I received this email tonight from the Google Apps Team, and the changes listed are in line with the beta editor, updated a few months ago, that users had the option of testing out.
Dear Google Apps admin,Over the next few weeks, we will be releasing important updates to Google Docs for all Google Apps customers. These updates are incremental and will not require you to retrain your users.
● Starting on June 16th, 2010, we will introduce new sharing settings in Google Docs, designed to make sharing easier and to give your users more control over their files. Now your users will be able to assign a sharing setting to a file in just one step and see at-a-glance how each document is shared. To learn more, please visit the help center at http://goo.gl/I8Jp.
● Starting on June 21st, 2010, we will begin activating the new Google documents editor for all users. This new editor offers character-by-character real-time collaboration, better document import fidelity, and many new features like built-in chat with co-editors. To learn more, please visit the help center at http://goo.gl/8Idy.
● Starting on June 30th, 2010, we will begin activating the new Google spreadsheets editor for all users. This new editor offers many new features like an editable formula bar, cell auto-complete and faster performance. To learn more, please visit the help center at http://goo.gl/Qgze.Sincerely,
The Google Apps teamEmail preferences: You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Google Apps product or account.Google Inc.1600 Amphitheatre ParkwayMountain View, CA 94043