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Google Apps Sync Installation Problems With Outlook 2013

Posted by in Google Apps on June 22nd, 2013 | 3 Comments

outlook-2013-google-apps-sync-problemsNovember 2013 Update: Google Apps Sync now works with click-to-run versions of Outlook 2013.

If you’re trying to install Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook on Outlook 2013, you are probably going crazy trying to figure out why it just won’t install. I’ve already done hours of research online trying to figure out why I was having problems with the installation. The short explanation is that Microsoft changed their software format causing compatibility issues with the Google Apps Sync plugin. Google Apps Sync will work flawlessly with Outlook 2007 and 2010, but you’ll have some issues with installing the sync plugin for Outlook 2013.

When you try to install Google Apps Sync on Outlook 2013, you’ll receive the following popup message on your computer:


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Upgraded Email Storage For Google Apps Gmail Finally Coming

Posted by in Google Gmail on May 31st, 2013 | Comment »

google-drive-logoI have been wondering for the last five years if Google Apps was ever going to allow their users to purchase additional email storage over the 25 GB limit that comes with Google Apps for Business. I am sure Google received complaint after complaint from users who have or were close to hitting the 25 GB email quota who didn’t want to delete archived emails for record-keeping purposes. After years of waiting, Google has finally announced that they will allow users to increase their email storage.

Google is going to combine the 25 GB Gmail and 5 GB Drive quota for all current users to give users a combined 30 GB of storage and then allow users to upgrade their storage beyond the 30 GB …

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New Google Docs App: Create Docs From Photo

Posted by in Google Docs on July 9th, 2011 | 1 Comment

I was browsing around the Google Docs blog to see if Google might have anything to say about the possibility of being able to edit Microsoft Word files directly in Google Docs. I was really hoping for some Microsoft Word functionality within Google Docs with the arrival of the Chromebook.  Unfortunately, I did not come across any information about that topic, but I did stumble upon some very neat features that have been added to Google Docs.

The last features that I am really fond of are the ability to now upload entire folders, drag-and-drop files for uploading, and pagination.

With the new Google Docs Android app, you’re now able to take a picture with your phone and have the text in the photo …

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Automatically Sync Microsoft Office With Google Docs

Posted by in Google Docs on March 5th, 2011 | Comment »

Google Cloud ConnectUnfortunately, I still have to do a lot of work in Microsoft Office since I use a lot of custom headers, footers, and tables of contents. However, I still want the ability to always be able to access my documents from anywhere and have them backed up, which is why I store my documents in Google Docs. I previously used the OffiSync plugin to backup and sync my documents in Microsoft Office. The annoying part was not only saving the file to your hard drive but then having to open the tab in Microsoft Office to store a copy in Google Docs.

I always wished that OffiSync would be able to automatically sync my documents. Fortunately, Google Apps recently released the Google Cloud Connect Plugin

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Google Apps Storage Upgrade Now Available

Posted by in Google Apps on March 5th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Google Apps Storage Upgrade Now AvailableWe’ve been keeping a close eye on when Google Apps users would be able to upgrade their storage in Google Docs. Google Docs storage upgrade has been available for Google Accounts since this past May. However, until today, Google Apps users could not upgrade their Google Docs storage. This was driving me mad because I store tons of PDF documents in Google Docs, essentially using it as my server and I cannot work with 1 GB of storage.

Google announced months ago that extra storage would be available for Google Apps users. For those using their personal accounts, extra storage is affordable — just $5 a year for 20 GB. When Google announced that Google Apps users could upgrade their storage, they tried implementing it …

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Finally Converted My Conflicting Google Apps Account

Posted by in Google Apps on March 5th, 2011 | Comment »

Google Apps Conflicting Account ConversionThis past November Google rolled out a big update for Google Apps users by giving them the ability to use their Google Apps accounts as full-service Google Accounts. It seemed like a silly setup in retrospect. If your organization signed up with Google Apps, users had access to Gmail, Docs, Calendar, etc. However, they did not have access to other Google services such as Picasa, Blogger, and AdWords. If they wanted to use these services with their Google Apps email address, they had to create a personal Google account.

Google realized that this was slightly problematic and that they should open the gamut of all Google products to Google Apps users. Organizations that were already signed up could simply click a button and transition their …

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When will more Google Docs storage be available for Google Apps users?

Posted by in Google Docs on February 4th, 2011 | Comment »

Google Apps users upgrade Google Docs StorageA lot of Google Apps users have been frustrated by the fact that they cannot upgrade their Google Docs storage from the 1 GB of space that each user is given. For users who use their personal Gmail account for Google Docs, they can upgrade their storage to as much as 16 TB and the prices are very affordable (20 GB is just $5 per year). All that has to be done to upgrade is going into Google Docs then Settings > Documents Settings and clicking Upgrade Storage. However, this feature to upgrade is not be available for Google Apps users, it’s just for personal Google accounts.

All across the Google Apps forums, users have been asking Google when they will be able to upgrade …

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Google Docs Gets New Look

Posted by in Google Docs on February 3rd, 2011 | Comment »

Google Docs revealed its new look to users yesterday. There are some things that I like and some things that I don’t like about it.

The purpose of the move was to improve organization by adding filters. For example, you can now filter documents by selecting just documents, just spreadsheets, just presentations, or just PDF files. That is nice.

Google Docs also added the preview pane. The preview pane is pretty useless for documents since you can’t see anything, but it’s incredibly useful for videos and pictures. It also has a pane where you can see who the document is shared with and which collection it is filed under.

Google is now referring to folders as “Collections” which is a combination of folders and labels …

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Setting Up Automatic Mobile Reminders With Google Calendar

Posted by in Google Calendar on December 19th, 2010 | Comment »

I use Google Calendar to schedule all of my appointments and thanks to Google Sync, my phone is automatically updated whenever I add events on my computer and my Google Calendar is automatically updated when I add events on my phone. However, I’ve been late to a meeting before because my calendar notifications weren’t properly setup. I added an appointment and the default notification was set to 10 minutes. Unfortunately, I needed 30 minutes notice to be on time and forgot to change the default.

Google Calendar gives you the option of setting email reminders, pop-up reminders, or both. I use pop-up reminders rather than email reminders because Blackberry will alert me when I have an upcoming appointment. The default reminder is 10 minutes …

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60 Applications Added To Google Apps

Posted by in Google Apps on December 6th, 2010 | Comment »

When Google Apps was first released, it contained Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and a few others. What many users wanted was the ability to use other Google services with their Google Apps log-in.

For example, if someone wanted to use Google AdSense, Google Voice, or Google Reader, users would have to use their personal address or sign up for the services individually with their Google Apps email. Google then expanded all of their different applications to Google Apps users.

The additions are available to all new users. Existing users will be migrated over the next few months. Existing users can also upgrade their account in their control panel. Administrators can also set which applications are and are not available to be used in …

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