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How to reset User password and force the user to change their password

Passwords are a pain.  Make your password too easy and you’ll be hacked in minutes.  Too hard and you’ll need to pin it to your screen.  As Google Apps Admins we continually push our users to create secure passwords for their accounts.  Well, until passwords are deprecated they will be forgotten, lost or hacked.   Here’s everything you need to know about user resetting user passwords in Google Apps.

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Managing Users in Google Apps

  • April 8, 2014

User management is a crucial part of being a Google Apps Admin. In this article I will explain how to how to rename users, move users, reset user passwords, force password changes, add/remove nicknames, suspend users, and delegate to other users.

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Create new Google Apps users manually, in bulk, and via invitation

First up for a new Google Apps Administrator is to create users.  While access to the Google Apps Provisioning API allows for unlimited ways to create users there are only 3 ways to create users through the Google Apps Control Panel.

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Updates Roundup For Google Apps

Welcome to the April Edition of the Google Apps Update Roundup.  It’s been a busy month for the Google Apps team with new Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets, Google Hangout and Calendar integrations and new Apps Admin controls.  Here are this Month’s 6 biggest Updates to Google Business Apps

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Share Access to Your Google Webmaster Tools Account

Google's Webmaster tools provide invaluable insight into your website.  You can view search appearance, traffic and errors so you can improve your website.  If you're working with a website professional such as a designer or SEO analyst you'll want to provide them with access to this Google App.  Providing access is quick and easy.  Here's how...

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An Introduction to Google Docs

When Microsoft released its proprietary Office Suite, the world of productivity changed drastically. The suite of Microsoft Office included productivity programs such as Microsoft Word as a word processor, Excel as a spreadsheet, and PowerPoint as presentation software. With these programs, users were able to do much more than ever before. For several years, Microsoft's software effectively met the needs of the user. However, in today's age of information, users desire a more interactive and collaborative based software application, which is where Google Docs shines. When you ask, "What is Google Docs?" the question can be easiest answered as the culmination of everything great from Microsoft's proprietary software with a special collaborative feature built in. 

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4 Reasons to Work with a Google Apps Consultant

  • March 5, 2014

Being a business owner is a hard job at times, though often very rewarding. There is so much to learn and so many steps to implement to get your business off the ground and thriving. Hiring employees, learning the ropes and getting everything organized are all things you'll have to do now or in the upcoming future as a new business owner. Even if you've been in the game for years now, there is still new knowledge to be discovered. 


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Known Issues for Google Apps Admins

Among the many excellent tools that Google made available, one of the most alluring benefits is that it streamlines your office masterfully. You can set up office anywhere without disruption and that is great for business continuity and disaster recovery processes. In short, Google Apps becomes an integral part of your daily operations. It sets up easily and has an extensive array of benefits.

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4 Benefits of Cloud Email

  • February 28, 2014

Reliable email functionality is an absolute must for any business today. Internal email services housed on your own servers used to be the gold standard for many enterprises, yet today’s cloud-based options offer far greater scalability and flexibility than server-based email. This more efficient combination has lead more businesses to choose cloud email instead. There are four basic benefits of making the switch to cloud-based email for business.

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