A release track is the schedule for Google's automatic updates of the Google Apps product. Since Google Apps is 100% web-based, you don't need to do anything to automatically receive the new updates and features the Google Apps team is developing. However, you can choose between two release tracks: Rapid or Scheduled (default). Let's explore these below:
The Rapid Release Track
The first release track is the Rapid Release Track, which gives you and your users access to the latest Google Apps features as soon as Google releases them to consumers.
The Scheduled Release Track
The Scheduled Release Track releases new features at least a week after the Rapid Release Track, so the new features have been out in the wild for some time.
- This gives account owners an opportunity to fully evaluate new features and prepare and train their team on upcoming changes.
- Updates to Google Apps can have unforeseen impacts on partner Apps like ProsperWorks. The ProsperWorks development team gets access to update information before new updates go live and update ProsperWorks accordingly, but occasionally those updates have unforeseen impacts on app performance. Any such issue would be quickly identified in the Rapid Release Track before the Schedule Release Track receives their update.