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Quickoffice App

posted Sep 20, 2013, 1:02 PM by Pamela Tejes

You can get the free Quickoffice app on Google Play and in the App Store. Simply sign in with your Google Account to start editing Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint files on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet. Quickoffice is integrated with Google Drive so you can safely and easily store and access your files across devices. Users who currently have Quickoffice for Google Apps for Business can update their app to the new version and will notice a new icon.

You’ll also see a number of new features including the ability to create .ZIP folders and view charts in Excel and PowerPoint files. Plus, the new app works across devices so you don’t have to worry about installing separate versions anymore when you go from using your phone to editing on your tablet.

A new inbox to put you in control

posted Jun 10, 2013, 8:28 AM by Pamela Tejes   [ updated Jun 10, 2013, 8:29 AM ]

Posted: 05 Jun 2013 06:41 PM PDT

A new Gmail inbox option is now available to Google Apps for Business users to help keep different types of emails (messages from friends, social notifications, deals and offers, confirmations, receipts, etc) organized. You can customize your experience by simply choosing the categories you want. Rapid release users can enable the new inbox by clicking "Configure inbox" under the gear menu in Gmail. The new inbox is also available in the Gmail for Android 4.0+ and Gmail for iPhone and iPad apps.

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

Release track:
Rapid release

For more information:

Gmail is getting a new compose experience!

posted Apr 17, 2013, 7:30 PM by Pamela Tejes

Scheduled release: New default compose experience in Gmail

by Jane Smith
We are introducing a redesigned compose experience in Gmail that saves you time, uses less screen space, and is simple to use. The new compose experience opens a window at the bottom of your inbox. You can compose multiple messages at once, search through your inbox and even reply to other messages all while keeping your new draft open.

NOTE: All users will be able to temporarily opt-out of this new experience.

Release track:
Scheduled release

Release Date:
April 16th, 2013

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

For more information:
http://learn.googleapps.com/new-gmail-compose
http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?answer=2645922
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/gmails-new-compose-now-default.html

Google Apps No Longer Supports Internet Explorer 8 as of Nov 15, 2012

posted Sep 25, 2012, 10:57 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 10, 2014, 7:40 AM by Frederick Kennedy ]

In addition to the latest version of Google Chrome, Google supports the current and previous major releases of Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari on a rolling basis. Each time a new version is released, Google begins supporting that version and stops supporting the third most recent version. Read Google's Official Statement.

Google will discontinue support for Internet Explorer 8 on 11/15/2012. After this date, if you access Google Apps services using Internet Explorer 8 you will see a message recommending that you upgrade your browser.

Windows 8: Windows 8 ships on October 26th, 2012 and comes with Internet Explorer 10. After Novemver 15, 2012, if you use Internet Explorer 8 for Google Apps you may see "browser too old" sorts of messages when accessing UAH Google Apps.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Please upgrade to Internet Explorer 9 or greater. Contact helpdesk@uah.edu if you would like assistance.

Windows XP Users: Internet Explorer 9 is not available for Windows XP. Windows XP users can upgrade to windows 7/8 or use Firefox/Chrome/Safari when using Google Apps as a solution until they are able to upgrade to Windows 7/8. Fill out the Software Request Form and send to helpdesk@uah.edu to purchase an operating system upgrade.

Note: If you use Microsoft Outlook with the Google Apps sync plugin, you should be unaffected.

New Google Privacy Policy

posted Feb 10, 2012, 11:28 AM by Unknown user

Google Apps is getting a make-over

posted Nov 5, 2011, 6:21 AM by Pamela Tejes

New look for Google Docs and Sites now available

posted Oct 9, 2011, 11:27 AM by Pamela Tejes

Some of the changes:
- We made it clearer that your document is always saved, by showing “Saving...” right after you make a change and then “All changes saved” once it’s fully saved.
- We added an icon to the Share button so you can tell if your document is shared at a glance.
- If you’re looking for options that were previously under the Share button (e.g. “Email as attachment...”), you can now find these in the File menu.
- By default, the documents list automatically fits a comfortable number of documents on your screen (large desktop monitors show more, smaller laptop screens show fewer). We also added density options to give you more control.

Google Apps for Education mailbox sizes are growing

posted Jun 28, 2011, 6:52 AM by Pamela Tejes

Released on 6/24/2011
We’re increasing Gmail storage for our Google Apps for Education users from 7 GB to 25 GB.

Editions included: 
Google Apps for Education

Languages included: 
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new: 
Starting next week, new schools that migrate to Google Apps for Education will receive 25 GB mailboxes. Existing accounts will see their storage size increase over the next few weeks. 

For more information: 
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2011/06/bigger-mail-on-campus.html 

Color code your events in Google Calendar

posted May 15, 2011, 4:22 PM by Pamela Tejes   [ updated May 15, 2011, 4:24 PM ]

Released on 5/10/2011
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 

New minimum password length requirement for Google Apps

posted Mar 16, 2011, 12:33 PM by Pamela Tejes

Released on 3/15/2011

A new minimum password length has now been introduced to Google Apps domains - the new minimum is 8 characters instead of 6.

Please note that this change only affects new passwords and password resets, not any existing passwords.

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

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Apps

For more information:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=139399

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