1. ACCESSING GOOGLE APPSAccessing Google AppsHow do I sign in to Google Apps?1. Go to admin.google.com in any web browser.2. Enter your Google Apps email address (including username and domain) and password.How do I change my password?1. Open Gmail at mail.google.com.2. From any Gmail page, click the gear icon at the top right. Then click Settings and openthe Accounts tab.3. In the Change account settings section, click Google Account settings.4. In the new window, click Security in the left sidebar.5. Click Change password. Enter your current password and your new password.How long until I'm up to speed with Google Apps?You should be able to begin sending and receiving mail, scheduling calendar events, and managingcontacts right away, without any trouble. Becoming accustomed to Gmail's unique mail managementfeatures such a conversations and labels can take a bit longer. Within a week, however, many people findthat they not only become comfortable with Google Apps but also appreciate the benefits so much thatthey no longer miss their old application.Can I open my email or calendar in new tab (not a new window)?If you use the Chrome browser, links will open in new tabs by default. If you're using another browser, youcan change the browser settings to open new tabs instead of new windows.Can I access my mail offline?Yes, you can set up Gmail for offline access to your most recent email messages. To enable this feature:1. Open Gmail.2. From any Gmail page, click the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the mail window.3. Click Settings, open the Offline tab, and click Install Gmail Offline.Note, however, that if your Google Apps administrator has disabled offline access for your domain, theOffline tab won't be available, and you won't be able to use this feature.Do I need to use my company's VPN to access Google Apps when I'm offsite?Not typically. In most cases, you can just go to admin.google.com in any browser to access your emailand calendar, from any location. However, some companies might require VPN access to Google Apps.In that case, if you're outside your network, you must first connect to the VPN before you can accessGoogle Apps. 2. Can I access my Google Apps account from another program?Google Apps works great in any standard web browser. But you can access your account from otherprograms, too. Here are your choices: Microsoft Outlook : Access your Google Apps mail, contacts, and calendars from MicrosoftOutlook using Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook (available if your organization haspurchased a Google Apps for Business or Education account). Learn more about Google AppsSync. IMAP clients : You can also access Gmail from any of several other mail programs by settingthem up as IMAP clients. These include Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Windows Mail,Apple Mail, and more. Get instructions on IMAP clients. POP clients : If your mail program can't be set up for IMAP, you can set it up as a POP clientinstead. Get instructions on POP clients.Requirements and LanguagesWhich web browsers can I use with Google Apps?Google Apps supports the following browsers: Google Chrome Internet Explorer 7+ Mozilla Firefox 2.0+ Apple Safari 3.0Are there any other system requirements?No. Because Google Apps runs in a web browser, you just need to use a supported browser.What languages does Google Apps support?The interfaces for Gmail and Google Calendar are available in over 50 languages. For a list of theavailable languages and instructions on how to set a different language, see the Gmail Help Center.