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Keyboard shortcuts to common actions like create page and edit page for site collaborators have now been added to Google Sites.

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

How to access what's new:
- In Google Sites, type Ctrl / (⌘ / on a Mac) to open the shortcut help.
- Full list of keyboard shortcuts.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/09/keyboard-shortcuts-in-google-sites.html

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Gmail now offers users the ability to switch between conversation view and the traditional message-based unthreaded view. When a user switches to unthreaded view, messages are no longer grouped together into a conversation, and each message is shown as a separate entry in the inbox. The inbox is still sorted in reverse chronological order.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
This feature is only available to domains whose administrator has enabled the ‘enable pre-release features’ checkbox in the Control Panel.

In Gmail ‘Settings’, go to the new ‘Conversation View’ section, select to have that view on or off and click ‘Save changes’.

Note: The mobile web-based view of Gmail will still be threaded, as will the Gmail Mobile Client app. However, if you are using a Blackberry, Windows Mobile, iPhone, or Android device, you can access Gmail unthreaded in the native mail clients of those devices using Google’s sync tools.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/09/threaded-email-or-not-now-its-your.html

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A new revision history interface is now available in Google documents that makes it even easier to see document revisions when collaborating.

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 see the new interface, go to ‘File’, then ‘See revision history’ when editing a document.
- Click on a time stamp in the right column to see what changes were made at a given time or use the arrow keys to quickly scan through many revisions.
- Changes are color-coded based on each collaborator, making it easy to tell what has been added or deleted.
- Time stamps are also improved in the new interface.
- The interface also batches revisions into groups of changes to make it easier to understand how a document has changed over time. To see a finer-grained list of revisions, click ‘Show more detailed revisions'.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/09/more-tools-for-viewing-document.html

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Up to now, Google Apps administrators had to sign requests for calls to Google Apps APIs using their username and password (this is called ClientLogin Authorization).

From today, Google Apps now supports OAuth authorization on Google Apps APIs.

There are several advantages to using OAuth instead of the username/password model:
- OAuth is more secure: OAuth tokens can be scoped and set to expire by a certain date, making them more secure than using the ClientLogin mechanism.
- OAuth is customizable: Using OAuth, administrators can create tokens that scripts may only use to access data of a particular scope when calling Google Apps APIs. For instance, a token set to call the Email Migration API would not be able to use login credentials to access the Google Apps Provisioning API.
- OAuth is an open standard: OAuth is an open source standard, making it a familiar choice for developers to work with.

The Google Apps APIs that support the OAuth signing mechanism are:
1. Provisioning API
2. Email Migration API
3. Admin Settings API
4. Calendar Resource API
5. Email Settings API
6. Audit API

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

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
Google Apps APIs

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-oauth-support-for-google-apps-apis.html

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New import options have been added to spreadsheets. When importing, you now can create a whole new spreadsheet, append to the current sheet, add a new sheet to your existing spreadsheet or even replace your entire spreadsheet with this new version.

There's also a new custom delimiters option where you can also specify what character to parse your data file with, giving you maximum flexibility when dealing with your data files.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Spreadsheets

How to access what's new:
- When editing a spreadsheet, click on ‘File’ then ‘Import’ to select your file and see the new import options.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/09/import-your-files-many-different-ways.html

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A new version of the Gmail app is now available in the Android Market. This means the app is no longer tied to Android version releases anymore. New features include:

- Important message actions will now stick to the top of the screen, one click away, no matter how long the email is.
- View previous message content more easily, just like in the desktop version of Gmail. Tap “Show quoted text” to reveal the previous message.
- Limited support for Priority Inbox. If you’ve enabled Priority Inbox via the desktop version of Gmail, you’ll see an “Important” label that shows all messages flagged as important. You can even add a shortcut to “Important” to your home screen.

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

How to access what's new:
- The Gmail update requires Froyo (Android version 2.2), so it’s available if you have a Nexus One, HTC EVO, Motorola Droid 2 or Motorola Droid. (Not sure if your device is running Android version 2.2? Check here.)
- Get the update from Android Market.

For more information:
http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2010/09/updated-gmail-app-in-android-market.html

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Using the Google Font API, 6 new web fonts have been added to Google Docs:
- Droid Serif and Droid Sans
- Calibri and Cambria
- Consolas and Corsiva

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by web fonts

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/09/more-fontastic-google-docs.html

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Two-step verification is now available for Google Apps. When enabled by an administrator, it requires two means of identification to sign in to a Google Apps account. A mobile phone is the main requirement to use the second form of identification. It doesn’t require any special tokens or devices. After entering a password, a verification code is sent to the user’s mobile phone via SMS, voice calls, or generated on an application they can install on their Android, BlackBerry or iPhone device. This makes it much more likely that it is the user accessing the data: even if someone has stolen the password, they'll need more than that to access the account. Users can also indicate when they're using a computer they trust and don't want to be asked for a verification code from that machine in the future.

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

Languages included:
US English Only (Next Generation Control Panel)

How to access what's new:
- Google Apps Administrators can enable this option in the control panel in the 'Advanced Tools' section by checking the box 'Allow users to turn on two-factor authentication'. Users still have to opt-in to use this feature and it is not possible to make this mandatory for all users. To see this new option, your control panel must be using the ‘Next Generation’ version.
- Once your users manually enroll in two-step verification, they may need to use access codes in addition to their verification codes. For installed applications that don’t have a two-step verification field, your users will need to enter an access code once per device or application in place of their regular password to access their Google Account. Common devices and applications that require access codes are: Gmail and Google Calendar on Android-based phones, ActiveSync for Windows Mobile and iPhone, and IMAP clients such as Thunderbird.
- At any time, administrators can un-enroll users from two factor verification in the control panel, either through the checkbox to allow it or in the user’s individual settings.
- Two-step verification can’t be used for accounts using a SAML single sign-on service (SSO).

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/09/more-secure-cloud-for-millions-of.html
Help Center overview: http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=175197

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The following new features have been released in spreadsheets:

- More options to choose from when printing spreadsheets:
Selection printing: Print only a highlighted section from your spreadsheet.
Gridless printing: Print your spreadsheet without lines.
- Find and replace now searches calculated values in the spreadsheet.
- Removable hyperlinks.
- Tab/Enter behavior to allow users to tab across cells and hit enter to go back to the beginning of the line.

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:
When editing a spreadsheet, select ‘File’ then ‘Print’ to see the new printing options.

Note: Your administrator must have enabled the ‘pre-release features’ checkbox in the Google Apps control panel to see these features in the newer spreadsheets editor.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/09/print-your-spreadsheets-and-save-ink.html

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Release 1.6.19 of the Google Apps Directory Sync tool is now available for download. It now includes support for alias exclusion. If you have Google Apps users who should not be deleted, moved or modified during synchronization, you can specify those users as match rules on alias email address. Match rules include exact match, regular expressions based match and substring match. To start using it, set up user alias rules in the Google Apps Directory Sync Configuration Manager, in the section for Google Apps Exclusion Rules.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Edition and Google Apps for Government

Languages included:
US English only

For more information:
Overview: http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=106368
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In Gmail you now have the option to only send your vacation response to other people in your domain and not to external recipients.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
In Gmail, go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘General’ -> ‘Vacation responder’ section, and select the new option to only send a response to people in your domain.

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We recently launched 12 new apps from 3rd party developers, available in the Google Apps Marketplace. Many of these apps are free or have free trials and include project management, data backup, resource management, and communication tools. You can add these integrated applications to your Google Apps subscription with just a few clicks.

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

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
- Go to http://www.google.com/appsmarketplace
- Choose an app from the productivity, accounting and finance, document management or CRM categories, among others.
- Click the blue ‘Add it now’ button to add the app for your users.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/09/app-tuesday-celebrate-google-apps.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.

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In May we announced details about changes to the Google Apps accounts infrastructure that would allow access to other Google services beyond the core suite of messaging and collaboration apps. This change will let users access many new services such as Blogger, Reader, Google Voice and calling-in-Gmail (US only), Picasa Web Albums, AdWords and iGoogle from their Google Apps accounts.

The ability to opt in to the new infrastructure for Google Apps is now open for early adopters who meet the early adopter eligibility criteria and is currently being rolled out over the next few days.

Early adopters won’t see the following functionality before the new infrastructure is feature-complete:
- Administrators do not yet have the ability to turn off access to any of these additional services as they can today for applications in the core suite.
- A few applications are not compatible with the new infrastructure at this time including Google Health, PowerMeter, YouTube, Web History, Buzz and Profiles.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English Only

How to access what's new:
In order to see the new option in the control panel to become an early adopter, your domain must meet the eligibility criteria:
- Your organization needs to be using the U.S. English version of the Google Apps control panel, and all of your users must have their language set to English.
- Your organization must not be using SAML for single sign-on.
- Your organization must not have users with conflicting accounts that access Google advertising products or Google Voice.
- Your organization must be using Google Apps Standard Edition, Premier Edition, or Education Edition.
- The new infrastructure is not yet available in all countries.

Note:
- Additional applications beyond the core suite are not covered by Google Enterprise support or the 99.9% uptime guarantee. However, many services have self-service online help resources, and a subset (such as AdWords) offer enhanced support options.
- A small fraction of Google Apps users have created personal Google Accounts based on their organization’s Google Apps email addresses. Users in this situation will need to rename these “conflicting accounts” during the transition process, and we’ll help these users make the necessary changes.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/09/early-adopters-transition-to-new.html
Help Center: New Infrastructure for Google Apps accounts

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Drag and drop functionality has now been added to Sites to make organizing your site easier.

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:
Site owners and collaborators can drag and drop pages to organize the site by going to ‘Manage site’ and then ‘Pages’ in the tree view.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/09/easier-site-organization-with-drag-and.html

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A new event page in Google Calendar has been introduced. Among the changes such as simplified layout and making the style more consistent with other Google apps, some new functionality has also been added:
- New repeating event editor
- New tool to help you find a time for your event and work better across time zones
- Ability to set your default working hours for events

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Calendar

How to access what's new:
Repeating event editor: You can now see a summary of your recurring event on the main event page; if you want to edit it, you can use a window that opens when you select the "Repeats" checkbox.

Find a time feature: If you have access to view other people’s calendars, you can click this tab to see a preview of their schedules and hover over their events to see what conflicts they might have.

Working hours: In ‘Calendar Settings’, you can now specify what your available working hours are. Enabling this feature will show a warning to other people when they invite you to an event outside the hours that you’ve set.

Note: In order to see the new repeating event editor and find a time feature, your domain administrator must enable the ‘Enable pre-release features’ checkbox in the Google Apps Control Panel under ‘Domain settings’. This new functionality is currently not available for domains that have enabled our Google Calendar Connectors API which shows data from other services. We hope to make this available to those domains in the near future.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/08/work-better-across-time-zones-with.html
Find a time: http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=178219

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When editing a document with other editors, you can now see the text that other editors are highlighting as they select it. This makes it much easier to collaborate on deleting and moving text items.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/08/collaborative-highlighting-in-documents.html

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