for personal reference and in the off chance it saves someone else the maze of twisty passages all alike i went through.
- launch google apps control panel (
http://google.com/a/<your custom domain>)
organization & users
- find google+ in the list (for something with such incredible investment it’s buried in the list)
- select the
premium features link
- in the left pane select
- find the
- select the options for
enable google nowand the optional
enable lock screen widgets
then relaunch the app repeatedly while this percolates through the systems.