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Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Outlook® is a new end-user tool that moves email, calendar and contact data from Outlook® profiles, PST files and Exchange accounts to Google Apps.

With Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Outlook®, you can:
- Import mail, calendars, and personal contacts, either all at once or in separate stages
- Import only mail sent before or after a specific date
- Skip importing Junk E-mail and Deleted items
- Exclude specific mail folders from being imported (requires running the command-line utility)
- Monitor the progress of your migration
- Easily pause and resume the migration
- Run subsequent migrations that import only new data (not data that's already been imported)

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
- In the Google Apps control panel > Advanced Tools > User email uploads section, select the checkbox for ‘Allow users to upload mail using the Email Migration API’.
- Download the tool, install and migrate the data.

For more information:
Download page
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/05/introducing-google-apps-migration-for.html
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End-user Help Centre


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New features in new Google documents editor now available

- Faster find
- Headings in the toolbar
- Bookmarks in the link dialogue

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
- Faster find: Press Ctrl+F (⌘+F on Macs) to see a dropdown box where you can type the word or phrase you’re looking for in your document. As you type, all the matches in the doc will get highlighted and you can press your' enter' key to jump to the next match. For more advanced options or to replace text, access the ‘Find and Replace’ dialogue from the ‘Edit’ menu.
- Headings in the toolbar: Paragraph styles have been added to the toolbar to quickly apply formatting changes to your text.
- Bookmarks in the link dialogue: If you’ve added bookmarks to your document, you’ll also see these bookmarks as options when you create a new link.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/05/faster-finding-and-other-document.html
How to enable the new editor

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Gmail contextual gadgets are web applications that render in your Gmail web interface when triggered by certain cues. These gadgets enable users to make better informed business decisions faster by delivering relevant information to their inbox and where they can take action right from the email interface.

For example, the Google Docs preview gadget is shown when an email contains a Google Doc URL, allowing users to both preview and edit the document directly in the message view.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
- Administrators can access the Google Apps Marketplace via the control panel if already added. They can add the Marketplace to the control panel by clicking on 'Add services', or visit http://www.google.com/enterprise/marketplace/.
- Apps that use Gmail contextual gadgets can be found by searching the marketplace and refining for apps that feature ‘Mail integration'.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/05/putting-email-in-context-with-gmail.html

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- Range sorting: You can now choose column ranges in ascending or descending order. You can also add and take away rules as well as selecting if data has a header or not.
- Formula highlighting in Internet Explorer: Highlight the ranges in the formula - each range referenced in a formula gets highlighted a different color automatically.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
Range sorting: When editing a spreadsheet, select ‘Tools’, then ‘Sort...’ to see the new sorting options.

For more information:
http://docs.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=15115
How to enable new editor: http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2010/04/preview-of-new-google-spreadsheets.html

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Some 24 new themes have been added to Google forms for subjects such as weddings, book reports, contact forms and parties.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google forms

How to access what's new:
In your Google Docs list, select ‘Create new’, then the ‘Form’ option. When editing the new form, click the ‘Theme’ button at the top to see all the themes available.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/05/new-themes-in-google-forms.html

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New features have been added to the new documents editor:

- Comment scrolling
- Look up words in dictionary
- Insert special characters dialog
- Localized measurement units (metric for non-US users)

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
- Comment scrolling: Whenever you click in a comment it will now scroll so that it’s directly beside the associated text.
- Dictionary: Select a word in your doc, you can look up the definition for that word by going to ‘Tools’ then ‘Define...’.
- Special Characters: Click ‘Insert’, then ‘Special characters’.
- Metric Units: If your language is set to ‘English US’, your ruler will be set in inches. All other locales will now see the ruler with metric units but this will soon be a setting that you can modify.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/05/dictionary-improved-comments-and-more.html
How to enable the new editor: http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2010/04/preview-of-new-google-documents-editor.html

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The Google Apps Email Audit API allows Google Apps administrators to audit a user's email, email drafts, and archived chats. In addition, a domain administrator can retrieve account login information and download a user's mailbox.

Editions included:
Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
US English Only

For more information:
http://code.google.com/googleapps/domain/audit/docs/1.0/
audit_developers_guide_protocol.html


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When setting up a new filter that forwards email or auto-forwarding email to a specific email address, you now need to also verify that you actually have permission to forward to that address. This is similar to verifying addresses for the ‘custom from’ feature.

There are exemptions to this change: Premier and Education edition users will not need to verify forwarding addresses that are:
- in their own domain
- in a subdomain of their own domain
- in a domain alias configured as part of the Google Apps account

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
- Premier and Education Editions: If you are forwarding email to an address that does not come under the three categories above, then you will need to verify that address and a verification email will be sent to that address.
Email lists: If the list comes under the three categories, then verification isn’t required.

- Standard and Partner Editions: When setting up forwarding via a filter or autoforwarding, you will receive a verification email to the address that you are forwarding to.
Email lists: A user will have to verify that they have permission to forward to that list just like any other address and a verification email will be sent to the list. If the user has read access to the list, they’ll be able to get the confirmation code and verify the auto-forward address.

- Email Settings API: This API also allows forwarding to be configured. If the address being forwarded to does not need verification as outlined in the categories above, then this will work as expected. If the address requires verification and has not been verified, this setting will fail.

For more information:
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=10957

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Google Wave is a new web application designed to make groups of people more productive when communicating and working together. In Google Wave, everything takes place in flexible, hosted conversations known as waves. Waves are shared spaces on the web that update live as you type and support rich media and real-time gadgets.
Today, Google Apps admins can give their users access to the Google Wave preview through Apps. Domain administrators can turn Google Wave through the control panel and users can sign in at http://wave.google.com/a/[yourdomain.com].

Editions included:
Standard, Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English (Next generation control panel)

How to access what's new:
Administrators can enable Google Wave for your domain from the administrator control panel by clicking on 'Add more services'.

To enable the preview of Google Wave:
1) Click "Add it now"
2) Confirm that you would like to enable Google Wave
3) Visit the 'Settings' tab to specify domain access controls and email notification defaults
4) Sign in to Google Wave at http://wave.google.com/a/yourdomain

Note: In ‘Domain Settings’, make sure that the checkbox ‘Enable pre-release features’ is also enabled. Google Wave for Google Apps is currently a Labs service and is not supported by the Google Apps Support team.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/05/google-wave-labs-available-today-to.html
Help Centre: http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=28653

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The Google Calendar interface has been given a new look. Some of the changes include a change to colors, less white space and the ‘Create event’ link is now a button. The link for ‘Tasks’ has also been removed and is now a calendar.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Calendar

How to access what's new:
- In order to see the new interface, in the administrator control panel under ‘Domain settings’, the ‘Enable pre-release features’ checkbox needs to be enabled.
- To turn Tasks on and off, just click the Tasks calendar in your calendar list. To only see tasks with due dates – the ones above your calendar – you can hide the task list by clicking the tall blue bar that separates the calendar from the task list on the right-hand side.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/calendar/?hl=en

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Google Apps Script helps businesses customize and extend Google Apps and automate their own standard processes. Some new functionality has now been released.

New functionality:
Data interoperability through JDBC (Java Database Connectivity): Google Apps Scripts can now connect to any MySQL database, including business databases running on servers behind firewalls.
Custom user interfaces for scripts: Google Apps Premier Edition users can now script graphical interface elements and menus.
Standalone invocation of scripts: It’s now possible to call a script from any website, so you’re able to build web pages where users can submit entries that will be collected in a Google spreadsheet.
More integrations with other Google properties: New integrations with Google Docs and Google Maps add the ability to create and modify files in the Google Documents List and retrieve directions from Google Maps.

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

Languages included:
Supported in 40+ languages

How to access what's new:
- Access the Google spreadsheets editor, click on ‘Tools’, then ‘Scripts’ to manage, insert or access the Script editor.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/05/automating-business-processes-with.html
http://www.google.com/google-d-s/scripts/scripts.html

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Some new enhancements to the drawings editor have been recently released

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
Selecting shapes:
- Press Alt (Option on Mac) and drag your mouse to select only those objects completely within the selection region (this is useful for selecting objects in a busy part of the diagram)
- Holding Shift while you drag now adds shapes to your current selection instead of creating a new selection.

Polyline improvements:
- When you finish drawing a polyline by clicking on the end of the last segment, you remain in polyline mode so you can immediately draw another one. Hit Escape to return to selection mode.
- While drawing a polyline, press escape on your keyboard to cancel the last segment and return to selection mode.
- Draw very small segments in a polyline more easily.

Word art:
- Add word art directly from the insert menu.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/05/google-drawings-enhancements.html
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Google Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes is a native Notes database that you can install onto one or more of your Domino servers.

It allows users in the same organization experience a level of coexistence between Notes Calendar and Google Apps Calendar. It is ideal for use by customers who are migrating to Google Apps from Lotus Notes where they want to retain free/busy visibility across both systems during the migration period. Free/busy look-up is supported in both directions.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English Only

How to access what's new:
Download Here
Note: Google Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes is currently available only in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.
If your country is not listed, you will need to wait until approximately the second week of June to download the product.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=181256

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When editing a spreadsheet and importing a new file, you now can preview the file you are importing and change the delimiting character.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
- When editing a spreadsheet, click ‘File’, then ‘Import’ and select the file you want to import.
- You now have a new option to format the delimiting character from ‘Automatic’, ‘Tab’ and ‘Comma’.

For more information:
New spreadsheets editor

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You can now drag images directly from your computer into a new message when composing the message.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
- Compose a new message in Gmail.
- Drag the image into the message from your computer.
- Resize the image if necessary and send the message.
Note: Only supported in Google Chrome browser for now.

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/drag-images-into-messages.html

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You now have the ability to copy a sheet from one spreadsheet to the other, when using the new version of Google spreadsheets.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
1. When working on a spreadsheet, click on the sheet tab at the bottom of the page and select “Copy to...”.
2. In the pop-up dialog, you can search for the destination spreadsheet. You can choose any spreadsheet you own or have editing access to.
3. Once you’ve selected a spreadsheet, you can open it to find that the sheet has been copied.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/05/copy-sheets-from-one-spreadsheet-to.html
http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=180897

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Administrators now have the ability to remove individual users from appearing in contact sharing when that option is enabled. Contact sharing is also sometimes referred to as the global address list.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
- In the Google Apps control panel, click the ‘Users and groups’ tab, then click on the individual user’s name to access the user’s settings.
- Under ‘Contact sharing’, disable/enable the checkbox to remove/include the user from appearing in contact sharing.
- If contact sharing is enabled, then the user’s contact information is shared by default.
- If contact sharing has not been enabled, then this new option will not be visible.

Note: The control panel needs to be the ‘Next generation’ version.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=60218

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