Six new features have graduated from Gmail Labs

Six Gmail Labs have graduated and are now features of Gmail

1. Search Autocomplete - Gmail will suggest terms to help you find your item more quickly.
2. Go To Label - If you have keyboard shortcuts enabled, typing in the search box will autocomplete and suggest a label name.
3. Forgotten Attachment Detector - Gmail looks for phrases in your email that suggest you meant to attach a file and alerts you if it looks like you forgot an attachment.
4. YouTube Previews - If you receive a message with a YouTube link in it, you can now watch the video right below the message.
5. Custom Label Colors - Create your own custom label color.
6. Vacation Dates - Set your dates in advance, enable vacation responder and Gmail will turn it on when the date arrives.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail
* Search Autocomplete and Go To Label in English only

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/gmail-labs-graduation-and-retirement.html

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New web clipboard for Google Docs that improves copy and paste


This new clipboard temporarily stores items you’ve copied in the cloud, then allows you to paste them with proper formatting into documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
While editing in Google Docs, select the item that you want to copy. Use the new clipboard menu to copy the item in question. Then, go to your other document, spreadsheet or presentation, and use the clipboard menu there to paste the item into the document.

Please note that while items in your web clipboard are available across browsers and across sessions, they do expire after a month.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/02/web-clipboard-for-google-docs.html

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New saving buttons in Google Docs and Presentations


New improved saving buttons have been launched in documents and presentations to make it easier to know when a document needs to be saved, is in the process of saving or has been saved. They'll be coming to spreadsheets soon.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
- A clickable save button "Save now" means your document has edits which haven't been saved yet and the timestamp lets you know when it was last saved. You can either wait for autosave to happen after a few seconds, or you can manually save at any time using the keyboard (ctrl S on PC, cmd S on Macs), save button, or by going to through the file menu.

- A disabled button reading “Saving” means your document is currently being saved, and should complete in a second or two.

-A disabled button reading “Saved” means all data in this document is now saved, and the timestamp tells you when the last change happened. You can safely exit the application or continue editing the document.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/02/save-safely-with-new-saving-buttons.html

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Message Security for Google Apps launches Message Log Search


Message Security for Google Apps, powered by Postini, now provides Message Log Search. This provides administrators with visibility into how messages are processed, filtered and delivered, and insight in the traffic patterns for the domain.

Use Message Log Search to:
- Run searches on message log data using a variety of criteria and queries.
- View search results and details about groups or individual messages.
- Track what happened to an inbound or outbound message -- whether it was delivered, quarantined, archived, encrypted, or other disposition -- and see if the message triggered a specific filter.
- Track all messages for a specific sender, recipient, domain, or IP address.

Editions included:
Premier and qualifying Education Editions

Languages included:
English Only

How to access what's new:
- Log in to the Message Security Administration Console, and click the Log Search tab.
- From the Log Search page, you can run queries and view results.

For more information:
Message Security for Google Apps Administration Guide

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Google Apps adds enterprise admin policies for iPhone, Nokia, and Windows Mobile devices


New mobile device management capabilities have been released that allow administrators to:

- Remotely wipe all data from lost or stolen mobile devices.
- Lock idle devices after a period of inactivity.
- Require a device password on each phone.
- Set minimum lengths for more secure passwords.
- Require passwords to include letters, numbers and punctuation.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English Only

How to access what's new:
- In the Google Apps Administrator Control Panel, go to 'Service Settings', then 'Mobile' to access the new options.
- Once your users start synching their devices with Google Apps, you can view, manage, or delete the device data remotely (remote wipe) from the user account page in the Control Panel.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/02/google-apps-adds-enterprise-admin_03.html
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=138651

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New way to subscribe to resource calendars and more in Google Calendar


A new way to subscribe to resource calendars and an ability to easily swap timezones have been released.

- Ability to subscribe to conference room/resource calendars via Interesting Calendars link: This feature provides an easy way for users such as office administrators to add conference room calendar information to their calendar.

- Swap timezones: You can now easily swap timezones if you are showing two timezones on your calendar. This is especially useful for users that travel between two different timezones frequently or users who often need to enter events in another timezone.

Editions included:
Resource calendars - Premier and Education Editions only
Swap timezones - Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Calendar

How to access what's new:
Resource calendars: In Calendar Settings, go to the 'Calendars' tab, then 'Browse interesting calendars', then 'More' and you will see an option for the resources at your domain. Clicking on this allows you to either preview the calendar or subscribe to it easily.

Swap timezones: In Calendar Settings, go to the 'General' tab. If you have two timezones already selected, you'll now see an option to easily swap them with one click.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/calendar/

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Delegation and Single Sign On support in new version of Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook


Version 1.7 of Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook has been released with the following new features:

Support for Single Sign On:
Google Apps Sync for Outlook now supports Single Sign On. When you log in, you have the option to log in with your Google Apps account and password, or instead use your company's Single Sign On authentication if they have enabled that option.

Support for delegating email and calendar:
If you delegate your email and calendar in Google Apps, the person to whom you delegate, can handle messages and calendar events on your behalf from the Outlook client.
When you grant access to your account in Gmail, and share your primary Google Apps calendar, those messages and events are synced to the Outlook client. The person to whom you delegate can then receive and answer email on your behalf, as well as create and respond to calendar invitations on your behalf.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions
*Email delegation is currently not available for Education Edition

Languages included:
Available worldwide with US English interface

How to access what's new:
Download Page

For more information:
Signing in with Single Sign On
How to delegate access
Release Notes

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New version of Google Apps Directory Sync tool released


Google Apps Directory Sync Release 1.6.14 introduces these new features for password synchronization:
- Support for binary LDAP password attributes, in plaintext, SHA1, and MD5.
- Synchronize a password only for new users, or for new and existing users.
- Set a default password for all new users.
- Force new users to change password on first login.

Editions included:
Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
English Only

How to access what's new:
- Download the latest version of Google Apps Directory Sync at http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=106368

For more information:
Release Notes

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