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Google Apps Admins Get More File Sharing Control

Google Apps Admins Get More File Sharing Control

Google announced the addition of a new “Access Checker” feature in the settings in the admin console in Google Apps. This is designed to give admins greater control over sharing options of employees. You can access this by going to Admin console > Apps > Google Apps > Settings for Drive > Sharing settings. Admins will have three options for …

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Gmail For Google Apps Unlimited Gets Data Loss Prevention

Gmail For Google Apps Unlimited Gets Data Loss Prevention

Google just announced availability of Data Loss Prevention in Gmail for Google Apps Unlimited customers. The company plans to bring it to Google Drive in the coming year. “Workers are constantly creating and sharing new ideas, and keeping these ideas safe needs to be simple, quick and reliable,” says Suzanne Frey, Director, Security, Trust, and Privacy for Google Apps. “Google …

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Google Admin App Gets An Update

Google Admin App Gets An Update

Google launched an update to the Google Admin app on Android making it easier for admins to manage users and groups on the go. “The Google Admin mobile app allows Apps super admins to easily manage users and groups, contact support, view audit logs and perform other common administrative tasks all from their mobile devices,” says Google in a blog …

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Google Drive Boosts Security, Privacy Control For Businesses

Google Drive Boosts Security, Privacy Control For Businesses

Google says the number of paying organizations actively using Google Drive crossed a million earlier this year. The company is taking steps to improve security and privacy protection for Drive as well as Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Education. For one, Google Drive is getting enhanced eDiscovery for Google Apps Vault, which gives businesses more visibility and …

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Study Shows Google Apps For Work Saves Businesses Big Money

Study Shows Google Apps For Work Saves Businesses Big Money

Google commissioned Forrester Consulting to look at the total economic impact (TEI) of the value Google Apps for Work customers get out of the product. The study spans three years of organizations’ use of it, including the moving from legacy on-premise solutions to Google’s cloud-based product. Google for Work president Amit Singh says, “To quantify the complete value of Google …

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Would You Trust Google Inbox For Your Work Email?

Last fall, Google launched Inbox by Google, a new email app, which it hopes will one day replace Gmail for both people and businesses. It’s still unclear if that will be a mandatory change for Gmail users somewhere down the road, but for right now it’s opt-in, and still only available by invitation. Would you use Google Inbox for work …

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Google Drops Apps Search Lab Feature From Gmail

Back in 2010, Google launched an App Search lab feature in Gmail, enabling users to bring up content from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides in their Gmail searches. Given that Gmail search just does this on its own now, the lab feature is being retired. “Since 2010, Gmail search has been improved to automatically display results from Google Docs, Sheets, …

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Google Apps Admins Get Support Upgrade

Google announced some new support improvements for Google Apps admins. These include chat support, in-product help, and business Hangouts. Google has been piloting chat support for a couple months. Now it’s rolling out an an option for English-language Apps admins globally. Google says it will be adding additional languages over the coming months. If you’re a verified domain admin, you …

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Google Apps Now Lets Users Install Apps Without Admins

Google announced on Wednesday that employees of Google Apps-using businesses and organizations can now install apps from the Google Apps Marketplace without having to involve the administrator. In the past, admins were required to install the apps , so this should save them a lot of time. The feature applies to Google Apps for work, Google Apps for Education and …

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Google Apps Gets Admin Reports, New Sites Features

Google announced (separately) a handful of noteworthy updates to Google Apps. First off, the company introduced a new Reports section to the Admin console aimed at making it easier for admins to manage Google Apps and gain insights. The feature includes a Highlights Page, which gives an overview of all the activity across your domain. It shows how many Hangouts, …

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Google Apps Gets New Android Device Management Features

Google announced the launch of some new Google Apps Mobile Management features for Android to help organizations manage BYOD policies. These include inactive account wipe, support for EAP-based WiFi networks, compromised device detection, and additional reporting fields. “Bring your own device (BYOD) is no longer just a trend — it’s how business gets done,” says Google Enterprise product manager Clayton …

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Google Apps Gets More Gmail Security

Google announced that it has added some security-related features for email in Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education. These include mail routing, delivery controls, SMTP relay, attachment compliance, and TLS encryption of message content. Mail routing, delivery controls, and the SMTP relay service, Google says, will let you control the flow of information to and from your company with …

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Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat

Google announced some improvements to Hangouts chat in Gmail. This includes Google Apps for Business and Education users. Users will now see an updated user interface in their conversation list. This includes status markers as green bubbles. Also, the displayed contacts are in order of most recent chats. The new version also includes recent conversation snippets and a new contact …

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Google Apps Admins Can Set Default State For Google+ Profile Discoverability

Google announced that Google Apps admins can now set the default state for profile discoverability in their domain through a control in the admin console if they have enabled Premium Features. It is checked by default, making profiles discoverable in public web searches. At launch, all users with discoverability on will get the admin default, and those with it off …

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Google Drive Gets Activity Stream So You Can Keep Track Of Changes To Files And Folders

Google announced on Tuesday that it’s rolling out a new activity stream feature for Google Drive, enabling users to see all changes made to and actions taken on files and folders. This should be ideal for collaborations, making it easier to see who did what, and when. Specifically, the activity stream will show when files are moved or removed, renamed, …

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Google+ Gets Private, Restricted Communities

Whether or not you associate Google with privacy, it has always been a major component of Google+. From the beginning, Google’s “circles” sharing concept enabled the kind of social sharing experience that wasn’t available on competing social platforms. In fact, it even prompted Facebook to offer a similar option to its users. Essentially, with circles, you can share to the …

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Google Apps Ends Support For Internet Explorer 9

Are you still using Internet Explorer 9? It’s not exactly a dead browser yet as Microsoft still officially supports it, but Google Apps has turned its back on it. In an announcement today on the Google Apps blog, the company says that it is officially ending support for Internet Explorer 9. It’s nothing personal as Google says it only supports …

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Google+ For Android Gets Better Apps Support As Google Launches Google+ Domains API

As previously reported, Google is launching an update to its Google+ app for Android with a number of changes. Among them are some new features specifically for Google Apps customers. For example, the app supports multiple account, so coworkers can easily share stuff with one another from their smartphones, even if they primarily use it for personal purposes. You can …

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Google Launches Google Apps Admin Android App

Google announced the launch of the new Google Admin app for Android today, making it easier for Google Apps administrators to control things on the go. “The Admin app makes it easy for admins to use their Android phone or tablet to accomplish the most common tasks—such as quickly adding or suspending users, resetting passwords, managing group memberships, and directly …

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Chrome For Business Gets Legacy Browser Support, Cloud-Based Management

Google announced a couple of new Chrome for Business features including Legacy Browser Support and cloud-based management of Chrome for Google Apps for Business and Education customers. With Legacy Browser Support, businesses that have custom web apps that were built for older browsers will be able to use them with Chrome. “When companies use browsers that are two or more …

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Google Launches Quickoffice For Android, iPhone

Last June, Google acquired Quickoffice. In December, Google launched an iPad app. Google announced today that Quickoffice is now available for Android and iPhone. “One of the easiest ways to share old files and collaborate with others is to convert them to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides,” writes product manager Mark Beaton in a blog post. “However, not everyone you …

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The Walking Dead Actor Introduces Google’s Levity Algorithm

Fans of The Walking Dead might enjoy this particular April Fools’ gag from Google, introducing the “Levity Algorithm” for Google Apps. The product manager in this video looks just a little familiar, right? The algorithm is designed to make the work week go a “little bit smoother”. “Created in partnership with legendary improv comedians from Chicago’s Second City Communications, the …

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Google Makes Apps For Nonprofits Free To All

Google announced that Google Apps for Nonprofits is now free for all nonprofits. Before, the free version was only available for nonprofits with less than 3,000 users. “Now, whether your nonprofit is 10 people or 10,000, you are eligible to start using Gmail, Calendar, Drive and more,” says Katie Kellogg with the Google for Nonprofits team. “Google Apps for Nonprofits …

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Google Forms Gets Collaboration, Improved Editing

Google has launched a new version of its Forms Google Drive app. It now includes collaboration features, so you can edit forms with others in real time, not unlike features in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. “If you need to work with two colleagues on a survey, all three of you can work on the same form simultaneously and even …

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What You Need To Know About The Postini To Google Apps Transition [Video]

Google acquired Postini back in 2007, then slowly transitioned features from the hosted security and archiving service into Google Apps. Back in August, Google provided an update about the plan moving forward, noting that it planned to have Postini fully transitioned into Google Apps by the end of the year. At the time, Google released a minute and a half-long …

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Google Play Private Channels Now Available To Google Apps Customers

Google Apps for Business was one of the first serious contenders to Microsoft’s reign over the Enterprise market. It has reportedly been pretty successful thus far with Google announcing that 5 million businesses, 45 states and 66 of the top 100 universities have all made the switch to Google Apps. Now the company is adding expanded mobile support into the …

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Google Ups The Hangout Limit To 15 In Google Apps

Google announced today that it has extended the limit for the number of people you can invite to a Google+ hangout from 10 to 15. “It’s still simple to get the most out of your hangouts: schedule a hangout in a calendar entry, join a hangout directly from Gmail and open a Google doc inside a hangout so everyone can …

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Google Makes Some Improvements To Cloud SQL, Launches Trial Offer

Google announced some updates to Google Cloud SQL, which will enable users to work with bigger and faster MySQL databases. Google has increased the amount of available storage to 100GB, which is ten times more than before. They’ve also increased the maximum size of instances to 16GB RAM, which is four times more data users can cache. Additionally, on the …

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Google Launches Google Apps Reseller API

Google has launched a new Reseller API for IT service providers and channel tools developers who want to scale their businesses. It enables these businesses to integrate and automate components of the Google APps reseller tools into their own customer and sales systems. The API supports Google Apps for Business, Google Drive Storage and Google Apps Vault, allowing resellers to …

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