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

 

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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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Introducing Google Apps Vault for Drive

Vault’s robust functionality now includes another data source—Drive—so that organizations can find even more business-critical content. Vault for Drive comes at no additional cost for Vault customers and works with existing Drive content in users’ accounts. Postini customers transitioning to Vault will also be able to use Vault for Drive at no additional cost once the transition is complete.

With Vault for Drive, organizations can search for specific users’ Drive files (including both Google documents and other stored files), preview search results in Vault to make sure customers find just what they need and create copies of search results and export them for future use.

Setting retention policies, creating holds, and conducting domain-wide searches for Drive content are not available at this time.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

 

For more information:

https://support.google.com/vault/answer/2462365

https://support.google.com/vault/answer/6049740

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Suggested edits in Google Docs

Now in Google Docs, any user with “can comment” access to a document will be able to make suggested edits to the document. The suggested edits will appear in the document along with a comment explaining the edit. Those with “can edit” permission will be able to accept or reject those suggested edits. Those with “can view” access will not be able to see suggested edits (until they are accepted). Viewers will also no longer be able to see regular comments, which is a change from today.

Release track:
Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming soon

For more information:

Google Drive blog post

Reference by : www.google.com

Google Slides mobile app for Android & iOS, with PowerPoint editing

As previously announced, the new Google Slides mobile app is now ready for launch on Android (with iOS coming soon), making it easier for you to quickly find, edit and create presentations on the go — online or offline. The Slides app includes support for editing PowerPoint via Quickoffice, so you don’t have to worry about file compatibility, it all just works. This is available now on Android and is coming soon on iOS.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

 

For more information:

Google Drive blog postHelp Center article
Get the Google Slides app on Google Play

Reference by : www.google.com

 

Integration of Quickoffice into Google Docs mobile apps for Android and iOS

Quickoffice will be integrated into the Google Docs app, allowing for seamless editing of Microsoft Word files. This is available now on Android and is coming soon on iOS.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release (Note: the update will gradually roll out to users over the coming days)

 

For more information:

Google Drive blog postHelp Center article

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

Reference by : www.google.com

 

Integration of Quickoffice into Google Sheets mobile apps for Android and iOS

Quickoffice will be integrated into the Google Sheets app, allowing for seamless editing of Microsoft Excel files. This is available now on Android and is coming soon on iOS.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release (Note: the update will gradually roll out to users over the coming days)

 

For more information:

Google Drive blog postHelp Center article

Get the Google Sheets app on Google Play

Get the Google Sheets app in the App Store

Reference by: www.google.com

Removal of Quickoffice from Google Play and App Store

With the integration of Quickoffice into the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps, the Quickoffice app will be unpublished from Google Play and the App Store in the coming weeks. Existing users with the app can continue to use it, but no features will be added and new users will not be able to install the app.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

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Edit Microsoft Office files in Chrome and ChromeOS

Google Apps users can now edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files directly from Google Drive, Gmail and the new Docs, Sheets and Slides home screens, without needing Microsoft Office. For ChromeOS users, there’s nothing to install, it just works. Chrome users for Mac and Windows can install the “Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides” extension and you’re good to go.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

 

For more information:

Get the Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides Chrome extension

Help Center Article

Reference by : http://www.google.com

Dedicated desktop home pages for Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

We know that often times you’d like an easier way to return to your most relevant and recently edited documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, no matter what device you’re using. So we created new home screens to help you do that with direct access points for Docs, Sheets & Slides.

To access these home screens, use the following urls:

http://google.com/docs
http://google.com/sheets
http://google.com/slides

Release track:
Rapid release (Note: this launch will be rolling out gradually over the coming weeks), with Scheduled release coming soon

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