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HowTo Enable Google+ Hangouts on your Google Apps Domain

HowTo Enable Google+ Hangouts on your Google Apps Domain

(If you have not already done so, you will need to enable Google+ for your Google Apps Domain.)

 

1)  Open Google Chrome, navigate, and login to:

admin.google.com

 

2)Click “Google Apps”

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3)  Click on the Google “Talk” Service

4) GoTo Google Talk Advanced Settings

5)  Click the “Enable the new Hangouts for users in this organization”

(you will be prompted to review and accept the considerations in enabling Google Hangouts for your domain.)

 

You now have Google Hangouts enabled for your Google Apps Domain!

(Also see howto  enable Google+ for your Google Apps Domain.)

Google Apps +Hangouts Domain Considerations

  • Domain warnings and restrictions – Hangouts does not support warnings outside of your domain and does not support restricting chat with users outside of your domain.
  • Chat history – Administrators can no longer disable chat history for all users. Chat history is stored automatically in Gmail for each chat unless all participants agree to disable it.
  • Contact sharing – Hangouts does not autocomplete from the Global Address List.
  • Google+ – Some features, such as multi-person video calls and photo sharing in Hangouts, require a Google+ profile.
  • Google Apps Vault – Hangouts is not compatible with Google Apps Vault, and you should not enable Hangouts at this time if you intend to purchase Vault.
  • Support – While in preview, the new Hangouts is not covered according to the terms outlined in theTechnical Support Service Guidelines.
  • Reverting to Talk – You can revert your users back to the Google Talk version of chat within their Gmail by disabling the new Hangouts for this organizational unit (from within Talk settings). Note: Conversations and history created while using Hangouts will still remain after reverting.
 
Google Apps Mailboxes to Support up to 16TB, 30GB Storage Default Shared

Google Apps Mailboxes to Support up to 16TB, 30GB Storage Default Shared

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Gmail and Drive storage unification (announced on Monday, May 13) combines the 25GB for Gmail and 5GB for Drive included with Google Apps into a single 30GB combined storage quota across Gmail, Drive and Google+ Photos. This means any additional storage purchased (via existing ordering mechanisms) will be shared across Gmail, Drive and Google+ Photos.

This update is expected to roll out to Rapid Release domains starting May 21st, and to Scheduled Release domains starting June 4th. Current help center articles relating to storage will be updated at that time.

Gmail inboxes are no longer limited to 25GB. Each user can store up to 16TB of email by purchasing additional storage licenses.

Users will see a warning that they have reached their storage limit and will have a short grace period in which they can still use Gmail normally.
Admin managed storage is shared across Gmail, Drive, and Google+ Photos as well.

For more information vist Google's Website below:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2013/05/bringing-it-all-together-for-google.html

 
How To Setup Your iPhone with Google Apps

How To Setup Your iPhone with Google Apps

Sync an iPhone with Google Apps

After you enable Google Sync for your domain, have each user follow these instructions on their iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings application on the iPhone's home screen.
  2. Open Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap Add Account….
  4. Select Microsoft Exchange.

    settings mail calendar contacts on iphone  add mail calendar contacts account on iphone  microsoft exchange

  5. In the Email field, enter your full Gmail address.
  6. Leave the Domain field blank.
  7. Enter your full Google Apps email address as the Username.
  8. Enter your Google Apps password as the Password.
  9. Tap Next at the top of your screen. (Choose Cancel if the Unable to Verify Certificate dialog appears.)
  10. When the new Server field appears, enter m.google.com.
  11. Press Next at the top of your screen again.

    exchange domain  exchange server

  12. Select the Google Apps services (Mail, Calendar, and Contacts) you want to sync.
  13. Unless you want to delete all the existing Contacts and Calendars on your phone, select the Keep on my iPhoneoption when prompted. This will also allow you to keep syncing with your computer via iTunes.

    To sync only the My Contacts group, you must choose to Delete Existing Contacts during the Google Sync install when prompted. If you choose to keep existing contacts, it will sync the contents of the “All Contacts” group instead. If there are no contacts on your phone, the latter will happen — the contents of your All Contacts group will be synced.

    iphone exchange mail calendars contacts  exchange keep on my iphone

That's it! You can now access Google Apps from your iPhone. If you have Push enabled on the phone, synchronization starts automatically. You can also just open the Mail, Calendar or Contacts app and wait a few seconds to start a sync.

 
Edit Microsoft Office Documents on iPad

Edit Microsoft Office Documents on iPad

If you have ever wanted to edit Microsoft Office documents on iPad, it just got easier for companies running Google Apps for Business.

Now Google Apps for Business customers can download QuickOffice for the iPad for free from Apple's App Store. This version of QuickOffice automatically syncs with Google Drive and supports two factor authentication.

With this app (free for Google Apps for Business users), users can open and edit any Microsoft Word, Excel or Powerpoint file stored in Google Drive right from the Cloud on their iPad.  Fret not, iPhone and Android users, versions of this App are expected to be available for you too sometime in the near future.

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Whether you’re converting Office files to Google documents or you just need to make a couple quick edits without converting, it is now easy to get work done whenever you need to on you iPad.

For more information visit the Apple App Store or the Google Apps Enterprise Blog link below:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quickoffice-exclusively-for/id578386521

http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2012/12/quickoffice-for-google-apps-for.html

 

 
Google Adds Instant Search to Spreadsheets

Google Adds Instant Search to Spreadsheets

Google added  instant auto search /  find to spreadsheets this month.   Nice touch Google.

Anyone using the consumer Gmail Google Spreadsheets or Google Apps (Enterprise) Google Spreadsheets ccan now take advantage of instant search by pressing Ctrl+F and typing. As you type, your search term will be highlighted everywhere it appears in that sheet.

Press Ctrl-F in in Google Spreadsheets to activate Instant Find!

If you want to use the full find and replace tool? You can pull it up by going to Edit > Find and replace or using our new keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+H (orCmd+Shift+H on a Mac).

 

 

Should you backup your Cloud data? ABSOLUTELY!!

The Cloud is great for business in that you no longer have to worry  a stolen laptop,  crashed PC hard-drive, or an in-house server meltdown loosing data. 

So why should you have to backup your Cloud data when it is living in such robust, redundant, and secured infrastructure?

End users, thats why.

 

Go the extra step to protect your data from human error and BACKUP YOUR CLOUD DATA!

 

 

 
How to tell if your MacBook Supports Airplay

How to tell if your MacBook Supports Airplay

With the release of Mountain Lion, Apple introduced the ability to Mirror your Mac's display onto your HDTV through the air using Airplay technology and an Apple TV (~$99.)

In order for your Macbook to talk advantage of Airplay (included in Apple's OSX Mountain Lion Operating System,) you must have a Mid-2011 or later model.  If your Macbook  has a Model Identifier of 8,1 or 8,2 or 8,3 , your Macbook supports Airplay.

 

Here is how to tell:

Click “Apple” in your MacOS –> About this Mac –>More Info –> Hardware:

If Model Identifier (on the right) is 8,1 or 8,2 or 8,3, then your Mac supports AirPlay!

HowToTell If your MacBook Supports Airplay