Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How to count messages in Gmail:

Friday, August 12, 2011

Check the Status of Google Apps

(Quicky-update, new screenshot.  The Apps Status Dashboard recently changed, but is still at the same link.)

If you are the one responsible for administering your Google Apps domain, make sure you know about the Google Apps Status Dashboard:

It gives a one-stop-view to see what Google Apps are up (green=yah!) or down (red=boo).  Click on any of the little status dots icons (wrench, check-mark, "i" button, red-x) to get more info about the current status of an issue.

At the bottom of the screen you can also subscribe to this page as an RSS feed.  Very useful!

Transfer Google Docs Ownership

When a member of your Google Apps Domain leaves and needs to have their Google Docs transferred, it is easy to reassign ownership of their docs (but you have to be the Google domain Admin or have admin-equivalent rights):

1. Log into the control panel and select the Advanced Tools tab

2. Navigate to near the end of the Advanced Options and add the From: and To: addresses and press the "Transfer Documents" button:

The "From:" user still has view and edit access but is now no longer the owner. Done!

GMail Maximum Label Length Limits

Here is something that is a bit lost in the noise of teh Internets: Maximum Label length for Google Mail Folder Labels. Before April, the limit was 40 characters. It is now 255 characters:


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Google Groups Interface Updates

Google Groups has recently upgraded the interface:

  • Support for More Languages
  • Better Spam Blocking
  • Topic Starring

Will dive into this some more very soon!