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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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It's Time to Tell GoDaddy You've #GoneGoogle

  • April 8, 2014

For Austin businesses there's never been a better time to Go Google than right now.  What's Going Google? Going Google is the process of updating your company's email to a Cloud platform that let's you do more.  Google Apps includes Gmail, Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations and many more Google business apps that let you work the way you live.   Right now Go Daddy customers can get started with a complete Google Apps Office suite for as low as $30.

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Summer Program in Google Apps Brings Texas Businesses, Students and Cloud Tech Together

Students in Texas planning to attend college in the Austin area are invited to apply for a paid summer internship as a Google Apps Administrator. For the fourth year in a row Coolhead Tech will teach and train local college students in Google Apps Administration.  A selected student receives a scholarship for Apps Admin classes and a weekly stipend for Google Apps work-study with local businesses.   Successful students are invited to work throughout the fall semester and take the Google Apps Certified Administrator Exam offered by Google.

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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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Setup and Share Access to Your Google Analytics Account

Google Analytics provides a wealth of information to help you improve your website performance.  Reports and data in Analytics can be used by owners,marketers,SEO specialiasts and a number of other professionals you work with.  Rather than providing your own account information, Google Analytics allows you to create user accounts and restrict permissions as necessary.

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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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Google Apps Tip: How to Auto-Sort Incoming Gmail

Gmail Filters are a great way to automatically manage recurring types of messages. For example, if you always label messages from a certain person so they stand out in your Inbox, you can have a filter automatically apply the label for you. If you want all messages containing people’s TPS reports to skip your inbox and go directly to a Status Report label, a filter can do that, too. 

Filters can apply any number of different actions to incoming messages, based on any combination of criteria. And the great news is, they’re really easy to create! In this tip, we'll create a filter that applies a Finance label to all messages from your accountant that contain a budget report attachment.

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