Google Apps Vault is now available to existing Google Apps and Google Apps for Education customers.
Until today, Apps Vault was available only to new and recent Apps customers, but as on December 18, "all existing Apps customers that purchased Google Apps online, directly from Google are eligible for Vault, as well as Google Apps for Education customers," informs Google.
Google notes, that it is working to enable Vault for online purchase through resellers for customers who've purchased Google Apps from a reseller, prior to August 1st, 2012.
For those not in-line, "Apps Vault helps protect organizations of all sizes from lawsuits by enabling organizations to find and preserve email messages that may be relevant to a particular lawsuit. Vault can also help if an employee leaves abruptly and the organization needs to understand the status of the employee's projects, Vault will help find the needed information."
For educational institutions, Google Apps Vault can help in responding to open records requests.
Also, Vault can be added to an existing Apps account for $5/user/month.
In other Google news, Google+ mentions in Blogger now available let you add a link to a Google+ profile or page when you want to mention someone in a post.
"If you then share your post from Blogger to Google+, we make it easier to notify your mentions by including them in the sharebox. To mention someone, just type "+" before their name while you're using the Blogger post editor," explains Google.
Adding, "The profile or page will show up as a link in your published post. Hovering over will show a card with more info and an 'Add to circles' button. Clicking the link takes you straight to the Google+ profile or page," google said.
Dart's Web UI library that is built on Web Components, and inspired by Model Driven Views, is now ready for testing.
"Web UI helps you build declarative apps that have cleaner semantics and structure. You can build and use custom elements like <x-survey> that encapsulate their style, behavior, and structure to hide implementation details like deeply nested HTML tags. Just like HTML tags, these new tags (aka custom elements) can be nested, extended, and shared with other developers. Web UI also automatically keeps the HTML page and data models in sync with one-way and two-way data binding. Simply declare, in the DOM itself, the bindings between Dart objects and page elements and let Web UI take care of the details," explains Google.
"This early release of Web UI supports dynamic templates, live one-way and two-way data binding, and custom DOM elements. Web UI also includes a compiler that makes these features available to all modern browsers today on GitHub," google wrote.
And, to get started, install Web UI the Dart package manager with pub, then add the web_ui package to your list of dependencies and run pub install. Once installed, "you can even configure Dart Editor to watch for changes and automatically recompile your Web UI apps for quick and easy edit and reload development cycles," google adds.
About a month ago, Google started installing Google Fiber in Kansas City homes--now the company has announced Fiber for additional five cities stating, "If you live in one of these fiberhoods and want Google Fiber, you must select your service plan by your deadline, listed below."
- Piper Schools -- choose your plan by January 31, 2013
- Delaware Ridge -- choose your plan by February 14, 2013
- Painted Hills -- choose your plan by February 28, 2013
- Open Door -- choose your plan by February 28, 2013
- Arrowhead -- choose your plan by March 7, 2013