Business users will have access to 10 times the applications they've had previously.
If you are a Google (GOOG) Apps customer or administrator, you will soon have access to all of the products and services that consumer Gmail users have used for years. Google Voice, Reader, Blogger, Picassa and other apps will now be at Apps users' disposal.
Google is flipping Apps for domain users over to new infrastructure (your administrators can do it manually) over the next three months.
The additional services are not covered by the Google Apps SLA or telephone support that's included for its paid customers.
I've been using the new infrastructure for a few weeks now and overall it works great. My biggest gripe is that I can no longer keep my Apps account and my Gmail account open on the same browser at the same time. I've resorted to using two different browsers for both accounts. Google provides the video below:
I anticipate that this will be especially popular for the 10+ million students out there that use Google Apps for Education.
Google today also simplified the names of their different apps offerings... More
The move will save the largest private school in the U.S. $400,000 in servers, licenses, administration and upkeep.
As an NYU alumnus that continues to (try to) use its online services, I have to say: What took so long?!
NYU is still using SquirrelMail, the same system that my undergraduate institution was using a decade and a half ago to deliver email.
My wife and everyone we know at NYU simply forwards their MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 1, 2010 12:57 PM ET
'Two-factor authentication' may satisfy the security concerns of many CIOs but it adds a burden to users.
Google's Enterprise blog announced that some customers would soon have the ability to add two-factor authentication to their Apps accounts. This service is now available for government and premier customers and will roll out to all Apps users and Gmail users in the coming months.
It is an opt-in service. Users identify their home computers MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 20, 2010 9:13 AM ET
While we wait for Google's own web printing standard to materialize, Pogoplug has a Cloud printing solution and Cloud storage available now.
Pogoplug announced two new products today that will help businesses, especially those who do a lot of their work in the Cloud (*ahem Google Apps), operate with traditional file servers and printers.
Pogoplug Print is a device you connect to your USB printer. It is compatible with any HP (HPQ) MORESeth Weintraub - Aug 31, 2010 1:35 PM ET
Businesses curious about Google Apps can register for free online courses from a leading technology publisher.
Google Apps is revolutionizing the way technology is used in business, but it can be hard to get your head around what "Going Google" is all about. O'Reilly Media, which has vast expertise in technology publications, has a free online class that can help you dive in. The course runs August 31 through September 28 and MORESeth Weintraub - Aug 30, 2010 6:37 PM ET
In an update due later today, Google Mobile will now allow push notifications for email and calendars via its mobile app.
Announced on its Google Mobile blog, the Google Mobile App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad will now support push notifications of calendar events and emails. Both Gmail and Google hosted email for domains are supported.
This is an important development because Apple (AAPL), up until this point, has only allowed its own MobileMe MORESeth Weintraub - Aug 23, 2010 1:50 PM ET
From the Google (GOOG) i/o conference in San Francisco, Michael and Jon analyze Google's plans for a new video standard and whether bringing the internet to TV's is such a good idea.Ben Baer, Senior Producer - May 20, 2010 5:40 PM ET
Google's Docs service is a compelling alternative to the expensive Microsoft Office upgrade, especially for web-savvy collaborative organizations.
Microsoft is currently ramping up its extremely profitable Office 2010 updates but it may run into some competition it hasn't had to face since the Wordperfect/Lotus 123 era. Google offers its Docs service as part of its online Apps suite for $50/user/year.
In a blog post titled 'Upgrade here', Google's Enterprise Blog presents a MORESeth Weintraub - May 11, 2010 1:16 PM ET
Popular consumer services like Blogger, YouTube, Picasa, Reader and most importantly, Google Voice are coming to Google Apps' Standard, Premier and Education Edition customers this Fall.
Until now, Google Apps users would have to use their personal Gmail accounts if they wanted to use any applications outside of the Apps collaboration suite. That was unfortunate because services like Picasa, Blogger and Reader have plenty of use in business.
Today, Google announced that MORESeth Weintraub - May 7, 2010 9:26 AM ET
By Yi-Wyn Yen
Google (GOOG) on Tuesday made another move into the corporate software market dominated by Microsoft (MSFT) by adding a YouTube-like feature to Google Apps.
Google Apps offers a low-cost alternative to Microsoft's desktop software. For $50 a person, Google's Web-based business software offers tools like e-mail, calendars, word-processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. Google App's new feature, which lets people upload video to the Internet, comes at no additional cost.
The company MOREyiwyn - Sep 2, 2008 5:17 PM ET
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