Richer profile information with extended user attributes in Admin console

When adding users to a domain in the Admin console, admins will now have the option to add and manage contact information on user profiles like secondary email address, as well as phone and address information. Admins will also be able to add employee details like Employee ID, Employee Type, Title, Manager, Department and Cost Center. The data entered is visible on user profiles in the Admin console and in Gmail contacts.

 

Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release

 

For more information:

https://support.google.com/a/answer/179832
https://support.google.com/a/answer/33310

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Search delegated contacts

Contacts delegation allows enterprise users to delegate full access to the contacts in their “My Contacts” group without granting access to their mail or anything else in their accounts. This is a common delegation practice between some executive users and their assistants and may be used in any situation where a user wishes to share all of his or her contacts with another user.

To save users time when locating specific delegated contacts, we’ve now added search functionality. Delegates can search delegator contacts by selecting the delegator contact group in the navigation pane, and then searching.

Note that delegator contacts will not show up in the autocomplete drop down, or in searches when the delegator group is not selected.

 

Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release

 

For more information:

https://support.google.com/a/answer/2590392?hl=en

Reference by : www.google.com

Transfer ownership of Drive files before deleting a user

To help prevent the accidental deletion of Drive files when deleting a user, admins will now be prompted to optionally transfer ownership of any files owned by the user. Admins can choose to transfer all files the user owns or only shared files they own. If the user is deleted without transferring the user’s Drive files, Google deletes the files the user owned within five days.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release (Note: this feature will be rolled out gradually)

For more information:
https://support.google.com/a/answer/33314

Reference by : www.google.com

HOW TO: Use the Terminal Services Remote Control Feature

This step-by-step article describes how to use the Remote Control feature in Windows Terminal Services.

Using the Remote Control feature in Windows Terminal Services allows authorized users to interact with other users’ sessions. A common use for Remote Control might be in helpdesk scenarios.

Check the following items when you are using the Remote Control feature in Terminal Services:

Verify User Permissions

Verify that the user has permission to initiate Remote Control. Administrators, by default, can use Remote Control with other users’ sessions. Users do not have this right. To give specific rights for groups other than Administrators:

  1. Start the Terminal Services Configuration tool.
  2. Double-click the connection you want to modify.
  3. Click the Permissions tab.
  4. Click Advanced, and then click Add.
  5. Specify the user or group you want to add so the user or group can use Remote Control.
  6. After adding the user or group, the Permission Entry dialog box appears. Click to select the Allow column for Remote Control.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click OK, and then click OK.

Remote Control from the Console

Remote Control does not work from the console. This behavior is by design.

To initiate a Remote Control session:

  1. Open a Terminal Server Client session to the Terminal Server.
  2. When the session is running, start Terminal Services Manager.
  3. Connect to the server on which the user is logged on.
  4. Right-click the user’s name, and then click Remote Control.
  5. By default, the user is prompted to accept the Remote Control session. When the user accepts your request you can interact with the user’s environment.

Remote Control Console Session

You cannot remotely control the session labeled Console. This behavior is by design.

Remote Control with Similar Client Protocols

Remote Control only works with similar client protocols. Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) can only remotely control other RDP clients.

Reference by : http://www.microsoft.com

 

Using Suggested Edits between Microsoft® Word and Google Docs

A few weeks ago we launched Suggested Edits in Google Docs–a way to make edits that can be accepted or rejected by the owner of the document.

We know that some of you work with people who still use Word, so starting today any tracked changes in a .docx file will be automatically carried over to Docs as Suggested Edits. Once you’ve imported your changes, you can begin immediately collaborating with your colleagues in real-time.

 

Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release

 

For more information:

Enterprise blog post

Help Center

Reference by : www.google.com

 

Launch Hangouts in Chrome without a plugin

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Over the next week, users will be able to launch Hangouts in Chrome without having to download and install a plugin. This will simplify initial setup and maintenance. Users of other browsers will still need to use the plugin.

Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103171586947853434456/posts/39TCW3PcLye

Reference by : www.google.com

Increased accessibility with Braille display support for Google Docs, Slides and Drawings

Increased accessibility with Braille display support for Google Docs, Slides and Drawings

If you use a Braille display, you can now enable Braille support in Google Docs, Slides and Drawings to read and enter text. This option is currently available for Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

 

Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release

Reference by : www.google.com

Google Drive Update to Protect Shared Links

We recently received a report via our Vulnerability Reward Program of a security issue affecting a small subset of file types in Google Drive and have since made an update to address it. Please refer to the post on the Google Online Security blog for details.

Reference by : www.google.com

Calendar GData API / Google Calendar Connectors Deprecation

Back in November 2011, we announced the deprecation of the Calendar GData API (v1, v2) when theAPIv3 was made available. We’ll now be shutting down these older versions on November 17, 2014.

Any service dependent on the Calendar GData API (v1, v2), such as the Google Calendar Connectors (GCC), will no longer work as intended. GCC users should update to use Calendar Interop or their own custom built connectors that sync with v3 of the API.

 

Reference by : www.google.com

Unlimit your business with Google Drive for Work

Today at Google I/O we announced Google Drive for Work—a new premium offering for businesses that includes unlimited storage, advanced audit reporting and new security controls.

Key features:

  • unlimited storage for all employees, including files up to 5 TB in size
  • new audit reporting so admins can see activity like moving, deleting or sharing files within or outside the company, plus an audit API that makes this data available to developers
  • new security controls so admins can set sync client, offline, Drive app and add-on settings at the Organizational Unit (OU)-level
  • includes Google Apps Vault, which has been expanded to provide search for all content stored in Drive

We’re also happy to announce that all files uploaded to Google Drive will now be encrypted for all users (consumer and Google Apps alike) — so your content is encrypted not only from your device to Google and in transit between Google data centers, but also at rest on Google servers.

Google Drive for Work is now available for new and existing Google Apps for Business customers for $10/user/month, under a new SKU called Google Apps Unlimited.

 

For more information:

Overview of Google Drive for Work

Overview of Google Apps Unlimited

Reference by : www.google.com