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June 29, 2016

Google has resolved the issue with delegated bMail accounts as of 8:00PM June 28, 2016. If you continue to experience issues, please report to

June 28, 2016

We have received reports from multiple bMail users who received messages earlier this morning from Mail Delivery Subsystem which stated messages sent from them had been rejected for potential security issues.

If you received such a message, simply delete it. Your account has not been hacked. The original message was forged, and did not come from your account. Since the original contained a virus, Google is rejecting it and sending the mailer-daemon to you.

June 27, 2016

Update: Google has recommended that you refresh your browser if you are experiencing this issue. 

June 24, 2016

Effective June 16, 2016, Google has disabled support for two security systems called SSLv3 and RC4 support at Google's SMTP servers, IMAP/POP clients, and on Gmail's web servers for the following reasons:

June 16, 2016

The latest versions of the Google Docs and Sheets apps for Android and iOS devices include the following new features:

June 7, 2016

In March, Google introduced the document outline in Google Docs on the web and Android devices. This feature simplifies and speeds up the process of navigating long, complicated documents. Now you can also use the document outline in the Docs app on your iPhone or iPad.

Google has reported they have resolved the issue for new account holders who were experiencing a delay in receiving email.

Incoming students can continue to claim their Google accounts:

1) Create your CalNet ID and passphrase(link is external)(link is external)

June 3, 2016

The bConnected team has identified an issue that is preventing newly created bConnected Google accounts from receiving mail until 24-48 hours after the account is created. We are working with Google and expect to have this resolved over the next two days. Until then, new account holders can send mail but will not receive messages until the 24-48 hours have passed.

Incoming students may continue to claim their Google accounts:

June 1, 2016

In the past year, Google has made some changes to the Google bar that is displayed across the top of most Google apps. For instance, if a user has a picture associated with their account, they’ll see that picture in the Google bar; if they don’t have a picture, they’ll see their initial.

May 26, 2016

Last year, Google launched Reminders in the Google Calendar app for iOS and Android. Now Reminders are coming to Google Calendar on the web.

May 23, 2016

Better engage your audience by allowing them to submit questions and vote on them during Google Slides presentations. To see the feature in action, check out this video in which Google Science Fair winner Shree Bose fields questions from a group of 200 middle school students.

A few things to note:

May 17, 2016

May 12, 2016

Join the bConnected Team on Monday, May 16th from 1:30-3:30PM in University Hall, Room 28! We'll be available to assist mailing list owners with migrating CalMail lists, and configuring settings in bConnected Lists (Google Groups). 

May 11, 2016

Last year, Google launched Reminders in the Google Calendar app for iOS and Android. Now Reminders are coming to Google Calendar on the web.

Key features:

May 9, 2016

We have reached a milestone in our transition to bConnected Lists: over 1000 lists have been migrated! As of today, we have 1178 lists migrated since the process began on April 27th.

Google Drive allows users to easily share files with collaborators through access control permissions and sharable links. With this launch, we are making it even easier to turn on file sharing in Drive on the web. Just select a file and click on the “Get sharable link” icon on the top right-hand side menu. You’ll then have the option to turn on link sharing with one click on the toggle switch.* The sharing link will then be copied to the clipboard for easy distribution and will provide view access to anyone in your domain who receives the link.

April 27, 2016

CalMail mailing list owners of lists can begin migrating their mailing lists to bConnected Lists (Google Groups). Migration will be available through December 20, 2016. List owners of active mailing lists will be contacted throughout the day when their lists are available to migrate.

The bConnected team is excited to partner with the Academic Innovation Studio to offer workshops and drop-in sessions assisting mailing list owners in making the transition from CalMail mailing lists to bConnected Lists (Google Groups). We will cover how to migrate your mailing list, key features and settings mailing list owners should know about, and other topics of interest. 

"How to migrate your mailing list" demonstrations:

April 22, 2016

Join the bConnected Team at the following upcoming events to learn about the CalMail mailing list transition to bConnected Lists (Google Groups):

April 20, 2016

Calendars should help users make the most of their time. Google has recently introduced a new feature called Goals in Google Calendar on Android and iPhone to help users find time for personal activities. With Goals, users can add a goal, and Calendar will help them find the time and stick to these goals.