Good news for Google Apps customers who have been waiting to use Google+ seamlessly with their business and education accounts. Google+ is now available to anyone who uses Google Apps for work or school.
All of the same features from Google+ now will be available to enterprise and education Google Apps users. In fact, this is where Circles might become an even more valuable feature as you can better organise co-workers, project team members and customers in a more distinct way on screen.
Additionally, Hangouts offers a much more budget-friendly option for video-conferencing and telepresence as it supports multi-person video chat with screen sharing and collaboration in Google Docs.
Sure, all of these features were available for free before to anyone who wanted to sign up for a personal Google account. But for those who don't want to bother with multiple accounts or can't access personal accounts at work, this makes the Google+ experience much more seamless for the workplace and classroom. Even better, Google is promising a migration tool soon for anyone who actually does want to port personal Google+ data over to a Google Apps user account.
But in case you visited Google+ from your enterprise/education account and/or are wondering where it is in the Apps menu bar at the top of Gmail or Google Calendar, note that Google+ needs to be manually turned on at your organisation.
More so, Google Apps for Business customers and some other Google Apps users will see Google+ roll out over the next few days. Select US universities are making Google+ available for their students starting today. A full list is available on the Google Enterprise blog.
Via ZDNet US