Translation and undo smartquotes in documents

Google Docs now supports automatic translation into 53 different languages. It is also now possible to change smartquotes into standard straight quotes.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team, Partner Edition and Google Apps for Government

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
To translate a document, select 'Tools', then 'Translate document'.

To change smartquotes into standard straight quotes, press Ctrl-Z after smartquotes are created.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/07/translation-and-undo-smartquotes-in.html

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iGoogle now replacing the Start Page

The Start Page is being automatically be converted to iGoogle. The Start Page gadgets your users have configured will be migrated to iGoogle pages, after which users can modify their iGoogle gadgets, tabs and themes. Your Start Page web address will automatically redirect your users to iGoogle.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
All languages supported by the Start Page

How to access what's new:
To reach iGoogle, visit http://partnerpage.google.com/yourdomain.com. Be sure to replace "yourdomain.com" with your actual domain name.

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Google Apps for Government now available

To meet the security and policy requirements of federal, state and local government agencies in the U.S., we have introduced Google Apps for Government. In addition to the applications and administrative controls available in the business edition of Google Apps, the service for government agencies has received Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification and accreditation from the U.S. General Services Administration.

Editions included:
Google Apps for Government

Languages included:
US English

For more information:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/introducing-google-apps-for-government.html

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Apply template themes to existing sites in Google Sites

Google Sites now supports the ability to apply a site template’s theme to any existing site. This does not apply the entire template to your existing site, just the template's theme.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team, Partner Edition and Google Apps for Government

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Sites

How to access what's new:
Click 'More actions', then 'Manage site'. Go to 'Themes', then select 'Browse the theme gallery' to choose a template's theme.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/07/apply-template-themes-to-existing-sites.html

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User policy management now in Google Apps Control Panel


Google Apps administrators can now segment their users into different organizations and control which Google services are enabled/disabled for each of those different sets of users.

- Allows creation of organizations in a tree-like hierarchy
- Manage membership of users into one organization
- Specify policies for which services are on/off by organization

Updates have also been made to the Google Apps Directory Sync Tool and the Provisioning API to take this new functionality into account.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English only

How to access what's new:
The Control Panel tab ‘Users and groups’ now becomes ‘Organization & users’. Click on this new tab to create a new organization.

To create organizational units:
1. In the organizational tree, highlight the organizational unit to which you want to add a child.
2. Click the ‘Add suborganization’ button..
3. Enter a name and description for the new organization.
4. Click the ‘Add organization’ button.
5. The new organizational unit appears as a child of the organizational unit you selected at step 1.

To enable/disable services for specific users:
1. Services that are disabled on the main dashboard will be disabled for all users.
2. Click the ‘Organizations & users’ tab.
3. Select the appropriate organization.
4. Click the ‘Services’ sub-tab.
5. Click ‘On/Off’ to change service settings or if it's a sub-organization, click 'Override this setting' or 'Use inherited' links to change settings.

- This feature is only available to domains using the ‘Next Generation’ version of the control panel. To enable this version in the control panel, click ‘Domain settings’, then ‘General’ and ensure the checkbox ‘Next generation (US English only)’ is enabled.
- This feature is being rolled out gradually.
- A user can exist in only a single node in the hierarchy tree.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/07/introducing-user-policy-management-for.html
Help Center: http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=182426

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New version of Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook® released


Version 1.9 of Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook® has been released with the following new features:

- If Outlook® crashes or doesn't shut down properly during a sync, the utility starts the sync again from a point preceding the crash or improper shutdown. This new method ensures that you won't be missing any messages.
- New resync options are available in the Synchronization Status dialog box:
Overwrite: Overwrites your local profile with data from the cloud, updating just the data type you selected (mail, contacts, or calendars).
Delete and resync: Deletes data from your Outlook profile, then re-syncs with the cloud to repopulate your profile with data from Google.
- More additional fields are supported in the Dynamic Global Address List.
- A new dialog box has been implemented that lets you set the size of your local mailbox and offers some insight into which setting to use.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English only

How to access what's new:
1. Update Google Apps Sync
- If you installed Google App Sync: Updates are checked for and downloaded to your computer automatically.
- If your administrator installed Google Apps Sync: Updates are downloaded to your computer automatically, if your administrator enables automatic updates.
2. For the update to go into effect:
- If you have Windows XP: Restart your computer.
- If you have Windows Vista: Restart Microsoft Outlook.

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

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More admin controls for mobile device management in Google Apps


Google Apps administrators now have more options to manage mobile devices in the control panel:

- Requiring devices to use data encryption
- Auto-wiping device after specified number of failed password attempts
- Disabling the phone’s camera
- Ensuring old passwords are not reused
- Requiring passwords to be changed after specified time interval
- Disabling data synchronization when device is roaming to reduce wireless overage charges

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English only*

How to access what's new:
In the Google Apps control panel, select ‘Service settings’, then ‘Mobile’ to access the new mobile device management options.
* Administrator Control Panel needs to be set to ‘Next generation (US English only)’ version in ‘Domain Settings’ to see these new options.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/07/google-apps-adds-more-admin-controls.html
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=173393

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New version of Google Apps Migration for Lotus Notes tool available for download


Version 2.2.1 of the Google Apps Migration for Lotus Notes tool is now available for download with the following new features:

Pre-migration Estimator: It is now possible to gather user statistics prior to migration for selected users. This feature is designed to help customers plan the migration process for each site as they can now see precisely how many emails, calendar entries and contacts/groups will be migrated for each user. These values are aggregated up to show totals by user status, by site and across the entire organisation. The system also calculates the amount of data that will be migrated for each user and totals up accordingly.

Error Threshold Setting: In earlier versions of this tool, if any migration errors were encountered the system would keep the user at Active status until the error was resolved, manually flagged as complete, or the administrator moved the user to "Complete" status. It now allows the administrator to set a site level threshold for errors. If the total number of migration errors in a single user's mail file is below this threshold, the system will allow the user to move to "Complete". Where notifications are enabled, the user will receive a completion notice which will include details of any errors so that they can deal with these as required.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English only

How to access what's new:
Download

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=154630

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HTML5 features now in Safari


Recent Gmail features built on top of HTML5 advances and other advancements in browser platforms, are now available in the newest version of Safari (Safari 5).

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

For more information:
Drag in attachments
Drag images into messages
New windows outlive original Gmail window

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Page navigation now in Google forms


When creating Google forms you can now use a simpler page navigation feature to direct respondents to relevant pages regardless of their answers.

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 Google Docs list, select ‘Create new’ then ‘Form’ to create a new form. For multiple choice questions, you now have a new option to ‘Go to page based on answer’. If you select this, when creating the actual multiple choice questions, you have the option to navigate to a different page/item for each individual question.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/07/page-navigation-in-google-forms.html

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App Tuesday: 10 new apps available for your users in the Apps Marketplace

Today we launched 10 new apps from 3rd party developers, available in the Google Apps Marketplace. Many of these apps are free or have free trials and include CRM, calendar & scheduling, project management, email marketing and online design tools. You can add these integrated applications to your Google Apps subscription with just a few clicks.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
- Go to http://www.google.com/appsmarketplace
- Choose an app from the CRM, calendar & scheduling, email marketing or project management categories, among others.
- Click the blue ‘Add it now’ button to add the app for your users.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/07/its-app-tuesday-10-new-apps-available.html

If you’ve #gonegoogle, and tried the #appsmarketplace, let others know what you recommend - via Twitter, Google Buzz or submit your suggestions for additional apps to us.

Rich text signatures now available in Gmail


Rich text signatures have now been added to Gmail allowing you to add your own formatting, images and links to your email signatures. If you have configured your Gmail account to also send mail using the Send mail as/custom ‘from’ feature, then you can now also have a unique signature for each these other addresses that you’ve added to your account.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
In your Gmail account, go to ‘Settings’ then the ‘General’ tab. The new rich text editor is in the signature section. Edit the formatting for your signature as you would like it to appear on all outgoing messages and click ‘Save changes’.

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/rich-text-signatures.html
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=22370

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New Google Docs editor is now the default editor for Google Apps users


The new Google Docs editor is now the default editor for all Google Apps users. Previously, users had to manually opt-in to this version in ‘Documents settings’.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
The new editor is now the default editor when creating new Google Documents. If you’d like to revert to the old version, you can do so by unchecking the 'Create new text documents using the latest version of the document editor' box on the 'Editing' tab in 'Documents settings'.

For more information:
http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=176442

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