Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New About Google - 18 August 2010

  • AdWords Downtime: August 21, 10am-2pm PDT

    August 17, 2010

    We'll be performing routine system maintenance on Saturday, August 21 from approximately 10:00am to 2:00pm PDT. You won't be able to access AdWords or the API during this time frame, but your ads will continue to run as normal.

    Best,
    - Eric Koleda, AdWords API Team


  • Multi-tenancy Support, High Performance Image Serving, Increased Datastore Quotas and More Delivered In New App Engine Release

    August 17, 2010

    Today marks the 1.3.6 release of App Engine for Java and Python. In this release we have made available several exciting new features, relaxed quota and datastore limitations, and added various issue fixes.

    Multi-tenant Apps Using the Namespaces API

    We are pleased to announce support for multi-tenancy for applications via the Namespaces API. With multi-tenancy, multiple client organizations (or “tenants”) can all run the same application, segregating data using a unique namespace for each client. This allows you to easily serve the same app


  • WebFilings streamlines SEC reporting using Google App Engine

    August 17, 2010


    Greetings App Engine Developers!

    My name is Dan Murray. I'm a Founder and Managing Director at WebFilings http://www.webfilings.com. In March 2010 my company launched a first-of-its-kind SaaS solution that dramatically improves the process of developing and filing financial reports with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). Google App Engine provides the foundation for our backend. Since our launch, my company is experiencing what can only be described as hyper-growth. Everyday, as our team manages the rapid growth of our user community


  • Auto-linking, preferences and page sizes in documents

    August 17, 2010

    Typing links just got a little faster in Google documents. Now when you type something that documents recognizes as a link, it will become a link automatically. Try typing “docs.google.com”, “www.google.com,” or an email address to try it out.

    If you don’t want your text to be a link, you can undo the auto-linking by pressing Ctrl Z (Cmd Z on a Mac). And if you think you’ll never want automatic link detection, you can disable it by opening the Preferences dialog from the Tools menu.

    And for those who don’t like curly quotes (smart-quotes


  • Google Calendar Sync now supports Outlook 2010

    August 17, 2010



    Making sure that your calendar is available to you whenever and wherever you need it is important. That's why Google Calendar works with a number of desktop applications and mobile devices including iCal, iPhone and iPad, Blackberry, Android, Nokia/Symbian, and Windows Mobile phones. Google Calendar Sync for Outlook is also available, but one thing was missing — until now.

    Google Calendar Sync now supports Outlook 2010 — our top feature request. Outlook 2010 comes in 32-bit and 64-bit

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