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Addresses, phone numbers, and contacts now converted to links in Gmail and Inbox to save users time

Gmail users often exchange information like addresses and phone numbers with each other to set up meetings, introduce colleagues, and plan events. Precious time can be lost by having to copy and paste this information from an email into other apps and websites, so we wanted to provide a better way to perform these tasks that also saves time. That’s why starting today, Gmail and Inbox by Gmail on Android, iOS, and the web will begin converting text to interactive hyperlinks whenever they detect phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses in emails.image1
How it works
Clicking an address link will take the user to Google Maps. Clicking an email address will compose a new email, using the user’s default email client. Finally, when using a mobile device, clicking a phone number will start a call request using the default phone app.
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Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid and Scheduled releaseEditions:
Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Reference by Google.com

Enterprise Identity made easy in G Suite

As an IT administrator, you want to be confident that your users are secure when accessing online services. Millions of G Suite customers already rely on Google Cloud’s identity services to secure their online identities with tools like single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, and mobile device management. However, many G Suite organisations have users who do not require G Suite but still need a secure, online identity.

Introducing Cloud Identity support in G Suite
Today we are happy to announce the availability of a new free Cloud Identity license for G Suite customers, which enables your non-G Suite users to get access to Google Cloud’s identity services. Using Cloud Identity, you can easily create a unified sign-on for all your users across all enterprise cloud apps, set basic mobile device policies, and enforce multi-factor authentication with security keys.

Once you enable Cloud Identity in your Google Admin console, you will be able to create Cloud Identity users in all the ways you create G Suite users; the only difference is that you will not assign these users a G Suite license.

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Try it today 
To start using Cloud Identity, head to the Billing page in the Google Admin console. Here you will see a new Cloud Identity card under the “Enable Products” section. Once you enable the Cloud Identity subscription, you will be able to start creating free users without G Suite. For more information, check out our Getting Started Guide for G Suite admins.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release
Note: If your domain has been provisioned or you have a billing relationship with a GSuite reseller, an onboarding flow is planned so that your reseller can add Cloud Identity subscriptions to your G Suite domain. This feature will launch in the coming weeks.

Editions:
Available to G Suite Basic, Business, and Enterprise edition domains

Rollout pace:
Gradual rollout (up to 7 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
Admins only

 

Reference by Google.com

G Suite administrators can now provision users to Asana

When auto-provisioning is enabled for a supported third-party application, any users created, modified, or deleted in G Suite are automatically added, edited, or deleted in the third-party application as well. This feature is highly popular with admins, as it removes the overhead of managing users across multiple third-party SaaS applications.

Today we’re adding auto-provisioning support for six new applications: Asana, Dialpad, Freshdesk, Lucidchart, RingCentral, and Smartsheet. We previously launched auto-provisioning support for Box Enterprise, Salesforce Sandbox, Salesforce, Slack, and Workplace by Facebook, bringing the total number of supporting applications to 11.

G Suite Business, Education, and Enterprise customers can enable auto-provisioning for all eight supported applications. G Suite Basic, Government, and Nonprofit customers can configure auto-provisioning for up to three applications from the supported list. For specific details on how to set up auto-provisioning, check out the Help Center.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release

Editions:

  • G Suite Basic, Government, and Nonprofit customers can enable auto-provisioning for up to three applications
  • G Suite Education, Business, and Enterprise customers can enable auto-provisioning for all supported applications

Rollout pace:
Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

 

Reference by Google.com

Gmail admins can now notify internal senders when their email gets quarantined

Through Gmail compliance and routing settings, Gmail administrators can now choose to notify internal senders when their messages get quarantined, depending on your compliance rule.
Below is an example of the email that users will receive when their emails get quarantined:

To enable the feature: In the Admin console where you setup and configure policies to quarantine messages, there is now a checkbox at the bottom to “Notify sender when mail is quarantined (onward delivery only)”. This feature is default off for existing rules, but when you create a new rule, the default is on.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release
Editions:
Available to all G Suite editions
Rollout pace
Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility)
Impact:
Admins only

 

Reference by Google.com

Users with legacy Android devices can now access work apps in Google Play

Recently, we announced that your organization’s private apps would move from the “Private Channel” (i.e. the “domain.com” tab) to the “Work Apps” tab in the Google Play Store. We envision this Work Apps section as a single destination where users can find all of the applications they need to be productive on mobile. Using Google Mobile Management, G Suite administrators can offer a curated set of both public and custom apps to their employees in the Work Apps section of Google Play.

Previously, however, employees with Android devices that did not support work profiles could not see the Work Apps tab and the apps their admins had curated. This included any users with Android devices running 5.0 Lollipop or less. With this launch, employees with these older devices can now access the Work Apps tab in Google Play (in their personal profile) and the apps their admins have curated.

Google Play for Work on Legacy Devices

Note that on devices that do support work profiles, the Work Apps tab can only be accessed from Google Play in the work profile.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Editions:
Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

 

Reference by Google.com