Unthreaded conversation view in Gmail now available to all Google Apps users


Gmail 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.

Previously, this feature was only available to domains whose administrators has enabled the ‘enable pre-release features’ checkbox in the Control Panel. This is now available to all Google Apps domains.

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 ‘Settings’, go to the new ‘Conversation View’ section and choose 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, Window 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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Version 3.0 of the Google Apps Connector for Blackberry Enterprise Server is now available for download


The new version of the Connector contains the following changes:
- Support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.2.
- Support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express.
- Support for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2.
- Improved Dynamic GAL synchronization.
- Improvements to some calendar synchronization components to provide enhanced robustness and accuracy.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
Download

For more information:
Help Center Overview

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New features to manage Android mobile devices with Google Apps


Android Device Management has now been released to help administrators manage Android mobile devices and is being rolled out in the next few days.

This allows Google Apps admins to set device policy through the Control Panel for Android devices running version 2.2. Policies enforceable on Android devices include:
- Control if policy needs to be enforced before device can sync Gmail, Calendar, and Contacts
- Require device to have a PIN
- Define password complexity
- Remote Wipe
- Number of attempts before device is wiped
- Idle lock timeout

These policies can be enforced on devices that have installed the Google Apps Device Policy application, which will be available from Android Market in the next few days.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

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

How to access what's new:
Administrators can log into the Control Panel, then ‘Service Settings’ and ‘Mobile’ to access the new settings.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/10/bring-your-phone-to-work-day-managing.html

To learn more about these updates in mobile device management for Google Apps, join us for a live webcast with Mayur Kamat, Google Apps Product Manager, on November 10, 2010 at 9 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT / 6 p.m. GMT. Register now.

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New charts editor and chart types in Google Spreadsheets


New charts editor:
We’ve added a new charts editor that suggests recommended charts, matches your data labels and headers, auto selects colors, has a full size preview pane and more. The editor is designed to help you create the chart you need in just a few clicks.

New and improved charts:
New chart types have been added such as annotated time-lines, organizational charts, gauges, our popular motion chart (which makes it easy to visualize data changing over time) and more to our chart types.

Improved publishing:
It’s easy to show charts you’ve created in spreadsheets with the world. Publish your interactive chart on any webpage and it will update as you change the data in your spreadsheet.

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 data in a spreadsheet, click ‘Insert’, then ‘Chart’ to view the new chart editor and chart types.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/10/using-new-visualizations-to-tell-your.html
Help Center: http://docs.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=15163

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Google Apps Scripts now available in Google Sites


You can now create, edit, and launch Google Apps Scripts from any Google Site. This allows you to automate business processes that involve multiple applications.

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

How to access what's new:
When editing a site, click ‘More actions’, then ‘Manage site’ and ‘Apps Scripts’ to build a script.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/10/automating-business-processes-in-google.html
Google Apps Scripts Resources

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Drag and Drop images into a Google Document


You can now drag images from your desktop and drop them directly into a document. You can use image drag and drop with the latest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. We’ll enable it on other browsers, as soon as they support the feature.

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/2010/10/drag-and-drop-images-in-documents.html

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App Tuesday: 7 new apps available for your users in the Apps Marketplace


Today we launched 7 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 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, 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/2010/10/app-tuesday-brings-marketplace-apps.html

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Priority Inbox in Gmail is now available to all Google Apps domains


Priority Inbox (Beta) is a new view of your inbox that automatically helps you focus on your most important messages. Priority Inbox splits your inbox into three sections: “Important and unread,” “Starred,” and “Everything else”. Messages are automatically categorized as they arrive in your inbox.

Previously, this feature was only available to domains whose administrator had enabled the ‘Enable pre-release features’ checkbox in the Google Apps Control Panel. This feature has now been released to all domains so that checkbox no longer controls this feature.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
- Users can manually opt-in to this new feature by clicking on the "New! Priority Inbox" link in the top right corner.
- Users can return to the normal view at any time by clicking on “Inbox” or by disabling Priority Inbox in “Settings”.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/08/email-overload-try-priority-inbox.html
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=29809

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User policy management and control over services are now available to Google Apps domains in more languages and editions


More 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

Editions included:
Standard, Premier and Partner Edition

Languages included:
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, German, Spanish, Finnish, Filipino/Tagalog, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

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.

Note: Standard and Partner Edition domains do not have the ability to create suborganizations.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/07/introducing-user-policy-management-for.html
Users and Organization: http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=14578
Service settings: http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=182442

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Updated version of Google Apps Connector for Blackberry Enterprise Server


The Google Apps Mobile team has released an update to Google Apps Connector for Blackberry Enterprise Server 2.2. This update (2.2.307) fixes several issues that improve the reliability of product (Complete changelog below). We strongly advise all admins to upgrade to this latest release.

Changelog
- Improved handling of transient HTTP 403 and 302 errors.
- Update timezone table to match latest Windows update.
- Added simple auditing support for read, spam, trash, delete operations.
- Fixed a bug that email sync stalls when a single message can not be properly converted.

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

How to access what's new:
You can download the update from https://tools.google.com/dlpage/appsconnector.

To install the update
1. Stop BlackBerry Dispatcher service
2. Stop BlackBerry Controller service
3. Install MSI downloaded from above URL
4. Start BlackBerry Dispatcher service
5. Start BlackBerry Controller service

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

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New version of Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook® now available


A new version of this tool is available for download and will be auto-updated in the next few weeks. The following new features are now available:

- Support for Microsoft Outlook® 2010
Google Apps Sync now supports Microsoft Outlook® 2010—both 32-bit and 64-bit editions. Here are a few things to note about using Outlook 2010:
- Administrators: If you're pushing the upgrade to users via an MSI file, note that there's a separate MSI installation file for the 64-bit edition of Outlook, so be sure to download the correct file for your users. See the installation instructions at Administrator setup for Google Apps Sync.
- Only MSI-based editions of Outlook 2010 are supported, not Click-to-Run editions. If you've already installed a Click-to-Run edition, you can follow these instructions from Microsoft to switch to using an MSI-based Office edition.
- Using free/busy sync with Outlook 2010 requires installing this free/busy hotfix package from Microsoft.
- If you're running a 32-bit version of Outlook on a 64-bit version of Windows, and you need to configure Google Apps Sync via your Windows registry, be sure to create and modify keys in the correct location for 32 bit applications. For details, see the instructions on using the Windows registry at Configure limits and options via the registry.


- Rich contact data available in the Global Address List.
Microsoft Outlook® users can now see available data from all fields supported by the dynamic Global Address List (not just the name, email address, and one phone number as in previous releases). Newly supported global address fields include street address information, title, company, department, multiple phone numbers, and much more. Check out the complete list of supported fields.

- Enhanced support for custom From addresses.
When sending a message in Outlook from a custom From address created in Gmail: Your message no longer appears for recipients as "sent on behalf of your_primary_Google_Apps_address" as it has in past releases. Instead, the message lists only the custom From address as the sender.
When you reply to an email that's sent to one of your custom From addresses, Outlook automatically enters that address in your reply's From field. Making a custom address your default sending address in Gmail causes you send from that address by default in Outlook, too (it's the address you send from if you leave the From field blank).

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

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
Download Page

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=148484

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