Google Apps – updates and changes in April 2012

1.Google Apps Calendar Interop for Microsoft® Exchange

Posted: 12 Apr 2012 05:44 PM PDT

Designed for organizations in which some users use Google Calendar and other users manage their calendars in Microsoft® Exchange, Calendar Interop enables you to sync the free/busystatus of users in both calendar systems.This enables users in one calendar system to view the availability of users in the other system before scheduling a meeting.

Editions included:
Google Apps for Business

Languages included:
All supported languages

For more information:
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1330365

2. Scheduled Release track features update – Spreadsheet features

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 03:51 PM PDT

The following features are now available to domains following the Scheduled Release track:
– Google Spreadsheets- Left-to-right support for the menu and formula barThe following features are intended for release to these domains on Apr 17:
– Gmail: New look released to all users. Opt-out link will be removed starting April 17th and continue throughout the week

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.

3. Google bar rollout (Update)

Posted: 09 Apr 2012 10:05 AM PDT

In February, Google released an update to the new Google bar to consumer users. Beginning on Monday April 9, 2012, the new Google bar will begin to roll out to allGoogle Apps users in two phases:Phase 1 (Rollout begins April 9) – If you’ve enabled the Google+ service for your organization’s Google Apps account, users will see the new Google bar only when they visit Google+ pages, such as their Google+ stream.

Phase 2 (Rollout begins April 16) – All users will see the new Google bar at the top of all of their Google services, such as Gmail and Google Calendar.

Please see the links below for more information.

Release track:
Rapid & Scheduled

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

Languages included:
All languages supported

For more information:
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2561767
http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2012/04/google-bar-update-rolling-out-monday.html