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You can now view PDFs, .ppt, .doc and .docx files you’ve uploaded to your documents list directly in your mobile browser, without the need to download. This release is for Android, iPhone and iPad devices.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs Viewer

How to access what's new:
Access your Google Docs list in the mobile browser on your device by signing into Google Docs. Select a file to view and then view the file using Google Docs viewer without any download.
Supported file types: pdf, .ppt, .doc and .docx

For more information:
http://docs.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=15114

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The Gmail interface now supports two new languages: Swahili and Amharic.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

How to access what's new:
In Gmail, click ‘Settings’ and select the desired language from the drop-down menu in the ‘Language’ section.

For more information:
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=17091

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You can now view Microsoft® Word files as attachments in Gmail with a single click -- no need to download, save, and open files with a desktop application to preview. The Google Docs viewer that allows you to view .pdf, .ppt, and .tiff files in your browser, now supports .doc and .docx formats.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education and Partner Editions

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
If you receive a message in Gmail with a .doc or .docx attachment, click on ‘View’ at the bottom of the message to easily see a preview of the attachment.

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/view-doc-attachments-right-in-your.html

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The recent update to the Google Calendar interface is now the default for all Google Apps domains. Some of the changes include a change to colors, less white space and the ‘Create event’ link is now a button. The link for ‘Tasks’ has also been removed and is now a calendar.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Calendar

How to access what's new:
Previously, this new interface was only available to domains that had the ‘Enable pre-release features’ checkbox enabled in the administrator control panel. The new interface will now be the default, irrespective of this setting.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/calendar/?hl=en

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Google Apps administrators can now manage multiple domains from one control panel in Google Apps. Users from different domains preserve their original email address, but all users are on the organization's global address list, and calendars, docs and sites can be shared throughout the entire organization.

Editions included:
Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English only

How to access what's new:
Admins can now add additional domains in the Control Panel under ‘Domain Settings’ by adding the domain name in the text box. For these domains, admins will still have to verify domain ownership just like the primary domain.

To add another domain:
1. In the Google Apps Control Panel, click ‘Domain settings’, then ‘Domain names’.
2. Click ‘Add a domain or a domain alias’.
3. Enter the domain name that you want to add in the text box.
4. If you just want to add the domain as a domain alias, enable the checkbox ‘Make this domain an alias of my primary domain’.
5. Click ‘Continue and verify domain ownership’ to verify ownership of the domain
6. Follow the instructions to verify domain ownership and set up email delivery.

- After adding a domain, when admins now create a new user, they will have the choice to create the user with username@domainA.com or username@domainB.com.
- This feature is only available to domains using the ‘Next Generation’ version of the Control Panel. To enable this version in the control panel, click ‘Domain settings’ > ’General’ and ensure the checkbox ‘Next generation (US English only)’ is enabled.
- These changes are gradually rolling out and will happen in the next few days.

Note: It is not currently possible to merge existing Google Apps accounts. For more information on what is supported by multi-domain management, please visit the Help Center.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/06/introducing-multi-domain-support-in.html
Help Center: http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=14579

To learn more about the new Multi-domain management feature and more recent launches on Google Apps, please join us for a live webinar on Tuesday, July 13th at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT.

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- Format painter allows you to apply the same formatting to other elements more easily.
- GoogleLookup function attempts to find the values for straightforward facts about specific things.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs
*GoogleLookup function is English-only

How to access what's new:
Format Painter: Apply the formatting that you want to a particular cell/column/row. Click the paintbrush icon to use the format painter, then click your desired cell/column/row to apply the exact same formatting.

GoogleLookup: Enter this formula syntax in the desired cell: =GoogleLookup("entity"; "attribute") where "entity" represents the name of the entity that you want to access, like Kuala Lumpur, Audrey Hepburn, or oxygen, and "attribute" is the type of information that you want to retrieve. An example would be =GoogleLookup("Ireland"; "internet users")

For more information:
http://docs.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=15115
http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=54199

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Google Docs now supports importing scanned documents and then allowing you to edit the converted docs.

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

Languages included:
English, French, Italian, German and Spanish

How to access what's new:
In Google Docs, on the upload page, check the “Convert text from PDF or image files to Google Docs documents”, upload your scanned images (JPEG, GIF, PNG) or PDFs, and Google Docs will extract text and formatting from the scans. You can then edit the converted document.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/06/optical-character-recognition-ocr-in.html

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In the past six months, over 50 new features have been rolled out to Google Apps. Here are the ones customers have found most useful:

Upload any file to Google Docs
Google Apps users can easily upload and securely share any type of file internally and externally using Google Docs. You get 1 GB of storage per user, and you can upload files up to 250 MB in size. Now accessing your work files doesn't require a connection to your internal office network. Nor do you need to email files to yourself, carry around a thumbdrive, or use a company network drive – you can access your files using Google Docs from any web-enabled computer.

Enterprise mobile device management features
Google Apps administrators can use new mobile device management capabilities for iPhone, Nokia, and Windows Mobile devices to remotely wipe data from lost devices, lock idle devices after a period of inactivity, require device passwords of variable complexity, and more.

The Google Apps Marketplace
The Google Apps Marketplace allows administrators to discover and purchase integrated third party cloud applications and deploy them to their domains. Applications listed in the Google Apps Marketplace integrate with Google Apps using open protocols. Once added, they then can be easily managed from your domain's control panel and accessed by users through the same links as the Google Apps suite.

Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Exchange Tool
The new Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Exchange tool simplifies migration of email, calendar and contacts from both hosted and on-premise Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps. With this tool, admins can do multiple migrations in parallel, centrally manage migration without end user involvement, and migrate email, calendar or contacts from Microsoft Exchange 2003 or 2007.

Two-way calendar sync in Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server
Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server now allows two-way calendar sync. Users can accept/decline meetings, schedule new meetings, move meeting times and add/remove meeting attendees in Google Calendar from their Blackberry devices.

If you'd like to learn more about what's new in Google Apps, be sure to join us for the upcoming webinar:

Google Apps H1 2010: Innovation in Review
June 22nd, 2010 9AM PST / 12PM EST / 5PM GMT
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We’ve improved the way sharing works in Google Docs to make sharing easier and more intuitive while giving you even more control.

Private: Private docs are accessible only to people or groups you’ve explicitly invited to the file. Anyone trying to access the file will have to sign in to verify that they have access to the file.

People at your organization with the link: Docs set to this option are accessible to anyone inside the domain who knows the URL of the file. If you also select the ‘Allow anyone to edit’ option, anyone with the URL will be able to view and edit your file. This option allows you to easily copy and paste the file’s link into chat, email and calendar invites.

People at your organization can find and access: Docs set to this option will be indexed by Google Docs search and may be opened by anyone in your organization.

If your Google Apps administrator allows sharing outside of your organization, you will also be able to make a file Public on the web or available to Anyone with the link (no sign in required). Administrators can also control the default visibility setting from the control panel.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
- To see the new options, click the ‘Share’ button when editing a document.
- You can easily see the full list of editors and viewers by clicking on the visibility option/icon next to the document title or clicking on the ‘Share’ button.
- From the Docs list, you can now modify the sharing settings of multiple documents at a time. Select the documents that you want to modify and click the ‘Share’ button.

Note: The existing default sharing settings that administrators have chosen have not changed. These features are being rolled out over the coming week.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/06/new-sharing-settings-in-google-docs.html
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=10719
http://docs.google.com/support/?hl=en

To learn more about the new Docs sharing settings and more recent launches on Google Apps, please join us for a live webinar on Tuesday, June 22nd at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT.

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- You now have the ability to apply a theme from the template gallery to existing sites.
- If you have made some customizations to a theme, these customizations are maintained when changing the base theme.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Sites

How to access what's new:
When editing a site, click ‘More actions’, then ‘Manage site’. In the ‘Site Appearance’ section, click on ‘Themes’ to view and preview the theme options. You can browse the public theme gallery by clicking on the ‘Browse public theme gallery’ link. If your administrator has uploaded any, you can also select domain-specific themes.

Select the new theme that you want from the gallery and preview the changes. Click ‘Save changes’ to apply the new theme to your existing site.

For more information:
http://sites.google.com/support/

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If the creator of a form has enabled it, you can now edit your response to a form after you’ve submitted it.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
- The creator of the form needs to enable the new checkbox ‘Allow users to edit responses’ to allow respondents to edit their responses after they’ve submitted the form.
- If your username is being collected by the form and you check the ‘Send me a copy of my responses’ option, then there will be a link to change your responses in the confirmation email that you receive.
- You can also edit your responses on the form submission confirmation page. On the confirmation page, click the ‘Edit your response’ link.

For more information:
http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=160000

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Today we launched 16 new apps from 3rd party developers, available in the Google Apps Marketplace. Many of these apps are free or have a free trials and include CRM, email marketing, project management, and online design tools among others. You can add these integrated applications to your Google Apps subscription with just a few clicks.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier and Education Editions

Languages included:
US English

How to access what's new:
- Go to http://www.google.com/appsmarketplace
- Choose an app from the project management, CRM, or email marketing categories, among others.
- Click the blue ‘Add it now’ button to add the app for your users.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/06/launched-in-apps-marketplace-16-new.html

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Drawing templates have now been added to the public docs template gallery. Drawing templates can also now be uploaded to a domain’s own template gallery, if administrators have enabled that feature.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
- Sign in to Google Docs and in the docs list, click on ‘Create new’ then ‘From template’ to create a new document from a template. In the ‘Public Templates’ tab, ‘Drawings’ is now a category in the ‘type’ section and you can find the available templates by clicking on that link.
- If your domain administrator has enabled docs templates just for your domain, the ‘drawings’ link is also now in that domain's templates tab. Administrators can enable domain-only docs templates from the Control Panel > Service settings > Docs > Templates (Premier and Education Editions only).

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/06/share-your-drawings-with-google-docs.html

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New search operators have been added to give more options when searching for a doc in the Docs list.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
In the Docs list search box, you can now find your documents by using the following new search operators:
- Type of doc: type:{document, spreadsheet, presentation}
- Docs edited before (or after) a certain day: [ before:YYYY-MM-DD ]
- Docs owned by foo: [ owner:foo ]
- Docs with foo in the title: [ title:foo ]; [ subject:foo ] does the same thing

For more information:
http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=50094

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You can now specify the column width and row height in the new editor.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Docs

How to access what's new:
In the new Google Spreadsheets editor, select the column or row you want to adjust. Right-click and select ‘Resize row’ or ‘Resize column’. Enter the value in pixels to get the size that you want and click ‘OK’.

For more information:
http://docs.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=15115
How to enable the new editor

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