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Email spoofing is an increasing problem for us. I've been using DKIM since 2011. We're on a scheduled release track for our GAFE domain. Is there any kind of notice in the admin console when you're upgraded from 1024 to 2048 signing keys? I'd like to rollout this out ASAP.
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Same here. Started researching dmarc around January. I have one of 2 domains being monitored only at the moment.
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Would appreciate any admins out there starring this Chrome bug. Affecting Windows users using Cloud Print running the new Chrome 46 build.
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Anyone have any sample templates they wouldn't mind sharing containing acceptable use policies for GAFE use with students? Prepping a rollout soon and what to make sure parents and students are aware of the expections. Did you guys make your parents of students sign and return any forms before onboarding the kids into Google Apps? Are there different requirements for different ages? Thanks.
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So. Incredibly. Excited.
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
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Using the new Merge add-on for Google Docs. I've used two non-default Google Web Fonts in my Doc, but when I preview, send a test, and send the actual email the fonts are replaced with standard defaults. Does Merge or MailChimp support Google Web Fonts?
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You're welcome. :)
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I've got a teacher who has taken her Samsung 550 on a trip and she's having difficulty accessing the Internet at her hotel. She says it connects to WiFi but won't load any pages. Any chance the problem could be the hotel's WiFi is using a captive portal for authentication and Chrome OS can't handle it? I seem to remember +François Beaufort  posting something a while back about that. (FYI According to the admin console her Chromebook is running stable build 33.0.1750.152)
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Irrelevant at this point. She's already moved to a different hotel and it's working fine on their WiFi. Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
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Great stuff.
 
I really think we need to educate our communities on the true value in Chromebooks. I am trying to do so in my spheres of influence. If we all do our part we can help those around us move a direction that is good for them as users. If you think this article helps, consider sharing it. 
http://mmcneil.com/2014/03/chromebooks-coming-to-the-surface/
When I consider the Chromebooks I use, I constantly think of the future. The constant, steady expansion of features. The improved choices in the marketplace. The coming waves of new applications. I...
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+Kyle Beatty +Stephen Gale Either of you have experience with the new Apple School Manager and all the EDU-focused changes like Managed Apple IDs and Shared iPads? I've been pretty committed to GAFE and Chromebooks, but I've got a teacher who wants to rollout an iPad cart for her upper level math students. Just wondering if you've been through the transition process from VPP, DEP, etc. Thanks for any guidance.
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+Kyle Beatty Free SM MDM won't be (for the foreseeable future) ended, but it has been put into cryosleep, so to speak. No more development. So as Apple updates APIs free will become more useless.

Our iPad deployment may initially be 25 (as opposed to 500(!)) but that prompted him to say that Enterprise SM is free for the first 100 devices. So that was a bright spot.

He seems to think Apple's push into Enterprise partnerships like with IBM, Cisco, and SAP, and Apple's recognition that Google passed them in the classroom will lead to better experiences for the IT manager in business or education. Here's hoping!
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Anyone have a rock-solid deployment of Google Cloud Print they would want to share? Been using Windows Server with Chrome installed, but find I have to reboot the server whenever Google updates Chrome. Looking at using the Lantronix device for Google Cloud Print.
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A linux server with CUPS is the only stable way I know. You can let CUPS print to a Windows print server with the LPR protocol. If you use print accounting this also must work. For Windows you also have an add-on for Equitrac, PaperCut and UniFlow also must have this option. All 3 are not free. CUPS is. But that is a little more work to setup.
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Our Google Apps for Edu domain is using Google+ among our teachers. Recently I've noticed people within our domain I'd had place in multiple circles many months ago are now no longer in those circles. When I attempt to re-add them to the same circles I get a red error "Error adding members to circle." I've tried to find a solution to the problem (which seems common upon searching) but have found no resolutions.
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+Kyle Smith  thanks for the additional information. I'll add that to my report to Google+.
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I've got a teacher who has taken her Samsung 550 on a trip and she's having difficulty accessing the Internet at her hotel. She says it connects to WiFi but won't load any pages. Any chance the problem could be the hotel's WiFi is using a captive portal for authentication and Chrome OS can't handle it? I seem to remember +François Beaufort posting something a while back about that. (FYI According to the admin console her Chromebook is running stable build 33.0.1750.152)
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Kyle - I had the same issue at a restaurant. I visited the subnet mask, and was able to login and access the store wifi. 
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