular expressions.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
To use 'Find and replace', click 'Edit' from the menu bar and choose 'Find and replace...'. The 'Find and replace' toolbar will appear at the top of your document. Additional search options are available by clicking the down arrow next to the 'Find what:' search box.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2009/03/find-and-replace-my-favourite-colour.html

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Usage reporting in Google Apps


Administrators can now view charts on active users and disk space utilization from the control panel.

Editions included:
Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
Sign in to the administrative control panel, go to the 'Advanced Tools' tab, click 'View Usage and Reports' in 'Reporting'.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2009/03/charts-charts-charts.html

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Non-unique email addresses now allowed in Gmail contacts


You can now associate an email address with more than one contact in Gmail's contact manager.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
Click 'Contacts' from your Gmail inbox, and select '+' to create a new contact. Enter your contact's information and click 'Save'. It is now possible to create another contact with a different 'Name', but same 'Email'.

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Security enhancement for gadgets in Google Sites


Now encryption for gadgets matches the encryption of the site itself. If a Google Site is encrypted, then your embedded gadget data will be encrypted from the source code to the browser.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Sites

How to access what's new:
No action is required by administrators.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2009/03/go-go-gadgetsin-google-sites.html

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Two new features for gadgets in Google Sites


The following new features are available in Google Sites to make gadgets more useful:
– The new 'User Start Page' page type allows users to add and organize their own collection of gadgets to create a personalized start page experience for themselves.
– Private gadgets now allow administrators to upload gadgets to Google Apps that only members of their domain are able to see and add to their Google Sites. These private gadgets will be in a directory with your company's domain name in the gadgets directory.

Editions included:
Premier Edition

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Sites

How to access what's new:
To access the 'User Start Page' page type, anyone with site editing permission can click 'Create new page' and select 'User Start Page' in the page type menu. Enter a name for the page and click 'Create page'. The editor can add content that they want everyone to see to the top of the page. Each user (even people without site editing rights) can then customize the page to see their own personal collection of gadgets.

To create and access private gadgets, administrators should follow the steps provided in the Private Gadget Administrator's Guide to configure their domain and make private gadgets accessible:
http://code.google.com/p/google-feedserver/wiki/PrivateGadgetAdministratorsGuide

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2009/03/go-go-gadgetsin-google-sites.html

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Update to name format in Gmail


Google Apps Administrators can now choose how users' names will be displayed in Gmail. Administrators can select whether to display names either as: First Last (example: John Smith) or Last, First (example: Smith, John). Administrators can also choose whether to allow users to customize this setting.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
Sign in to the administrative control panel, go to 'Email' under the 'Service settings'. The 'Name format' options are available in the 'General' tab.

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


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Analytics for Gmail usage


Premier and Education administrators can now view statistics about how their organizations are using Gmail (like users' locations, languages, length of visit, etc.) in Google Analytics. This extends the Analytics statistics currently available for the control panel, Google Docs and Google Sites.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
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 Web Property 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://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=113173

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Update to List View in Google Docs


List View, which provides filtering, sorting and row-by-row editing of Google Spreadsheets is now available from your computer's browser.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
To use List View, click 'View' from the spreadsheet menu bar and choose 'List view'.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2009/03/custom-views-give-you-more-control-of.html

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Collect username in Google Docs


You can now automatically collect a respondent's username when they submit a form in Google Docs.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
To automatically collect a respondent's username in a form on your domain, check the 'Automatically collect respondent's username' checkbox at the top of your form. When the form is saved, a new column called "Username" will be added to your form's spreadsheet. Respondents' usernames will appear there.

For more information:
http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=87809

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Gmail 'Mark as unread' update


Now if you're reading a conversation that had unread messages when you opened it, when you mark it as unread, Gmail will only mark as unread the messages in that conversation that were unread when you first opened the message.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
After selecting a message in Gmail, click 'More actions' then select 'Mark as unread'. Only the unread messages when the conversation was opened will be marked as unread.

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/small-but-helpful-change-to-mark-as.html

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More Google Video storage in Education Edition



10GB of Google Video storage is now included on an ongoing basis for each school with Education Edition. Before, video storage was included at no charge for schools on a trial basis.

Businesses with Premier Edition still get 10GB plus an additional 500MB for each user account.


Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
Sign in to Google Video to upload and share videos at http://video.google.com/a/example.com, but remember to replace "example.com" in this address with your actual domain name.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2009/03/10-gigs-of-virtual-class-or-virtual.html

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Two new features in Google Video


The following new features are available in Google Video:
– The ability to add captions to your videos
– The ability to upload videos up to 1 GB in size (increased from the 300 MB previous limit)

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
To add captions, create a timed text file for your video. Go to your video's play page and click 'Closed Captions', select your language and browse to your timed text file. Click 'Upload captions' to upload your text file.

To play a video with captions, click the 'CC' on the player. If more than one caption track language is available, select the appropriate one from the menu that appears.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2009/03/google-video-for-business-now-featuring.html

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