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Share Docs, Slides and Drawings with people who do not have a Google Account

We are making it easier to share Docs, Slides and Drawings with people who don’t have a Google Account. As a result of this change, files shared outside your domain to an email address not linked to an existing Google Account can be viewed without having to sign in or create a new Google Account. If a file is shared with edit or comment permissions, the recieving user must still sign in with a Google Account in order to edit or comment on that file.

When a user directly shares with individuals who do not have Google Accounts, those recipients will be able to view the file without signing in. Because no sign in is required, anyone may view the file with this sharing link until the person who the file was explicitly shared with creates a Google Account and expends the invitation. Once the person creates a Google Account two things happen: (1) the sharing link will no longer work for new users to access the file and the sharing dialog will indicate that the invitation has been used; (2) any user who accessed the file using the sharing link while it was open and signed in using their Google Account will be added to the sharing access list for that file and will continue to have access. Users with permissions to change sharing settings can revoke this access if desired.

Google Apps admins can prevent this behavior by disabling sharing outside the domain to people who are not using a Google Account via a setting in the Admin console.

Editions included:

Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Education, and Government

Release track:

Rapid release
This change is rolling out slowly to Rapid Release users starting today, once this rollout is complete, we will begin a slow rollout to Scheduled Release domains

New Update Information Of Google Apps

Monitor user logins, storage consumption and apps usage with the Admin SDK

We have added a few new features to the Admin SDK Reports API to let you more easily visualize Google Apps’ usage and security in your domain. These new features include:

Security Reports

Login audit: View all web browser based logins with IP information for all users in your domain. You can use this data to monitor all successful, failed, and suspicious logins in your domain.

Authorized applications: View a list of third-party applications that users in your domain have shared data with. Gain visibility into how many users are accessing each application. Revoke access to specific apps using the security tab on Admin console.

Usage Reports

Storage quota: View user-level quota usage. This is available both as total usage and split by Gmail, Drive and Google+ photos for every user in the domain. Monitor which users are nearing their quota limits and acquire more storage if necessary.

Google+ usage: View 1-day, 7-day and 30-day active Google+ usage in your domain. See the number of Hangouts attended by users in your domain.

Editions included 

Google Apps for Business, Education, and Government

New Google Apps Update Information

  • Google Apps Directory Sync version 3.2.1 now available
  • Email alerts for Admins
  • New URL and multiple account sign-in for the Admin console

Google Apps Directory Sync version 3.2.1 now available

A new version of Google Apps Directory Sync (GADS) is now available for download. For details about the changes in this version please go through the release notes.

Editions included

Google Apps for Business, Education, and Government

For more information
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py&answer=106368

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Email alerts for Admins

Admins can now elect to receive customizable email alerts when certain events of interest occur. By subscribing to alerts, admins can stay informed and, when needed, take prompt corrective action. These alerts are also helpful when multiple admins work together and want to stay informed on these changes.

User Alerts: Generated when our systems detect suspicious or unusual login events as well as on user-level administrator actions such as additions, deletions or suspensions. Real-time alerts allow admins to review the changes and take corrective action.

Settings Alerts: These alerts are automatically generated when any change by administrators to applications, device management or service settings is detected.

These alerts are available in the Admin console under Reports > Alerts and will be OFF by default. For privacy and compliance reasons, Google Support will not be able to perform further investigation for a given alert. Admins can use the Email Audit and Admin Audit APIs to retrieve more information.

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

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2013/08/email-alerts-for-admins.html
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?answer=3230421

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New URL and multiple account sign-in for the Admin console

Get to the Admin console more easily with the new, simplified URL (admin.google.com). The admin console now supports multiple sign-in, so admins who manage multiple domains can quickly switch between accounts.

Note: The old Admin console URL (www.google.com/a/) will automatically redirect to the standard Google login page. When non-admin users from domains that use SSO try to login, they will be automatically redirected to their SSO login page.

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

For more information:
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?answer=182076

New update information Google Apps

New update information Google Apps

Full screen option in the new Gmail compose experience

A full screen option has now been enabled in the new Gmail compose experience for Rapid release domains. Scheduled release domains will have this feature on August 6th, 2013. To try it out:

  1. Click Compose.
  2. Click the double-arrow icon at the top right of the compose window.
  3. Enjoy a larger composition mode that displays all of the formatting options by default.

If you want to make this option your default view, click into the options menu at the bottom right corner of compose and choose “Default to full-screen.” The next time you click Compose, you’ll be sent to this mode. Both types of compose can be minimized by clicking the black bar at the top.

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