Showing posts with label Google Apps. Show all posts
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Scheduled Release track features update 7/11/12

No new features have launched this week.

The following features are intended for release to these domains on July 17th:
- Groups: The new Groups interface will become the default for all users attempting to access Google Groups for Business. Users will have the option to opt out of this change for a limited period of time.

Release track:
Scheduled*

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

For more information:
http://support.google.com/groups/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2463719

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

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Ability to enforce 2-step verification for users

Domain admins now have the ability to enforce 2-step verification for users in their domain through the control panel. This can be enforced for all users in the domain or a subset of users in an organizational unit.

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

Languages included:
US English only (Next Generation release only)

For more information:

http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2548882
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2012/06/posted-by-rishi-dhand-product-manager.html

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Scheduled Release track features update 6/19/12

No new features have launched this week.

The following features are intended for release to these domains on June 26th:
- Docs: Users will have the ability to add comments to any file that is uploaded to Google Docs or Drive and that can be opened with Google Docs Viewer. Such files can also be shared with other users with commenter permissions.

Release track:
Scheduled*

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

Languages included:
All languages included

For more information:
http://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1738646

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

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Custom themes in Gmail

In addition to the default HD themes already included in Gmail, users now have the ability to create their own custom themes. They can upload their own images directly, select from their Google+ photos or simply paste any image URL.

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

Languages included:
All languages included

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/custom-themes-in-gmail.html

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Accidentally deleted a user? Undelete user now available!

Our customers have frequently requested the ability to restore recently deleted users. Starting today, admins can do so in the control panel. The process will recover most if not all data.

- You must have super administrator privileges.
- You can only restore users that have been deleted in the past five days.
- The deleted user name must not match an existing group name or another active user's email address or alias. If it does, you'll see a 'username already exists' error message.
- You can't exceed your maximum number of user licenses. If you try to restore a deleted user when you don't have an available license, you'll see a 'domain is over user limit' error message.
- The option to undelete users is only visible in the top-level organization even if the deleted user was in a sub organization.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported

For more information:
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1397578

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Google bar update rolling out Monday, June 11th

Starting Monday, June 11th, the new Google bar look will be rolling out to all Google Apps users. The new Google bar has links to core services at the top level and a More drop-down list with links to additional services.

- Google Search, Images and Mobile always appear in the Google bar.
- When you turn off a service, other services move to the top level of the Google bar or to a higher position in the list of services under More.

Please see the link below for more information.


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

Languages included:
All languages supported

For more information:

http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2561767
http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1714464


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New Product: Google Apps Password Sync for Active Directory

Google Apps Password Sync allows Google Apps admins to synchronize their users' passwords from Active Directory to Google Apps as they are changed.

What’s new:
- Sync passwords as they are changed - no need to wait for a scheduled sync
- Secure - passwords aren't saved anywhere except on your Active Directory and Google Apps, and are transmitted hashed and encrypted
- Quick to set up - installation takes only a few minutes per server

Editions included:
Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
English

For more information:
Download Page
Configuration Guide


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Gmail is now available in Welsh and Latin American Spanish

End-users can now select Welsh and Latin American Spanish as the default language in Gmail Settings.

Release track:
Rapid

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

Languages included:
All languages supported

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/gmail-now-available-in-welsh-and-latin.html

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Scheduled Release track features update 5/30/12

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

-Docs: Research pane which allows you to look up information and search from inside your document.
-Gmail: Quick access to contact details: When searching for an email address, the results will now show you contact details in addition to that person's profile photo and the emails sent from and to them. From here, you can start a chat, call their phone and more. Plus, if your contacts have a Google+ profile, this information will stay up to date automatically.
-Gmail: More circle integration and circle search: Users on Google Plus will also now see profile photos of people in their selected circle and circles are now supported in search and filters.
-Contacts: Contacts delegation allows users to delegate full access to the contacts in their “My Contacts” group without granting access to their mail or anything else in their accounts.

The following features are intended for release to these domains on June 5th:
-Gmail: Graduation of the "Nav bar drag and drop" lab, which allows the user to reorder gadgets inside the gadget pane.

Release track:
Scheduled*

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

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

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IPv6 will be permanently enabled on June 6th, 2012

A reminder that Google will enable IPv6 permanently on June 6th, 2012 at 12am UTC.

The countdown to IPv6 was announced back on January 17th, 2012 here. This was done for 24 hours a year ago and we did not notice any major disruptions for Apps customers.

Customers with SSO IP Whitelists and IPv6 capable equipment need to ensure that their SSO whitelist configuration contains their IPv6 network segments (if applicable). The SSO Help Center article is linked here.


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

For more information:
http://ipv4.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=1299266&topic=8995&hl=en

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New Gmail features: Quick access to contact details, improved autocomplete and Google+ circle integrations


The following new features are now available to Google Apps domains:
- Quick access to contact details: When searching for an email address, the results will now show you contact details in addition to that person's profile photo and the emails sent from and to them. From here, you can start a chat, call their phone and more. Plus, if your contacts have a Google+ profile, this information will stay up to date automatically.
- More circle integration and circle search: Users on Google Plus will also now see profile photos of people in their selected circle and circles are now supported in search and filters.
- Improved autocomplete predictions based on the content in your email.



Release track:
Rapid

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

Languages included:
Autocomplete: US English only
Other items: All languages supported


For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/continuing-to-bring-people-front-and.html
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/improved-search-in-gmail.html


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Find facts and do research from inside Google Docs

You can now search the web for information directly from Google Docs using the new research pane. From the research pane, you can look up maps, quotes, images and add them directly to your document.

Release track:
Rapid

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:
Access the research pane from the 'Tools' menu by right clicking on a selected word that you want to learn more about, or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+R on Windows or Cmd+Alt+R on Mac.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2012/05/find-facts-and-do-research-inside.html

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Scheduled Release track features update 5/8/12

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

The following features are intended for release to these domains on or around May 15th:
- Sites: Keyboard shortcuts in Sites editor.
- Docs: New version of Google Documents rolling out on May 16th.
- Drive: On 5/14 we will start the rollout of the “opt-in” phase of Google Drive to scheduled track domains. The “opt-in” phase consists of the following:
  • Users can visit drive.google.com where they can opt-in to Drive.
  • As part of opting in, they will be shown an interstitial which includes this video.
  • If an opted in user visits docs.google.com, the user will be redirected to drive.google.com.
  • The “Documents” navigation item will change to “Drive.”

The rollout will start on 5/14 and take 1-2 weeks. Once Drive is fully rolled out to a domain, new users in the domain will be Drive users. Even once a user has opted into Drive, they can revert to the Docs look via a setting in the Drive user-interface (although they will remain on drive.google.com).

Domains can disable both the Drive for Mac/Windows and use of the SDK via the Drive / Docs settings page settings in the Google Apps control panel. Note this is not a forced migration, simply an opportunity for schedule track users to try the product.

Release track:
Scheduled*

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

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

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Google documents migration starting May 16th

Starting Wednesday, May 16th, we will begin the process of migrating legacy Google documents (those created before July 2010) to the new document editor. The new editor has the following features:

- Real time collaboration: See updates from other collaborators as they edit the document.
- Higher-quality imports: More consistent imports from your desktop into Google Docs.
- Ruler: Google documents have a ruler for setting margins, indentations, and tab stops.
- Chat with other collaborators: As you make your edits, you can chat with other document editors about the changes, from within the document.

Release track:
Rapid & Scheduled

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

Languages included:
All languages supported

For more information:
https://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=176442
http://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2398701
http://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=183813

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Gmail: Automatically translate messages, Title tweaks, Smart Mute, and some labs retirements

Gmail now has the following new features:
- Automatic language translation
- The text in the browser tab now reads "Inbox (20) - user@example.com - Gmail" instead of "Gmail - Inbox (20) - user@example.com.”
- A change to the way "Mute" works

Please see the blog URL below to read which labs have been retired.

Release track:
Rapid

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

Languages included:
All supported languages

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/say-hello-or-ola-or-halo-or-salam-to.html http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=47787

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Scheduled Release track features update 5/1/12

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

- Gmail: Compact conversation view becomes more compact
- Gmail: New Google Plus people widget

The following features are intended for release to these domains on May 8th:
- No new features to announce

Release track:
Scheduled*

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

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

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New Google Apps Control Panel Dashboard UI

Beginning Monday, April 30th, a new Control Panel Dashboard user interface will start to roll out over the next 2-3 weeks.

The new design simplifies the Dashboard layout and brings commonly used actions and setup tasks to the main page.

Google Apps for Education and Government customers will receive this update around late-May to early-June 2012.

Release track:
Rapid & Scheduled

Editions included:
Google Apps and Google Apps for Business

Languages included:
US English only (Next Generation release only)

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Scheduled Release track features update 4/24/12

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

The following features are intended for release to these domains on May 1st:
- Gmail: Compact conversation view becomes more compact
- Gmail: New Google Plus people widget

Release track:
Scheduled*

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

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

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New Product: Google Drive


Google Drive is a brand new file synchronization product that allows users to centrally store all of their files in Google Docs. Files can be accessed via a web browser, the Google Drive client, and the Google Drive mobile app. 

Google Drive access will be rolling out to all domains over the next 4-8 weeks.

There are numerous changes in Google Docs, some of which are noted below. Please see the "For more information" section at the end which contains additional details.

What’s completely new 
- Sync files between all of your devices with Google Drive for your Mac/PC
- Download the Drive mobile app for your iPhone or iPad
- View and search Google Drive on the web in a visual way with grid view
- Add a file to a folder by clicking the folder icon within a file or Google document, spreadsheet, or presentation
- Work with more file types by installing Google Drive apps from the Chrome Web Store

What's changed 
- Collections are now called folders
- More things have been added to the Settings menu, including upload settings
- The left navigation has new views: "My Drive", "Shared with me", and "Activity"
- The Home view is gone. Instead, use My Drive to organize all of your files, folders and Google Docs.

Release track:

- Rapid domains

Google Drive will become available to your users on an opt-in basis via invite at drive.google.com/start. Because we’re releasing Google Drive gradually, some users may not be able to get started immediately, but they can request to be notified when Google Drive is ready for them to opt in.

In the coming months, Google Drive will become the default and will replace the documents list as the way for users to access their files and documents. At this time, all users will have access to the desktop sync clients and mobile applications.

- Scheduled domains

Google Drive will become available to your users on an opt-in basis shortly. We’ll announce when this is available on whatsnew.googleapps.com. Following the opt-in period, Google Drive will become the default and will replace the documents list as the way for users to access their files and documents. At this time, all users will have access to the desktop sync clients and mobile applications.


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

Languages included:
All supported languages

How to access what's new:
- Google Docs has been renamed to "Drive and Docs" in the Google Apps control panel. There are new settings in this service.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2012/04/introducing-google-drive-newest-member.html
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/introducing-google-drive-yes-really.html

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New Gmail features: YouTube video + image sharing, People widget, Adding people to Google Plus

Users on Google Plus will now see the following new features:
- Share YouTube videos and inline images in Gmail messages with one-click
- Add Google Plus users to circles directly from Gmail messages

Additionally, there is a new People Widget in the upper-right hand corner which will show the last three images a contact has sent. Clicking on the image will take you to that particular Gmail message.

Release track:
Rapid

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

Languages included:
All languages supported

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