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The following features are now available to domains following the Scheduled Release track:
- No new features to announce

The following features are intended for release to these domains on Mar 6:
- Contacts: Google Contacts integration with profiles and Google+ circles

- Presentations: New presentations editor is now the default editor, also has discussions just like in Docs

- Spreadsheets: Menu options are now supported in right-to-left languages

Release track:
Scheduled

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

*Scheduled Release track: Domains with ‘Scheduled Release’ option enabled in the administrator control panel. Learn more.

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When you go to Gmail in Chrome, you will be asked if you want Gmail to open all email links. Click yes, and clicking on email links in any application on your computer will open a fresh Gmail compose window.

You can set Gmail as your default mail client in Firefox and Internet Explorer as well.

Release track:
Rapid

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

For more information:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/open-email-links-directly-in-gmail.html
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1382847

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Google Apps administrators now have more options when configuring chat settings in the control panel. The following new options are now available and can be configured for the entire domain or at the organizational unit level:

- Allow users to place phone calls to landline and mobile phones from chat.*
- Allow users to place voice calls from chat to other chat users.
- Allow users to place video calls from chat to other chat users.
- Allow users to transfer files to other chat users.

Some existing settings have moved from the ‘Email Settings’ tab and can now also be configured at the organizational level.

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

Languages included:
US English only (Next Generation version)

How to access what's new:
Log in to the administrator control panel and select “Settings” and then “Chat”. The new options are at the bottom under “Additional Services”.

*Note: If you do not see the new option for phone calls, then this option is not available to you because the Call Phone feature in Gmail is not available in your country. More information on this here.

For more information:
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=60767

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The following features which were previously launched in Gmail, are now available to Google Apps users:

- Connected profiles. If your contact has a Google profile, their contact entry will be updated with the profile information they’ve shared with you, including phone numbers, email addresses and more. If they change it in the future, you’ll get those updates automatically. (This has worked for profiles internal to the domain for quite some time, but now we've enabled it for profiles external to the domain as well.)

- Circles in Contacts. If you are a Google+ user, your circles will appear in your contact list, making it easier for you to view the contact information for all of the members of a circle in one place

Release track:
Rapid

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

For more information:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/gmail-and-contacts-get-better-with.html

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The new presentations editor that was launched in October ‘11 is now the default editor for new presentations.

We’ve also added discussions to the editor just like in Docs. You can: Comment on a shape or an entire slide to give context to your discussion. Send an email notification by adding someone to a comment.

Resolve comments to let collaborators know that they’ve been addressed, and to reduce clutter in your presentation. Plus, to make it easy to get feedback without giving up control of who can make changes, you can now give others the ability to comment on (but not edit) your presentation.

If you’d like to convert existing presentations to the new version of the editor, create a new presentation and import your slides by selecting “Import slides” from the “File menu.” To learn more about how to import your old presentations, check out these instructions.

Release track:
Rapid

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Presentations

How to access what's new:
- In your Docslist, create a new presentation and it will be created with the new editor.
- Commenting:
1. Highlight the item you’d like to comment on. You can comment at the object or slide level:
- To comment on a shape, text box or other object highlight the shape.
- To comment on a slide, select it in the list of slides on the left.
2. Go to the “Insert” menu, and select “Comment.” You can also use the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+M (PC) orCmd+Alt+M (Mac) to insert a comment.
3. Click “Comment” to add it to the presentation for your collaborators to see.

Note: New Google presentations are only supported in modern browsers. For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome, which supports all of the new features in Google presentations.

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2012/02/great-presentations-start-with-great.html
Help Center:
https://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1685857&topic=1694827
https://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2459408

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The Google Docs app for Android has now been updated with the following new features:

- Edit your docs on your mobile device: Edit your docs just like on the desktop, see updates in real time as others type on their computers, tablets and phones, and you can just tap the document to join in.
- Pinch to zoom and focus on a specific paragraph or see the whole document at a glance.
- Rich text formatting for things like creating a quick bullet list, adding color to your documents, or just bold something important.

Release track:
Rapid & Scheduled

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

How to access what's new:
Download and install the app from the Android Market

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2012/02/collaborate-and-edit-anywhere-with.html
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The following features are now available to domains following the Scheduled Release track:
- Sites: New interface when uploading images and attachments

The following features are intended for release to these domains on Feb 28:
- No new features to announce

Release track:
Scheduled*

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

*Scheduled Release track: Domains with ‘Scheduled Release’ option enabled in the administrator control panel. Learn more

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The following features are now available to domains following the Scheduled Release track:
- No new features

The following features are intended for release to these domains on Feb 21:
Sites: New interface when uploading images and attachments

Release track:
Scheduled*

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

*Scheduled Release track: Domains with ‘Scheduled Release’ option enabled in the administrator control panel. Learn more

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The new look for Calendar is now the permanent interface for all Google Apps domains and users.

Release track:
Rapid & Scheduled

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Calendar

For more information:
http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1351806
Resources for users here.

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The following new features are now available in Google Spreadsheets:

- Sparklines: These let you display line or bar charts inside of cells and are useful for presenting and comparing data in a simple, in-cell format.
- More chart options: New charts and options including different Y-axes on either side of the chart, formatting options for the axis and title text, and other customization for how lines, bars, or pies are displayed.
- Keyboard accelerators, mnemonics and shortcuts: Keyboard accelerators let you open menus using special keyboard shortcuts. A mnemonic lets you choose a menu item with the stroke of a single key, and it’s indicated by an underlined letter in a particular menu. After you open a menu using a keyboard accelerator, use a mnemonic to select an item in the menu.
- Sharing forms on Google+: Share forms created in Spreadsheets easily by sharing directly to your circles in Google+.

Release track:
Rapid & Scheduled

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Spreadsheets

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2012/02/january-in-review-styles-sparklines.html
Sparkline: http://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2371371
New chart options: http://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=190676
Keyboard accelerators and shortcuts: http://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=181110

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The following features are now available to domains following the Scheduled Release track:

Calendar: The new look for Calendar is now the permanent interface. Resources for users here.

Docs: Customizable styles - You can restyle all your regular paragraphs, headings, or titles with just a couple clicks.

The following features are intended for release to these domains on Feb 7: No new features to announce

Release track:
Scheduled*

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

For more information:
http://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=116338

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You can now select any file in the Google Docs app to “make it available offline.” So regardless of whether you’re connected to the internet, you’re always connected to those files.

Google Docs automatically updates your offline files when you’re on Wi-Fi. You can also manually update files anytime you have a data connection by opening the file or tapping ‘Update’ from the Offline section of the app.

For users on Android tablets, we’ve also improved the Google Docs reading experience. Now, when you open a Google document on your tablet while online, you’ll get a high-resolution version of the document. Swipe left and right to flip between pages, or use the slider at the bottom to page ahead quickly.

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

For more information:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2012/02/updates-to-google-docs-app-for-android.html
Offline viewing: http://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2440137

New look available for Gmail and Calendar! Find out more at whatsnew.googleapps.com/new-look

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