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Google Groups

This explains what Google Groups is, and how CA is using this service.

Google Groups at CA:

The Google Groups is a Google Apps Forum service. It is being used at CA wherever we can automatically determine Group Membership, based on a characteristic of a user account. Here, we are talking about someone being enrolled in a class, or assigned a department, or is part of a team that needs to easily share documents or calendar invites. To find out more, check out What can I do with Groups?


If Group membership is determined by an individual subscribing, or joining an affinity group, we are deploying a different Forum tool (powered by vBulletin). 


If you are trying to create a collection of contacts in Google Mail to facilitate emailing an arbitrary group of people (repeatedly), you are actually looking for Google Contact Groups.

Use-Case Scenarios for Google Groups at CA: