Richer profile information with extended user attributes in Admin console

When adding users to a domain in the Admin console, admins will now have the option to add and manage contact information on user profiles like secondary email address, as well as phone and address information. Admins will also be able to add employee details like Employee ID, Employee Type, Title, Manager, Department and Cost Center. The data entered is visible on user profiles in the Admin console and in Gmail contacts.

 

Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release

 

For more information:

https://support.google.com/a/answer/179832
https://support.google.com/a/answer/33310

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Search delegated contacts

Contacts delegation allows enterprise users to delegate full access to the contacts in their “My Contacts” group without granting access to their mail or anything else in their accounts. This is a common delegation practice between some executive users and their assistants and may be used in any situation where a user wishes to share all of his or her contacts with another user.

To save users time when locating specific delegated contacts, we’ve now added search functionality. Delegates can search delegator contacts by selecting the delegator contact group in the navigation pane, and then searching.

Note that delegator contacts will not show up in the autocomplete drop down, or in searches when the delegator group is not selected.

 

Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release

 

For more information:

https://support.google.com/a/answer/2590392?hl=en

Reference by : www.google.com

Transfer ownership of Drive files before deleting a user

To help prevent the accidental deletion of Drive files when deleting a user, admins will now be prompted to optionally transfer ownership of any files owned by the user. Admins can choose to transfer all files the user owns or only shared files they own. If the user is deleted without transferring the user’s Drive files, Google deletes the files the user owned within five days.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release (Note: this feature will be rolled out gradually)

For more information:
https://support.google.com/a/answer/33314

Reference by : www.google.com

Launch Hangouts in Chrome without a plugin

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Over the next week, users will be able to launch Hangouts in Chrome without having to download and install a plugin. This will simplify initial setup and maintenance. Users of other browsers will still need to use the plugin.

Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103171586947853434456/posts/39TCW3PcLye

Reference by : www.google.com

Increased accessibility with Braille display support for Google Docs, Slides and Drawings

Increased accessibility with Braille display support for Google Docs, Slides and Drawings

If you use a Braille display, you can now enable Braille support in Google Docs, Slides and Drawings to read and enter text. This option is currently available for Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

 

Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release

Reference by : www.google.com

Google Drive Update to Protect Shared Links

We recently received a report via our Vulnerability Reward Program of a security issue affecting a small subset of file types in Google Drive and have since made an update to address it. Please refer to the post on the Google Online Security blog for details.

Reference by : www.google.com

Calendar GData API / Google Calendar Connectors Deprecation

Back in November 2011, we announced the deprecation of the Calendar GData API (v1, v2) when theAPIv3 was made available. We’ll now be shutting down these older versions on November 17, 2014.

Any service dependent on the Calendar GData API (v1, v2), such as the Google Calendar Connectors (GCC), will no longer work as intended. GCC users should update to use Calendar Interop or their own custom built connectors that sync with v3 of the API.

 

Reference by : www.google.com

Unlimit your business with Google Drive for Work

Today at Google I/O we announced Google Drive for Work—a new premium offering for businesses that includes unlimited storage, advanced audit reporting and new security controls.

Key features:

  • unlimited storage for all employees, including files up to 5 TB in size
  • new audit reporting so admins can see activity like moving, deleting or sharing files within or outside the company, plus an audit API that makes this data available to developers
  • new security controls so admins can set sync client, offline, Drive app and add-on settings at the Organizational Unit (OU)-level
  • includes Google Apps Vault, which has been expanded to provide search for all content stored in Drive

We’re also happy to announce that all files uploaded to Google Drive will now be encrypted for all users (consumer and Google Apps alike) — so your content is encrypted not only from your device to Google and in transit between Google data centers, but also at rest on Google servers.

Google Drive for Work is now available for new and existing Google Apps for Business customers for $10/user/month, under a new SKU called Google Apps Unlimited.

 

For more information:

Overview of Google Drive for Work

Overview of Google Apps Unlimited

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A faster, redesigned Google Drive

A faster, redesigned Google Drive

Google Drive will have a new look and speedier performance on the desktop, making organizing and sharing files faster and easier than ever. Users can now right click on a file to see recent activity, set sharing permissions, and enable files to be accessed while offline. When selecting multiple files, users can take actions on the entire group in three ways—right click on the selection, use the menu above the file area, or simply drag the group to move to a new folder location.

This new version is rolling out progressively to rapid release domains, who can opt-in and try the new features and interface. Scheduled release domains will be able to opt-in soon. The plan is to rollout the new Drive interface to everyone in the near future.

Release track:
Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming soon

 

For more information:

Google Drive overview

Learn how to opt-in

 

Reference by : www.google.com

Activity view, link sharing and more in Google Drive mobile apps

The Google Drive mobile apps for Android and iOS now have a cleaner design, more responsive animations, and faster background syncing. Sharing your files is also simpler and faster. Key features include:

  • Activity view: a stream of changes to your files and folders, accessible through the details panel
  • Link sharing: easily share files and folders directly from the mobile app using a link

The new version of the app is available now on Android and iOS.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

 

For more information:

Get the Google Drive app on Google Play
Get the Google Drive app in the App Store

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