Animation improvements in Google Slides

Improvements in Google Slides

Animations are an easy way to make your presentations look more dynamic in Google Slides.  Starting today, you can improve your Slides presentations with two new animations: Appear and Disappear. You can also now set the direction (to and from left, right, top, and bottom) of two previously existing animations: Fly in and Fly out.
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Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

More information:
Help Center

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New ways to work together in Classroom

Google Classroom allows teachers to spend less time on paperwork and more time with their students. Starting today, multiple teachers can work and collaborate in a single Classroom class. With the exception of deleting the class altogether, additional teachers can perform all of the same functions as the primary teacher, including:

  • Creating assignments and announcements
  • Viewing and grading submissions
  • Participating in comments on the class’ “stream”
  • Inviting students to the class
  • Receiving email notifications related to the class

 

Teachers can also prep for their classes in advance, saving announcements and assignments as “drafts” and waiting to send them until they’re ready. Like in Gmail, once a new announcement or assignment is created, it will be automatically saved as a draft. Those drafts can then be accessed by multiple teachers, making it simple to collaborate on prep work.

Finally, in response to teacher feedback, we’ve made two additional changes that will make Classroom easier to use:

  • Autosaving grades – Grades will now be autosaved as they’re entered, meaning teachers can grade assignments over multiple sessions but still return those assignments to students all at one time.
  • Improved notifications – Teachers and students will now receive email notifications when private messages are left on assignments.

Release track:  
Rapid release and Scheduled release

More information:
Help Center: Invite teachers to a class

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You will soon have access to Office 2016 desktop applications

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The brand new Office 2016 desktop apps are here, included in your organisation’s Office 365 subscription. There is no immediate action needed, but you can now discover what’s new in Office 2016 and learn more about your deployment options.

See what’s new in Office 2016

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Office 2016 now supports Multi-Factor Authentication, which allows secure access to content outside of the corporate network. Data Loss Prevention gives you tools to centrally create, manage and enforce policies. 

 

Flexible click to run options
Deferred updates and simplified activation management give you more control over your deployment options

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Office16_featureManWorking  New Internet-friendly MAPI-HTTP protocol enhances Exchange/Outlook connectivity. Users benefit from reduced time to download messages and new settings to better manage

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Google Apps update alert

Flexible editing and sharing options with the latest version of the Google Drive iOS app

Google Apps update

A new version of the Google Drive iOS app is now available in the App Store. New features include:

  • Open, edit and save back to Drive using other document editing apps
  • Back up and share photos and videos from the iOS Photos app

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Launch Details
Release track:
Launched to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

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Microsoft Office 2016 is Available – Take Action Now!

Microsoft is continuously working to reinvent productivity and to create a world where people can truly make the most of their time, and enterprises, including Public Sector organizations, can empower employees of all generations while remaining in control.

Office is at the heart of the Microsoft productivity vision and we are pleased to announce that, in line with this commitment, Microsoft has recently announced the general availability of  Office 2016.

 

Office 2016 is Available

Office 2016 is Available – Take Action Now!

Microsoft is continuously working to reinvent productivity and to create a world where people can truly make the most of their time, and enterprises, including Public Sector organizations, can empower employees of all generations while remaining in control.

Office is at the heart of our productivity vision and I am pleased to announce that, in line with this commitment, Microsoft has recently announced the general availability of Office 2016.

Here are three key points for you, take action today:

  1. Office 2016 is available in VL; Office 2013 is no longer available.
  2. No Price increase in VL for Standard, marginal increase for Professional. Get the latest for the same price. You will need to sell Office 2016 to your customer, this can be downgraded to Office 2013.
  3. Lot of features that make it easy for your customers to work, it makes it easy to collaborate and the new Office makes it easy to work from anywhere. Have a look at the feature comparison below:

New in 2016 for end users

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Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6

Last year, we saw 317 million new malware variants, while targeted attacks and zero-day threats were at an all-time high. The threat environment is evolving quickly and given the size and complexity of today’s networks, organizations are struggling to keep up.

 

The latest version of Symantec™ Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 is designed to address these challenges with a layered approach to security at the endpoint. It goes beyond traditional antivirus to include firewall, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and advanced protection technologies powered by the world’s largest civilian threat intelligence network. Symantec Insight™ technology blocks rapidly-mutating malware and enables faster scan times, while SONAR™ stops zero-day threats by monitoring file behavior and blocking suspicious files while they execute. Granular policy settings such as application control and external media control provide an added layer of security. With a single management console and high-powered agent, Symantec Endpoint Protection delivers powerful protection at the endpoint without compromising performance.

The enterprise threat landscape is worsening

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Key Features SEP 12.1.6 Delivers:

 

  • Unrivaled Security
    • – Stops targeted attacks and advanced persistent threats with intelligent security and layered protection
  • Blazing Performance
    • – Performance so fast your users won’t know it is there
  • Smarter Management
    • – Single management console across physical and virtual platforms with granular policy control
  • 5 Layers of Protection
    • – Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 provides 5 layers of protection in one high performance agent all managed through a single console
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  • Extended Policy Control Features
    Greater controls with System Lockdown, Application and Device Control, Host Integrity Checking and Policy Enforcement and Location Awarenessextended policy control features
  • Optimization for Virtual Environments
    • – Symantec Endpoint Protection protects your high-density virtual environment while maintaining performance levels superior to agentless solutions and providing end-to-end security visibility

 

 

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You can be more secure in the cloud than in your own data center

IDC shows what factors can make you more secure in the cloud than in an on-premises data centercloud amazon

Are you concerned about how secure your IT assets and applications would be in the AWS Cloud? Independent research firm IDC outlines how to think about the security of applications in the cloud, and how you can be more secure in the AWS Cloud than in your own data center.

Moving to the cloud can simplify and improve your security posture by shifting a large portion of security management burden to an infrastructure environment that’s designed and managed to the specifications of some of the world’s most security sensitive organizations. AWS also provides you the tools to automate many common security tasks. This paper outlines the factors to consider, and the controls you have with AWS, that can make your cloud deployment more secure than your on-premises deployment.

To learn more, read the full white paper »

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Launch desktop applications from Google Drive Preview in Chrome

In November 2014, Google Drive added the ability to open files from Google Drive directly into the compatible application installed on your computer. Today, this capability will be extended to the Drive viewer as well, which means you can now launch apps from preview mode and more easily access your files. This includes apps like advanced image and video editing software, accounting and tax programs, or 3D animation and design tools. So, no matter what you keep in Drive, using the web to access and manage files doesn’t mean you’re limited to applications that only work in your browser.

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To get started, install the latest version of the Drive app for Mac or PC (version 1.23+) and sync your files. Then, visit Google Drive in your Chrome browser. Open a file in Google Drive preview mode and click on the “Open with” menu on top to see a list of compatible applications on your computer that can open it, or simply select “Open” for the default application. For example, you can choose to open a PDF file with Adobe Reader, or a .psd with Photoshop, make your edits and save back changes to Drive which will sync across all your devices and other collaborators.

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New settings in Admin console for restricting YouTube content on managed networks

Today we’re introducing YouTube settings, available to Google Apps admins as an Additional Service, that will allow admins to restrict YouTube content on managed networks.

This feature is integrated directly into the Google Apps Admin console under YouTube settings [Apps > Additional Google services > YouTube]. In addition to restricting video content, admins will be able to delegate “approvers” to whitelist additional content for signed-in users on the domain. Comprompt-youtube

 

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