Thumbnail view, Spelling correction and new Maximum File Size in Google Docs


The following new features have been released in Google Docs:
- Thumbnail view in the Docs List which allows you to preview your Docs.
- Spelling correction when searching for a doc.
- Upload any file limit increased from 250MB to 1GB.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
- Thumbnail view: This option is shown in the Docs List as a new button beside the view options in the top right.
- If you make a mistake when typing the search query for a document, you'll now get a suggestion for the correct word.
- When you upload any type of file that isn't being converted to a Google Document, the individual file limit is now 1GB.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/01/thumbnail-is-worth-about-one-hundred.html

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New Google Sites Data API Features


Create and share Google Sites using the Data API.

- The Site feed now allows you to list, update and create sites. It also allows you to copy sites and site templates.
- The ACL (Access Control List) feed allows you to manage permissions. Everything that you are able to do in the sharing settings for a site, you can now do with the API.

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

How to access what's new:
Updated code at http://code.google.com/apis/sites/

For more information:
http://googlecode.blogspot.com/2010/01/create-and-share-google-sites-with-new.html

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Serving better ads in Gmail


In Standard Edition Google Apps accounts, ads are served in Gmail just like in regular Gmail accounts. These ads are often related to the email you are viewing. Sometimes, there are no good ads that are relevant to the email. From now on, you will sometimes see ads that are related to a recent email and not necessarily the email you are viewing.

Editions included:
Standard Edition

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
This change is being rolled out automatically so there is no action to take.
Note: This change will also apply to Premier and Education edition ONLY if the domain administrator has enabled the serving of ads for that domain.

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/serving-better-ads-in-gmail.html
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=6603

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Default https access for Gmail accounts


Default https access for all Gmail accounts is currently being rolled out. This will only affect Google Apps domains that have not already forced SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) connections for their users in the Google Apps Control Panel.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
This change is being rolled out automatically so there is no action to take.

- Premier and Education Editions only: Administrators can force SSL connections for all users in the Control Panel. In the Control Panel, go to 'Domain Settings', 'General', and then enable the checkbox for 'SSL' that will automatically force SSL connections when users access Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and Sites. When this option is enabled, users do not have an option to disable https in their individual Gmail Settings.

- If the 'SSL' checkbox is not enabled in the Control Panel by an administrator or your domain is on an Edition without that option, then this change will make https the default for Gmail for all users. Individual users will still be able to disable this in their Gmail Settings by selecting "Don't always use https".

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/default-https-access-for-gmail.html
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=100181

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Documents List API: Upload any file and more


You will soon be able to upload any type of file to Google Docs using the Documents List API as well as some other improvements.

Upload any file type with the Documents List API:
- Premier Edition only.
- Individual file size limit of 250MB.
- Ability to upload any type of file.
- 1GB storage limit for files you upload that are not converted to Google Docs format (i.e. Google documents, spreadsheets and presentations).

Other new features of the Documents List API:
- Copy a document: Make a duplicate of a document.
- Publishing documents: Programmatically publish a document to the world.
- Change the owner of a document: Additional functionality to now also change the 'owner' of a document.
- Resumable uploads: Ability to pause/resume and upload which is useful for large file sizes.

Editions included:
Upload any file type: Premier Edition only
Other Features: Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

How to access what's new:
http://code.google.com/apis/documents/overview.html
Note: The ability to upload any file type will be rolled out over the next few weeks.

For more information:
http://googlecode.blogspot.com/2010/01/documents-list-api-upload-any-file-type.html

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Upload any type of file to the cloud with Google Docs


You will shortly have the ability to upload, store and organize any type of file in Google Docs.

Main features:
- Individual file size limit of 250MB.
- Ability to upload files such as CAD, HTML, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, RAW photos, ZIP or RAR archives.
- 1GB storage limit for files you upload that are not converted to Google Docs format (i.e. Google documents, spreadsheets and presentations).

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
This feature will be rolled out to all domains gradually over the next few weeks.
To upload a file, simply click on the 'Upload' button just as if you were uploading a file into Docs as before and select the file to upload.

Premier Edition Only:
Premier Edition users can also use the Google Docs List API to upload files to Google Docs, or purchase applications offered by third parties that enable you to migrate and sync your files to Google Docs. More information about these applications in the blog post below.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/01/store-and-share-files-in-cloud-with.html
http://code.google.com/apis/documents/overview.html

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Update to the Google Apps Connector for Blackberry Enterprise Services released


A new version of the Google Apps Connector for Blackberry Enterprise Server has been released. This release contains improvements that resolve a recent issue that may lead to a crash in the BlackBerryMessageAgent.exe process and in turn, affect delivery to Blackberry devices. We are recommending all customers currently running 1.0 or 1.5 upgrade to the latest release 1.5.71.1550 which contains a fix to prevent this issue.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

How to access what's new:
Download Page

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=154346

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