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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Include hidden and filtered data in charts in Google Sheets

We’re making charts in Google Sheets easier to use and analyze. This launch introduces the option to include hidden and/or filtered data in Sheets charts. Going forward, if you create a chart in Sheets on the web and then filter or hide any of the source data, a small message will appear indicating that the data has been removed from your chart and giving you the option to include it. While this option will only appear on the web, any settings will be respected on mobile as well.

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If you opt to include that hidden or filtered data and then later want to exclude it from the same sheet, you can simply expand the chart menu in the upper right corner of the chart and select Advanced edit. That will open the Chart Editor, where you can choose Chart types and uncheck the box next to Include hidden / filtered data. The next time you hide or filter source data in that same sheet, you’ll see the message again.

Not only will this give you greater control over the spreadsheets you create within Google Sheets, it will prevent Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that contain hidden data and that are imported into Sheets from being inaccurately displayed.

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Better email security and compliance with attachment scanning and file type detection

Email compliance settings allow Google Apps admins to set policies to regulate the delivery of both internal and external email for their organization. Today, we’re announcing two different policy improvements to further enhance email security:

Attachment scanning
The Content compliance setting enables admins to specify what action to perform for messages based on predefined sets of words, phrases, text patterns, or numerical patterns contained within their content. Similarly, the Objectionable content setting enables admins to specify what action to perform for messages containing specific word lists that they create

Previously, each of these policies supported the scanning of the body of email messages and text attachments only. With today’s launch, the policies will also scan the content inside common attachment types―such as documents, presentations, and spreadsheets from different productivity suites―for increased security.

File type detection
The Attachment compliance setting enables admins to specify actions to perform for messages with attachments based on file type, file name, and message size. Previously, the policy relied solely on the file type extension when identifying matches. With today’s launch, we’ll start scanning and identifying the actual file type of attachments, preventing the renaming of most file type extensions to circumvent attachment policies.

Check out the Help Center links below for more information on these security improvements.

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