Hello Googler,

We recently announced that the Google Apps partner community has 6,000 members! Meanwhile, our Chief Business Officer provides a Q2 update, there have been a wave of new product features (offline document editing, Hangouts in Gmail, new Google Groups for Business), and a recap of Google I/O.

We hope you are making progress though the Google Apps Authorized Reseller Program enrollment process with our new enrollment wizard. If you're experiencing problems with the enrollment process, please notify us via our applicant support form. Be sure to leverage Google Partner Connect and our guided learning. We invite you to join us for our next Reseller Program office hours - details below.

The Google Apps Reseller Team

New Resources


Need assistance with the enrollment process?
With the improved enrollment wizard, we want to make sure you have all the information you need. If you have any questions, do not remember your domain, have registered 25 or more deployments but have not heard from us, or are otherwise stuck in enrolling in the reseller program, please notify us.

Google's Chief Business Officer on the growth of Enterprise
During Google's Q2 Earnings call, our Chief Business Officer, Nikesh Arora, detailed the face-paced growth of Google Enterprise: "It's become clear that we now have another serious growth engine for Google. I hope you read this week about a company who said the competition was 50% more expensive than Google, and "not as cool." That company is now a $200,000 a year Google Apps customer." Read more about his comments and press reactions (InformationWeek and Talkin' Cloud).

Power your business with Google Cloud Platform
At Google I/O, we launched Google Cloud Platform to help businesses integrate their IT systems with Google's cloud infrastructure. We've taken the technology that can serve 4 billion hours of video every month, support 425 million Gmail users and store 100 petabytes of web index, and extended it via Cloud Platform so that businesses can benefit from the same infrastructure that powers Google's applications. The Google Cloud Platform partner program has two types of partners: Service and Technology Partners. Enrollment in the partner program is currently by invite only, but you can learn more about the product and program in the meantime.

Collaborate with famous authors
With the launch of our new Gone Google Marketing Website, which you can use as you're working with interested prospects and clients, there have been a constant stream of new videos and assets. Here's a fun "Docs Demo: Masters Edition" that allows you and your clients to experience collaborating with famous authors.

Events and Webinars


Google I/O recap
Google I/O 2012 was nothing short of amazing. All of you probably saw the ambitious Project Glass skydiving demo and product updates such as offline editing in Docs and iOS app for Drive. You can find recordings for all sessions here: https://developers.google.com/events/io/.

Product Updates


Apps updates at Google I/O
Coverage following Sundar Pichai's, Senior Vice President for Chrome and Apps, keynote at I/O focused on the momentum of Chrome and Apps, including the 5M businesses now using Google Apps, offline editing in Docs and Google Drive for iOS. One source characterized the Drive iOS launch as "tangible and enticing to more enterprise customers." Many articles also echoed Sundar's point that "going Google" is a growing trend among both individuals and businesses.

Google+ hangouts in Gmail
At Google I/O, we announced our plans to merge Google Talk, Google Messenger, and Google+ hangouts into one unified, real-time messaging application. This week, we started this effort for consumers by integrating Google+ hangouts in Gmail to replace the old Gmail Video Chat functionality. Your customers can expect this change to roll out to Rapid Release domains in 2-3 weeks and Scheduled Release domains 2 weeks after Rapid Release. Review the article for suggestions on optimizing your network for Google+ hangouts. A Help center article with an email template to communicate this change to your customers will be published at What's New.

Download to Google Spreadsheet from Webmaster Tools
Webmaster Tools now has a new download option if your customers want to export their data directly to a Google Spreadsheet. The download option is available for most of our data heavy features, such as Crawl errors, Search queries, and Links to your site. If you enjoy digging into the data from Webmaster Tools but don't want to use Python scripts or the API, we've added new functionality just for you.

Have you used the new Google Groups for Business?
Google recently launched a new version of Google Groups for Business, which includes better searching, customizable roles, email lists, web or Q&A forums, and collaborative inboxes. It's a great new feature both for your own business as well as your customers'. Inform your customers, access user guides, and learn more by visiting What's New.

See a complete list of feature updates from recent weeks.