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October Google for Work Update Roundup

The best feature of Google Apps for Work could be the endless stream of new features.  Because you access everything through the web, the updates are instantly available to you based on your Apps Admin's schedule choice.   And while the online collaboration features in Google Apps are transformative, sometimes it's the little things that count.  Here's our monthly roundup of changes, big or small, to Google Apps for Work and Education.

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Business Branding with Gmail for Work.

Email addresses can make or break your business. If you use an email address ending with rr.com, gmail.com,  Yahoo, or Hotmail.com you risk coming off as unprofessional. Having your company's name as the domain for your email allows customers to retain and remember your business. Gmail for Work makes creating and managing your own domain simple, whether from scratch or you want to move from GoDaddy, Network Solutions, Microsoft Exchange or any other server.

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Google Apps for Work vs MS 365 - Print Collateral

Here's a good comparison of Google Apps and MS Office 365.  Both Office and Google Apps for Work allow cloud benefits that include improved teamwork, increased productivity, enhanced mobility, impressive ROI and a lot more. The major benefits any business can reap from moving to cloud with Google Apps in comparison to Microsoft 365 are included in this PDF.

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10 Days in Austin: 100 Bands & 100 Startups

ACL Weekend One is here and Austin Startup Week begins on Monday!  It's everything we love about Austin: 10 days of incredible music, events, seminars, speakers, concerts, parties and discussions held here in Austin. Startup Week provides locals and visitors a chance to experience the excitement of Austin while learning about the city's tech startups and businesses. Current and graduate students as well as experienced professionals will have the opportunity to network with a range of business executive and managers promoting their companies and leading seminars. The entire week is packed with awesome events including some of our favorite picks highlighted below.

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Google Extends Free Backup to Gmail for Work

A few months ago Google released a rudimentary "All or Nothing" 10 Day backup and restore of deleted Drive content for individual people in their domain using the Admin console.  This is a quick recovery and backup solution for files accidentally deleted in Google Drive.   Today Google added the ability to restore Gmail messages that were inadvertently deleted and restore them to the Gmail inbox.  Google has extended the date range up to 25 days and Admins can perform bulk restores on up to 10 user accounts at a time.   The functionality is rolling out to Google Apps Admin Panels immediately.  Read More: Restore deleted Drive and Gmail data

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Google Docs vs MS Word - 3 Quick Differences

A good word processing program is flexible and easy to use with as few restrictions and distractions as possible. There are a handful of word processing programs and applications, with Microsoft Word being one of the most popular and well-known. For a long time, there were not many alternatives to Word, especially for professionals who needed specific features. Fortunately, we have an alternative that is dependable, innovative, and packed with user friendly features.

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October 2014 Known Issues - Google Apps for Work

Google Apps is a powerful suite of productivity tools that can help businesses and professionals stay organized and productive from any device, and almost any location. Popular tools like a word processor, presentation software, spreadsheet solution, and even collaborative functions are included in Google Apps.

Being a cloud based service, it’s impressive that Google maintains almost uninterrupted uptime, however users should be aware that there are small issues that can occur from time to time. To manage workflow and to stay on top of all tasks, it’s important to know which known issues exist, and the current workarounds for them.

These are the latest issues as confirmed by Google on September 30, 2014, and the workarounds for them where available.

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Texas Schools Get Free Upgrade with Google Drive for Education

Google announced today that they will bring the same Google Drive for Work features with unlimited storage and enhanced administrative controls to Google Apps for Education clients in the coming months at no charge to schools participating in the program.  A majority of Texas Schools use Google Apps such as Gmail, Calendar and Docs, Google's online alternative to Microsoft Office.

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Introduction to Google Drive Apps

A wide range of business apps can be used with Google Drive, increasing the functionality and the usefulness of the product at work. The number of possibilities is significant and each individual or business can choose a selection of Google Drive Apps that will enhance corporate activities.

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