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Google Apps Updates

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Stats

Nearly 94,000 University of Minnesota accounts are now in Google Apps, including over 16,000 UMD accounts.

Apps and Features

If you have a particular app or feature that you really want to see activated in our Education Enterprise version of Google Apps, please contact jdavis@d.umn.edu and let him know what it is and why you would like to see it activated. Apps will be prioritized by level of need and usefulness for University mission. Not all of the Apps available in the commercial Google implementation are available in the Education Enterprise version of Google Apps - and not all of the available apps have been activated in our domain. There are often technical and policy issues that need to be vetted before a new app can be activated. The apps being vetted for these issues currently are Analytics and Groups.

Student Accounts

Incoming student accounts are automatically provisioned in Google Apps - so they will be eligible to sign in to Google and agree to terms of service from the moment their University account is created. By the end of March 2012, we expect that this will also be true for all incoming faculty and staff.

Privacy

Google's new privacy policy does not change the contractual agreement for Google Apps with the University. Google will continue to honor confidentiality and security obligations provided to the University’s domains. For more information please consult Google's new privacy policy and your University Google account.

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