Friday, December 12, 2014

Google Apps Alert Update!



Google Apps update alerts


Posted: 11 Dec 2014 03:45 PM PST
A few weeks ago, we launched the capability for Google Apps admins to give individual users a Google+ profile, in order to connect with other employees and encourage collaboration and sharing in the organization. We’re now extending this capability so that admins can perform automatic profile upgrades for an entire organizational unit (OU).

From Apps > Additional Google Services > Google+ > Sharing settings, admins can simply select an OU that has been enabled for Google+ and check the box in Profile Creation settings to automatically create Google+ profiles for all members of the OU.

After confirming that all people in the OU are older than 18 (and that no users under 18 will be added to the selected OU), Google+ profiles are then automatically created for all existing (and future) members of the OU. These members are then sent a Google+ welcome email explaining the action taken by the administrator.

Notes
  • Today’s launch applies to Premier, Gov and higher-education EDU domains only (K-12 EDU domains are excluded).
  • People using Picasa or with a public chat photo are not eligible to be upgraded by an admin, and must create their own profile.

Release schedule:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
Help Center (admin)
Help Center (user)
Google for Work G+ post


Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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Posted: 11 Dec 2014 11:55 AM PST
Earlier this year, we launched a new iOS Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution known as iOS Sync for Google Apps, which integrates Google mobile apps with native iOS device management.

We’re now launching several new features and improvements for iOS Sync, including:

Security policies

  • Backup policies
    • Require encrypted backups
    • Allow user to back up to iCloud
    • Allow user to back up docs and key-values to iCloud
    • Allow user to back up keychain to iCloud
  • Lockscreen policies
    • Allow user to show control center on lock screen
    • Allow user to show notifications on lock screen
    • Allow user to show “today” view on lock screen

Reporting

  • Updated reports in the Admin console UI:
    • Managed Devices (7 day, 30 day active)
    • Managed Users (7 day, 30 day active)
    • Managed Android devices (7 day, 30 day active)
    • Managed iOS devices (7 day, 30 day active)
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  • New reports features:
    • New line charts to help admins see trends in OS version and Sync-type reports
    • Added new sync type: iOS Sync
    • Added support newer versions in reports (e.g., iOS 8)
  • Device info refresh to include IMEI, OS Version, device model and serial number
    • See Device management > Mobile > Managed devices in the Admin console to view refreshed information for individual devices

From the Admin console, the updated 7/30 day active reports can be accessed from Reports > Aggregate reports > My Reports drop-down. By default, three of the new reports are selectable from the drop-down, and more may be added to the selection list by visiting Select reports > Mobile.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
Help Center
Google for Work G+ post

Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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Posted: 11 Dec 2014 10:22 AM PST
Today we’re introducing two new features to help make working together even easier in Drive and the Docs editors.

After you add an email address to the sharing dialogue, you’ll see profile pictures for everyone you’ve added. This can come in handy when you need to confirm that you’re inviting the right contacts, especially if you work with people that have similar names.

We’re also making it easier to add people who you typically share with. Once you add two collaborators, you’ll see suggestions for related people who you frequently email or share files with:


Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
Help Center

Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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Posted: 11 Dec 2014 09:08 AM PST
Sometimes Calendar events change―like an event being deleted or updated, the removal of a booked room, or a change to a list of invitees―and it’s not clear how those changes came about. Starting today, admins can use the new Calendar audit feature in Admin Reports to see details of specific user actions within Google Calendar.

You can see changes to primary calendars―like deleting or creating a new calendar―along with changes to events like description, time, name or guest list, and even changes to notifications and reminders.

To access the Calendar audit reports in Admin console, click on Reports > Audit > Calendar:


Note: this feature is not available for Google Apps for Government customers

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
Help Center

Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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Posted: 11 Dec 2014 07:14 AM PST
People using Gmail now have the option to view the Gmail UI in Irish (Gaeilge), the 72nd different language offered. Language settings can be changed from the “display language” drop-down in Settings.

Note that one’s display language doesn't affect the language in which messages are sent and received.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
Gmail Blog post
Help Center

Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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Posted: 11 Dec 2014 06:55 AM PST
The Google account settings pages now have a refreshed look and feel, aligned with Google’s material design principles, and a new url: myaccount.google.com. Tabs have been removed in favor of a simple, single landing page that links directly to existing account resources. All other functionality is unchanged.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
http://myaccount.google.com/

Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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