July 17, 2012. We’re rolling out an all-new version of Google Groups for Business that makes it easier for teams, workgroups, and public communities to hold online discussions. See below for our latest news, rollout schedule, and resources for launching the new Groups in your organization.
Rapid release customers: Google Apps users will continue to see the new Google Groups for Business as their default interface. Users can still temporarily switch back to the old Google Groups for Business.
Scheduled release customers: Beginning on July 17, Google Apps users' default interface changes to the new Google Groups for Business. Users can temporarily switch back to the old Google Groups for Business.
|Switch guide||Familiarize yourself with the new Google Groups for Business.|
|Adoption plan||Plan out the process of educating your users about the new Google Groups for Business|
|Discovery survey||Make a copy of this form and send it to your users to learn how your company can use Google Groups for Business most effectively.|
|Email template||Make a company announcement about the new Google Groups for Business.|
|Presentation||Use this presentation to teach your users about the new Google Groups for Business. To create a copy to customize, open the presentation and choose File > Make a copy.|
Once you launch the new Google Groups in your organization, point your users to the following resources to get them started using the new features. They can access these resources at our public learning center. These resources are also available if you build your own learning center using our custom Sites template.
|User guides||Learn to perform common tasks with Google Groups for Business.|
|Collaborative inbox video||2:00 video: Learn to use Google Groups as a collaborative inbox.
|Best practice guides||For group owners and managers. Learn to create new types of groups, such as a collaborative inbox.|