Monday, March 23, 2015

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Posted: 20 Mar 2015 11:03 AM PDT
Today we’re announcing a new feature that will allow Google Apps admins to automatically notify their users of any newly installed app from Google Apps Marketplace. After installing a Marketplace app from the Admin console, admins will have an opportunity to choose whether to send a notification to their users to inform them about the newly available app:



The notification will only appear to the people in the OU or domain for which the app has been installed. The notification will appear in each person’s Notification Center and will describe how to access and launch the app:



Note that for domains not currently using Google+ and potentially unfamiliar with this kind of notification, the Notification Center icon will appear in the Google One Bar whether admins opt to utilize the post-install notification feature or not. This area will be used for notifications from other Google Apps moving forward, so admins may want to inform their users of this UI change in advance of this launch.

This new feature will be gradually rolled out to all domains starting the week of March 30th.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release (gradual rollout), starting the week of March 30th


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

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Posted: 20 Mar 2015 09:58 AM PDT
Last year we launched add-ons, tools created by developer partners that provide even more helpful features in your documents, spreadsheetsand forms. Previously, the ability to install add-ons was controlled centrally by Google Apps admins in the Admin console, but users retained ultimate control of choosing which individual add-ons to install or remove.

Today we’re releasing a couple of updates to help developers share their add-ons with an even wider audience and give Google Apps admins more consistent control over which add-ons are used in their organizations.

Developers can now choose to make their add-ons for Docs, Sheets and Forms available for installation across entire domains, which automatically creates a Google Apps Marketplace listing that is easy for customers to find. Admins can then install these handy add-ons for their whole organization using just a couple of clicks.

Admins will continue to have a “disable add-ons” option for their users, but they can also whitelist add-ons via the Google Apps Marketplace for their entire domain or a specific team. Check out the Help Center for details on the available options.

Keep in mind that it will take some time for add-on developers to publish their apps for domain-wide installation, so you might not find all your favorite add-ons in the Apps Marketplace yet.

Note: this launch will not impact existing add-on installation settings.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
Help Center
Google for Work blog post


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

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