Well here is a bit of a rant, I’m a firm believer in Google Apps for small business and for vanity domains, they offer a fabulous email service and a whole pile of other excellent tools for the great price of $0. However…
One major bug bear I have is that those of us with Google Apps can’t use the new Google Plus, Google Profiles or Google Buzz. When we try to use these services we get the following message:
At this time, Google profiles aren’t available for Google Apps users. You can sign up for a profile using a consumer Google account.
I appreciate that this Google say it is not a small job to set this up for Google Apps users, and the Google Enterprise Blog said it was coming “soon” and that was back in March 2011.
My opinion on this is that us guys who like Google are likely to have a high opinion of Google products and would likely be keen adopters of their product suite! It seems that Google Profile is the lynch pin to the whole product suite of Googles social offering, so please Google we can’t wait for you do get Google Profiles working for us Apps users 🙂
Update: you can fill in the following to be undated by Google when they implement either a Beta or a roll out of Google Profiles for Google Apps! Click here.