in September. Starting today, all new Google Apps customers will be added to the new Google Apps infrastructure automatically. Existing customers will still need to opt-in. Google Apps administrators will still be able to block access to other Google services, or selectively turn specific services on for specific groups. For example, it will be possible to give Picasa access to just the marketing team. Previously, those who opted-in would be unable to selectively turn specific apps on and off.Google began offering the full range of its various services - such as Voice, Analytics and Picasa - to Google Apps customers on an opt-in basis
Google Apps users who used their Google Apps e-mail addresses to sign-up for Google Services will need to use a transfer tool to consolidate their accounts, as we reported last summer.
Goolgle has also simplified the names of the different versions of Google Apps.:
- Google Apps is our free service geared towards families, entrepreneurs and other groups up to 50 users.
- Google Apps for Business offers 25GB of email storage per user, a 99.9% uptime guarantee, data migration capabilities, advanced management tools, telephone support, added security features and more, all for $50 per user per year.
- Google Apps for Government is FISMA certified and designed with local, state and federal agencies in mind.
- Google Apps for Education offers many benefits of Google Apps for Business, but at no cost to schools, universities and qualifying non-profits.