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The Cloud Skills Academy blog covers updates to the Academy, new Google Apps features, tips and tricks on using Google Apps and Cloud Skills success stories.

Every user of Cloud Skills Academy now has a Learning Record which provides a history of all topics they have read in the Academy, as well as a chart showing which topics have been viewed in the Your First Days and What's New sections. This allows user to get a visualisation of the proportion of articles read in each category of the Academy, split by each application in Google Apps.  In addition, every administrator of a Cloud Skills Academy account will be able to view a dashboard showing a Red/Amber/Green visualisation of the proportion of topics read within the organisation.…
The Cloud Skills Academy Chrome Extension provides context sensitive help in Google Apps. Once added, the extension icon can be clicked from any Google Apps screen to view key help categories and topics for the application you are currently using: Email, Calendar, Drive. Docs or Sites For example, clicking on the extension in Google Apps Email will show the following options: After clicking on the Cloud Skills Academy icon: Click on a heading to expand that heading and show all topics Click on a topic to launch the Cloud Skills Academy and display help on the selected topic As Google…
Warwickshire County Council covers the area of five 'tier 2' district councils, including Warwick District Council. The main services provided by the County Council include Education, Social Services, Libraries, Transport and Trading Standards. The Challenge Warwickshire County Council is committed to making the county a better place for everyone, whether to live, work or visit. Government-led funding cuts mean the budget for achieving this purpose has been reduced. To maintain vital services, the Council has needed to review the efficiency of internal tools and processes in order to achieve maximum value. The IT department initiated a move to Google Apps…