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Release 2.1.0 now has the following new features:
- Calendars are now migrated using administrator credentials, removing the need to capture user passwords.
- Users can migrate contacts themselves when you send them a Contacts Migration form.
- The exclusion folder has been replaced by the option to explicitly include or exclude folders in your migration.
- Administrators can now reset migrations with a single click from the Administration database, rather than having to open individual mail files and perform resets there.
- Improved logging.


Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

How to access what's new:
Download from here

For more information:
Release Notes

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Release 1.5 of the Google Apps Connector includes new features such as:
- Increased Capacity: Administrators can now run up to 500 users per Blackberry Enterprise Server.
- 64-bit Support: The Google Apps Connector now supports 64-bit Windows systems.
- Support for Blackberry Professional Software.
- Hosted Support: The Google Apps Connector now includes support for multiple companies on a single server.
- Enhanced Logging.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

How to access what's new:
Download Page

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=154346

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When using Offline Gmail, you can now include attachments when composing new messages offline.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail Labs

How to access what's new:
If Offline Gmail is already enabled and you are working offline, you can add attachments as normal by clicking on the 'attach a file' link when composing new messages. The message will then be sent from the outbox when you are back online.

To enable Offline Gmail, go to 'Settings' in your inbox and select 'Labs'. Here, enable the Offline lab and click 'Save changes'. Note: The option to make Gmail Labs available for the domain is enabled by the domain administrator.

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/send-attachments-while-offline.html

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- You now have the ability to invite more than 500 invitees to events. The new increased limit is 25,000 invitees.
- New keyboard shortcuts have been added.
- Preview of some new features for the event scheduler.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Calendar

How to access what's new:
- To see what keyboard shortcuts are available, type the shortcut key ? when in normal calendar view. Alternatively, visit the Help Centre article below.
- To preview the new event scheduler features, when editing the event details, click on the link 'Check out a sneak preview of some new features'. You can turn it off at any time and go back to the old version by using the link 'Go back to the old version'.
Note: This preview is only available for domains that have 'New Features' enabled in the Control Panel by the domain's administrator.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=37034

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New feature launched that enables users at a domain to access a gallery of site templates so that page layouts, navigation links, embedded gadgets, content, themes and other site attributes are already done.

Administrators also have the ability to upload custom templates that will be highlighted for users to see when creating a new site. Users can also create a site template and upload it to a domain template gallery so that everybody at the domain has access to the template.

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

Languages included:
Control Panel: US English
Templates: Templates provided by Google are English-only initially. The templates feature is available for all languages supported by Google Sites.

How to access what's new:
Administrators: In your control panel under 'Sites settings', click on the new 'Templates' tab.
- You can choose to enable/disable custom templates using the checkbox.
- You can also choose which template set is highlighted to users, the default templates provided by Google or custom templates uploaded by you.
- To highlight your own custom templates, select the checkbox 'Highlight custom templates uploaded by you' and enter in the URL of the site you uploaded. This will highlight your custom templates to your users from the template gallery. Note that you must first create and upload your template site in order for it to be highlighted.
- To add categories to classify the custom templates when users are selecting a template, enter in a category in the 'categories' textbox e.g. project management.

Users & Administrators
To upload a site template to the domain's template gallery:
1. Open up the site you want to add to the gallery. Note, the site must be published and you must be an owner to submit the site.
2. Select 'More actions', 'Manage site', 'General', and choose 'Publish this site as a template'.
3. Choose a template name, a category, enter a description and click 'Submit template'.
4. Your site template will appear in the gallery for everyone to see within hours.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2009/11/better-web-powered-workspace-for-todays.html
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2009/11/get-started-with-google-sites-templates.html

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You can now choose to open docs in a new window or not. You also have the ability to enable/disable the visual update indicators.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
- In the Docs list, go to 'Settings' and select your chosen option for 'Where items open' from 'In a new window' or 'In the current window'.
- You also have the option to enable/disable the update indicators checkbox to bold any updated items and mark new items with "New!".

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-additions-to-settings-page.html

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In the past year, over 100 new features have been rolled out to Google Apps. Here are the ones customers have found most useful:

Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook
Enjoy the reliability and affordability of Google Apps, but allow users to keep Outlook as their client if they want. Users can get their email, contacts, and calendars in Outlook while also being able to access all of their data in the cloud.

Start your free 30-day trial of Premier Edition to begin using Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook.


Mobile support for BlackBerry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile phones
With Google Apps, if you aren't in front of a computer, you can still access your data and be productive. Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile users can manage their email, contacts, and calendars from their mobile phones. And if you have a Blackberry Enterprise Server, be sure to take advantage of the Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which adds administrative control and added security for BlackBerry access.

Start your free 30-day trial of Premier Edition and try our advanced mobile options.


Offline access
Have your laptop but no Internet connection? Not a problem with Google Apps, which offers offline access to Gmail, Calendar, and Docs.


Shared contacts
Premier Edition admins can robustly manage shared contacts on their domains by creating a global address list for users accessible in both the Gmail web interface and Outlook. With this feature, users can access others' phone numbers, addresses, and custom fields that you define. As an admin, you can also use the directory sync service to connect Google Apps to your exisitng LDAP directory.

Start your free 30-day trial of Premier Edition to learn more about our shared contacts tools.


If you'd like to learn more about what's new in Google Apps, be sure to also check out the upcoming webinar:

Google Apps Premier Edition Innovation: Year in Review
November 18th, 9AM PST / 5PM GMT
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Version 1.6.155.1603 of Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook has been released for new installs and updates.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
Available worldwide with US English interface

How to access what's new:
- Multiple calendars
You can now create new calendars in Outlook and they will sync with Google Apps. For any of your Google Apps calendars for which you have write permissions, and that appear unhidden in your Google Apps Calendar list, these will also now be synced to Outlook.

- Support for querying free/busy information for Exchange users
If you are using Google Apps Sync in a mixed Google Apps/Exchange environment, you can query free/busy information for Exchange users by implementing Google Calendar Connectors and adding a new registry key to each computer on which Google Apps Sync is installed.

Get information about the Google Calendar Connectors here. Get information about setting up the new registry key here.

For more information:
https://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=153463

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11/10 9AM PST / 5PM GMT Register now
11/10 1PM AEDT / 2AM GMT Register now

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You now have more options to configure offline settings and manage messages for offline use.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail Labs

How to access what's new:
In your Gmail settings, go to 'Offline' if you have offline enabled.

- In 'Download options', select the timeframe for messages you want to download for offline use e.g. 4 days, 1 month etc. The timeframe that you choose will then show under the options when changing offline label settings.
- Click on 'Change label settings' to modify which labelled messages you download for offline use. For a particular label, choose between 'All', 'Timeframe selected' or 'None'.

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/choose-which-messages-get-downloaded.html

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