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Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??)

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Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) serff 6/28/11 11:30 AM
So Google has announced yet another feature that is unavailable to Google Apps users: Google+ (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/introducing-google-project-real-life.html)

We Google Apps users can't use it because we can't create Google Profiles.  Google stated on their enterprise blog (http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2011/03/coming-soon-to-google-apps-1-button-and.html) they were bringing profiles to Apps users within weeks back in March. It is now basically July and another huge announcement leaves us weeping in the corner.  

When will Google enable Google Profiles for Google Apps domains so we can join the fun?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) carlosbrolotobar 6/28/11 11:56 AM
Same here!!!...
If Google wants users to move from other social platforms it must be more flexible.
Really Google, with this attitude do you think I'll bother to move my "circles" from Facebook or leave BBChat ?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Heisler 6/28/11 11:58 AM
Would really like to see some movement on the Google Profiles question...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Anderson Imes 6/28/11 12:08 PM
I too, would like to at least hear a status update on the already stated goal of getting us on profiles.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Liutikas 6/28/11 12:29 PM
I've been searching around for an hour how to enable Google Profiles. I really want to take part in it. Can Google make it disabled by default for Google apps but optionally it could be enabled if the administrator wants. Please?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) serff 6/28/11 12:38 PM
Just for completeness, at the end of that Enterprise blog post, they have a link to a for where you can sign up to be notified when they will be available:
https://spreadsheets4.google.com/a/google.com/viewform?formkey=dEc2TjBVanQ4ckNVZGJsTHJYWjBTUWc6MQ

Obviously, we would love to be notified today that they are available, but getting at least like an update would be nice. In any case, put yourself on that list...who knows, maybe if enough people say they are waiting to hear, they'll change their priorities...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) DanTup 6/28/11 12:38 PM
Same story here.... Been waiting for Profiles support for years... My whole family uses Google Apps, but it lacks the features of a free GMail account. Starting to consider moving my domain over to Office 365 instead :-(
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Liutikas 6/28/11 12:40 PM
I've added myself to the spreadsheet too. Let's hope they answer fast!

DanTup > What do you mean it lacks a free GMail account? I have a free google apps account and i have gmail on that account.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) DanTup 6/28/11 12:42 PM
@Liutikas I said it lacks the "features of a free GMail account". With a free GMail account you can use Google Buzz, Google Profiles, +1 and now Google+. With a paid Google Apps account, you can't use any of these services :-(
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) OdiceMe 6/28/11 1:04 PM
+1 when it will become available?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Mr. Android 6/28/11 1:09 PM
If anything, even just an update on when it's coming out would be nice.  The smart thing would be for google to acknowledge the fact that they completely missed their listed deadline, and come up with a nice resolve.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) jimpsm 6/28/11 1:18 PM
+1 <smirk>
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Danny Tran 6/28/11 2:01 PM
Same here!  Can we have an ETA at least ?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) JeffMartinDotCom 6/28/11 2:23 PM
How can i +1 this question and lack of answer???
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) JeffMartinDotCom 6/28/11 2:30 PM
The thing is with people with personal google apps domains are the first adopter types who would probably most interested in getting profiles and this Google+ thing working.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) kungfuchicken 6/28/11 2:43 PM
+!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Ash Smith 6/28/11 3:07 PM
I'm surprised this hasn't already happened, shocked in fact. This is a must have! For those of us paying to use google apps especially it's unacceptable.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) lnelson 6/28/11 4:07 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) gnjoey 6/28/11 4:30 PM
What I can't understand is why there wouldn't even be the option to have this for domain admins. Have it turned off by default for sure. Give it several confirmation screens and warnings to make sure it is not accidentally turned on, but come on, at least give us the option. I think if we are smart enough to handle setting up a Google Apps account, we can be trusted with making the choice of whether or not to have this turned on for our users.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Michael Downey 6/28/11 5:38 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) d.tail 6/28/11 7:21 PM
I'd like to have this feature as well, it seems basic.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Eduardo Sponda 6/28/11 8:23 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) bobrecny 6/28/11 8:27 PM
Here's another service to be tied to your main Google Profile:
http://www.groups.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=46240

Google, PLEASE get our Profiles going for Apps users.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) marcelvogel 6/28/11 11:02 PM
Give us Google Profiles and Google+
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) falcon73 6/28/11 11:05 PM
+1
(Joined just to post this)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Christian.Ahlin 6/28/11 11:33 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Guy D. 6/28/11 11:38 PM
I would also love to have "google+" for google apps, I won't use a std google account just for that.
But even if I'm using google apps for my personal domain google apps is designed for entreprise so I guess it will take some times for google to check all concerns about privacy issues before activating it in google apps.
We must be patient...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Mailadm 6/29/11 12:48 AM
+1
(Joined just to post this)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) jamescridland 6/29/11 12:50 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) stayhsf 6/29/11 12:52 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) fouad.djermoune 6/29/11 1:08 AM
Same here
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Rafal Gradziel 6/29/11 1:44 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) LLaurent 6/29/11 1:50 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Bruno_Spy 6/29/11 2:44 AM
Google Apps users are the most dedicated users of Google's products : why do they put us constantly aside ??
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) limetwist 6/29/11 2:45 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Peter Dowse 6/29/11 3:31 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Robert Andrews 6/29/11 3:49 AM
Same here. I'm been banging on about this for ages. The merging of Apps accounts in to regular accounts last November/December was welcome. But why has this extra, vital step taken so long and no response? Google, you are giving your paying customers a worse service than your freeloaders - it clearly pays to downgrade by deleting Apps accounts and becoming free users, right?

Everyone, one point of encouragement -- after attempting to go to Plus on mobile, you get https://m.google.com/app/plus/oob/mp/786/?login=1&pli=1#1. The Learn More link takes you to http://www.google.com/support/+/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1350411&p=admin_disabled, which reads: "Error: Admin disabled -- It looks like your domain administrator has disabled access to Google Profiles for your organization. If you think this is a mistake, you can get in touch with your admin. (And if you need help convincing them, try giving them a box of chocolates.)"...

The hyperlink in there, "Google Profiles for your organization", is currently 404 (clearly, Google is a very siloed company and one department doesn't join up well with another), but this does suggest Apps Profiles are just around the corner. Clearly, Plus has launched for the majority of users before Apps Profiles are ready.

Google, you owe it to your only paying users to say something.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Patrick Rice 6/29/11 4:52 AM
I laugh (well ok, not really) at all you poor misguided fools that post here in the foolish believe Google is reading, or even cares...

Seriously though - to do the same myself...

"Come on Google - sort out your restrictions on Google Apps users like myself and family, NOW, once and for all, like you've been promising for YEARS now!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Contz 6/29/11 5:06 AM
+1

Google fail
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Kahwoo 6/29/11 5:22 AM
+1 ...Get it?, cause WE CAN'T!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) DanTup 6/29/11 5:28 AM
@robertandrews I wouldn't bank on it :) For over a year I've been seeing message that said profiles are not enabled for my domain, and to contact my administrator. I think they often write things prepared for the future (to avoid updating them), or even have them working on the test/stage systems they're developing against :-(

Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Mark Achée 6/29/11 5:48 AM
It seems "a few weeks" from 13 weeks ago has become "the coming months" from yesterday.

https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/embed/?place=topic%2Fgoogle-plus-discuss%2Fo9Tn_H85gkg%2Fdiscussion
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) DerekBez 6/29/11 6:05 AM
Has Google Profiles been superseded by Google+ perhaps?  Profiles seems to be a Buzz thing.  Maybe Google has expanded that concept of Profiles, which was a bit lame in my limited view, and grown it into the more inter-connected G+.

Google must surely roll out G+ to all its users - freeloaders and Apps - in order to gain acceptance and traction.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Robert Andrews 6/29/11 6:06 AM
Everything is underpinned by Accounts/Profiles.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) mr. mv 6/29/11 6:09 AM
guys, star the thread, the star is at the left side before the thread title.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) ramorenoc 6/29/11 6:46 AM
same here, if I paid for a google account and don't get the same features, if I get a free account then a get all these new things... odd!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) halfheart 6/29/11 7:09 AM
These features would be useful within a domain if Google would allow us to disallow sharing outside of the domain, as Calendar/Docs/Chat currently do. I am an admin for two domains -- my family and my work -- and although my company is a "social" company (we are a DJ/Karaoke business), my kids have accounts on my Apps domain (for custom homepages, etc.) and I do not want them having access to social networking at large. Interestingly, in my opinion a good way to teach them the ethical/proper use of social tools would be within our family itself.

oh yeah: there are +1 buttons all over my search results, clicking one results in "you need a profile and your organization doesn't have them enabled."

Also of note: with an Apps account, I can embed Google Friend Connect into pages (we put this on my company's home page, because I do not have a Facebook and my boss wanted social features), but cannot completely participate in the Friend Connect boxes! (It seems to want a profile, or it shows my full email address.)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Heisler 6/29/11 7:21 AM
http://wellsb.com/post/7022247022/google-plus-for-google-apps-in-the-coming-months

tldr: However, the most revealing tidbit we’ve picked up comes from John Costigan:
We’re actively working on making Profiles (and Google+) available for Google Apps - it should be available in the coming months.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) DanielBohner 6/29/11 7:24 AM
Just think of all the WONDERFUL things we GAPPs Administrators are 'Not Allowing' our Users to play with (and all the things to come)

Google Profiles is becoming the Dominating Factor in All Google Services (yes, have you been watching ???).  Even when you sign up for the Google Apps Help Forums - it asks you for you Google Profile (Now, isn't it silly that Google would ask an Apps user for Something El-Goog Denies US?).

I spent much of the evening and most of this morning trying to find Anything Definiative - Only responses from Google Employees that say 'in a couple weeks' or 'in a few months'... many were posted Months Ago!.

So, how do I downgrade my Paid For Google Apps Account back to a Free Account - so I am getting what I am paying for (Nothing Extra).

(db)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) DanielBohner 6/29/11 7:28 AM
Go Ahead, hover over our profiles - and see the comment ('account' has not created a Google profile yet').

(db)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) emelaich 6/29/11 7:45 AM
... but this could be a good feature. As long as there are no user profiles, then google will keep telling my users to send me chocolates. When profiles appear and I enable them, then no more chocolates.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) eliwaite 6/29/11 10:40 AM
I'm in the same boat, would love to use Google's new services, especially Google+, but everything requires Google Profile which Google seems unwilling to give us. With that said, I recently commented on TechCruch's first article on Google+ (http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/28/google-plus) about the lack of support for Google Apps users and I got a response from Chris Chabot · Developer Advocate at Google. This is what he said:

"We're only just starting down the road of the Google+ project, but we love our Google Apps users so please stay tuned"

"Eli please be patient for a little while longer - I hope that today's announcement has shed some light on why certain folks have been very busy - Google Apps is on our radar"
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Matthew M Lenz 6/29/11 11:39 AM
Get the lead out Google.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Alan Byrne 6/29/11 11:40 AM
I agree with Mr mv.... everyone be sure to star this thread, the star is at the left side before the thread title on the first page
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Christian.Ahlin 6/29/11 12:33 PM
+1 +star
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Isarian 6/29/11 2:32 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) loneboat 6/29/11 3:05 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) nickurak 6/29/11 3:24 PM
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) nickurak 6/29/11 3:38 PM
In particular, the last update is this may come to google apps "in the coming months": https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/embed/?place=topic%2Fgoogle-plus-discuss%2Fo9Tn_H85gkg%2Fdiscussion#!topic/google-plus-discuss/o9Tn_H85gkg/discussion

This is frustrating, since a couple months ago we were told it would be "a few weeks"
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) jmvioque 6/29/11 3:40 PM
Hi all, +1 google please consider profiles an + to google apps. I understood that google wants to protect our privacy "in hands of a corporate administrator" but probably many google apps users are "in hands of family or friend administrator" so in that case is better to have some view of internet use (ex.parental control).

Please take this idea, may be mix associating two accounts, actually android can manage this.

Thnaks
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Mr. Android 6/29/11 5:14 PM
I just wish google would blog with a new timeline, or at least explain why the old timeline faltered.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) johntron512 6/29/11 7:38 PM
+1 (ironic that I can't actually use Google's +1 buttons...)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) pickabooo 6/29/11 9:22 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) ShiroBear 6/29/11 10:24 PM
I am also really disappointed that Google Apps accounts can't use Google+

Why would i want to start using Google+ using a throwaway gmail account, and then in a month or three or whenever, THEN migrate my info over to my actual Google Apps account?

It's messy and confusing.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) dustinboston 6/29/11 11:33 PM
I feel like we're just pissing in the wind. No official resolve to this issue. I'm tied to apps because of Google Voice. Can I at least unmigrate? Lets just get an answer Google!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) NanaL 6/30/11 1:23 AM
Seriously Google,

If you really want to get social, you need to consider those people using google apps in the private environment. I would suggest we are the best replicates that you can get given that we are prone to use multiple google services and see and promote the synergies! Start to consider introducing a paid "Google Families" like service, some payed google apps service without support. This might get you on the right track.

At present one reason why you always failed was because your strongest fans in the private domain (google apps users and especially the ones paying for the service) are always left out when you try to introduce a new social tool. Honestly, I think it is quiet difficult to go viral in a hostile environment, so why are you trying to do it over and over instead of starting things in a friendly surrounding?

I would say this isn´t to smart...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) philippgerard 6/30/11 3:25 AM
+1

make this happen. And please make it fast!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Robert Andrews 6/30/11 4:02 AM
"Dave Girouard, head of Google Apps, tweeted this today: "Making Google+ work for Google Apps users is a very high priority for the team. Sorry to make you wait - we have to do it right.""
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) flashkiddy 6/30/11 5:15 AM
I don't understand why I had to wade through the immense problems of merging conflicting accounts, just to find out that I still can't use services that free users can use. Come on Google, this is simply ridiculous. Don't sell us a product and then give free users more then we get...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Neil 6/30/11 7:33 AM
Just had a friend try and share content with me with the new Google+, only to find that Google went live with this whilst knowingly barring their most loyal (and paying!) customers.  How well planned was that?  It's going to be an uphill struggle to tempt people away, but when you get content emailed to you that you can't access it's not likely to make it easy win...  Come on Google, where was your project planning and rollout management on this one?  You can't limit this thing by relying on the "invite" controls if people start to actually use it to send content to people you've effectively barred!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) joeyi 6/30/11 7:51 AM
+1.........now, now, now, now!!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael-- 6/30/11 8:18 AM
+1

I am a long time Google Apps user and I say good things about gmail all the time :).  Please get Google Profiles and Google+ up and running for Google Apps users as soon as you can.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) imokruok 6/30/11 10:40 AM
Yes, we need Profiles now. I didn't care much before because my webpage IS my profile, but now that we need it to enable other services...it's time.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) asupriano 6/30/11 11:50 AM
Google, most people uses Google Apps just because they want their own domain, they are not enterprises.

Since Google Apps was promised as working as a regular Google Account, I moved everything to my domain account, and now several services are having problems on Apps: google profiles, google reader, google+.

My feeling is that I should never moved all my services to google apps and should kept using my gmail account for services than email/calendar/docs.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) caldjeff 6/30/11 12:07 PM
+1...please
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) OnuRC- 6/30/11 12:50 PM
+1

1 min. registered live.com account can have it, 1 year apps user can't? Why? FAIL!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) cerealk 6/30/11 2:44 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) zzelinski 6/30/11 6:21 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) paxnil 6/30/11 8:10 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) dudemire 6/30/11 10:03 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) atacama 7/1/11 1:18 AM
I would love support voor google+ in google Apps. Absolutely a must for me to start using google+. At least give access to those accounts like for standard gmail/google accounts! The integration with all services may be later on...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) douglawson 7/1/11 3:06 AM
+1 I want out of Facebook, but I can't.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) colde 7/1/11 3:57 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) uded 7/1/11 4:05 AM
+148 (all employees in my organizations)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) galderz 7/1/11 5:23 AM
Google Plus won't succeed with limitations like this, particularly at this early stages when you're trying to get to as many people as possible. I've said bye bye to Google Plus. All the benefits are negated without support for domains, so back to Facebook. Nice try though...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Danni Efraim 7/1/11 5:44 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) dj_shack 7/1/11 5:57 AM
Please add app support!  I'm just a single person with my own domain using Google Apps for personal use.  There's absolutely no reason why I, as someone who is likely in your target age group and demographic, should not be able to use + and Profiles.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) jistr 7/1/11 6:04 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Danglefoot 7/1/11 7:21 AM
I won't be holding my breath. Have been putting up with a crippled Google Reader experience for years. It's beggars belief that a company this big and this clever, provides such a disjointed, incomplete offering, to the very people that pay to use their services.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Heisler 7/1/11 7:22 AM
On the plus side, they keep communicating that they want to release it right. Yeah, I'd love to have Google+, but I also want everything to still work well. I can be patient, if it means that Google+ will end up working nicely with my other apps. I'd rather wait for something slightly polished, than something horribly ugly.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) aclawson 7/1/11 8:05 AM
Is anybody from google even watching this?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) PunMaster 7/1/11 9:05 AM
Umm, whatever happened to Google+ being a beta? Here's a hint: it doesn't need to be polished. It doesn't even need to be stable. But it does need to be availible now. I think they have the idea very backwards.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) devitek 7/1/11 9:36 AM
I'm another Google Apps user, much like the rest of the people posting here.  It doesn't seem that Google is watching this thread, or caring about the fact that they are alienating so many users with these ridiculous restrictions.  I strongly dislike Facebook, but they've never denied me service because I wasn't using a standard Gmail account.  Best of luck on this one, Goog.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) eliwaite 7/1/11 9:50 AM
If you want to direct this at somebody, I recommend David Girouard, President, Enterprise at Google, since we cannot talk to him on Google+, here is his Twitter page. https://twitter.com/#!/davegirouard
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) AlejandroMery 7/1/11 11:11 AM
+1, even if we (discriminated for loving Google too much) can't do the real [+1]
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) tehseenh 7/1/11 11:33 AM
I honestly think Facebook did a better job when deploying itself out, atleast I could use any email address. The least Google could do is allow everyone to sign up with any address. Now I have to use a gmail address I never use and people will add me on that account now.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) navidpaya 7/2/11 3:59 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) JohnHarrison 7/2/11 12:55 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) kmanonline 7/2/11 6:19 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) mcleanit 7/2/11 8:01 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) bradlytaylor 7/2/11 10:35 PM
I know they've said it's coming for ages now... but, this looks promising, no?  https://plus.google.com/100940716892313727285/posts/Cy9ggc6yPN3  AND  http://twitter.com/#!/davegirouard/status/86130257597435904
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) CadetD1 7/3/11 1:40 PM
Become a second class citizen in Google's world: Use Google Apps!
We are the last to get access to anything Google releases, why should Google+ be any different?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) cFoo 7/4/11 8:28 AM
Suckage. I thought App and Domain users would at least get first dibs. I'm disappointed. Google forgot about the people that support them.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) giveMeGPlus 7/4/11 12:12 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) sammillar 7/4/11 6:01 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) mburtscher 7/5/11 1:28 AM
As shareholder of a small company this is absolutely inacceptable. I purchased a Google Apps for Business account to centralize all my personal and business life in one spot. I linked my Android phone to this account, my YouTube account, my e-mail accounts. And now? I won't be able to use Google Profiles and G+ at all? Good joke ...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) AllinJac 7/5/11 1:36 AM
Not sure if anyone can answer this or not but I am sure many people would be interested in the answer to this...

Every (rightly so) is upset that we can not have Google Profiles with Google Apps...

I know I am a huge proponent of Google's solutions and probably add anywhere between 1-5 new Google Apps customers per day!

Here is the question:

If I sign up for Google + and or Google Profiles right now with a Personal Profile...
Will I be able to transfer the profile and or user name to my Google Apps account when and "if" the opportunity arises?
Not only do I want to start using it but I would like to acquire my user name before someone else may select it...

Yes I agree it would be another pain in the butt to manage yet another google account...
But, knowing that I could transfer it at a latter date would be... to me... at least a better option then WAITING...

Thanks if someone is able to reply and or give feedback on this or let me know if there is a better place to write this message and or question...

THANKS!!!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Guy D. 7/5/11 1:47 AM
> Will I be able to transfer the profile and or user name to my Google Apps account when and "if" the opportunity arises?
I'm afraid not, or at least I had some username for youtube and picasa on my standard google account and I could not tranfer them to my google apps account so I guess it will be the same here.

David Girouard, President, Enterprise at Google said that having google plus with a google apps account was a high priority and I believe him, Google plus is a very important project for Google.
So personally I'm just waiting for ti to be available for google apps, I hope it won't take more than one or two months...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Chris Charabaruk 7/5/11 3:09 AM
@Guy D.: Do you administer your GApps site? Services such as YouTube and Picasa can be blocked from use by Apps accounts on a service-by-service basis by site administrators. The services can be toggled on/off at https://www.google.com/a/cpanel/<domain-name.tld>/Organization#Organization/subtab=1 and if you're not the administrator, it's quite possible that the services you couldn't transfer were blocked.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Guy D. 7/5/11 3:56 AM
@Chris Yes I administer my Google apps and picasa and youtube are working fine. It just that I used to have a picasa ang youtube account based on a regular Google account and after the migration to the new Google apps infrastucture I had to create new user name for picasa and youtube, I wqas not able to keep the one I used before so my guess is that it will be the same for Google plus.
At the time I moved to Google Apps there was no tools to migrate an account from a regular standard account to a Google Apps one
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Chris Charabaruk 7/5/11 4:25 AM
@Guy: Ah. I waited until the migration system was up and running. I still have some services that need to be transferred, and I'm just waiting for them to work with the migration system for now.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) jeffsoto 7/5/11 6:48 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) cybersprocket 7/5/11 8:43 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) timruddell 7/5/11 9:44 AM
Amusingly, I'm even having to post this comment from my "gtempaccount.com" address, because the transition of services to Apps has been so incomplete.

Currently, I'm:

- Unable to create a Google Profile, and thus unable to use +1 or Buzz
- Unable to transfer my Google Voice account to my apps account, because it's impossible to change the country on my apps account from UK to US
- Generally suffering from the complete inconsistency of the services available to paying Apps users.

Google, this is a clusterf*ck. Fix it. Now.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Renee Shupe 7/5/11 11:52 AM
+1 for this.  Seems a bit archaic not to have the folks that are adopting Google products to the fullest to not have access to this.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Isarian 7/5/11 12:38 PM
Here's an important question - are we going to get access to Google Profiles (public) before our private profiles are wiped out on July 31?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) frankiboy1 7/6/11 3:00 AM
This is how Google make me feel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqRPOEa3P44

Sorry for being a bit off-topic, but Google should really prioritize adding Profiles for Gapps..
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) resonateservices 7/6/11 4:18 AM
I wouldn't hold my breath. I am guessing the delay in getting profiles enabled under Google Apps is a matte of privacy. If you note the services "unsupported", the all may contain a wealth of personal information. It is likely to be a minefield if companies start to have access to personal information that individuals believe is under their control. Just my 2c-worth.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) kicreator 7/7/11 12:50 AM
@michael -- you completely misunderstand what everybody is saying here - we dont feel entitled to use google+ but we DO feel like we should have just as much of a shot at it as other google users. Beyond that we feel we SHOULD have what all other google users already have which is google profiles (among other things). Google treats us unequal to other users and many of us pay for our apps accounts. Simple as that.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) rupertsp 7/7/11 4:37 AM
It's not right that Google apps users should be denied Profiles when free users have them.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) ClayMitchell 7/7/11 5:37 AM
Really glad google made me migrate my account and now won't let me use +. Good work guys!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Isarian 7/7/11 6:01 AM
A Google engineer posted this private video and apparently we're getting access "Later this year":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at_azOmh69A
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) OdiceMe 7/7/11 6:19 AM
That video looks fake =/
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael-- 7/7/11 11:17 AM
@michael.hart: Google Apps for Business was originally called Google Apps for Your Domain. So YES, it was originally was designed to be used for personal domains as well as business domains.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael-- 7/7/11 11:51 AM
@michael.hart: It says "Sign in to your account at Domain Name" for Google Apps, and it says "Sign in with your Google Account" for regular Gmail. Neither of them identifies if it personal or business.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael-- 7/7/11 11:59 AM
@michael.hart: Proof on Google's own page says "Individuals, groups and entrepreneurs can get up to 10 custom accounts like y...@example.com for free". Note the word "Individuals." Google Apps for Business has a completely different name and they charge for it.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael-- 7/7/11 12:01 PM
@michael.hart: Forgot the link to the page referenced above: http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/index.html
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) JoeyHowell 7/7/11 1:11 PM
The real point is.....give Apps Admins the option at least. Have it turned off by default. Make us go through several hoops to activate it. But for admins that want to enable it for their organization, give us the option. If we can manage a Google Apps account, I think we can make that decision.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) JoeyHowell 7/7/11 1:20 PM
That's their "stupid" fault then. It should still be a matter of choice. I don't think that admins of large organizations would be that dumb, but I'd love to give them the shot to be. Apps users were not given access to Buzz either. Let's hope that does not portend Google+'s future.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) serff 7/7/11 1:38 PM
I just wanted to try and refocus the discussion here.  My original question was not meant to say I feel entitled to having a Google+ account, I was just asking for some status from Google.  I think we can all agree that Google could at least do for us and that may be where the sense of entitlement comes from. I feel they have shed a little light on the situation as people have pointed out in their comments, but overall, it sure would be nice if someone from Google would just come out and say "Google Apps users will be able to use Google+ on this date."  I fully understand (and hope everyone else does) that Google didn't make it available to Google Apps users for a specific reason which is likely technical in nature.  It is definitely not: "Google doesn't like us."  Still, every time someone responds to this thread I find myself wondering if anyone will still be using Google+ by the time we are able to.  But I will continue to be patient and I'll still be excited to try it out when we finally do get access to it.  Thanks to everyone for their responses, it has definitely shown that we (Google Apps users) are very anxious to get in on the Google+ fun.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) devitek 7/8/11 9:28 AM
@michael.hart:  Is it really entitlement to expect the same level of service as generic, free Gmail users?  You quoted me above, and I still stand by my statement.  I will not lie to you--I said what I said under an emotional charge.  I *am* upset about this.  I have an old Gmail account that I migrated all my friends, family, coworkers, etc. away from when I established the Google Apps account.  I would not and could not ask all of these people to just start using it again, especially considering that it lacked professionalism.  I made a Google Apps account that was unique to me, an account where I can use my name @ whatever domain I could come up with.

That being said, it certainly feels like you came here to troll those of us that are already emotionally charged over the situation, now that the lack of Profiles for Apps users finally found a way to pain many of us.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael.hart 7/8/11 11:14 AM
devitek: Not at all trolling. Being a software engineer if often one of the most thankless jobs in the world (though, it can be one of the most rewarding as well, especially for Googlers). When people complain over lack of features in such immature and emotional ways, it really bothers me, and probably a lot of the developers that are working VERY hard every single day to bring Profiles, +, etc. to Google Apps users. It's dead wrong to assume they're purposely restricting or alienating you, though perfectly fine to be excited in anticipation of eventual Google Apps access.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) gtirloni 7/8/11 11:37 AM
Google mistakenly thinks that Google Apps users are all business!

I'm a single person with a domain name and I'm using Google Apps, I'm NOT a business and I'm being left outside all the social projects that Google is delivering. How nice!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Mobiyan 7/8/11 1:11 PM
As always, Google's paying customers are always getting the new stuff late. Most companies work the other way around, but not at Google, at Google when you pay you are a second class user. I am quite tired of this crap.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) devitek 7/8/11 2:28 PM
@michael.hart:  As a web developer, I definitely know about complaints, especially when it comes to features.  I also know that there is a considerable amount of pressure to meet the demands made in those complaints.  If I were to release a feature for part of my user base but not everyone, the uproar would be jarring.  The thing is, that never happens in my environment, because those things are accounted for before we launch ANYTHING live.  Google is rushing things out of the door, giving only certain users access to features in a way that just betrays a flawed business model.  Google Apps users, not the enterprise-level groups, but the smaller, individual or small business groups would be prime candidates for betas like this, but instead we are the absolute last to receive any attention.  Apps users *should* be used to this behavior by now, but there's no reason they should sit there and not have a strong opinion.  The real issue here is tone.  It's a given that the users in this thread are excited about Profiles and +, or at least they were excited.  That excitement quickly turns to outrage when you find out, for reasons not explained, for reasons that just don't make sense from a reasonable point of view, that your particular user group is denied access to a service, partially because it's dependent on another service that was promised months ago.  It's a cascading effect, and outrage grows just like a snowball rolling down a mountainside.

All I'm saying is that when you do the things that Google is doing right now, you are asking for people to be upset.  They have good reason to be upset.  They are being treated as second-class citizens when it comes to services it's offering for free to users that pay nothing, that have done nothing more than sign up for a Gmail account.  Even the free Apps users go through a process to get everything set up, to establish permissions, to work with domains and DNS and whatnot.  It's this group that has invested in Google with their time and are rewarded with empty promises, or at least suggestions of things that may or may not ever come.

Wow, that got tl;dr really quick.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Zach Hinchy 7/8/11 5:29 PM
The main thing I don't understand is just that they're resistant to talk about it. That's the most frustrating part.

I'm also a web developer and I understand how feature complaints can get a little ridiculous. I'm sure there's some sort of technical problem with Google Apps and Google Profiles right now, but after all the months of waiting, it's frustrating that they won't even give us any concrete details about it.

When was the last time we even heard anything about Google Profiles for Google Apps?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) NuAngel_net 7/8/11 7:27 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) jfranz76 7/8/11 10:06 PM
So I pay for extra space and better services - only to not be able to try the new stuff.  That is Very Lame Google.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael.hart 7/8/11 11:04 PM
jfranz76: You do not need to use your primary account to try new services. In fact, it's quite a bad idea to do so.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) OnuRC- 7/9/11 8:58 AM
So it will be available in months? There is no reason to open it today for domain admins but we will wait months, EPIC FAIL.


It looks they gonna write it from ground for apps users, thanks Google we're appreciated!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Daniel Mazza 7/10/11 7:12 AM
Maybe Google is punishing us for using Google Apps for personal purposes... Or maybe they just forgot us. Anyway, this is wrong.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) ChrisBeachUK 7/10/11 3:24 PM
Frustrating that Apps users are left in the dark.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Chankit 7/11/11 5:26 AM
Same here. =(

As a paying client for Google Apps I was kinda expecting to be among the first to try Google+, but it's another way around.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) tylerkellen 7/11/11 6:01 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) edburton_ 7/11/11 7:30 AM
+1

Google -1

Oh the irony, I had to add an underscore to my username before I could post here as my name was clashing with my "other" "personal" ie: not my main google Apps account. If only Google could give clarity as to whether their will eventually be a one-profile solution and crucially whether merging a profile into an apps account will be possible as part of that solution before I invest any effort in populating my "other" "personal" account with Google+ circles.

*sigh*
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Loughlan 7/11/11 3:45 PM
Agreed. +1. (except that won't work either)
I understand them holding off on buzz as it was to be dwarfed by plus, but they really need to get a move on to enable profiles on apps. Or at least remove google pluses dependence on it.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) serff 7/11/11 8:10 PM
Hey everyone, go here and vote up the question about Google + and Google Profile / Apps:
https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=9f60e&t=9f60e.40

The Google Apps team says they will answer these questions in a webinar soon:
https://twitter.com/#!/googleappsau/status/90570714645663744

Thanks again for showing your support!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Anderson Imes 7/11/11 8:26 PM
Specifically in the question survey, be sure and upvote this:

"As the vibe around Google+ plus grows it's becoming increasingly frustrating that I can't assess it due to Profiles not being available in Google Apps. Is there a solid timeline for Profiles to be available in Apps?"
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) nicodobler 7/12/11 6:33 AM
When I hover a username it says "blah has not created a profile yet". I wonder why.....
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) pauldone 7/12/11 9:13 AM
I am waiting for Google+ to be available in apps. Running this on a Gmail account is fine, but that is not where I /live/.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) MaxICC 7/12/11 12:50 PM
Still waiting...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michal_borek 7/13/11 3:30 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Steve Moyski 7/13/11 8:58 AM
I am sad that I don't get to play with the Google toys BECAUSE I elect to PAY them to host my email for my family.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) my8s 7/13/11 11:07 AM
I am currently signed up for Facebook with my actual email address.

I could sign up for google plus with some random gmail address if I wanted to BUT will there be a future migration tool to switch all of my friends over to my actual apps profile some day?

I'd rather not have to redo everything.

PS I'm still waiting on a way to move my google voice number from gmail to apps.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) jettlag 7/13/11 11:14 AM
@ my8s... follow the steps here to move your GV number to apps.  It takes a while... but it will happen.
http://www.google.com/support/voice/bin/request.py?contact_type=account_transfer
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Isarian 7/13/11 11:16 AM
@my8s - I used the transfer page to move my GVoice account as well, it does work :) Took about 2 weeks for them to process my request.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) sambartle 7/14/11 5:27 AM
At this point I know more people using Google Apps personally than professionally.. so it doesnt make sense to exclude them from Profiles!

Android drove me to it so I could sign in on my phone as my domain email address.. I'm sure others use it for ther same reason.

Sort it out Google..
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) pauldone 7/14/11 5:56 AM
FWIW: Kevin Purdy writes a good article about what is missing in Google Apps http://2.pauldone.com/rlOLe1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) NickL_ 7/14/11 7:52 AM
My fellow tech evangelist/analysts at work are mocking me for not having a Google+ account.  I may have to change careers.

Bottom line...Apps users have always had problems and have never been a priority when new services are rolled out.  I moved my family and a private school domain over in the first few days of what was originally called "Google Apps for Your Domain" and have come to expect problems or delays with new services.  It started with the clunky roll-out of Calendar, the false start with Pages, and continues now with delays of newer products like Voice and Plus.  

Hopefully the account transitions will wrap up soon and we will be freed to act as Apps Administrators instead of Apps Apologists for our users.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) cepler 7/14/11 7:57 AM
Still waiting Google, WTF?   *twiddle*
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) devitek 7/14/11 10:51 AM
I would drop my Apps stuff in a heartbeat, in a split second, if it wasn't for one important thing--Android Market.  I've purchased apps for my phone that I would lose if I stopped using my Apps account.

Also, it took me months to successfully get everything and everyone transitioned over to my Apps stuff in the first place.  I really have no desire to do all of that again.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) jeffmgrace 7/14/11 2:52 PM
It does seem weird that Google is punishing it's most loyal/early adopter user base, Google Apps users.  

I'm sure the slow rollout for new features to Google Apps users is that it's that many large companies use Google Apps and don't want employees to automatically get new features.

The admin of Google Apps accounts should be able to click a check box that says "Automatically include all new Google features on this Google Apps account?"  Right?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) jperdomo 7/15/11 1:14 AM
I am really fed up with this, i work with 2 g'apps domains and have two further private gmail accounts and it's chaos to have several accounts open at the same time.
Not having g'profiles is a big fail.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) premgyani11 7/15/11 3:07 AM
You guys might want to see this post of a few minutes ago :

" I have a Google Apps account and have also got Google+. Am I the only person in the world? "  

No solution just a 'it's possible somehow guys - just don't know how... yet.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) PPvG 7/15/11 4:58 AM
@premgyani11
You can use any untransitioned Google Apps account for a Google+ profile, since it can still be used for a "personal" Google account. However, as soon as your domain is transitioned, your Google+ profile will be deleted. My family's domain is up for forced transition somwhere next week... A real shame, because we really liked Google+!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) don21a 7/15/11 5:40 AM
How do you know if your domain has been 'transitioned'? The FAQs aren't very clear.

Its so frustrating that they haven't got the profiles for Google Apps domains sorted before releasing Google+
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) kb0000 7/15/11 5:49 AM
It doesn't seem to me that Google+ will be available for Google Apps for individuals. I think an individual should have one account only with Google+ and if it is available for Google Apps then we would have many Google+ accounts.

Though it won't happen that Google Apps have nothing to do with Google+. It would be something like a circle. An option which might come in near future is that Google+ asks you about your Google Apps account(s) and add them as circles.

And if we go beyond individuals, Google+ is coming differently for Business and Corporate, there is possibility Google Apps may play a role in its integration with Google+.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) don21a 7/15/11 5:55 AM
Personally I'd only want my one Google Apps account..

I use my Google Apps (business) email address for everything and that is the identity I would want to continue use. I don't want to have to use addition Google accounts just to access extra features like Google+, that's just duplicating users.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) fuehner 7/15/11 6:44 AM
Ditto!!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) risegeek 7/15/11 6:49 AM
I too am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to use the various services that are currently available to normal Google users, more specifically G+ & Profiles.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) marcsfogel 7/15/11 8:48 AM
Plus it is a REAL pain in the ass.  I have a google apps account and I use that email address for everything.  Having to create a separate gmail account to access google+ is a real drag.  This is very microsoft like and a typical Google fuster cluck!  I am slowly getting tired of Google and one day will completely bail on them.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) JOStevison 7/15/11 9:14 AM
Again google puts out a product before it's fully baked leaving out a large sector of their user base.  I'm tired of Google not caring about all their customers.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) pavelsmirnoff 7/15/11 11:34 AM
Google doesn't give a damn about these "support" forums.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) rsantoni 7/15/11 2:09 PM
For those of you that already had a Google Plus account and lost it when you transitioned your Apps account, there is a way of still using it.

Let say that your apps account email was y...@yourdomain.com.

To be able to log back in, you can login using the following format.

Login name: you%yourd...@gtempaccount.com
Use that password you were already using.

When personal accounts that use google apps services get transitioned, Google assigns them that format as their login. I found this information when my Google Apps account was transitioned to the new format. They transferred all the data from my Analytics account, Picassa, etc. but some things were left behind. They claim that you can choose a new Google personal name (which I suppose will turn into a Gmail account), and take over with you those services that were not ready for the Apps migration.

I am going to keep using the @gtemp account in hopes that when they allow Google Plus to be used in Apps accounts, I can bring it over like the rest of the stuff that made the cut.

I hop this helps you clear out that part of the profiles mess for those that it applies.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Lindsayanng 7/15/11 5:35 PM
SERIOUSLY?! This is bull crap!!! I second one of the previous posters who said that google apps users are typically the first adopter types, technically minded, and live their lives on the net.. Maybe they didn't roll it out because they know it's crap and didn't want the bad press of educated users disliking their shiny new product
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) bohil 7/16/11 7:54 AM
Google Apps is a very small percentage of Google's revenue.  Thus, it is going to get very little attention.  True, Google+ is on the top of the priority list - but not as it pertains to Apps.  Apps ≠ revenue. . . thus Apps ≠ priority.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Lindsayanng 7/16/11 2:00 PM
It might not have anything at all to do with revenue (basic users don't generate revenue either) but google apps users are the kind of people who will push or pull from the new social media and are typically first adopter types who talk about these things.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Luke Hamilton 7/16/11 8:29 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) djuhas 7/16/11 11:44 PM
+1 for google profiles in google apps
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) JonIndie 7/17/11 2:58 AM
what annoys me is.. is I thought I was FINALLY done with my @gmail account once they made google voice available to apps users.. I had my number transfered from my gmail over to my apps account.. setup checkout. everything was gravy.

then what happens? google+ comes out and it's not available for apps users. so now I have google+ on my gmail account and i'm waiting once more for another feature on apps. I hope I'm able to transfer my google+ profile over to my apps account. but I'll probably just have to start fresh.. honestly I wouldn't mind though as long as we got it.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Marcel van Erk 7/17/11 4:52 AM
Bump... It's now more than 15 weeks after google said that +1 (and thus profiles) would be available in a couple of weeks to apps users... Buzz has been out there for a year and a half and requires profiles as well... and now there's google+ which I would love to use with my apps account.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Bandportalen 7/17/11 6:46 AM
Why are we always having problems vith google services, because we signed up for at professional google service!!!!!
Soon my company will need to go away from apps - stupid
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) xynx 7/17/11 11:10 AM
I would love profiles on google apps!

+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Denieru 7/17/11 2:06 PM
I sure hope I can transfer my profile and Google+ account from my ordinary google account to my Google Ads account. Having to fix every circle etc. again will be a pain in the ass and it will look strange if the same person has added you twice to his circles. Comeon, I'm paying for this and it's so ridicilous.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) reo33 7/18/11 3:35 AM
Google really likes to piss at apps users. I regret signing up for apps. If I'd know that Google would repeatedly delay many new services for us for 6+ months I'd never do it. It is really insane. Why not treat apps users as early adopters? We've put our eggs in the Google basket and are sure to try new services.

This issue is bigger than Google+. We need to push to get Google to publicly commit to never ever release a service for @gmail.com accounts that isn't available for google apps accounts at exactly the same moment. Google needs to make a crystal clear public promise. A campaign could set a date, maybe two months from now. If Google hasn't made the public promise by then, and fixed the current problem, then people should abandon ship.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Jamiemeister 7/18/11 4:30 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) parkslope 7/18/11 8:17 AM
+1 This is so annoying.  The users of Google Apps seem like just the types of users that Google would want for Google+.  It's so freaking annoying to have to switch between email accounts just to access some Google products.  Theres no way I'm going to use Google+ if I can't do it with my main (ie, Apps) acount.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) BLuEGoD 7/18/11 9:00 AM
+ 1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) MikeDinATX 7/18/11 9:00 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) cerealk 7/18/11 10:22 AM
Still waiting :(
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) imransarwar1 7/18/11 4:58 PM
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) AviatonAtom 7/18/11 6:54 PM
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) hockilu 7/18/11 9:20 PM
Google just took all those not working on our MBA to class with that "slap in the face" business strategy. lol... Now, we can't hate; we all know that all google app users are going to download this regardless, of how long it takes to come to the forefront. I'm kind of glad that i dont have to deal with all the bugs of the beta version. Leave it to the noobs! Although, if it were people like us using this social networking program, we would be chewing on the ear of its developers with advice and out peanut gallery opinions of how the site should work out of pure excitment. So, with that being said, its a double edged sword; the good and the bad. No getting bored for us, with a climax at the end of this fiasco upon its release to all of us google account holders. And no headache for the baby noobs, who will just drool over an incomplete bug infested social network client. Go google! Gimmie SDKs and APIs , we be hungry!!!!!!!!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Loughlan 7/18/11 10:26 PM
@imransarwar1, that didn't work. Keeps reporting that the password is incorrect.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Thomas__ 7/19/11 2:56 AM
There is now a form you can fill in to be informed when profiles will be avaliable to google apps users.
https://spreadsheets4.google.com/a/rindfuss.com/spreadsheet/formResponse?formkey=dEc2TjBVanQ4ckNVZGJsTHJYWjBTUWc6MQ&ifq
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RichardW11 7/19/11 6:48 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Anderson Imes 7/19/11 11:38 AM
Just FYI, the new feature in the DEV channel for Google Chrome really helps with switching back and forth between logins (if you've given up and done that for now, like me):

Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) kevquirk9780 7/19/11 2:26 PM
I too have google apps (standard edition) but i am shocked to find that google apps users are once again the last to get a look in. What i did in the end was migrate all my mail from my google apps account into my gmail account. i then removed my mailbox in google apps and created a group in google apps to forward all email to my gapps addy to my gmail.

i then setup a send as alias in gmail for my google apps account and set it as my default send from address. all in all i now have a google profile, google+ and only one address to sign in and out off. i just have a useless gapps account now. id close it but i dont want to lose the domain.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) henry4 7/19/11 5:26 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) F.Wolf 7/19/11 11:25 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Hitby 7/20/11 12:30 AM
+1
Come on Google. How hard can it be?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) matthew.wong 7/20/11 1:24 AM
Google Profiles, Google+ plus coming coolest things for Google Apps user please ~
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) MikeBoudet 7/20/11 9:03 AM
This needs to be resolved.  I kept getting a prompt to transfer data from my temporary account to my organization's account after signing up to Google+.  I reluctantly did so, now I can no longer access Google+ because profiles don't exist for organizations.  Just dumb!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) erikts 7/20/11 2:50 PM
So... any news? Where is the status updates Google?
You're awesome in many many ways, but:

The hype around Google+ backlashes when it doesn't work for some of your most loyal fans. Instead of going "Yay Google!" people are going "What? 14 year olds can log in, but me, a follower of everything Google does is not allowed in? F*ck Google!"
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) clipboarders 7/20/11 4:42 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) brady.g.miller 7/20/11 8:41 PM
lame, hurry up google
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RealtorRyan 7/20/11 11:39 PM
+1   <--- Really wish I could do that by clicking the button, but I don't have a profile... so............
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) wrochow 7/21/11 7:00 AM
Where is Google on this?

This is the problem with Google as a company. It is big, and impersonal. This forum topic has six pages, and NOT ONE ANSWER FROM GOOGLE!

Google, close down this forum. It only gives the illusion of support, you're not fooling anyone.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Rekzer 7/21/11 9:47 AM
I wont be renewing my Google Apps come next year, they are consistently failing the PAYING customers and im done with it.  Free gmail users get EVERYTHING on release and were LUCKY to get the same things a year later.  Poorest service yet.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Chris Kankiewicz 7/21/11 10:09 AM
Yup. I am also a Google Apps user, waiting desperately to be able to use Google+ from my Apps account.  Why do we get treated like second class citizens by Google?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Ryan Kilgore 7/21/11 1:53 PM
I really don't like having to use two accounts in order to use Google+ now that I've migrated. Ugh, what a headache.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) markchmarny 7/21/11 6:36 PM
+1
My entire life is on GApps, do not make me go back to 2009!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) andypwhitefuse 7/22/11 3:38 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Bart vd Belt 7/22/11 4:00 AM
I've switched just some weeks ago to apps and migrated several google accounts to just one. Now I can't use google+ to sign in! This sucks. At the other hand: I'm really happy with everything that Google makes available for free.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) jake.snyder 7/22/11 4:48 AM
Google Apps is geared towards business and education.  

As an IT Director of a college I appreciate the extra time Google puts into their products to make sure that bugs are minimal, that I can notify my users, and use a scheduled released system to notify my users about upcoming changes.

I understand that everyone wants the latest and greatest from Google, but I believe that the wait is worth it.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Ellis Bitter 7/22/11 8:26 AM
@jake.snyder: you are aware that there are multiple options for scheduling releases, right? Not only can you select which 'track' you want to be on, you can individually turn on and off services. Your org can slowly deploy to your user base, whereas another org can sit on the bleeding edge if they desired.

I don't think the delay is about doing it 'right', it's due to a lack of cohesive product management across Google's business units, and demonstrates a lack of any sort of vision.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) mattdale 7/22/11 9:01 AM
I have been holding off on moving to the new infrastructure because I will lose access to + with my personal account with the same email address. I will hold off as long as possible. If google wanted everyone to move they'd make sure that the same services were available on both
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) maslowbeer 7/22/11 10:42 AM
Found their reasoning why buzz, profiles and google+ aren't enabled for gapps users: http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?answer=182213&hl=en&ctx=ch_b%2F0%2FServiceNotAllowed&p=profiles

Alas, I believe they're reason is kind of a non sequitur since probably 99%+ of gapps users complaining are individuals who were early adopters of gapps just to get gmail with a domain name. So the user == organization == administrator.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) scottclark 7/22/11 1:39 PM
Well, I had already set up my Google+ account on my m...@myorganization.com domain, and done a lot of work organizing my circles, etc.  Now, the migration to apps new infrastructure was forced on me, and my Google+ account is *GONE*.   There was no warning, nor any opportunity to move my G+ info to another account ... just GONE.   Would it have been too hard to query the database for people who were a) using Google apps and b) using the same address in G+ so you could warn them?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) nickurak 7/22/11 3:35 PM
scottclark: If I'm not mistaken, you can log in to your old account with login name: you%yourd...@gtempaccount.com
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Wimmo 7/23/11 4:19 AM
This might explain why Google+ isn't for Google Apps:
Google Apps is meant for companies to provide services to their employees. Imagine when an employee leaves the company, he will essentially abandon his complete personal social network.
However, I am using Google Apps for my family (9 persons) and it is unlikely that anyone will leave our family.  Therefore, in our case, Google+ would be very desirable for us. There are probably more scenario's where Google+ for Google Apps is desirable...
Kind regards,
Wimmo
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Yavor Atanasov 7/23/11 4:31 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Julian_F 7/24/11 3:15 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Dave Jackson 7/24/11 2:38 PM
+4 (me and my 3 staff members using apps)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) andrewpalmer 7/25/11 12:02 PM
Yet another product my Google Apps account doesn't work with.  If only MS made a free version of Office365 I would have leave GA in an instant.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) willohmsford 7/25/11 1:29 PM
Google+ worked fine for me until I got booted out this morning when they forced the upgrade to my Apps account.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) darkhorn 7/25/11 1:33 PM
+0
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) bgfay 7/25/11 6:11 PM
It is past ridiculous that Apps users (including those in the domain I manage) can't use Google+. I keep reading about how schools are interested in using Google+. How? This is crazy and frustrating. For the first time since we went to Google Apps, I'm telling new users they would be better off staying with their free Gmail accounts. Ugh. And Google is silent.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) jamesmadesimple 7/25/11 7:31 PM
Short term workaround - use 2 browsers (say Chrome and Firefox). Open Google Apps in one browser and your personal Gmail with Google+ in the other.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) clipboarders 7/25/11 8:30 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Ty the Web Guy 7/25/11 8:41 PM
@willohmsford - same thing happened to me over the weekend. Now my accounts are really messed up, with data moved all over. Google's "solution" has been much worse than the problem they were intending to fix.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) predatorsw 7/25/11 10:36 PM
This is effing retarded. Get your act together, Google.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Erik Jordan 7/26/11 9:27 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Capo42 7/26/11 10:01 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) TavCPS 7/26/11 11:38 AM
Dear Google, please update your users with an ETA.  Thanks
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) sonicthoughts 7/26/11 4:34 PM
I understand that this may take time but for all of us with multiple accounts can you please provide some direction on what we should do until there is profile parity?  For example, will we be able to migrate our g+ profile to apps when it becomes available or should we hold off with our networking efforts?  Will a single profile support multiple users?  will we have to export then import?  please provide us with some transparency on the plan - i understand it may take time to implement ...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) macslam 7/28/11 4:18 AM
I think it's fairly safe to say either "never" or "perhaps in a year or so", given Google's track record on rolling features out to Google Apps users. Don't forget, as a paying customer, you come second.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) mhandb 7/28/11 4:29 AM
People will not change their email just to be in Google+.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) austinag1999 7/28/11 8:10 AM
Google - could we get an update on the ETA here?  I'm a recruiter and our firm uses Google apps, so Google + is highly important.  Can we get this functionality ASAP?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) MaxICC 7/28/11 10:42 AM
This is very disappointing. Even more disappointing is Google's silence on this matter.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Dirk van Eeden 7/28/11 11:22 PM
@macslam - Yeah - "paying customers" doesn't seem to mean a lot to Google.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Christian.Ahlin 7/29/11 1:08 AM
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) powerofE 7/30/11 7:27 AM
I can't believe G would release products to the rest of the world and not to those of us paying for Google Apps!  Not even just not notifying us, but _preventing_ us from utilizing because we are Apps users.  So now we're getting _penalized_ for being their customer? Unreal.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) eliwaite 8/3/11 9:30 AM
I recently posted a question about Google Plus for Google Apps users on G+ (under my gmail account) and got a response from, Chris Messina, a Google employee. It is nothing special, just lets us know they are still thinking about us. Here is what he said, "No updates on this yet, sorry. It's definitely way up on our radar." Here is the link to the post http://goo.gl/5nQtJ
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Dav3T 8/3/11 10:04 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Kaime 8/4/11 6:28 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) JamieHopper 8/6/11 7:57 AM
This is ridiculous.  I don't want to create a bogus gmail to use google+ when I am a paying Google Apps customer.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) sambartle 8/7/11 12:36 AM
If you try to sign up on an android device you get the sorry profiles is bit available error. Clicking more info takes you to a page:

 http://www.google.com/support/+/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=1350411&p=admin_disabled

Which says to get it enabled to try sending chocolates to our domain admin.. I've tried feeding myself a box and it didn't make the option appear.

Maybe we should all send google some chocolates in the hope they fix it. It would at least get someone to notice people want it if hundreds of boxes of chocolate arrived.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) PunMaster 8/8/11 1:38 AM
@sambartle
I'd do it if everyone else did. :) Maybe even add a note saying "These chocolates are ONLY for develpoers actively working on making Google+ (and other Profiles features) work with Google Apps! Please forward these to the correct department." :)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) formerfatboys 8/9/11 9:48 AM
Come on Google. We are the ONLY segment of your customer base that actually pays you anything. Why are we second class citizens? I don't want to have 52 google accounts just so I can use one to access a single Google service. Why do you even still design new products to exclude apps accounts. The only difference is that my login name doesn't end with @gmail.com. Your computers ought to be able to handle that. Sheesh.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) MaxICC 8/10/11 7:19 AM
Still waiting...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Shinkou Ookami 8/10/11 7:43 AM
+1
Seconded
Thirded
Seven hundred and Fifty-Eighth'd (If thats where we are up to now)

I use Google Apps Std, for my personal domain, my company is a Google Apps Authorised Reseller and we use GApps Business for our business as well, and we are always being asked abotu these "missing" features, we have also lost some business because a GApps account is not a more feature rich standard gmail account (which is what it should be)

Come on Google we and others like us generate revenue for you. give us the first taste of your new features rather than the the masses.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Shinkou Ookami 8/10/11 7:47 AM
Heh, PS if I wasn't using a GApps account to post these I could create a profile and have a picture next to my responses. D'OH!!!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Ellis Bitter 8/10/11 7:15 PM
They've just done up a 'nice' page when you visit http://plus.google.com/ while logged into a Google Apps account now, and added a 'Learn More' link.

Clearly this is now an indication that access to Google Apps users is a long time away; why do up a special page if it's imminent?

Very pissed off at being treated like a leper. I think it's time to seriously consider alternatives to Google Apps.

In the meantime I guess I need to create a throwaway account only to be used for G+. What a waste.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RaveemIsmail 8/11/11 4:39 AM
I can't believe it's actually advocated to go create a different (GMail) account!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) jirungaray 8/11/11 2:09 PM
BTW i started the #profilesForGoogleApps on twitter, lets see if we can get some momentum over there!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) mwk88 8/12/11 9:33 AM
Adding my voice to this -- c'mon Google, fix this!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Hachy_1 8/12/11 10:54 AM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Advisor Ricky 8/12/11 10:57 AM
Thank you all for your comments.  We are still working hard on bringing profiles and other Google+ features to Google Apps domains.  I'll be sure to keep this thread updated with any additional information that we get from our product teams. You can also reference the links below for more information and future updates.

What's New in Google Apps

Google+ Help Center (Google+ Availability for Google Apps)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael-- 8/12/11 11:04 AM
I think you will be surprised by the large amount of happy promoters of Google+ whenever you flip the switch on for Google Apps users.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RealtorRyan 8/12/11 11:04 AM
Holy smokes!  They speak!!!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael-- 8/12/11 11:10 AM
Also, I believe many Google Apps users aren't currently concerned about the additional business features for Google Apps domains. We just want to use a standard run of the mill Google+ account with our individual account that is on Google Apps.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) serff 8/12/11 1:20 PM
Ricky,

It is nice to finally see some official representation from Google on the topic, but there are still many questions left to be answered.  Based on the new Help Center article, there are even more questions.  It seems that Google WANTS us to create a stop gap Google Account until we get access with out Apps accounts.  This seems counter productive to me unless there will be a way to merge accounts/profiles when they are available to Google Apps users.  If we can't merge them, won't this cause problems when it becomes available for Google Apps users and one person will have two accounts with the name?  It will cause confusion in the social network.  I'd would greatly appreciate specific answers to the following:
 - When will Google+ and Profiles be available to Google Apps users (I don't see it on the What's New Calendar for this year...)
 - Will Google provide a way to merge a Google Account with a Google Apps account?
 - Is there any way for Google Apps users to gain early access or beta/testing access to Google+/Profiles?

Thank you again for taking the time to reach out to this large group of users.  We are trying to be patient in waiting, but hopefully this thread has shed some light on the frustration the fragmentation within Google causes it's paying customers.  We hope to see a speedy resolution.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Heisler 8/12/11 7:05 PM
Did someone actually send chocolates?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RaveemIsmail 8/12/11 9:44 PM
No celebrations yet. The question of whether we will be able to merge a current Google+ account with a future Apps Google+ account is critical since unless we receive an affirmative on this, we remain as far out in the cold as before. Michael-- has it right: we just need access to a standard Google Profile to begin with, even if it is heavily marked beta.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Larry McJunkin 8/13/11 6:52 AM
I'm still confused about one thing.  If I create my Google+ account now (using my personal Gmail account) will I be able to convert the Google+ account to my GA account once Google allows it?  Should I do this, or just wait?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RaveemIsmail 8/13/11 10:49 AM
Almost certainly not.

Recall out what happened with YouTube. Back when Apps accounts were even more limited (GMail, Calendar, Docs), we all had to use personal GMail account for YouTube. Then Apps accounts gained (most) other services, including YouTube. Did we get to transition our GMail-YouTube accounts to Apps-YouTube accounts? Nope. All those videos, ratings, views and followings have to be lost since you have to start again from scratch. If they didn't allow it for YouTube, I very much they'd allow it for Google+. God knows why they advise you to go create a GMail account for Google+...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) timedroid 8/13/11 1:25 PM
You can move a Youtube account from a @gmail.com account to an Apps account.
On Youtube, go to Account Settings->Manage Account->Change which Google Account is linked to this account.
I was able to move my Voice account as well, but that had to be done manually by a Google employee. That might've been people who worked for GrandCentral previously and didn't get absorbed into Google's culture of not providing support though.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RaveemIsmail 8/13/11 5:34 PM
That only applies to the older YouTube accounts. Accounts created after a certain date and before Apps got YouTube receive the error:

"Your account is permanently linked to a Google Account".

Likewise: I got Voice moved too by a Google employee. I wish they had a similar procedure for those "permanently linked" YouTube accounts!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) social2b 8/13/11 7:35 PM
Clearly, when it comes to individual engagement, Google+ knows their game, yet when it comes to Business and Enterprise, Google once again comes short. Offering profiles in Google Apps will immediately do two things - allow Google+ be legitimate across a wide spectrum of users (individual and business), and increase the practical usage of Google+ across business and personal interests. I feel like Google+ is a toy car waiting for an overhaul or some kind of a major upgrade, still sitting in the garage. Yes, millions of users tried it, and now they are back to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter - social networks which are really integrating personal, business and combined interests. Google, avoid another Google Buzz and quickly turn on the feature, or I may be just going back to GoDaddy or Yahoo for my mail needs.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) mattpurser 8/14/11 4:35 AM
Both responses from google in thus thread are practically copy/paste. Bit of a farce considering we pay for apps yet free users get all the benefits?!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Udklit 8/19/11 12:57 AM
Add another dissatisfied apps-user to the total !

Fix it Google, how hard can it be ?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) loganmc10 8/19/11 11:26 AM
I don't think many of you really understand the problem with using a Google Apps account for Google+.

If you have a Google Apps account, your organization owns that address, they can delete your account without your permission, or even change your password and login as you. I know alot of people here own the organization associated with their account, but Google can't assume that.
They need some kind of major warning when you sign up using a Google Apps account, or some kind of new system that I can't even think of right now. So please no more "Fix it Google, how hard can it be?" comments
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) loganmc10 8/19/11 11:29 AM
Not that I'm saying it's not possible, when you login to YouTube with a Google Apps account you get such a warning:

http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=181692
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RichardW11 8/19/11 2:50 PM
I too noticed that this could be causing a issue.  I opened a plus account under a new gmail account.  

I thought maybe a simpler solution would be to let us attach a email address to the gmail+ account.  That way people can still be found using those email addresses but not give the corporation the ability to take your private account over.  The google apps email address would be for search purposes only.

This wasn't a solution I had in mind until I tried the Muliple Sign-in feature google has.  It's much better since I last tried it.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Pipeline456 8/20/11 8:25 AM
loganmc10 that's a ridiculous excuse.  Google apps users aren't just businesses any more. Many families get a last name or similar domain to use Google hosted mail for their whole family gmail as well as single personal users who want a custom email.  These are the early adopters that lead the way and Google is blocking them from their attempt at competing with Facebook.

It's as simple as most other social media profiles, you allow the email registered to the profile to be changed.  When it's changed you fire an email to the original email address letting them know it was changed and if that was in error or they want to contest it, give them a link to click that reverts it or puts it under review.  

At a minimum they need to allow the Google hosted mail users to at least use it as an alternative log in email to also help users find you.  I know Google well, my sister is an engineer at Google and I have a ton of friends there and I spend about $10k per day on PPC with them.  Take a quick look at all they've done and you'll realize you're a fool if you think this would be hard for them to do.  Their priorities are just screwed and they dropped the ball on this just as they have local business review fraud system that commonly dumps company reviews by the hundreds to never be found.

The multiple log ins is a weak attempt at a solution to Google's anal retentive single use email profiles associated with things like Adwords and Google +.  I have to log into my work Google hosted mail, personal Google hosted mail and close to a dozen Adwords accounts.  Multiple log ins don't cut it even with MCC accounts and multiple browsers.  No way I'm going to bother logging into my Google + account I had to set up with a temp throw away gmail account to set up and look at.  It will kick me out of another account I need to be logged into.  This needs fixed like they said it would be back in March.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) nickurak 8/20/11 9:19 AM
Here's another angle, that applies even if you're running your own google apps domain just for yourself:

If you create a google-profile/google+ account with your google apps account, it's tied to your google apps account FOREVER(*). That means you don't have the option of easilly cancelling your google apps service and taking your domain elsewhere, without deleting your entire social networking history.

(*) Assuming we don't get the ability to migrate profile/plus data between google accounts, which I maintain is the only sane way to handle all these problems.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RaveemIsmail 8/20/11 10:02 AM
Agreed. The ability to migrate that rich metadata between Google account is long overdue. Especially irksome are YouTube, Latitude and now Google+ in this regard.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) cbrolo 8/22/11 7:09 AM
Google LOOSED momentum.... the oportunity it had to win market was loosed due to slow action.
I will remain on my actual social network, not planning to move to Google+

Sorry Google... you always forget about your Apps users... (The most loyal to you).
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) rjdevries 8/22/11 7:54 AM
At the same time my other social network is growing and growing. I really do believe that Google is to late for a large group of people because of the slow action. Google+ was introduced and everyone is slowly forgetting about it because it is not accessible enough. For example: why would you create another new email-account for you're social network? Everyone wants to keep his current address.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Mark D W 8/22/11 2:13 PM
+1
Sort it out google. This is getting tedious.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) jaycfields 8/23/11 6:13 AM
Boo.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) rajvivek 8/23/11 12:33 PM
Come on...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Frankie.m 8/24/11 8:38 AM
booo. I wish I knew more about the tech behind these two features. Then maybe I'd be able to understand what it takes to link two services created by the same company together. It's funny that paid users actually get the shaft since we'd usually be the first ones to adopt anything new Google puts out. Still love ya though.
Impatiently waiting,
F
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) hobbes0330 8/24/11 1:57 PM
It's frustrating as a Apps user ( who has recommended more than a few businesses to apps ) that we are so in the dark on this one.  At best, we have assurances of an engineer that they are "hard at work", but that's all we've had for the last year+.  

It lacks professionalism to yank potential paying customers around like this.  Which is why I've stopped recommending apps to businesses, as this behavior reflects poorly on my reputation.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Adcuda 8/25/11 7:08 PM
Google get this done.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) bravoseas 8/26/11 12:40 AM
Id

its essential for google apps users
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Craig Hurley 8/28/11 6:23 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) highboy 8/29/11 12:47 AM
Well waiting for ages now, and is loosing the "drive" to change if it becomes available to us apps users........
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) mtkd 8/29/11 6:37 AM
I'm baffled why this is taking so long. You have to question the ability of the management involved in a social network that excludes large and important communities without explanation.

When I first saw the announcements for G+ I thought 'wow, Google look like they might succeed where MS failed', now I'm not so sure.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) badcircle 8/31/11 8:31 AM
make it so....
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) rwalkerlaw 8/31/11 12:03 PM
When O when are google apps users gong to be able to use Google+?    Why does Google treat us so shabbily?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) cultofmonkey 9/1/11 5:51 AM
Has there been ANY news from Google about some kind of timeline for this?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) rwalkerlaw 9/1/11 6:05 AM
Not that I have seen.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael-- 9/1/11 8:34 AM
It appears that Google is working on full featured business and marketing functionality for Google Apps instead of just giving us the basic individual user Google+ functionality that we want.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) rwalkerlaw 9/1/11 9:17 AM
Any time?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Badvok 9/2/11 3:33 AM
Still no news?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) varpness 9/2/11 12:45 PM
When Google+ first started, I was very eager to get into it, and some of my friends and colleagues were trying it out. I've waited patiently for it to be open to Google App users, which is what I and many of my family members use. It's not happening, and to be honest, most of the people I know who were interested in initially have lost interest because so many Google App users have been excluded. It needs to be all inclusive, like Facebook, to be effective.

Who at Google made the decision to exclude app users from Google Plus? Did you not see the fiasco that this caused for Buzz?

Anyway, Facebook works just fine, and apparently that's what everyone is going to keep using, so I'm done waiting for Google+. It's not like they are THAT different from each other anyway. I just wanted to stick it to Zuckerberg.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) varpness 9/2/11 12:46 PM
Oh, and notice almost nobody here has a custom photo? Yeah, that's because profiles still don't work.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) aclawson 9/2/11 2:03 PM
I can't help but notice that there isn't really a firm commitment that these features will *EVER* be available to apps users.  I see statements that they are "hard at work" at it, but I don't see anything that says they WILL be made available.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) xcrap 9/2/11 2:08 PM
I'm sorry to say, but the way Google treated the Google Apps users on Google+ was a big failure and it's taking ages to be fixed. Also Google failed on merging the users accounts for several services, from youtube to feedburner... this was a predictable scenario i really don't understand how Google didn't saw this coming and I have difficulty to understand how a mega huge company fails in the most basic settings of a social website, the users accounts...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) rwalkerlaw 9/3/11 11:31 AM
i have been a huge Google fan and really talked up to my colleagues and friends.   Not so much after being treated so shabbily.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) ScottPearce 9/4/11 4:29 PM
I've given up waiting for google+ google apps support.  Most of my friends who were trying out google+ have now come back to Facebook anyway because there so many of their friends missing from google+ (because those people use google apps).

Google are evil and their treatment of *paying* users is disgusting.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) formerfatboys 9/6/11 10:26 PM
Google...you suck once again.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) mikkelnl 9/6/11 11:44 PM
After the transition a few months ago (google apps) I always had the possibility to sign into services such as Google+ with a gtempaccount.com username. This seems to be impossible since a few days, so NO way I can sign into my Google+.

This is getting *very* annoying, and I refure to open yet another account on gmail.com to use Google+.

Why is it so very hard (apparently) to give us an e.t.a.???
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Milez 9/8/11 5:54 PM
Confirmed mikkelnl!  I too was able to sign-in with my Google Apps for Domains account but now this is no longer even possible.  Just throws a page saying Google Plus+ does not work with Google Apps.

So now Google has essentially locked us out of our Google Plus+ accounts.  WTF ??!!??
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) FeaturesLagForApps 9/11/11 9:16 AM
Yeah, kinda strange that the early adopters, the ones who use Google Apps, have problems every time they turn around.  It makes me want to go host somewhere else frankly.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) predatorsw 9/13/11 1:23 AM
Yay, another stupid feature and I still can't create a farking profile and join google+ simply because I decided to upgrade our enterprise and actually pay for gmail.

Pull your head out google. All these baloney press releases and stupid features are doing nothing but royally pissing off people that pay your salaries.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) MaxICC 9/15/11 12:37 PM
Hopefully we will get support for Apps counts before they decides to EOL G+
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) hobbes0330 9/15/11 12:59 PM
Given that neglect for their Apps users seems to be the norm for Google, can anyone recommend a competitive service that actually cares about their users and matches the functionality of google?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael.hart 9/15/11 1:04 PM
"matches the functionality of google"

Does not compute.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) BlissG 9/18/11 1:21 AM
Come on Google - Facebook are catching up with you and my switch is looking less likely unless we hear soon about Profiles for Apps users. Any updates?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) wksantiago 9/18/11 6:27 PM
Yes common Google lets do it!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) afmiller 9/19/11 8:43 AM
It's very difficult to move away from Facebook to Google+ when only half of your friends can use Google+.

So in the meantime we're still using Facebook.

And guess what? They're catching up and adding Google+ functionality. By the time we'll all be able to switch to Google+ we won't have a reason to anymore.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael.hart 9/19/11 9:16 AM
afmiller: They can waste time trying to catch up all they want. Google+ still has dozens of services in the pipeline, and while Facebook is playing catchup, Google is innovating. It's their loss, and you probably didn't realize it, but you were insulting Facebook and answering your own comment.

Just be patient. I'm sure there are lots of brilliant people working on this issue right this minute. In the mean time, if you want to try is out so bad, use a Gmail account. Chances are, we all have one (I have like six). You can still get a feel for the service long before all of your friends make the jump, so very little harm will be done in the long run.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) hobbes0330 9/19/11 9:22 AM
Being patient would be a good deal easier if a firm date were set and google had a reputation for meeting their commitments on this issue.  However, as neither is the case, it would be foolish to give them the benefit of the doubt.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael-- 9/19/11 9:29 AM
I believe all Google has to do is flip a switch and the Google Apps accounts will work with Google+. I am assuming that they are working on an all- encompassing elaborate business solution that takes several months to develop.

All we want is access to a standard no-frills Google+ individual account through Google Apps.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) xcrap 9/19/11 9:54 AM
You're rigth but this should have been a top 1 priority
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) afmiller 9/19/11 11:40 AM
@michael.hart Of course I realized I insulted Facebook. I'd rather not use Facebook, but right now there is no alternative. I have played with Google+, but playing is not the same as using it.

I wouldn't mind so much using yet another Google account if there was some commitment from Google that I'll be able to transfer everything over to an Apps account seamlessly when it finally becomes available.

You mention that you have 6 google accounts; seems to me that something is wrong somewhere if you need that many accounts to use all the Google services!

Anyway, this is getting off topic. I'll just be patient then.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael.hart 9/19/11 12:37 PM
afmiller: Why are you so against using a 2nd account, really? Even if they don't let you migrate your stuff from one account to another (which is unlikely, and would only add extra development time), how is it any worse than using Facebook? When you switch, you still have to manually migrate everything. I see your reasoning that it's inconvenient and a solid ETA would be nice, but I really don't see a reason to assume you're stuck. If you're unhappy with Facebook, switch.

As to the number of accounts I use: They all serve different purposes (separate inboxes that vary in importance), and using the multiple sign in feature, I can easily access them all at the same time... No switching accounts like a crazy person. I truly don't see the big deal, especially considering that this is a field trial (essentially, a preview). Would you seriously bash Microsoft and rant about how you're going to switch to Mac because of Windows 8's Developer Preview? I seriously hope not.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) afmiller 9/19/11 1:01 PM
@michael.hart: I'm unhappy, and no matter how you justify Google's actions, it won't change how I and many other users feel. Relax, no need to turn this into a flame war, I already said I'll be patient.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael.hart 9/19/11 2:17 PM
afmiller: Totally had no intentions of a flame war. I'm just trying to show you a different perspective, primarily, that you are only stuck or unhappy if you choose to be. Good luck ;)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) S Walker 9/20/11 11:18 AM
So apparently google+ is now available for everyone.

Apparently Google Apps users are excluded from the set of all people called everyone. Not even a little Asterisk acknowledging our existence.

Perhaps Google would care to grace us with an update?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) eliwaite 9/20/11 11:22 AM
I just called Google out on Google+ about this (https://plus.google.com/u/1/116087941024198941734/posts/62uEYCAmPQF). I normally get one or two Google employees to respond, so lets see what they say... if anything.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) S Walker 9/20/11 11:25 AM
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) highboy 9/20/11 11:55 AM
Well I dont care about google+ anymore....... when it will be available to us apps users, it will be a yesterday service...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RealtorRyan 9/20/11 12:12 PM
I Starrred!!!  Everyone else should star too... get this to a HIGH priority...

Thanks!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) shinypanda 9/20/11 7:55 PM
noooo! it says on the homepage that it's open to all, but it still won't let me in! :( says im too young but i am thirteen! :(
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael.hart 9/20/11 8:02 PM
shinypanda, age requirement is 18. Sorry.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) shinypanda 9/20/11 8:20 PM
is this ever going to be open to teens? or is it still going through testing? :\
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael.hart 9/20/11 8:34 PM
It's technically in "beta" now. It will likely be open to 13+ users eventually (to match the age availability of Facebook), but that could still be some time off.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Guy D. 9/21/11 12:14 AM
From Dave Girouard : https://plus.google.com/100940716892313727285/posts
It’s great to see so many new features on Google+ today, especially Hangouts with extras. This is just the beginning of many cool features that our business and education customers will love. 

Stay tuned- we're working hard to bring features in the Google+ project to Google Apps in the very near future!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) xcrap 9/21/11 3:27 AM
"Coming Soon", "Near Future", "Working Hard", "Thanks for your patience!" ... i read it everyday... since months ago...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) hobbes0330 9/21/11 4:54 AM
So how is "very near future" related to "soon"?  Does "very near future" mean tomorrow?  Next week?  Next month?  Next year?  The term itself is somewhat subjective, just like every other timescale we've been given.

I only ask because my clients are going to ask me.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Reefbreak 9/21/11 7:46 AM
+1... hang on a minute, I can't, come on Google, sort this out...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) MaxICC 9/21/11 11:09 AM
Google saying "Coming Soon", "Near Future" and such it's just another proof that Einstein was right when he said that time is relative.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) shinypanda 9/21/11 4:53 PM
ahahahaha i like that :D
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) loganmc10 9/21/11 9:49 PM
So here's a question, lets say I couldn't wait (I couldn't), and I signed up for a regular @gmail.com address. Will I be able to migrate my profile/posts/everything over to my Google Apps account once it becomes available?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) darwinmach 9/21/11 11:14 PM
no you wont be able to migrate - it'll just force you to rename it to something else
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Morgenstern72 9/23/11 2:37 AM
Yeah..support points us to http://www.google.com/support/plus/bin/answer.py?hl=en&topic=1238985&answer=1407609
And there is a "+1" link...great use for us apps users ;)

Come on Google...we Apps user are your most loyal users, why lock us out this long!?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) eldek 9/25/11 1:38 AM
Well "advisor Ricky" from Google, you promised us about 6 weeks ago to keeps this thread updated, didn't hear from you or any other Google employee since then. Like someone said earlier: doesn't Google care about their only paying customers?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) awolkow 9/25/11 4:53 PM
Yes, please. I'm itching to drop facebook, it's crap. If google+ was part of my university apps subscription, it would be pretty awesome. GET ON THAT.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael.hart 9/25/11 5:16 PM
awolkow: You're probably better off using a personal Gmail account anyway. Your university will probably not even enable Profiles/Google Plus when it is available, and they retain full ownership of your account, emails, and profile (their IT administrators have every right to read your email, or control any of your Google services).

The main people complaining here are people who use Google Apps for personal or family email.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) AleksanderMp2011 9/26/11 8:21 AM
I DIN'T REALISE THAT GOOGLE IS SOOOO PROBLEMATIC UNTIL I TRY IT. I'M TRYING FOR 5 DAYS TO MAKE A SIMPLE FOWARD DOMAIN TO MY BLOG..
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 9/26/11 2:06 PM
Advisor Ricky,
 
I want to believe this is coming.  But it's been six months since Google promised Profiles for Apps customers was weeks away.  I just fail to see why it would take so long.  I'm probably more jaded than others because I work in the tech industry, but when a vendor promises us something "soon" or "in weeks" and then lets six months slip by without so much as an update, it means it's not being worked on or just not coming.
 
I also wish Google would stop making announcements along the lines of "Google+ is available to all".  Uh, no it's not.  Your Apps users are still left behind.  Announcements like those just confirm Google has forgotten about us.
 
I have found numerous blog posts and forums asking a couple simple questions that Google isn't answering.
 
1. Ballpark, when will we have this?
2. If we opt to use a @gmail.com address can we roll this into our Apps accounts if/when it's made available or do we have to start new?
 
Isn't there SOMEONE at Google who can answer these questions on an official blog post?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Cloudmaster 9/27/11 8:41 AM
Another disgruntled Google Apps user.  Some friends of mine (Facebook refugees) are starting to think I'm avoiding them by not being on Google+

When are we going to get it???
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 9/27/11 9:14 AM
Cloudmaster,

Maybe Google is secretly trying to shut down Apps?  Lack of features and putting us at the back of the line is reason enough to keep me away.  It's almost like they don't want people using Apps.

Keeping new tools away from us just defies logic.  I can name at least 10 people who are NOT using Google+ at all because I couldn't recommend it.  The reason I couldn't recommend it was because I'm not allowed to use it.  I've read sentiment similar to yours and mine on various forums and blogs.  How many more users could Google+ have if Google's biggest cheerleaders and more loyal customers had been included in the release?  What few friends I have who are on Google+ have to continue to use Facebook for people like me.

I'm sorry Google, but I do not believe you when you say you're still working on it.  You made an announcement 6 months ago leading me to believe you had been working on it long before that.  6 months is a very long time to work out any kinks or bugs.  If we're not going to get it then please tell us.  I'll break down and use a @gmail.com account for everything.  But since you're telling us absolute nothing I don't know which direction to go.

Users want choice!  We don't like being told what to do and what we can and can't have.  This is why people root/jailbreak their phones.  If your new features work with @gmail.com and @google.com then certainly they can work for my domain.  Let *ME* decide if I want to use it even if it's not perfect.  Surely you can put a switch on our domain dashboards to enable this even though it's still experimental.  And this would keep your enterprise customers happy because they could keep it shut off.

John
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 9/27/11 9:34 AM
Michael,

1. The names would mean nothing to you, so it doesn't matter.

2. I don't think I'm being emotional at all.  I'm stating facts.

3. I signed up for Apps so I wouldn't have to use a @gmail.com email address.  I want a single online identity.

4. I've been very patient.  The very fact we haven't heard a peep out of Google is the problem.

Happy trolling, Mike.

John
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) boomajoom 9/27/11 9:41 AM
Michael,

If your Apps account serves as the go-to point in establishing your identity in, say, the social media marketing industry then Plus and Buzz ARE critical to the organization.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 9/27/11 9:46 AM
boomajoom,

Exactly my point.

You haven't even begun to see emotional.  In my professional life I have, without exaggeration, seen grown men in tears in conference rooms because they aren't getting their way.  That's being emotional.  All I'm looking for is some sort of status or something out of Google.

John
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) hobbes0330 9/27/11 9:53 AM
I'd refine that request a bit, jcmayson.  We have gotten a status update, as recently as last week.  It was "Very Soon".  I'm not entirely sure how "Very Soon" is different from "A couple weeks", to "End of the year".  These are all fuzzy timelines which have very little meaning.  

Ideally, I'd like profiles/google+ working for Apps, but at this point I'll take an objective timeframe for completion of work.  Even if that timeframe is "Never", it'd still be something to work with.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 9/27/11 9:58 AM
hobbes0330,

The last I saw was the 30-March announcement that it was weeks away.  There have been posts from Google employees in various forums with an assortment of answers (ranging from very soon to don't hold your breath).  I haven't seen anything I would call official or consistent.  Can you share the URL of what you saw?

I took would like what you're asking for.  If "never" is the answer I'd rather know sooner than later.  

John
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) hobbes0330 9/27/11 10:02 AM
A google employee posted in this bug tracker: http://code.google.com/p/google-plus-platform/issues/detail?id=22 last week, but now I can't seem to find his post, nor my response to it.  

Which is interesting.  The post was basically a PR piece about how awesome google+ was, and that it would be available to apps users "very soon", or a "Couple weeks" ( can't exactly remember which ).
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 9/27/11 10:19 AM
hobbes0330,

Cool.  I keep my eyes peeled for anything about this topic and didn't come across this.  Put let me point out one of the posts for the benefit of others:

"It's possibly worth noting here that google's lack of any firm commitment on this issue has prevented me from recommending google apps to 4 businesses in the past 2 months. It's not that the service *isn't* available, although that's a problem, but rather that I can't answer my client's questions as to when it will be available.
This has been an issue for me since google+ came out.  There has been a lot of excitement, but as many of the businesses I maintain I put on google apps, they have been unable to access it and I am held to blame for making the recommendation.  "
This is exactly my problem.  I haven't recommended anything to businesses in a while (but I have in the past and will in the future), it's just been individuals.  Without a firm commitment from Google I simply cannot continue recommending Apps to anyone, people or businesses.  

Maybe the decision not to include us made sense to someone at the time, I really don't know.  The last straw for me was the announcement that Google+ was finally available to all, yet when I clicked on the link, was told it wasn't available.  Did someone not think that through?  

Maybe I am a little sensitive to this.  But I've been bitten one too many times by promises from a supplier only to have them vaporize and leave me in an awkward position.  I see history repeating itself here.

BTW, sorry for my typos and awkward sentence in my last post.  I didn't want to add to the traffic by correcting it.  :-)

John

Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) matt.ingrouille 9/27/11 11:00 AM
"Never" or "Spring 2012" would be better than no timeline at all.  I'm pretty much ready to use G+ as my main goto social tool but I don't want to invest too much in my gmail account if I have to re-set everything back up again with my apps account.
I'm a huge Google fan and shifted my domain over to Google Apps a while back and commited to using Picasaweb as my photo backup, storing over 20GB there.  All the photos I'd love to share on plus live there in the apps account......do I move them back to my gmail account picasa storage, now? Will I be able to merge my gmail plus account with my apps plus account once Plus becomes available for apps users?  These are questions I hope to receive an answer to soon.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 9/27/11 11:11 AM
@matt.ingrouille

And that's the boat I'm in.  I am sort of relived I'm not the only one here thinking this way.  I made the commitment to move everything into my personal domain and just as soon as I had Google introduced new tools that I now can't use.  Yes, I could use my @gmail.com but I don't want to do it twice or confuse my circle of friends by inviting them to a new Google+ account.

The only answer I would have any confidence in is "never".  
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) hobbes0330 9/27/11 12:58 PM
What we should do, if Google isn't going to comment, is see if anyone like Slashdot or Theregister would be interested in running a story on this issue.  

At least we'd get something from them.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) serff 9/27/11 1:07 PM
RWW already ran one and they (google) don't seem to care.
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/big_question_answered_what_are_your_thoughts_on_to.php

Although the last "very near future" comment from google did come just after that article was run...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 9/27/11 3:24 PM
I asked Leo Laporte and the crew at TWiG (This Week in Google).  I didn't hear back and as far as I know they haven't discussed this at all.  But then I don't always get to listen to TWiG since it's so long.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) formerfatboys 9/27/11 5:58 PM
Hey Google....you still suck!

I hope your social network freaking bombs.

This isn't a feature. This is quite literally flipping a switch. If you stupidly didn't build the ability for apps users to log in and use this service from the get-go you need to fire everyone involved with the project.

Seriously. You suck.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Christifur 9/27/11 11:09 PM
I wonder if it's more complicated, like who would own the google + identity under an organization.

I skipped the 7 pages in the middle so if I missed something other than a bunch of whining, Im sorry.

Now I'm whining. I want it. Give it to me now. :)

-cheers
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 9/28/11 9:16 AM
Chris,
 
That could be, but that's not an engineering problem, it's a legal problem.  So why not allow domain owners establish that?  Individuals with their own domains could allow them to be treated like any Google Account.  Corporations could shut it off completely or allow only certain people access.
 
John
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) nadworksnet 9/28/11 9:18 AM
Booooooooh... flipping slow at everything, responding, upgrading Apps, adding features etc. GOOGLE, come on, don't be lame. I am loosing interest by the day and when it's eventually gonna be available to us Appsters, it'll be such an anti-climax, because by then it will already be soo last year. Same with so many other features that Apps users get way later than normal gmail folks.

Maybe time to re-configure Apps in General, so you don't run into so many time consuming problems each time you launch a new thang.

Highly underwhelmed.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 9/28/11 9:20 AM
formerfratboys,
 
Wow!  And people said I was being overly dramatic.  ;-)
 
I don't want heads to roll.  I just want this fixed or a firm date when it will be fixed.
 
I'm still completely baffled by the decision to lock us out though.  It'd be like an airline giving their frequent flyers the worst seats on the plane and charging double for luggage.  If anything we should be getting the goodies first, certainly not last.
 
John
 
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) cflat 9/28/11 9:31 AM
Curiously, Google Reader has re-enabled friend sharing but not because google enabled profiles (friend sharing was disabled 8 months ago for google apps users because of the lack of google profiles). It looks like google has reverted to older code for friend sharing in GReader. My conclusion is that they wouldn't have done this unless profiles was a very long way away.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) TylerM219 9/29/11 6:19 PM
I find it funny that this was posted when it was "practically July." Now it's practically October! Google + has been opened to the public now! That is everyone except we unfortunate Google apps users :'(
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Rain Maker 9/30/11 11:17 AM
Any forecast for the profiles to be available?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) spiralinspired 10/1/11 6:02 AM
I was a rabid Google Apps fan until this happened.  We stopped recommending Google Apps to our clients as it looks like they are more interested in keeping up with facebook than supporting their business customers.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Geosign 10/3/11 6:40 AM
Why Googla Apps user don't have Google Profile ? I would like one please !
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Guy D. 10/5/11 7:55 AM
It seems that I don't have an error message any more when I check-in in Lattitude with my google apps account.
So if check-in is working may be that profiles and google+ will be working soon ? (my guess is that buzz will be stop one day and that they will never make it works with google apps).
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/5/11 7:59 AM
Guy,

Some people have reported Latitude Check-ins work for them.  Naturally I'm not one of them.  I'm not sure what it indicates.

John
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RaveemIsmail 10/5/11 1:29 PM
Don't get excited. Latitude has been working for ages. Way before Google+ was even announced. Absolutely no bearing on the closeness of Profiles release.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) nickurak 10/5/11 9:48 PM
Any idea why Latitude works for some Apps users but not others? (like myself).
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/6/11 5:54 AM
Nickurak,

Are you a paying Apps customer?  That seems to be the difference.

John
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) WizOne Solutions 10/6/11 1:32 PM
I'd +1 this if I could. Google Profiles soon, please.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Adrian Durlester 10/9/11 2:38 PM
Hmmmm....I wonder if Steve Jobs had been at the helm of Google if this would happened? (Actually, probably yes, but that's another diatribe for another time.)

I've seen posted comments around indicating that Apps isn't really much of a revenue stream for Google, and the personal domain/single user apps users that make up the bulk of those frustrated by lack of access to Google + are probably a tiny fraction of apps users anyway, so why should Google give a frack about us? Oh, wait, maybe because we tend to be the early adopters and others who might, through good word of mouth, help insure the success of Google + in the face of Facebook's attempts to catch up. What genius at Google didn't realize this?

It is precisely because this group does include so many early adopters that the suggestion of using an alternate gmail account temporarily, even though it is likely to not be transferable, is silly on its face. As early adopters, we're likely to really utilize what Google + makes possible, and will heavily invest in its use - which most of won't do because we're pretty sure our invested effort will be wasted when apps users do get Google + access and we can't migrate all we've created. We're not the types who just test the tepid waters - we jump in with our whole selves. The folks at Google should be savvy enough to know this about us.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Sean James 10/10/11 8:59 AM
This is getting beyond a joke, we pay for a service but are then treated 2nd best. I really regret transferring my emails.. pretty much my business to Google Apps. It is almost mid october and I highly doubt we will have access before christmas. Which is a shame
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) dstart 10/11/11 11:31 AM
This is taking far too long..
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) young_98_98_2 10/11/11 12:13 PM
Still keeping this thread alive.....
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) MaxICC 10/12/11 11:47 AM
Still waiting... :(
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) moret1979 10/12/11 4:58 PM
Working hard is nice on Google's part. But what we want after all this time is a date.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/12/11 5:03 PM
That's my issue.  First it was "in a few weeks" and ever since has been "soon".  When "soon" has been promised for nearly seven months that usually means "we're not working on it" or "it's such a low priority we might as well not be working on it".  No, I don't KNOW that for a fact.  But I work in the high tech and I see this all too often.  The fact that Google isn't even responding or offering updates only validates this idea in my mind.  It ain't coming.

I've already switched to Bing and I'm looking at my options for email.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) ScottPearce 10/12/11 6:10 PM
This STILL isn't done?  lol!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Enrique Suárez 10/13/11 2:41 AM
Working hard... but still google clients CAN'T use Google+
Don't promise sometinh if you will not do.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Gh05tly 10/13/11 3:14 PM
I am appalled and saddened by the lack of respect and outright disregard for Google Apps Users. The simple solution would to allow a Google Apps User to create a Google Profile that would link with a Google Apps account. Allowing crossposting, Like an alias etc. Can you guys please get with the program?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/13/11 3:54 PM
Gh05tly,

I couldn't agree with you more, but Google just is no longer responding to this.  A VP made a Tweet about it back in June.  That's the most recent mention I can find from an actual Google employee.  I think it's dead.

As I mentioned before, I switched to Bing.  I might go with Apple's solution for email, I haven't decided.  When the contract is up on my Android phone I'm going with a Sprint iPhone since it comes SIM unlocked.  I am so done with Google.  They've jumped the shark in a big way.

It was a good ride.  But I can't continue to do business with a company with such disregard for their loyal users.  They're racing Netflix to the bottom.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Sean James 10/14/11 6:55 AM
Yeah I have had enough of Google as well, Like Jcmayson has said above me, I will be looking at moving from my apps account.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) serchend 10/14/11 7:03 AM
Every day I am getting closer to transitioning to office 365 for my domain.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/14/11 7:23 AM
Here's why I don't think Profiles for Apps is ever coming.

The last official update that I can find was from June where the ETA was "soon".  Google has said nothing else.  Buzz was the same.  A vague promise and then nothing.  If Google was seriously working on this they would be playing it up.  We'd see examples of how a business could promote itself using Profiles and Plus.  They'd be generating excitement over it trying to hook us and get more businesses to adopt Apps.  Instead it's been four months of silence.  That's not how you launch a product or service.  It's dead.

I just wish Google had the guts to tell us this instead of stringing us along.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) hvdv 10/15/11 4:54 PM
Is it possible Google is integrating Google Apps into Google+ as a "special circle" with all users in the same domain?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) threemedia 10/16/11 2:40 AM
People (google app users) asking to sign up to your new platform (Google+) and you don't allow them due to technical restrictions? Is it Steven Spielberg behind this? Can't believe this really hapenning. Sounds like a movie.

Google- (minus)
Google fails.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) ★GA★ 10/17/11 7:36 PM
+1
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RealtorRyan 10/19/11 3:23 PM
Some good news!


They say "next few days" it will be available for Google Apps.

So considering weeks = months.  Do days = weeks???  :)

Here's to hoping they are telling the truth this time!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/19/11 3:49 PM
Hopefully since they announced it so publicly they'll follow through.  But I'm in "X Files" mode: trust no one.

I hope I'm here in a few days saying I was wrong.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) hobbes0330 10/19/11 3:51 PM
No doubts, jcmayson.  Their track record is shameful, so I'll believe nothing until I see it.  

Of course, it doesn't change the fact that I'm migrating away from Apps due to this behavior...but whatever works for them I guess.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/19/11 3:53 PM
I was starting to transition from Google to iCloud.  But I was going to give them until the end of 2011 before I cut the cord completely.  If they follow through I'll stick around.  Otherwise it's off to Cupertino for me.

John
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) microlah 10/19/11 9:18 PM
Today when I tried to login to G+ using the Android apps I got an error message "We have encoutnered a problem. The server has returned an error". Instead of the usual "Bahbahbah, G+ is on yet avaiable on Google Apps, please be patient." Maybe it is a good sign.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Enrique Suárez 10/20/11 3:07 AM
I got this error two weeks ago.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) jettlag 10/20/11 8:09 AM
Considering this was discussed on-stage with Sergey Brin standing next to Hororwitz... I'd say it's any day now.
http://allthingsd.com/20111019/google-will-allow-pseudonyms-support-google-apps-users-launch-platform-when-soon/
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/20/11 9:42 AM
I'm personally expecting this in December.  Google time seems to be different than actual time.

I guess now we wait.  And as soon as it's enabled for your domain, please let us know here!  I'm also curious to know if you're a paying or free Apps user.  I'm a free member.  I just got Latitude Check-ins a few days ago while paying customers have had it for weeks.  My hunch as I'll again be last.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/22/11 11:12 AM
Interesting.  I now have a Google Profile.  But I can't do anything with it.  I still can't login to it, I get the same error message.  Something is finally happening!!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RealtorRyan 10/22/11 2:48 PM
@jcmayson

I think you might be mistaken...  when hovering over your name it says that you have not yet created a profile.  As is the case with all google apps accounts.

Can you please elaborate on your last post?

Thanks
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/22/11 3:08 PM
No, sorry, I'm pretty sure I know what I'm talking about.  Hovering over my name... where?  I'm talking about this:


John
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RealtorRyan 10/22/11 3:24 PM
Hovering over your jcmayson name next to your post.

How did you go about finding that page?  How do we know that's not linked to a normal gmail account that you have?

Thanks
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/22/11 3:30 PM
The URL for my Picasa Web site uses that long numeric string, so I assumed it was the same for my Profile.  Until today I just got an error about that Profile URL not existing.  Now I get that.  I don't have a Profile for my unused @gmail.com account, so I doubt it's that.

Sorry, I had this image of writing my name on a piece of paper and renting a helicopter for the afternoon.  :-)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RealtorRyan 10/22/11 3:38 PM
:)

How long ago did you check the box in your Google Reader to share things on your Google Profile?

Thanks for all your help BTW...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/22/11 3:57 PM
I'm actually not sure.  I sort of remember doing it, but I don't see it now.  If/when I did it, it was weeks ago, not recently.

Sorry, I wasn't trying to be sarcastic with the helicopter comment.  :-)  I now understand what you were getting at.  Brain fart Saturday or something.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) loganmc10 10/25/11 12:35 PM
I don't understand some of the reasoning you guys are using. Some of you say you want to switch to Apple or Microsoft because you can't use G+, but those competitors don't even offer a G+ like service? So I don't understand how switching services would fix your problem at all?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/25/11 12:58 PM
loganmc10, same reason I would leave one restaurant and go to another if the waiter kept promising my food would be out in minutes and hours passed without any sign of food.

Actually with me there are two issues: my current domain and domains of clients.

With my domain my understanding is once it's attached to an Apps account, it's attached.  So much for data liberation.  If I thought it would've worked, I would've cancelled my Apps account months ago and used my email address like a standard Google account.  If Google wasn't going to give me what I wanted, I was going to walk away.  You're right, my email address would still be held hostage and no G+, but at least I wouldn't be doing business with them.  A small moral victory.

I work with job seekers trying to establish their online identities.  I was directing them to anything but Google Apps because I think having a Profile is crucial.  80% of jobs are never advertised.  Employers look for the talent they need using Google and LinkedIn.  Having a relevant profile makes it easier for employers to find you.  I wasn't about to recommend Google Apps only to hobble them.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) shinypanda 10/25/11 7:05 PM
so switching back to the original reason for this thread...
is the age limit on google+ going to go down to 13 once google buzz shuts down?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) michael.hart 10/25/11 7:09 PM
shinypanda: That will *likely* happen after beta, but I can only guess.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) chickenfatface 10/26/11 3:03 AM
Come on Google - if for commercial reason, you cannot put your Apps customers before the mass-market free-loaders in your battle for user authentication dominance then at least treat us with some respect....  tell us approximately when the system will be available for Apps customers. By not telling, you are doing the opposite of what you imagine. You think people will hang on because it could be any time. But your BUSINESS customers who use Apps need clarity and solution timelines. The result is they (and I) will simply plump for an alternative. And once we follow that course, how can we change back. What you need to do is COMMUNICATE (oh the irony!)

ps. Please don't force me to buy another sanctimonious piece Apple consumer junk so that we can use Facetime instead of Hangouts to allow quick seamless video conferencing with remote workers.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/26/11 6:39 AM
chickenfatface,

Amen!  I read an article the other day where they quoted Vic Gundotra as saying they didn't expect G+ to take off like it did so they had to pull in the timetable for delivering G+ to Apps.  Huh?  If I were Larry Page I'd invite Vic to my office to explain that one.  G+ has been long expected and people were clamoring for an alternative to Facebook.  Google didn't expect it to succeed?  What if someone inside of Apple had said in 2007, "Gee, we didn't honestly expect anyone to buy an iPhone so we weren't ready for the demand."  Jobs would've had a fit.

I say all of this because perhaps Google has too many engineers running the company.  (I myself am an engineer, BTW.)  I don't think they understand people are making business decisions everyday around this issue and it's costing them.  If they had communicated what all was going on this year I think it would've eased a lot of the tension.  Vic said last week it's days away.  Since weeks = months at Google I'm assuming days = weeks and we'll probably see this in December.  But a hard date would be nice.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) MaxICC 10/26/11 9:31 AM
I'll believe it when I see it.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RealtorRyan 10/26/11 8:18 PM
@jcmayson


That just started working for me...  goes to my "About" page...

Again another step... HOWEVER... we are already coming up to the week mark of the "within days" mention.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) xcrap 10/26/11 8:22 PM
Well, i don't see any changes. It's still the same as months ago, no additional services are available in my Google Apps Admin and also I'm seeing the same not available messages in any of the Google+ links.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RaveemIsmail 10/27/11 12:50 AM
By God. That link does lead to a viewable profile! Even if it is uneditable and most links send you back to the "No profiles/+ yet.", this seems like evidence of progress.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) marcus.wu 10/27/11 6:41 AM
The plus.google.com/me URI does redirect to profiles.google.com/<id here> for me, but it gives a 404 after going there.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Guy D. 10/27/11 9:36 AM
Hi I have not try it yet but in Organizatiion & Services Google+ just appears :)

Google+
 
ON
 
OFF


Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RealtorRyan 10/27/11 9:41 AM
YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!   Good find @Guy D.

I turned mine on and I now have access!!!

WOOT!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) xcrap 10/27/11 9:43 AM
It's available at last, hurray :)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) nickurak 10/27/11 9:45 AM
Working here

Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Gh05tly 10/27/11 10:06 AM
Nothing on any of my google apps accounts. I have 4 domains and not a one says anything about Google+
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) S Walker 10/27/11 10:07 AM
Works for me.

Remember you need to go into the Google Apps control panel, and enable it.

Or it's possible that it just takes time to roll it out for all Apps users.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RealtorRyan 10/27/11 10:08 AM
You going to your Google Apps Dashboard?  Then Organizations and Users.  Then turn on Google+.  Then make sure you hit save.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Gh05tly 10/27/11 10:09 AM
Yes, the option does not exist. :(
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Gh05tly 10/27/11 10:11 AM
Wouldn't ya know it, I refreshed the page and it showed up.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Gh05tly 10/27/11 10:17 AM
A very cool feature would be Profile Import.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) koptev 10/27/11 10:34 AM
It's worked! Thank you Google! ;)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) LMcKin51- G-Suite/Gmail-Top Contributor 10/27/11 10:53 AM
Here is the blog

Google+ is now available with Google Apps


http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2011/10/google-is-now-available-with-google.html
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/27/11 11:01 AM
Great timing Google.  ;-)  I had just checked my admin panel and didn't see it.  Shortly after I saw the first message about this.  Everything works great except for the Android app.  I get an error saying it cannot contact the server.  My thought it we're on a different server from the @gmail.com crowd and they have to update their App.  It works fine via the mobile browser, so I'm not too concerned.

Google, I take back everything I said about you.  ;-)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) rwalkerlaw 10/27/11 1:14 PM
At last; thank you!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Elson Liu 10/27/11 1:55 PM
I understand that Google+ for Education is only available to colleges, because Google+ requires users to be 18. We are a K12 district that maintains separate Google Apps domains for staff, students, and parents. Can we enable Google+ for our staff and parent domains, just not our student domain? It would be extremely valuable for staff collaboration.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) LMcKin51- G-Suite/Gmail-Top Contributor 10/27/11 2:07 PM
Elson Liu,

 I answer your question in the other thread.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) matt.ingrouille 10/27/11 3:00 PM
Got it working but the Android app says it cannot connect to the server and the mobile version has some issues on both a  blackberry and an android phone.  I login and get presented with a screen asking me to agree with the mobile terms and conditions. When I hit accept the page reloads and asks me to accept again, and on, and on.
Anyone else getting these problems?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Guy D. 10/27/11 3:03 PM
Yes I do have this error too it seems that mobile apps are not yet compatible with google apps :(
Here is a post from Dave Girouard on google plus:

Dave Girouard  -  Yesterday 8:43 PM  -  Public
couple more days for Android/iOS G+ to support Apps users - circle Ronald for updates.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) RealtorRyan 10/27/11 3:03 PM
When I try to load G+ on Android, I don't even get an "agree" screen.  Mine still says that there was an error....
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) John Mayson 10/27/11 3:03 PM
Matt,

My guess is we're on a different server from @gmail.com accounts so the app has to be updated to accommodate that.  I'm sure it's coming.

John
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Advisor Ricky 10/27/11 3:04 PM
Thank you all for your patience.  You can all enable Google+ for your domain's users through the services page. This page has a few helpful articles on getting started with G+ profiles on your domain.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Guy D. 10/27/11 3:04 PM
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Elson Liu 10/27/11 7:11 PM
@LMckin51
Actually, you didn't answer my question. Your answer referred to creating an org structure WITHIN a Google Apps domain and enabling different services for different orgs. My question has to do with Google's policy: they don't allow K12 educational organizations to use Google+ because they require Google+ users to be 18 years or older. I actually have 3 separate Google Apps domains - one for staff, one for students, and one for parents. Because all of my staff and parents are older than 18, will Google - as a matter of policy - allow me to enable Google+ for those 2 Google Apps domains?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) xcrap 10/28/11 1:57 AM
"couple more days for Android/iOS G+ to support Apps users - circle Ronald for updates."
Couple more days... hahaha... now it's funny :)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) KarlHed 10/28/11 3:33 AM
Great, now I've Google plus and there's no way way to migrate or allow my app account to use my first Google + profile.
With thousand of followers, I simply cannot end that account.
Any tips?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) ★GA★ 10/28/11 5:48 AM
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Jkaa55221 10/28/11 4:54 PM
I've activated google+ and everything is working hunky dorey, however i'm unable to log in to the iPhone google+ app. I get a message saying I need to be invited to use google+. Any one got a fix to this?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Guy D. 10/28/11 11:04 PM
You have to wait according to google, google+ mobile apps are not yet compatible with google apps and it should be solved in a couple of days
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) m00 10/29/11 2:07 AM
Still a lot of work to go!

Your users must meet our age requirements to use Google+
Your users must meet our age requirements to use Google+. If the minimum age restrictions are not met, the user’s entire Google Account will be suspended.Learn more

This makes it useless for me!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) cjbirkett 10/29/11 2:25 AM
At last -- it's everything I wanted it to be and more. Thank you Google!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Guy D. 10/31/11 5:01 PM
Hi
A google+ update is available for android and it works fine for google apps :)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Guy D. 11/1/11 10:55 AM
Update for g+ which works for google apps il also available for Ios so I guess that's it we now have 100% of google functionalities available :)
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) sidd88 11/1/11 11:02 AM
You guys can get google+ and profiles on your google apps now... head to the settings menu and you'll see a "Create Profile" link... I'm sure you can figure out the rest!
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) 365Octaves 11/3/11 7:55 AM
Still not available for my domain...
it says "Not all of Google's services are listed below" and gives a link here http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=181865&hl=en

Google profiles and google+ are crossed out. WHY?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) LMcKin51- G-Suite/Gmail-Top Contributor 11/3/11 9:38 AM
365Octaves,

You need to go to your Service On and Off and enable the Google+ before the Profile and Google + be enable on your account see links below
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Elson Liu 11/3/11 9:47 AM
Can anyone answer my question? I represent a K12 district, but I have separate Google Apps domains for staff and students. My staff domain does qualify, because my staff are all over 18. Will Google allow me to enable Google+ for my staff domain?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) 365Octaves 11/3/11 10:12 AM
@LMckin51,

thank you for advice but I've checked the services list and neither Google+ nor Google Profiles are there. I've made a screenshot. http://goo.gl/SoRCW Google voice/talk is enabled, Picasa is enabled, rapid releases are enabled.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I've even tried to create a sub-organization and ad some dummy users there to see if it works - it didnt
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) ggravier 11/3/11 10:22 AM
It works now. Google Apps users like me can use profiles and Google+!

Thanks Google.

Long time waiting! But it works!

Gilles.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) LMcKin51- G-Suite/Gmail-Top Contributor 11/3/11 12:44 PM
365Octaves,

Has your Google Apps account been changed over to the New Google Apps Infrastructure witch include a Google Account.?  can you sign into Gmail.com with your Google Apps login  info full address and password.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) LMcKin51- G-Suite/Gmail-Top Contributor 11/3/11 12:47 PM
@ Elson Liu,

If they are over age 18 and Yes you can enable the Google plus for Your Staff Google Apps account.

but i would not enable the Google Plus on the Students account.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) 365Octaves 11/3/11 12:55 PM
@LMckin51,

Yes, I have migrated to the new Google Apps Infrastructure quite a long time ago.
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) LMcKin51- G-Suite/Gmail-Top Contributor 11/3/11 1:28 PM
365Octaves,

Then you should see the rest of the Google core service on your Service Turn off and on section.  from your screen shot it look like your other Google core service section on that page is not loading complete  what browser are you using is it a Updated browser?
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) Denieru 11/8/11 8:42 AM
Since this was not possible when my apps account was created I created a Google+ profile with my personal Google account. Is it possible to merge that profile on Google+ to my Google Apps account (this one)? I'd rather not create another account...
Re: Google Apps and Google+ (aka WHEN WILL WE GET GOOGLE PROFILES??) twinkle23 11/21/11 8:35 AM
'Due to the volume of schools signing up, it may take us a while to get back to you. We will process your application as soon as we can.

Google+ will soon be available for Nonprofit customers of Google Apps. Nonprofit customers do not need to request Google+ through this contact form. Please follow the instructions in this Help Center article for enabling Google+ in the control panel once it is available.'

This notice has been appearing for the last month, whenever we try to set up Google+ for our nonprofit (UK charity). Can anyone at Google say how long 'soon' will be?
Thanks.
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