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Sharing Drive files as attachments in Gmail

Currently, when composing an email in Gmail, people have the option to share Google documents and other files stored in Drive via links by clicking on the ‘Insert files using Drive’ button.

With this launch, Google  enable the option to share files in Drive as attachments, allowing the file owner to remove the source file from Drive if so desired, without needing to worry about also removing access to the file from recipients.

When clicking on ‘Insert files using Drive,’ you’ll now see the buttons below in the lower right corner of the insert window. Clicking theAttachment button will add your selected file as an attachment. Inserting files as Drive links will be the default option:
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Notes: 

  • This feature only applies to files that weren’t created in Drive (so Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc will not work)
  • Gmail attachments have a 25MB limit

Release track:
Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in early January 2015

For more information:
Help Center

Reference by: www.google.com

New security tools to help improve online security

As an IT manager, we realize you spend a lot of time managing devices, applications and security settings for everyone at your organization. To make your job a bit easier, today we’re announcing new security tools to help Google Apps users take more control of their security online.

A new Devices and Activity dashboard gives your users additional insight over the devices accessing their Google account. The page shows a comprehensive view of all devices that have been active on an account in the last 28 days, or are currently signed in. And in case any suspicious activity is noticed, there’s a setting to immediately take steps to secure an account and change a password.

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We are also launching the security wizard for Google for Work accounts. The security wizard guides users through steps they can take to turn on or adjust security features, like providing contact info for account recovery (if the domain security policy allows it), or reviewing recent account activity and account permissions. Plus, it only takes minutes for users to update their settings. This tool prioritizes all administrator settings for security features that end users are permitted to turn on. Access the wizard at g.co/accountcheckup.

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Security in the cloud is a shared responsibility and keeping your company information secure is at the core of what we do everyday. By making users more aware of their security settings and the activity on their devices, we can work together to stay a step ahead of any bad guys

Reference by www.google.com


Feature enhancements to Google Classroom

Google Classroom launched this summer to make Google Apps for Education even simpler — saving teachers time and making it easier to collaborate with students. Today,Google launching five improvements to Classroom, focusing on things educators and students around the world told us were most important to them:

 

    • Groups integration: Ability to pre-populate classes using existing Google Groups. If your school uses tools like School Directory Sync, admins can sync class rosters from the student information system (SIS) into Groups.
    • Mark assignments as “done”: Students can mark assignments as complete even if there’s nothing to turn in (e.g. watch a video, read a chapter, bring something to class)
    • Export all grades: Teachers will now have the ability to download grades for all assignments at once, making it easier to export assignments to any gradebook
    • Sorting: Teachers can now choose to sort students by first or last name, depending on their needs
  • Greater teacher controls: Teachers can now set permissions for whether or not their class can post or comment in the stream, they can mute individual students from posting or commenting and can even view previously deleted items in the stream

 

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

Reference by : www.google.com


New sparkline options in Google Sheets

The SPARKLINE function in Google Sheets creates a miniature chart contained within a single cell, providing a quick visual depiction of data trends. With this launch, we’re adding two new types of sparklines – column and winloss – joining the existing line graph and bar chart options:

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Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
Drive G+ post
Help Center

Reference by : http://www.google.com/

New versions of the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides iOS apps

New versions of the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for iOS are now available in the App Store. New features include:

  • Support for viewing and editing text in tables in the Docs app
  • Ability to insert, move, resize and rotate text boxes, shapes and lines in the Slides app
  • Enhanced support for iPhone 6/6+ (all apps)
  • General fixes and performance improvements (all apps)

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
G+ post

 

Reference by www.google.com


 

Edit icons for Office files in Gmail desktop attachments

In Gmail, with a single click on the pencil icon in the attachment card, you can now convert any Office files sent as attachments to Docs, Sheets, or Slides. You can then start editing and enjoying the full benefits of a single document to keep track of, access from anywhere, and full revision history.

Release track:

Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

For more information:
Help Center
Drive G+ post

 

Reference by www.google.com


Conversion support for additional Microsoft® Office formats

Google  know some of you work with Office files regularly, so we’re adding conversion support in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for 15 new Office file formats.

New formats supported include:

  • dot, dotx, dotm*, docm* conversions to Google Docs
  • xlt, xltx, xltm*, xlsm* conversions to Google Sheets
  • pot, potx, potm*, pptm*, pps, ppsx, ppsm* conversions to Google Slides

Google have been listening to your feedback and along with the ability to bring in these new formats, we’ve also added better conversion support for charts, SmartArt, and merged table cells in your Office documents.

After the conversion, you can edit, collaborate on, and share your file online. When you convert a file, the original file will remain intact and accessible from Google Drive.

*Note: Macros will be removed from macro file formats upon conversion

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
Help Center
Drive G+ Post

 

Reference by www.google.com


Table cell merging in Google Docs

This launch adds the ability to merge the cells of a table in Google Docs. Merged table cells can span more than one row and/or column.

To merge table cells, highlight the cells to be merged in your table and select Merge cells from the Table menu (or right click and select Merge cells).

Merged table cells in Word documents can now be imported as well.

Release track:
Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

For more information:
Drive G+ post
Help Center

 

Reference by www.google.com

Slide numbers in Google Slides

People using Google Slides can now add slide numbers to their presentations, providing a reference guide for both presenters and audiences. To add slide numbers, go to Insert > Slide numbers from the toolbar. You can then choose to apply slide numbers to all slides or selected slides. You can also choose to skip title slides:

 

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Release track:
Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

For more information:
Help Center
Drive G+ Post

 

Reference by www.google.com

 

 

Simplified sharing experience for Google Docs editors and Google Drive

Google launched a new simplified sharing experience for the Google Docs editors and Google Drive, making it easier for people to find and copy the link for a file or folder to share with others.

To give access to your content to others, click the blue “Share” button (or select a file/folder in Drive and click the person icon), and you’ll see a new “Get shareable link” button and grey icon in the upper right corner of the pop-up window. With one click on “Get shareable link,” you’ll see your file’s link appear and that the icon turns from grey to green, meaning that the file is ready to be shared with view-only access.

If you want anyone with the link to do more with your file, like leave comments and suggestions or make edits, just change “Can view” to “Can comment” or “Can edit” in the dropdown. And as always, if you only want certain people to be able to view, comment on, or edit your file, add their email addresses and we’ll send them a link that only they can access.

 

Release track:

Rapid release (gradual rollout), with Scheduled release coming two weeks after completion of rollout to Rapid

For more information:

Drive Blog Post

Help Center

Reference by www.google.com