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View event support in Google Drive audit logs

Currently, Google Apps Unlimited customers are able to access Drive audit logs using the Reports API and in the ‘Audit’ section of the Admin console reports. The current Drive audit logs include events such as create, upload, edit, rename, move, add to folder, remove from folder, trash, delete and untrash. We are now adding view event support to the Drive audit logs.

View event will cover file views for Google and non-Google file formats. Admins will also be able to filter on view events and combine that with other filtering criteria like document name, user name and timestamp.

 

Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release

 

For more information:

Help Center

 

Reference by : www.google.com

New version of Google Drive viewer

As part of the new Google Drive, we are updating Drive’s viewer. The new viewer is faster, cleaner and provides easier ways to connect with third-party Drive apps. It also brings a unified viewing experience across Drive content and Gmail attachments. Note that as part of this change we will remove support for adding file-level commenting of non-Google file formats. This change doesn’t impact comments in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, and existing comments on non-Google formats will be retained and available to view.

 

 

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release (rolling out gradually)

For more information:
https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2423485

Reference by: www.google.com

New available contacts tab for Hangouts in Gmail

With this launch, we are introducing a new tab to Hangouts in Gmail that shows a list of a person’s contacts sorted by availability, making it easier to see which contacts are currently online.

Available contacts (those with the green circle) will show in an alpha-ordered list first, followed by a second alpha-ordered list of unavailable contacts. Contacts can be hidden or pinned to the top of the contacts list regardless of their availability.

To access the new contacts tab, click on the person icon on the bottom of the Hangouts section.

Release track:

Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

For more information:

Help Center

Reference by: www.google.com

Collaborator selection announcements in Google Docs, Slides, & Sheets (for visually impaired users)

To make collaboration accessible to visually impaired users, information about nearby collaborators is now announced. For example, if a collaborator initiates a selection in a region overlapping the region where another user is editing, this would be verbalized to the collaborator.

Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:

https://support.google.com/docs/topic/6039805?hl=en&ref_topic=1382883

 

Reference by : www.google.com

Thirteen new UI languages in Gmail

We’ve added thirteen new languages to the Gmail general settings language drop down, allowing users to view the Gmail UI in these new languages: Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Sinhala, Zulu

 

Release track:

Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

 

For more information:

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/17091?hl=en

Reference by : www.google.com

Replace image in Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings

This feature provides the ability to replace an image in a document, presentation, or drawing with a different one without changing the general size, layout, and properties applied to the original image. This is useful for replacing images in templates.

 

Release track:

Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

 

For more information:

https://plus.google.com/+GoogleDrive/posts/acCDweSyKrA

https://support.google.com/docs/answer/97447#replace

Reference by: www.google.com

 

New ‘User Security Management’ privilege for delegated admins

Currently there are a number of user security management features that are available only to super admins. To increase flexibility, our goal is to provide granular privileges so that some of these security features can be delegated to non-super

To that end, we have created a new privilege called ‘User Security Management’ that allows delegated admins to perform the following actions for a specific user:

  1. Enforce or disable 2-step verification for a given user
  2. Disable a user’s Login Challenge for 10 minutes
  3. Retrieve/revoke application specific passwords
  4. Retrieve/revoke 3-legged OAuth (3LO) tokens

In the past, delegated admins with any existing role with the ‘Users’ privilege were already able to disable 2-step verification for individual users. With this launch, these delegated admins will automatically get ‘User Security Management’ privileges to ensure they continue to have access to disable 2-step verification.

If an admin creates a new custom role, he/she will have the ability to selectively enable ‘Users’ or ‘User Security Management’ or both privileges going forward.

 

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

 

For more information:
https://support.google.com/a/answer/1219251#user_security

Reference by : www.google.com

Browser upgrade notifications in Gmail

Google’s long-standing browser support policy states that we support the current and previous major releases for modern browsers. In line with that policy, we will be making the following updates to our browser upgrade notifications in Gmail in the coming weeks:

Chrome (current version 35.x)

  • we will start showing the upgrade browser banner on v33.x and older, and will show the banner on versions two revisions behind the current stable build moving forward

Firefox (current version 30.x)

  • we will start showing the upgrade browser banner on v28.x and older, and will show the banner on versions two revisions behind the current stable build moving forward

Safari (current version 7.x)

  • we will start showing the upgrade browser banner on v5.x and older, and will show the banner on versions two revisions behind the current stable build moving forward

Internet Explorer (current version 11.x)

  • no change

 

For more information:
https://support.google.com/a/answer/33864?hl=en

Reference by : www.google.com

New version of the Gmail Android app

A new version of the Gmail Android app is coming to Google Play. The launch includes:

  • Insert Google Drive files directly into messages
  • Improved autocomplete: start typing in the To, Cc or Bcc field and you’ll now get better suggestions, faster
  • Improved formatting support when restoring saved drafts

 

Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release (Note: these features will be rolling out over the next few days)

For more information:
Google+ Post
Get the Gmail Android app on Google Play

Reference by : www.google.com

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

Reference by : www.google.com