Google+ now available for Google Apps domains

Google Apps administrators can manually turn on Google+ for their organization. Once Google+ is turned on, users will need to sign up at google.com/+ to get started. For customers who use Google Apps for Business or the free version of Google Apps and who have chosen to automatically enable new services, Google+ will automatically become available to all of your users over the next several days.

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

Languages included:
Control Panel: All languages supported by the control panel
Google+: All languages supported by Google+

How to access what's new:
Follow these steps to roll out Google+ to your users.

Note: Google+ requires Picasa Web Albums for photo sharing and Google Talk for chat, so if these services are not enabled then Google+ will not automatically become available, even if your domain has chosen to automatically enable new services. The option to automatically enable new services is controlled in the Domain settings tab of the administrator control panel. More information about using Google+ with Google Apps is available in the Help Center.

*Education editions only: Google+ is available only for higher education institutions that are existing Google Apps for Education customers. If you don't see the Google+ service in your control panel (as described above), you'll need to apply for the service to have it added to your control panel.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2011/10/google-is-now-available-with-google.html
Help Center: http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=1631857

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Temporary relocation of the ‘Manage this domain’ link for Administrators in Gmail

Google Apps administrators have a link available in their Gmail inbox which allows them to easily access their administrator control panel. This link is an alternative to logging in at www.google.com/a/yourdomain.com where yourdomain.com is the name of the admin’s domain.

This ‘Manage this domain’ link is temporarily moving from its current location at the top right of the inbox, to the bottom right corner of the inbox, just underneath ‘Last account activity’. This relocation is related to the new look being rolled out to Google Apps services and we’ll provide more updates on its final location when available.

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:
In an administrator's Gmail inbox, scroll down and the 'Manage this domain' link is now located on the bottom right side.

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

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Scheduled Release track features update 10/25/11

The following features are now available to domains following the Scheduled Release track:
- no new features

The following features are intended for release to these domains on November 1st:
Calendar:
- Users using the latest version of Google Chrome browser will see an option to allow Google Calendar to be the default service when opening all web calendar links.

Docs:
- A preview will be available of the new version of presentations with faster collaboration and more features. Users can preview the new editor via the document list. Click on the gear icon and select ‘Document settings.’ Then, from the editing tab, check the box to “Create new presentations using the latest version of the presentation editor.”

Sites:
- Display charts directly in Google Sites. Once you select a spreadsheet, the editor picks existing charts from the spreadsheet to embed into a Site.

Release track:
Scheduled*

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

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/10/fresh-start-for-google-presentations.html
http://www.google.com/support/sites/bin/answer.py?answer=1680639

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New option when granting access to Gmail

A new option is now available to users when granting access to their Gmail account. This option controls whether a message is marked as read or unread when accessed by the person delegated to access the account. This is useful for the manager/assistant use cases.

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:
In Gmail settings, select the ‘Accounts’ tab and navigate to the ‘Grant access to your account section’. When setting up or modifying access, the new options to mark or leave conversations as read when opened by others are available there.

Note: Administrators can control whether their users have this option to grant access or not via the administrator control panel.

For more information:
https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=mail&answer=138350

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A fresh start for Google Presentations plus more than 50 new features

A preview is now available of the new version of presentations with faster collaboration and more features.

In the new presentations, we’ve added many of your most requested features, including:
- Transitions to move between slides with simple fades or spicier 3D effects
- Animations to add emphasis or to make your slides more playful
- New themes to create beautiful presentations with distinct visual styles
- Drawings to build new designs, layouts, and flowcharts within a presentation
- Rich tables with merged cells and more options for adding style to your data

Release track:
Rapid*

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Presentations

How to access what's new:
In your document list, click on the gear icon and select ‘Document settings.’ Then, from the editing tab, check the box to “Create new presentations using the latest version of the presentation editor.”

Note: Many of the new features were built using technologies that are only available in modern browsers. If you’re using an older browser you’ll be able to view, but not edit, the new presentations.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/10/fresh-start-for-google-presentations.html
https://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=126127

*Rapid Release track: Domains with ‘Rapid release’ checkbox enabled in the administrator control panel. Learn more

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Scheduled Release track features update 10/18/11

The following features are now available to domains following the Scheduled Release track:

Google Calendar:
Users will see a promotional message giving them the ability to opt in to Calendar’s new look. If users do opt in, they can always revert to the classic look in their settings by clicking on Use the classic look. This will roll out over a number of days.

We’ll keep you updated on when these changes will become the default for scheduled domains, and there’s more information on the new look at http://whatsnew.googleapps.com/new-look and http://learn.googleapps.com/new-look.

The following features are intended for release to these domains on October 25th:
- no new features

Release track:
Scheduled*

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

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=1351806

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Scheduled Release track features update 10/11/11

The following features are now available to domains following the Scheduled Release track:
- No new features

The following features are intended for release to these domains on October 18th:

Google Calendar:
Users will see a promotional message giving them the ability to opt in to Calendar’s new look and this will roll out gradually over a few days. If users do opt in, they can always revert to the classic look in their settings by clicking on Use the classic look.

We’ll keep you updated on when these changes will become the default for scheduled domains, and there’s more information on the new look at http://whatsnew.googleapps.com/new-look.

Release track:
Scheduled*

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

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=1351806

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Google Docs app for Android now enhanced for tablets

The Google Docs app for Android has now been enhanced for tablet devices with Android 3.0+ (Honeycomb) and above. With a new design, we’ve customized the look to make the most of the larger screen space on tablets. The layout includes a three-panel view, which allows you to navigate through filters and collections, view your document list, and see document details, all at once.

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

Languages included:
All 46 languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
Download the app from the Android Market

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/10/enhanced-google-docs-experience-on.html

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Scheduled Release track features update 10/4/11

The following features are now available to domains following the Scheduled Release track:

Gmail:
Gmail is now available in Persian (Farsi), making the total number of languages that Gmail is now available in to 54.

Google spreadsheets:
Vertical merge: The merge functionality has been extended to let you create vertical merges across several rows of data.
Paste options: Four new paste special options have been added including: paste all cell contents except borders, formulas only, data validation only, or conditional formatting only.

The following features are intended for release to these domains on October 11th:
- No new features

Release track:
Scheduled*

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

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/gmail-and-gmail-for-mobile-go-global.html
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/09/this-week-in-docs-importexport-and.html
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/09/merge-cells-vertically-in-google.html

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New look for Google Docs and Sites now available as an opt-in option to scheduled release domains


The new look for Google Docs and Sites is now available to preview as an opt-in for scheduled release domains. You’ll see clean menus and toolbars, prominent action buttons, and colorful presence that pops when you’re editing with others.

Some of the changes:
- We made it clearer that your document is always saved, by showing “Saving...” right after you make a change and then “All changes saved” once it’s fully saved.
- We added an icon to the Share button so you can tell if your document is shared at a glance.
- If you’re looking for options that were previously under the Share button (e.g. “Email as attachment...”), you can now find these in the File menu.
- By default, the documents list automatically fits a comfortable number of documents on your screen (large desktop monitors show more, smaller laptop screens show fewer). We also added density options to give you more control.

If you opt in to the new look and want to go back, choose Help > Use the classic look (or in the gear menu, for some products). We’ll keep you updated on when these changes will become the default, and there’s more information on the new look at http://whatsnew.googleapps.com/new-look.

Release track:
Scheduled*

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs and Sites

For more information:
https://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1409641&ctx=cbo&cbid=31662715

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

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New look for Google Docs and Sites now rolling out


Previously available as an opt-in option, the new look for Google Docs and Sites is now rolling out to all rapid release domains. You’ll see clean menus and toolbars, prominent action buttons, and colorful presence that pops when you’re editing with others.

Some of the changes:
- We made it clearer that your document is always saved, by showing “Saving...” right after you make a change and then “All changes saved” once it’s fully saved.
- We added an icon to the Share button so you can tell if your document is shared at a glance.
- If you’re looking for options that were previously under the Share button (e.g. “Email as attachment...”), you can now find these in the File menu.
- By default, the documents list automatically fits a comfortable number of documents on your screen (large desktop monitors show more, smaller laptop screens show fewer). We also added density options to give you more control.

If you’re not quite ready for the new look, choose Help > Use the classic look (or in the gear menu, for some products). We’ll support the classic look for at least a few more weeks, but encourage you to use the new look.

Release track:
Rapid*

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs and Sites

For more information: http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/10/experience-new-look-of-docs-and-sites.html

*Rapid Release track: Domains with ‘Rapid release’ checkbox enabled in the administrator control panel. Learn more

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