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The ten most popular Google in the Enterprise Blog posts

The Google in the Enterprise Blog helps professionals get the most out of Google Apps. For 2012, there were 10 posts that stood out from the rest.

Google Apps continue to grow in popularity as the office productivity suite of choice for many businesses. The TechRepublic Google in the Enterprise Blog chronicled many of the ways businesses ranging from the one-man shop to major multinational corporations are using Google Apps in their day-to-day operations. Ten of these blog posts stood out from the rest.

Ten most popular

1. The difference between Gmail, a Google Account, an Apps Account, and an Apps for Business Account

There are four types of Google email accounts. Susan Cline explains the difference between each type and how they apply to enterprise users.

2. Quick Tip: Archive old email in your Gmail inbox the easy way

No matter how hard you try, your Gmail is going to get bloated with old messages. Take advantage of Google's archive system to manage the clutter.

3. 10 myths about Google Sites debunked and dispelled

Susan Cline debunks ten common myths about the collaborative website development tool Google Sites.

4. Your questions answered: What Chromebooks can and can't do

Chromebooks start shipping on June 15, 2011, but can you actually productively work on one? Kevin Purdy answers the questions everyone is asking.

5. Using Outlook 2011 on the Mac with Google Apps: Down the rabbit hole

While being able to use several email clients to connect to Gmail may seem to be a benefit, one company's experience exposes some complex problems.

6. Google Drive: Move beyond a mere Dropbox

Here's how to setup Google Drive for organization-wide file sharing.

7. Four free upgrades that make Google Drive better

Kevin Purdy shares a few clever tricks and workarounds he uses to get more out of Google Drive.

8. No phone needed: Make calls from Gmail or Hangouts

If you use Gmail or Google+ Hangouts, you can call any U.S. or Canadian phone number for free. Andy Wolber shows you how.

9. Maybe it is time you actually read that Google Drive Terms of Service

Perhaps it is the proverbial mountain out of a molehill, but the wording of the Google Drive TOS just doesn't seem right.

10. Die-hard Outlook fans can have the best of both worlds with Google Apps Sync

Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook allows users to stay in their comfort zone while still using Google Apps for Business.

Bottom line

Over the past two years, the Google in the Enterprise Blog has demonstrated that, for many businesses, Google Apps is all the productivity applications they require. However, there is always room for improvement - whether it is in terms of features or best practices.

About

Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

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