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The Google Docs API is now capable of updating the actual content of documents, sharing documents, and moving documents into and out of folders programmatically.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Visit the Google Documents List Data API overview site to get started. (See link below.)

For more information:
http://code.google.com/apis/documents/overview.html

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Premier and Education Edition administrators can now use OAuth authentication to access GData feeds for users on their domains. Using OAuth, administrators can act on behalf of end-users without any end-user involvement.

Editions impacted:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Premier and Education Edition admins can enable OAuth in the 'Authentication' section of the 'Advanced tools' tab of the Google Apps administrative control panel.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=61017

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Google Apps Premier Edition now includes a 99.9% uptime guarantee for Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sites and Google Talk.

Editions impacted:
Premier Edition

Languages impacted:
All

How to access what's new:
This uptime guarantee is available to all Premier Edition customers.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/terms/sla.html

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Google Calendar now supports several new features:
– When scheduling appointments, you can now automatically find the next available time that works for all attendees and resources like conference rooms.
– You can add a secondary time zone to see when events take place if you frequently travel between time zones or work with people in other time zones.
– Meeting reminders can now be customized more granularly between zero and five minutes before an event.
– Google Calendar supports more keyboard shortcuts now.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
To have Google Calendar find the next available time for a meeting, click 'Create Event' and then 'Check guest and resource availability'. Add the invitees and resources (like conference rooms) you want to invite, set the duration of your meeting, and click 'Find next available time'.

To add a secondary time zone, click 'Settings' and then 'Show an additional time zone' to make a time zone selection that will appear on your calendar alongside your primary time zone.

Granular meeting reminders can be set per-event by clicking 'Event details' and adjusting your preferences.

To see a list of keyboard shortcuts, enter "?".

For more information:
http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/messaging.html#calendar

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Organizations using Google Apps can now start using Google Labs applications. The first three new apps are:

Google Moderator – Manage Q&A sessions from the smallest video conference to the largest all-hands company meeting.

Google Code Reviews – Collaborate with others to catch bugs in software you're developing.

Google Short Links – Create easy-to-remember links for both your internal and external web pages.

Stay tuned for more Google Labs applications from Google and other software developers.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Visit the Solutions Marketplace (see link below) to learn more about Google Labs and select the new applications you want to use in your organization.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/enterprise/marketplace/viewVendorListings?vendorId=1012

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Users of J2ME-supported and BlackBerry phones can now check email across multiple accounts (including both Gmail and Google Apps email accounts), compose messages without a signal, return to the inbox while mail sends in the background, undo recent actions, and work quickly with shortcut keys. The interface is also now available in 40 languages.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (UK), English (US), Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

How to access what's new:
Go to m.google.com/mail in your mobile browser to download the new Gmail for mobile for your phone.

For more information:
http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2008/10/introducing-gmail-for-mobile-20.html

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Google Sites has always supported user content in any language, but the interface itself has been English-only. With this release, the application interface is available in 38 languages.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, US English, English (UK), Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

How to access what's new:
Sign in to Google Sites, click 'My sites' and then 'User settings' to change your interface language preferences.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/collaboration.html#sites

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Google Sites now includes the following enhancements:
– New user preferences for interface language, change notification options, time zone and location
– Ability to set how list pages are sorted when viewed
– Ability to set how embedded list gadgets are sorted when viewed
– Simplified form embedding
– Ability to customize the URL when creating new pages in a site
– New top-of-page placement for the editing toolbar

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
To change your user preference, sign in to Google Sites, click 'My sites' and then 'User settings'.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/collaboration.html#sites

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Gmail now automatically adds people that you corresponded with to 'Suggested Contacts'. You can move people you correspond with regularly to 'My Contacts'. Gmail's address auto-complete feature works for all of your contacts, whether they're in 'My Contacts' or 'Suggested Contacts'.

Furthermore, to ensure that only the right contacts are synced with your mobile device in the future, Gmail is moving previously auto-added contacts in 'My Contacts' back into 'Suggested Contacts'. Only contacts that you've moved to 'My Contacts', edited, imported or added to a group will remain in 'My Contacts' for syncing.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Sign in to Gmail and click 'Contacts' to manage 'My Contacts' and 'Suggested Contacts'.

For more information:
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=12867

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Google Spreadsheets now lets you view more of your work on-screen. Ctrl+Shift+F toggles between three modes: hide header, hide header and toolbar, and show all.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Ctrl+Shift+F toggles between the three display modes when you're viewing a spreadsheet.

For more information:
http://docs.google.com/support/spreadsheets/bin/answer.py?answer=66280

Posted:

Google Spreadsheets now uses a simplified toolbar that makes it easier to find the most commonly used formatting tools. Spreadsheet features can now be found in the new menus, which resembles the interface you're already familiar with in Google Documents and Google Presentations.

The blue 'Share' button lets you give users viewing rights, add collaborators who can edit your spreadsheets with you, or publish your spreadsheets to the web.

This release also includes speed and performance enhancements for Google Spreadsheets.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Sign in to Google Docs, and open a new or saved spreadsheet to access the new user interface.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/collaboration.html#docs

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Google Calendar users in the US can now add new events, invite attendees, and see daily and monthly views of their agendas from the iPhone. This release also includes speed improvements for the iPhone interface.

Editions impacted:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions

Languages impacted:
US English

How to access what's new:
Visit http://www.google.com/m/a/example.com from your iPhone's browser, but remember to replace 'example.com' with your actual domain name. Then switch to the 'Calendar' tab.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/mobile.html#iphone