Google Apps TransitionSo if you don’t know about Google Apps, you really should read up on it. For the purposes of this post, let’s just say that Google Apps gives companies or individuals the ability to use Gmail with their own domain names.
If you have been using Google Apps, you will have noticed that many of Google’s other services, such as the Android Market or Google Voice, would not accept your Google Apps user credentials. Most Google services require that you use a regular personal (consumer) Google account.
But that is all changing now. Google is in the process of transitioning the Google Apps account infrastructure. Early adopters can go ahead and start transitioning selected accounts right now. Users will be given the chance to change the email address on any conflicting accounts and there will some options for transferring data between accounts.
I had been often annoyed by the need for separate accounts, so I am glad that Google is finally getting their act together and fixing that kludgy mess. Now I am off to grab a bunch of new Google Voice phone numbers!