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Identity verification to keep your account safe

In the coming weeks we’re introducing a feature to keep your account safe from hijackers, even if they have your username and password. Now when we detect a suspicious login, users will be prompted to verify their identity by entering their phone number. Users who have not set up their phone number will see a place to do so in the coming weeks. Note that users can skip entering their phone number but may be asked to add their phone number again at a later date. Google will use that phone number to verify their identity upon the next suspicious login. Once a user verifies their identity the alert is dismissed.

This feature only impacts web logins for users who do not have 2-step verification enabled and are not using SSO to login. This feature will be slowly rolling out to Rapid and Scheduled release domains in the coming weeks.

Release Track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release.

For more information:

https://support.google.com/a/answer/6002699?hl=en

 

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Edit images directly in Google Docs & Slides

Now you can crop, mask, rotate, and add borders to images without leaving your Google Doc or Slide. Just select an image and edit from the toolbar, Format menu, or context menu.

Release Track:

Rapid release, with scheduled release coming later in May

Editions included:

Google Apps for Business, Education and Government

For more information:

https://support.google.com/drive/answer/4600160

 

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New mobile apps for Docs and Sheets — work offline and on the go

Starting today, you can download new, standalone mobile apps for Docs and Sheets—with Slides coming soon.
When you open the new apps, you’ll see your most recently edited files, which means less time searching and scrolling.

The apps also come with offline support built in, so you can easily view, edit and create files without an Internet connection.

You can get the apps on Google Play [Docs] [Sheets] and in the App Store [Docs] [Sheets]. If you don’t have time now, over the next few days you’ll be prompted to download the apps when you go to edit or create a document or spreadsheet in your Drive app. You will still be able to use the Drive app to view and organize all of your documents, spreadsheets, presentations, photos and more.

Release Track:
Scheduled release

Editions included:
Google Apps for Business, Education and Government

For more information:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/new-mobile-apps-for-docs-sheets-and.html

 

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Organizational unit-based search in Google Vault

Vault users can now search for data within a specific organizational unit (OU), in addition to searching the entire domain or searching by user account. Searching within an OU reduces the number of irrelevant search results that a domain-wide search can produce, and eliminates the need to specify individual accounts. When performing a search within a matter, select Organization then select the OU you want to search. Accounts cannot be included in an OU-based search, but you can still optionally specify a date range and search terms.

Release Track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

Editions included:
Google Apps for Business, Education and Government

For more information:
https://support.google.com/vault/answer/2462480

 

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Photos picker in Gmail Compose

The “insert image” button in the Gmail compose window allows users to upload a picture or add an image by URL. In this launch, “insert image” button will be replaced with a new button that allows you to select a photo or album from Google Photos, upload a new image, or add an image by URL.

Release Track:

Scheduled release

Editions included:

Google Apps for Business, Education and Government

For more information:

http://gmailblog.blogspot.com.es/2014/04/the-photos-from-your-phone-now-one.html

 

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Improved Gmail “Download all” experience for non-Latin-encoded filenames

This is a fix of the “Download Experience” for non-Latin-encoded filenames. Users of Windows and Linux will be able to select one of the supported encodings that will be shown in a list. Before this fix non-Latin-encoded filenames resulted in blank filenames.

Release Track:
Scheduled release

Editions included:
Google Apps for Business, Education and Government

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The New Google Sheets is coming to Scheduled release domains

Back in December we announced the launch of the new Google Sheets for Rapid Release domains. This new version is faster and can support larger spreadsheets. Over the next couple of weeks, Scheduled release domain users will automatically be upgraded to the new Sheets. Spreadsheets created after the upgrade will use the new version.

We will begin upgrading Scheduled Release Track domains starting on April 21st 2014 on a slow roll-out taking place over 3-4  days. It may take a few days before it’s available in your domain.

This upgrade does not affect existing spreadsheets and only relates to any new spreadsheets created. The user will not see any prompts about the new Sheets unless they create a new spreadsheet. Feature differences between the old and new sheets are explained in this support article.

Release Track:
Scheduled release

Editions included: 
Google Apps for Business, Education and Government

For more information:
https://plus.google.com/+googleenterprise/posts/GdikJcYEZ8S

 

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Hangout links in Android Calendar app event views

We are updating the Calendar app on Android devices so that Hangout links are available to those viewing meeting events on mobile devices. A “Join Hangout” link will appear in meeting events if a Hangouts video call was added in Calendar. Named Hangout calls will appear the same as non-named calls. The name of the Hangout will not be visible. The “Join Hangout” link is not not editable from the Android Calendar event view. This change only impacts the Google Calendar app on Android devices.

Editions included: 
Google Apps for Business and Education

For more information:
https://plus.google.com/+googleenterprise/posts/P12cgVZUgmY
https://support.google.com/a/answer/4362302

 

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Bring a little something extra to Docs and Sheets with add-ons

Today we’re launching add-ons—new tools created by developer partners that give you even more features in your documents and spreadsheets to scheduled release domains. To browse through add-ons for Docs and Sheets, select Get add-ons in the Add-ons menu of any open document or spreadsheet. Once you install an add-on it will become available across all of your documents or spreadsheets and you can start using it right away. Note that add-ons for spreadsheets are only available in the new Google Sheets.

Google Apps admins have had the option to disable add-ons through Drive settings in the Admin console for the past few weeks. Users will always see the Add-ons menu and can browse them but will not be able to install them if the feature is disabled by the admin.

Release Track:
Scheduled release

Editions included: 
Google Apps for Business, Education and Government

For more information:
https://support.google.com/a/answer/4530135
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2014/03/bring-little-something-extra-to-docs.html

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Admin default setting for Google+ profile discoverability

Google Apps admins now have the ability to set the default state for profile discoverability in their domain through a control in the admin console. The setting is available for customers who have enabled Premium Features. It is checked by default (i.e., profiles are discoverable in public web searches).

At launch:

  •  All users with discoverability on will get the admin default
  •  All users with discoverability off will be unaffected by the default (since they explicitly set it off)

Example 1: User has set profile to be discoverable prior to launch, admin changes default setting to not be discoverable, user’s setting changes to not be discoverable
Example 2: User has set profile to not be discoverable prior to launch, admin changes default setting to not be discoverable, user’s setting does not change

Going forward:

  •  Changing the admin default will change the users setting if the user has not yet set discoverability
  •  Once a user manually sets their profile discoverability setting (off or on), that setting persists even if the admin default is modified

Example: User has set profile to be discoverable after launch, admin changes default setting to not be discoverable, user’s setting does not change

Note: In domains where an admin sets profile discoverability to be off by default (i.e., unchecks the setting), users may still want to be able to discover their co-workers in the same domain. To enable this functionality, we extended Google+ to leverage contact sharing. If the admin has enabled contact sharing for services such as Gmail then co-workers will be suggested in autocomplete results irrespective of their discoverability setting.

Editions included: 
Google Apps for Business, Education and Government

For more information:
http://support.google.com/a/answer/4524919

 

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