As you’ve probably seen when using Google Apps, Google is rolling out a new look and feel across Google products to make the interfaces consistent, streamlined, and easier to use.
The New Look for Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and Sites
The new look is optional now, but will soon become permanent for all Google Apps users. These are target release dates and subject to change (see the New Look site for details):
|App||When the new look become permanent|
|Docs||Tuesday December 13, 2011|
|Sites||Tuesday December 13, 2011|
|Calendar||Beginning of January 2012|
|Gmail|| The new looks starts to roll out as the default interface on
Tuesday, December 13, and continues to the end of the week.
After that, the new look will become permanent within weeks.
Steps to help you and your users transition to the new look:
- Use the new look now
See the Google Apps New Look site. You’ll find steps to enable the new look as well as the latest release schedule.
- Communicate to your users and helpdesk staff
On the New Look site, you’ll find email templates and customizable presentations to help communicate the changes.
Tip: For Gmail, use the one-time switch in the control panel to opt-in all your users, and control the timing of when they see the new look.
- Help your users get up to speed
Point your users to the Learning Center for guides, tips, and videos. Please plan to update any custom training material you’ve developed.
Please see the New Look site for the latest schedule information. We hope you find the refreshed interfaces easier to use and navigate.