14 November 2012

Important changes to GMail and Drive (Docs)

Gmail

From Tuesday 13 November 2012, all RMIT staff and students are able to ‘opt in’ to a new compose and reply experience in GMail.

Known as ‘New compose’, this new functionality puts the focus on your message, not all the features around it.  The end result is fast, simple and powerful!

This new format will become the default for the RMIT community in early 2013. Learn more about these new features.

Google Drive

On Thursday 15 November, anyone still using Google Docs will be automatically switched over to the new Drive web interface. Although you’ll be able to switch back to the old Docs look (by clicking the gears icon and selecting 'Temporarily use the old look"), from 29 November, the old Docs look will be disabled and the new Drive web interface will be mandatory for all users.

If you have any queries, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Source: Avinash Sabapathee, ICT Application Delivery, ITS