Scheduled Release track features update 7/27/11

The following features are now available to these domains:
- No new features

The following features are intended for release to these domains on August 2nd:
Gmail:
- Inbox Styles
- Multiple calls using ‘Call phone’ feature

Calendar:
- New interface option for Calendar users

Release track:
Scheduled*

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

For more information:
Inbox Styles: http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/new-pick-your-favorite-inbox-style.html
Multiple calls: http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/make-multiple-calls-in-gmail.html
New Calendar interface: http://whatsnew.googleapps.com/new-look

*Scheduled Release track: Domains with ‘Enable scheduled releases’ checkbox enabled in the administrator control panel. Learn more

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HTML signatures support in Email Settings API

The Google Apps Email Settings API lets you set the default signature for users in your apps domain. The API now supports HTML-encoded strings in the Email Signature field as well.

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

For more information:
http://code.google.com/googleapps/domain/email_settings/developers_guide_protocol.html#GA_email_signature_main

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Improved sharing and more with Google Docs for Mobile

We recently updated the look of Google Docs for mobile browsers and added the ability to sort, narrow, and share multiple docs in your mobile docs list.

Release track:
Rapid & Scheduled

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
All languages support by Google Docs for Mobile

How to access what's new:
- Go to docs.google.com from your supported device’s browser.
- Press ‘Sort’ to organize the list of docs visible in the mobile browser, or press ‘Narrow by’ to specify the subset of docs you’d like to see.
- To share from your mobile docs list, select one or more documents, press the Share button, and select ‘Share’, ‘Get the link to share’ for public or unlisted docs, or ‘Email as attachment’.

For more information:
http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/07/share-your-docs-on-go-with-improved.html

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Make multiple calls in Gmail

Users with the ‘Call phone’ functionality in Gmail can make or receive multiple calls. Up to now this was limited to one call at a time.

Release track:
Rapid*

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
US English Only

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/make-multiple-calls-in-gmail.html

*Rapid Release track: Domains with ‘Enable scheduled releases’ checkbox disabled in the administrator control panel. Learn more

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Improvements to Google Spreadsheets: PPTX import and shortcuts menu

Users can now convert PPTX files to Google presentations by either uploading the file from your desktop or converting the file from your documents list. Just follow the same simple steps as you normally would when converting files to Google Docs formats.

We have added a shortcuts menu to spreadsheets to make them easier to find. Hit Ctrl+/ (or Cmd+/ on a Mac) to pull up the list of shortcuts and learn new ways to speed up your workflow.

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/07/this-week-in-docs-and-sites.html

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Email security for Google Apps: Objectionable Content and Content Compliance features now available

Objectionable Content and Content Compliance email security settings are now available directly in the Google Apps Control Panel. These new settings will allow admins to filter messages based on word lists or predefined sets of words, phrases, text patterns, or numerical patterns.

With Objectionable Content policies, you choose whether messages containing certain words (obscenities, for example) are rejected or delivered, and you have the option to notify others when the filter is triggered.

Content Compliance policies (or settings) are email filters based on predefined sets of words, phrases, text patterns, or numerical patterns. Content Compliance filters scan messages for content that matches one or more of the rules that you set within the policy. You can choose whether these messages are rejected or delivered, and you also have the option to notify others when filters are triggered.

Editions included:
Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
All languages supported by the Admin Control Panel (Next Generation and Current version)

How to access what's new:
Objectionable Content policies:
1. Administrators can log into the Control Panel.
2. Follow the instructions in Add Email Settings to an Organization.
3. In the Add Setting dialog box, click ‘Objectionable Content’ in the left navigation menu.
4. Edit each of the following sections: Messages to Affect, Conditions, and Consequences.
5. When you are finished making changes, click ‘Add Setting’ to close the dialog box.
Any settings you add will be highlighted on the Settings page.
6. Click ‘Save changes’ at the bottom of the Email Settings page

Content Compliance policies:
1. Administrators can log into the Control Panel.
2. Follow the instructions in Add Email Settings to an Organization.
3. In the Add Setting dialog box, click ‘Content Compliance’ in the left navigation menu.
4. Edit each of the following sections: Messages to Affect, Conditions, and Consequences.
5. When you are finished making changes, click ‘Add Setting’ to close the dialog box. Note: Any settings you add will be highlighted on the Settings page.
6. Click ‘Save changes’ at the bottom of the Settings page.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2011/07/new-email-security-settings-for-google.html
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1346936
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1346934

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Want to keep tabs on that email you sent? Read Receipts now available

Read Receipts are now available in Gmail for Google Apps users only, and can be enabled by the domain administrator. Read receipts allow senders to monitor the status of the messages they send and allow recipients to acknowledge receipt of mail.

Administrators can choose whether users need to manually approve receipts or whether receipts can be sent automatically. Automatic receipts can only be sent to users within the same domain and to a list of email addresses defined by the administrator.

Release track:
Rapid & Scheduled

Editions included:
Google Apps for Business and Government

Languages included:
Control Panel: US English Only (Next Generation)
Gmail: All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
- In the Administrator Control Panel, go to ‘Settings’ and then ‘Email’ to see the new feature in the section ‘Email Read Receipts’.
- Here Admins can specify which senders their users can return receipts to. The default is ‘Do not allow email receipts to be sent’, which disables both requesting and returning read receipts. For a full description of the possible options, please see the Help Center.

Note: Please do not rely on read receipts for certifying mail delivery. Although read receipts generally work across email systems, you may sometimes get a receipt for an unread message or not get a receipt even though the recipient has read the message.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2011/07/keep-tabs-on-your-email-with-read.html
Help Center: http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=1383374

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Scheduled Release track features update 7/19/11

The following features are now available to these domains:
Gmail:
- People widget
- Phishing protection

Google Calendar:
- Improved event printing which will roll out over the next few days.

The following features are intended for release to these domains on July 26:
- No new features

Release track:
Scheduled*

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/introducing-people-widget.html
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/protect-yourself-from-scams-by-knowing.html

*Scheduled Release track: Domains with ‘Enable scheduled releases’ checkbox enabled in the administrator control panel. Learn more

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Google Apps Directory Sync update


We’ve released some improvements to Google Apps Directory Sync.

Editions included:
Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

How to access what's new:
Download

For more information:
Release notes

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Preview ZIP and RAR files from your Gmail inbox


You can now preview ZIP and RAR archives without downloading them. When you receive one of these types of archives, you’ll be able to browse through the files contained in the archive, preview supported files in Google Docs, and download selected items. This feature is also available on Google Docs for mobile.

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
To preview any ZIP or RAR file in Gmail, click the ‘View’ button in the attachments area of the conversation. From here you can choose to download the file, preview in Google Docs, or print supported PDFs.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/07/zip-and-rar-support-now-available-in.html

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Scheduled Release track features update 7/13/11


The following features are intended for release to these domains on July 19:

Gmail:
- People widget
- Phishing protection

Google Calendar:
- New interface option for Calendar
- Improved event printing

Google Spreadsheets:
- Counting unique values for Pivot Tables

Release track:
Scheduled*

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/introducing-people-widget.html
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/protect-yourself-from-scams-by-knowing.html
http://whatsnew.googleapps.com/new-look

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Create groups on secondary domains


You can now create groups on secondary domains.

Release track:
Rapid & Scheduled

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

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

How to access what's new:
In the Administrator Control Panel, go to ‘Groups,’ select ‘Create a new group,’ and choose the desired domain name from the dropdown menu under ‘Group email address.’

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=33343&topic=25840

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More options for your inbox


We are releasing several new inbox styles to help you manage your mail. You can now choose from the following:

- Classic - the default inbox style with messages ordered chronologically
- Priority Inbox - important and unread messages appear at the top, then starred messages, then everything else
- Important first - important mail at the top of the page, everything else below
- Unread first - unread mail at the top of the page, everything else below
- Starred first - starred messages at the top, everything else below

Release track:
Rapid*

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
Once this feature becomes available for your account, you can choose the style you prefer from the tabs at the top of your inbox. These tabs will disappear after a week, but you can always change your preference from the drop down menu next to the ‘Inbox’ label.

This feature will be rolled out to users over the next few weeks.

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/new-pick-your-favorite-inbox-style.html

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New version of Google Apps Migration for Lotus Notes now available


Google Apps Migration for Lotus Notes R3.1.2 is now available for download.

- Improved calendar coexistence during pilots/migrations.
- Ability to override out of office agent checks. Useful when migrating calendars/contact only.

Editions included:
Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

How to access what's new:
Download the newest version of Google Apps Migration for Lotus Notes

For more information:
https://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=161642

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New interface available for Gmail and Google Calendar


Improvements to the interface for Gmail and Google Calendar are now available to preview via an Opt-In setting. These changes will be rolled out in full later this year, but you can test our sleeker look immediately.

Release track:
Rapid*

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Education, and Government

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail and Google Calendar

How to access what's new:
To enable the new look in Gmail, click on the gears icon and choose ‘Mail settings.’ On the Settings page click on the ‘Themes’ tab and select the ‘Preview’ or ‘Preview (Dense)’ theme.

To enable the new look in Google Calendar, click on the gears icon and then choose ‘Try the new look.’

For more information:
http://whatsnew.googleapps.com/new-look

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