Gmail's added coloured labels to the new Gmail interface. Very exciting stuff! Something so simple as adding a little colour just adds something happy to Gmail. I do love the colours of calendars and my mind has totally adapted to using them.

And just released today, Gmail chat can talk to AIM. If only they get to the point where they're talking to ICQ, MSN and the other bigguns, we'll be getting even better. Once again though, Google; Don't forget about our beloved Google Talk!

I'm quite happy with the speed of the new feature releases the Gmail team is pushing out. They weren't kidding when they said that the new version of Gmail would allow for faster implementation of features.

The only problem I have is that my premium Google Apps account is being left behind with all of this coolness. I'd love to send out a lively notice to staff to build buy-in on the Google front, but I can't because all of these fun new features are only available to regular Gmail users.

What's the hold-up? The easy way to work would be to make the upgrade optional for now for those of us early adopters who want to use it right out of the gate, you have a link to the older version in normal Gmail, why can't it just be backwards in Google Apps until you've worked out whatever kinks you're waiting for?

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