Hapaweb Solutions

Jun 082017
 

Sorting through rows and rows of data in a spreadsheet can be overwhelming. That’s why today, we’re rolling out new features in Sheets that make it even easier for you to visualize and share your data, and find insights your teams can act on.

Ask and you shall receive → Sheets can build charts for you

Explore in Sheets, powered by machine intelligence, helps teams gain insights from data, instantly. Simply ask questions—in words, not formulas—to quickly analyze your data. For example, you can ask “what is the distribution of products sold?” or “what are average sales on Sundays?” and Explore will help you find the answers.

Now, we’re using the same powerful technology in Explore to make visualizing data even more effortless. If you don’t see the chart you need, just ask. Instead of manually building charts, ask Explore to do it by typing in “histogram of 2017 customer ratings” or “bar chart for ice cream sales.” Less time spent building charts means more time acting on new insights.

Instantly sync your data from Sheets → Docs or Slides

Whether you’re preparing a client presentation or sharing sales forecasts, keeping data up-to-date can be time-consuming, especially if you need to update charts or tables in multiple sources. This is why we made it easier to programmatically update charts in Docs and Slides last year.

Now, we’re making it simple to keep tables updated, too. Just copy and paste data from Sheets to Docs or Slides and tap the “update” button to sync your data.

Even more Sheets updates

We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our customers’ experience in Sheets. Based on your feedback, we’re rolling out more updates today to help teams get work done faster:

  • Keyboard shortcuts: Change default shortcuts in your browser to the same spreadsheet shortcuts you’re already used to. For example, delete a row quickly by using “Ctrl+-.”
  • Upgraded printing experience: Preview Sheet data in today’s new print interface. Adjust margins, select scale and alignment options or repeat frozen rows and columns before you print your work.
  • Powerful new chart editing experience: Create and edit charts in a new, improved sidebar. Choose from custom colors in charts or add additional trendlines to model data. You can also create more chart types, like 3D charts. This is now also available for iPhones and iPads.
  • More spreadsheet functions: We added new functions to help you find insights, bringing the total function count in Sheets to more than 400. Try “SORTN,” a function unique to Sheets, which can show you the top three orders or best-performing months in a sales record spreadsheet. Sheets also supports statistical functions like “GAMMADIST,” “F.TEST” and “CHISQ.INV.RT.”
  • Increased support for charts in the Sheets API: Use the API to programmatically generate most charts with support for dozens of new operations.

These new features in Sheets are rolling out starting today. Learn how Sheets can help you find valuable insights.

One last thing—so that we can focus our efforts on the improvements to charts outlined above, we’re also deprecating one of the lesser-used chart types: the Motion chart. Beginning in July 2017, you will no longer be able to insert or create Motion charts, and, in September 2017, you will no longer be able to edit them.

No earlier than December 2017, any Motion charts still in Sheets will become static images and no longer update when their corresponding data changes.

Source: https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2017/06/charts-in-sheets-updates_1.html

Jun 062017
 

Improve collaboration, increase user mobility and cut IT costs.

The Google Cloud Team has released a video that shows in a glance how companies get value back on using the Gsuite for business.

In this 5-minute video, Forrester analysts discuss current trends in cloud collaboration tools and crunch the ROI numbers for G Suite. Learn how G Suite could deliver an ROI of 304% in three years by:

  • Increasing the efficiency of employee collaboration
  • Allowing users to work from anywhere on any device
  • Reducing on-site servers and telephony services

Ready for IT that pays its own way? Click here to view video.

 

Jun 022017
 

Google has announced that Jamboard, their cloud-based, collaborative whiteboard, is available for purchase in the United States.

You can purchase Jamboard for $4,999 USD, which includes 2 styluses, an eraser and a wall mount. We’re also running a promotion—if you order on or before September 30, 2017, you’ll receive $300 off of the annual management and support fee, as well as a discount on the optional rolling stand.

Keep in mind that a G Suite plan is required to use Jamboard so that you can access files from Drive, use them in your brainstorms and come back to your work later. Also, we’re teaming up with BenQ to handle fulfillment, delivery and support. Click here to view the full story from their site.

Source: https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com

May 312017
 

Files are shared with others for collaboration and execution of projects. When you do not want those you shared the files with to access the document any longer, you had to remove the person or change the access settings.

You do not have to worry about that any longer. You can actually set expiry dates for things in your drive that you share with others. Click here to watch a video on how to do this.

Apr 212017
 

Yesterday (Thursday, April 20) G Suite administrators from the nations companies, came together at the Google office, at Cedi House Financial Center to share ideas, learn of some of the recent updates of interest in G Suite and to arm themselves with industry best practices.

They appreciated first hand how recent additions to G Suite  such as Team Drive, Collaborative Inbox etc can ease administration as well as increase productivity for their users.  Some Security checks on ensuring G Suites continues to authenticate emails against spam and spoofing were some of the highlights.

Some of the prudent features for smoother running of businesses such as Calendar and Resource Sharing  came to the fore with highly intriguing insights and participation. Not to mention tips on doing email scheduling, and maintaining healthy mailbox size.

All in all it was knowledge sharing, networking and increased confidence for G Suite Admins.

Be on the lookout for the next G Suite Events by Hapaweb Solutions, Google Certified G Suite and G Suite for Education Partners.

 

Mar 202017
 

G Suite (Formally Google Apps) and Gmail do not provide a very clear way to forward Emails, from a particular account, to more than one. In order to accomplish forwarding Emails to multiple recipients, in Gmail, you will need to create a filter.

To create a filter to forward Emails to multiple accounts:

  1. Access your Gmail web interface (mail.google.com) and find the little gear in the top right-hand corner and left click it.
  2.  Left click on settings
  3. Find the blue navigation items, across the top, and click on “Forwarding and PO/IMAP”
  4. Click on the Add a forwarding address button
  5. Enter in the Email address that you would like to forward the Emails to
  6. Google will send a verification Email, to the address chosen, so you will have to log into the account you added and click the link in the Email to verify the Email address.
  7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for all Email addresses you are forwarding to
  8. Access the settings again, with steps 1 and 2, but this time select the “filters” navigation item
  9. Click the link to “Create a new filter”
  10.  In the To field, fill in the Email address of the account you are forwarding Emails for (this would be the account you are currently logged in with)
  11.  Select the Forward it to: and choose your first address to forward the Emails to. Don’t worry, we will add the rest momentarily
  12. Click the link “Create filter with this search” and you will be returned to the filters main screen
  13. Repeat steps 9 through 12 to add in all the other Email recipients and keep all the settings the same

That’s it, you can now test your configuration by sending an email to the account you created the forwarding rules to and ensure that each recipient receives a copy.

Feb 012016
 

logo-blackAfter a long journey, I am happy to announce to you the opening of hapaSpace – a co working space in the heart of Kumasi. hapaSpace is located in the Dovewell building, where TV3 is located – opposite the STC station in Adum. The first phase of hapaSpace has been funded by Hapaweb Solutions. Our vision is to develop hapaSpace as Kumasi’s best co working space .

Over the next months we at Hapaweb Solutions and our partners will work hard in our quest to make hapaSpace like iSpace in Accra and KINU in Dar es Salaam so that hapaSpace will be a place in Kumasi for tech meet-ups, events, innovation competitions, workshops and webinars.
Our goal is to be more than a space to work, we want to build a physical community that provides IT start-ups, SMEs, Entrepreneurs and Social Enterprises relevant education, training and mentorship opportunities that are key to helping ideas and prototypes become viable products and services.

As we open today 1st February 2016, we want to express our profound appreciation to Fiifi Baidoo and the iSpace team for their support and advice in getting hapaSpace off to good start, words can not express how much we owe them. We strongly believe you too can help us achieve our goal of building a strong entrepreneurship hub in Kumasi. You can do so by either becoming a member of hapaSpace, by forwarding this message to your friends, attend our events or by simply passing by hapaSpace to say hi.

Thank you so much for being part of those who motivated us to get started…the journey has just began!

Dec 232015
 

My heart nearly jumped out of my chest! What is gone wrong? I just installed a plugin into my WP site and boom the admin screen went blank white. If you have a situation like that, do not panic. Thanks to http://jaredheinrichs.com/how-to-troubleshoot-wordpress-white-screen-of-death.html I was saved.

Follow the following steps if you are using a control panel.

1. Go to your cpanel and click on File Manager
2. Next, click ‘wp-content’ to open the folder
3. Rename “Plugins” Folder to “Plugins_Old”.
4. Create new empty folder called “plugins”
5. This will disable all the WordPress plugins.
6. Log into WordPress and verify that you no longer have the White Screen
7. Make sure all plugins are disabled.
8. Delete “plugins” folder you just created.
9. Rename “plugins_old” to “plugins”.
10. Log back into WordPress
11. Enable plug-ins one at a time to see which one was causing the issues.

By Gideon Brefo 

Reference

Jared 2009 ‘How to troubleshoot WordPress “White Screen” of Death.’ retrieved on 23/12/2015 from http://jaredheinrichs.com/how-to-troubleshoot-wordpress-white-screen-of-death.html/comment-page-1#comment-297191