June 2014

Leave Microsoft Office Behind Part III: Embrace Google Drive

June 19, 2014 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan

Why would I switch to Google Drive and Documents?

Google Drive➨ Real Time Collaboration: Let teams work from anywhere on virtually any device

➨ Device Agnostics: iOS, Android, tablets, Chromebook, PC, MAC

➨ Unique Features: One version, instant saving, revision history

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Leave Microsoft Office Behind Part II: Is there Life After MS Office?

June 17, 2014 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan

Is it really possible to leave MS Office behind? Quite simply, yes. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Today we will uncover some helpful literature, resources, and trends to pave the path for life after Microsoft Office. A recent study, conducted by SoftWatch, unveiled that businesses don’t use Microsoft Office to the extent that they are paying for. More so, the study suggests that a switch to the cloud-- Google Apps and Google Drive-- is easier than one may think.

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Leave Microsoft Office Behind Part I: Cut Costs and Get Out of MS Office

June 16, 2014 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Is it really possible to leave MS Office behind? ➨ Helpful Literature: Don’t just take our word, explore on your own ➨ Revealing Trends : Learn how you can ditch some or all MS Office Licenses ➨Uncovered Stats: 80% of MS Office users don’t use the full package
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Five Steps to Google Apps Success: Getting Started with Google Apps

June 16, 2014 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan

Here are five concrete steps you can take to get started:

  1. Start by setting up a Google Apps account for your organization.
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How To Have Private Conversations in Google+

June 16, 2014 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan

At most organizations, it's important to make sure that private conversations remain private. Google+ is an ideal tool for groups who want to have social conversations--without broadcasting their thoughts to the world. Today, we're adding an extra layer of security by rolling out restricted communities that only users in your organization can join. Whether it’s designs of your beta product or notes from your team off-site, anything you post will remain restricted to the organization.

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Inviting Groups to Google Calendar Events

June 16, 2014 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan

Life is full of changes, especially at work. As some people retire or move on to new jobs, other people arrive to take their place. Even within a company, people often switch teams and take on new roles, which can dramatically change how they spend their time or who they need to meet with at work. Google Calendar should make it easy to manage your schedule at work, especially if you're switching teams and trying to attend a new set of meetings.

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How To Use Google Hangouts at Work

June 16, 2014 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan

Whether your organization has two people or 200,000, it should be easy to communicate and get stuff done together. In May, Hangouts launched as a unified way for people to communicate by voice, video or text across devices. Following the introduction of the new look full-screen video chat last month, today we're rolling out some new Hangouts features specifically for Google Apps customers.

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How To Share Docs, Slides and Drawings With People Who Do Not Have a Google Account

June 16, 2014 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan

Google has made 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 receiving user must still sign in with a Google Account in order to edit or comment on that file.

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How To Download a Copy of Your Gmail and Google Calendar Data

June 16, 2014 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan

Having access to your data and being able to take it with you is important, especially if that data contains precious memories like old love letters, your first job offer, or that 100-message thread discussing the merits of various cat videos. Recently, Google rolled out the ability to export a copy of your Gmail and Google Calendar data, making it easy to back up your data or move to another service. You can download all of your mail and calendars or choose a subset of labels and calendars.

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