8 tips to help Outlook users move to Gmail

8 tips to help Outlook users move to Gmail

Outlook has been the dominate email client for the past 10 years. "Better the devil you know" we think as we consider moving our employees to Gmail for Business. Many IT executives are wary to rip something so familiar away from their teams. However the reality of our mobile-centric world is that it is quickly moving away from desktop email clients. The productivity gains and cost savings of modern cloud computing applications cannot be ignored. So, how do you move several dozen, hundred or thousand team members to Gmail? 

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Looking for a fun Gmail client for mobile? Check out Mailbox

Looking for a fun Gmail client for mobile? Check out Mailbox

Mailbox is great mobile client for Gmail. Mailbox was acquired by Dropbox a little over a year ago and yesterday they announced they were releasing some additional functionality, namely an Android version of the app. 

Mailbox is also available on the iPhone and iPad.

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Gmail outages and transparencies of scale

A Gmail outage is a pain and it's frustrating. But it also makes the news, offering tremendous transparency . This puts a great deal of pressure on Google to fix the issue and keep it from happening again. Destination dial tone awaits.  

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How does email work?

Everybody uses email. Email is a service we've come to depend on in both our personal and professional lives. Email is important.  

When email is not working, it's VERY frustrating. Understanding the core components can help you troubleshoot issues, identify the weakest link, and improve the experience for yourself and your business. 

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Helpful App of the Week: Streak

Streak is a, currently free, app that allows you to have a CRM right inside Gmail! It's fairly customizable. Allowing you to make changes and additions to what you're tracking to meet the needs of your business, customers and deal management.  You can even store documents like signed contracts. 

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Familiar "pop-out" in New Gmail Compose experience

I learned a great trick at the Google Apps Kansas City User Group. When you hover over the "pop-out" arrow in the upper right of your compose window you'll see you now have two options. Clicking will take you to the full-screen compose window. If you press shift, you'll see the arrow change - click now and you'll be taken to the familiar pop-out experience. I was really excited to figure this out, It's the little things! 

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Gmail Compose Window default to Full Screen

Most people loved the new experience since it was now much easier to continue to work within your Inbox while working on one or multiple new messages. However, many people missed the more full-screen experience of the old compose window. Over the past few days Google has rolled out the ability to default to a new full-screen experience.

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Kansas City Google Apps Partner Conference

The Kansas City region has a rich ecosystem of Google Apps partners serving a wide range of businesses, governments, schools and nonprofits from 1 to 100,000+ employees. This week we took the opportunity to all get together for the first time. It was great to see so many companies participate. These companies have moved more than 1 million people to Google Apps for Business, Government, Education and Nonprofit.

 

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