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A new social widget is now available to Gmail users. This widget displays contextual information about the people in your conversation drawn from shared emails, buzz posts, documents, and calendar events. The people widget also makes it easy to start a group chat or schedule a meeting with the people you’re emailing.

Release track:
Rapid Release*

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
The widget will appear on the right hand side of your screen when viewing an email conversation. This feature is being rolled out to all users over the next week.

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/introducing-people-widget.html

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The following features are now available to these domains:
Google Calendar:
Color-coded events

The following features are intended for release to these domains on May 31:
Gmail:
Importance markers and ‘Important’ label. This introduces the same important markers as with Priority Inbox but without having to enable the full Priority Inbox functionality.

Google Docs:
Pivot tables

Release track:
Scheduled*

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/05/summarize-your-data-with-pivot-tables.html
Importance markers: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=186535

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A new version of the Google Apps Directory Sync tool is now available for download. This includes some improvements to OAuth authentication.

Editions included:
Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

How to access what's new:
Download page

For more information:
Release notes

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You can now analyze data in Google Spreadsheets using pivot tables. Pivot tables allow you to quickly summarize data from different viewpoints.

Release track:
Rapid Release*

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Spreadsheets

How to access what's new:
Create a pivot table by selecting the data you want to analyze and then choosing ‘Pivot Table Report’ from the ‘Data’ drop down menu. The fields you set in the report editor for rows, columns, and values can be dragged around the editor. You can also summarize data in the values section using built in formulas.

Note: Spreadsheets does not currently support pivot tables imported from Microsoft Excel

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2011/05/pivot-tables-now-in-google-spreadsheets.html

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We recently released a new API for Google Tasks. This API allows developers to add task query and modification capabilities to their applications.

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

How to access what's new:
Activate the Tasks API for your project via the API Console. Client libraries are available for various programming languages.

For more information:
http://googlecode.blogspot.com/2011/05/getting-organized-with-tasks-api.html

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The following features are now available to these domains:
Google Docs:
A link providing users the ability to upgrade documents that were created using the old editor, to the latest version of the editor. Users can preview the conversion first.

The following features are intended for release to these domains on May 24:
Google Calendar:
Color-coded events

Release track:
Scheduled*

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

For more information:
Google Docs: http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=176442
Color-coded events: http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1248865

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Google Apps Administrators now have the ability to delegate admin rights to users and customize what tasks these delegated admins are allowed to perform in the control panel.

This feature allows the primary administrators or “Super Admins” to share some management tasks such as password reset and user creation, but not the ability to delete users or disable an entire service such as Gmail for example. This control also gives Super Admins the ability to restrict delegated admins from seeing certain tabs in the control panel such as ‘Advanced Tools’ or ‘Support’.

Editions included:
Google Apps for Business and Education

Languages included:
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English (US), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese - PT, Portuguese - BR, Russian, Spanish, Czech, Indonesian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Norwegian, Ukranian.

How to access what's new:
1. Log in to the Google Apps administrator control panel.
2. Under “Organization and Users,” find and click on the user account to which you wish to grant privileges.
3. Click the “Privileges” tab.
4. To make the user a Super Admin select the check box labeled “This user has full administrative rights within this Control Panel.” To restrict the user's access to selected functions the Control Panel, select the check boxes next to the tabs you want the user to access.
5. Select the specific actions the user is allowed to perform under each tab.
6. Click “Save changes” and “OK” to confirm that you want to grant administrator access to the user.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2011/05/customizable-approach-to-administrative.html
Help Center: http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=33325

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The following features are now available to these domains:
Google Docs List:
- Folder uploads that maintain the folder structure
- An upload page that’s integrated into the Docs List
- Settings that remember your conversion and OCR preferences
- The ability to drag-and-drop files to the Docs List for upload

Google Spreadsheets:
- Image upload: Upload images from your computer, the web, or your Picasa Web Albums into Google Spreadsheets.
- Small changes to the Menu options

Google Sites:
New Web Fonts to customize an entire site

The following features are intended for release to these domains on May 17:
Google Docs:
A link providing users the ability to upgrade documents that were created using the old editor, to the latest version of the editor. Users can preview the conversion first.

Release track:
Scheduled*

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

For more information:
http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=176442

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You can now categorize your events using colors.

Release track:
Rapid Release*

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Calendar

How to access what's new:
Click on an event and click the colored square in the top left corner of the pop-up bubble. Only you and people with edit access to your Calendar will see this color coding.

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/color-code-your-google-calendar-events.html

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Version 3.2.25 of the Google Apps Connector for Blackberry Enterprise Server is now available for download with the following:

This version adds a feature that supports Gmail’s "Send As" functionality on BlackBerry devices running through the Google Apps Connector. Users can now specify a “Send As” username just as in Gmail on the web.

To enable this feature, download the newest version, and add a DWORD Key "SendAsEnabled" with a value of 1 in HKCU\Software\Google\Google Apps Sync\EmailSync.

Editions included:
Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

How to access what's new:
Download page

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=159400

Note: Support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1.7 MR 3 will end by July 2. If you are using Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server, we recommend that you plan to upgrade to 5.0.2 soon.

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You can now store up to 25,000 contacts in Gmail. Additionally, we’ve increased the size limit for an individual entry from 32KB to 128KB.

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
These new limits are now in place for all users.

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/store-up-to-25000-contacts.html

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You can now sync your Calendar to 64-bit Outlook 2010 using the Google Calendar Sync tool.

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
US English Only

How to access what's new:
Install the tool and set your sync option and frequency. Existing users will need to download and install the new version in order to be able to sync with 64-bit Outlook.

Note: Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education users can also sync their Calendars and Email using Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook. Read more on our help center.

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/google-calendar-sync-upgrades-outlook.html

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The following features are now available to these domains:
Gmail:
- Background images in Themes
- Longer label names

The following features are intended for release to these domains on May 10:
Google Docs List:
- Folder uploads that maintain the folder structure
- An upload page that’s integrated into the Docs List
- Settings that remember your conversion and OCR preferences
- The ability to drag-and-drop files to the Docs List for upload

Google Spreadsheets:
- Image upload: Upload images from your computer, the web, or your Picasa Web Albums into Google Spreadsheets
- Small changes to the Menu options

Google Sites:
New Web Fonts to customize an entire site.

Release track:
Scheduled*

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/04/simpler-file-upload-in-google-docs.html
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/04/upload-images-in-google-spreadsheets.html
http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2011/04/some-small-changes-to-menu-options-in.html
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/04/google-sites-brings-you-over-100-new.html

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The following new features are now available with Google Sync for mobile devices:

- Service On-Off integration: Admins can now turn Google Sync on/off for organizational units in the administrator control panel.
- Send-Mail-As: iOS devices can now respect the ‘custom from’ feature set in Gmail settings

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
US English only (Next Generation Control Panel)

How to access what's new:
In the Administrator Control Panel, go to “Organization & users” then “Services” and select the specific organizational units you want to enable or disable Google Sync, and select the appropriate on or off setting for that group.

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=135937
http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740

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Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Outlook® v2.1 is now available with the following new features:
- Support for OAuth
- Support for signing in using Single Sign On systems
- A new command line flag to disable calendar fanouts which is useful when performing test migrations

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
US English only

How to access what's new:
Existing installs will auto-update
Download page

For more information:
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=28813

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