My First Foray Into Google Apps

Google SitesI’ve created new features in the http://www.pauldone.com domain using Google Apps. In case you don’t know Google apps are free domain tools that allow users to create team sites for creating, sharing, and publishing information in groups and for the world to see. The new sites are:

http://docs.pauldone.com – used to create and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations and other documents.

http://calendar.pauldone.com – used to create and share events for both public and private viewing. Anyone with a Google account can use this in whole or part.

http://sites.pauldone.com – an opening page for building dashboards that incorporate all these items into one.

Finally, the pauldone.com email addresses are working through GMail. Now sending a message to paul@pauldone.com is easy to send, remember, and manage. The nice thing is I can create 99 more addresses.

The following is taken from the Google site describing Google Apps. Now, the key is to develop the means of finding groups of people technically minded to use these tools.

Google Sites, a new offering from Google Apps, makes creating a team site as easy as editing a document. Use Google Sites to centralize all types of information — from videos to presentations — and share your site with just a few people, your entire organization, or the world.

Anyone can do it. Building a site is as simple as editing a document, and you don’t need anyone’s help to get started.

One-stop sharingCreate a single place to bring together all the information your team needs to share, including docs, videos, photos, calendars and attachments.

Work togetherInvite co-workers, classmates, or your entire organization to edit your site with you to keep it fresh and up-to-date. And let as many or few people view your site as you want.

Learn more about other Google Sites features.

Click an image to see example sites:

Company intranet

Team project

Employee profile

Classroom

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