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As security on mobile devices becomes increasingly important, we want to give Google Apps administrators an improved ability to monitor key activities occurring on managed devices. With that in mind, we are launching Mobile Audit, which audits activities on iOS and Android devices managed by Google Mobile Management. Examples of activities that will be recorded include mobile application changes, operating system updates, and device settings changes.

This will help admins make more informed decisions around which policies to enable and what actions to take. For instance, imagine a user loses their device. Previously, an admin would simply wipe the device. Following this launch, however, the admin can investigate further by checking the device’s audit trail. If he or she observes suspicious activities—like failed attempts to log in to the device or a change in the device’s serial number—he or she can choose to block the device instead of just wiping it.

Admins can visit the Reports page in the Admin console to see all audit events. They can then filter those events by event name, device ID, user name, or date and time. Additionally, admins can set up “alerts,” so they’ll be notified when certain activities take place on their users’ devices.

For more information on Mobile Audit and to see a list of all events audited, please refer to the Help Center.

Please note that only users with Google Apps Unlimited licenses (excluding Google Apps for Education) will have their mobile events audited.




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Impact:
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Action:
Admin action suggested/FYI

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Help Center: Mobile audit log
Help Center: Administrator alerts
Help Center: View your organization's mobile devices
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Earlier this year, we launched several improvements for Data Loss Prevention for Gmail, such as optical character recognition and more flexible content detection thresholds. Google Apps Unlimited customers all around the world were able to start using DLP to automatically check outgoing messages according to content policies set by the administrator and help prevent accidental data loss.

In this latest release, we’re adding several new Personally Identifiable Information (PII) predefined detectors to enhance your DLP for Gmail solutions. The new detectors are as follows:
  • Mexico - Passport Number
  • Mexico - CURP Code
  • Korea - Passport Number
  • Spain - Passport Number
  • Germany - Passport Number
  • USA - Passport Number
  • China - Passport Number
  • Canada - Passport Number
  • France - Passport Number
  • Japan - Passport Number
  • UK - Passport Number

DLP for Gmail is available for Google Apps Unlimited customers only.


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

Impact:
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Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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Scan your email traffic using data loss protection

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(Cross-posted on Google Apps Developer Blog)

Posted by Tom Holman, Product Manager, Google Sheets

There was a time when office work used to be all about pushing physical paper. Computing and productivity tools have made things better, but workers still find themselves doing the same tasks over and over across the different apps they use: copying and pasting from a CRM app to a slide presentation, or manually exporting data from a project management app just to turn around and import it back into a spreadsheet. It’s the digital equivalent of pushing paper.

To make it easier to get the job done across multiple apps, without all the copy and paste, we’re announcing three new APIs and a new feature to help workers get to the data they need, when and where they need it.

Build seamless integrations with the new Sheets and Slides APIs

Our new APIs let developers connect their apps—and the data within them—more deeply with Google Sheets and Google Slides.

The new Sheets API gives developers programmatic access to powerful features in the Sheets web and mobile interfaces, including charts and pivot tables. For example, developers can use Sheets as part of a rich workflow that pushes data from their app into Sheets and allows users to collaborate on that data before the updated data is pulled back into the original app, removing altogether the need to copy and paste.

Teams at Anaplan, Asana, Sage, Salesforce, and SAP Anywhere are already building interesting integrations with the new Sheets API. Check out this video to see an overview of what’s possible, as well as several example integrations.


The new Sheets API is available today. Find the developer documentation as well as a codelab to help you get started at developers.google.com/sheets.

Similar to the Sheets API, the new Slides API gives developers programmatic access to create and update presentations. For example, developers can use this API to push data and charts into Slides to create a polished report from source data in other application, ready to present.

Conga, ProsperWorks, SalesforceIQ, and Trello are all building integrations with Slides using the new API. Several examples of what’s possible are in this video.


The Slides API will be launching in the coming months, and these partner integrations will be available soon after. You can sign up for early access to the Slides API at developers.google.com/slides.

Keep your data in sync with the new Classroom API

For developers building tools and workflows for schools, the Classroom API has launched new coursework endpoints to help you build stronger integrations that keep your data in sync. Read the full announcement on the Google for Education blog, here.


Say goodbye to stale data with linked charts

Finally, to make sure we can help keep all this data flowing seamlessly from app to app, users can now also embed linked charts from Sheets into Docs or Slides. The result? Once the underlying data in a spreadsheet changes, whether that change comes from an action taken in another app via the API or a collaborator, an updated chart in the corresponding presentation or document is just one click away.



For more information, see how to add a chart to a document or to a presentation.

We can't wait to see what you build.

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Charts help you display data in a visually compelling way. At work, the same chart may be used across multiple documents and presentations, to help you better convey your message and strengthen your argument. If that chart changes, it can be tedious and time-consuming to replace it in each and every file. To save you valuable time, we’re now making it possible to update your chart with a single click—without ever needing to leave your document or presentation.

To get started, simply go to Insert > Chart in Google Docs or Slides on the web. Insert a new chart, or select From Sheets to add an existing chart from the spreadsheet of your choice. As long as you check the Link to spreadsheet box, you’ll be given the option to update the chart with one click if its underlying data in Google Sheets changes. Should you no longer want to be notified of updates to a particular chart, you can simply unlink it. This same functionality is available if you copy and paste a chart into a document or presentation.



Please note that the ability to import or update linked charts will only be available to collaborators with edit access to the document, presentation, or underlying spreadsheet. For more information on embedding charts in your Docs and Slides files, check out the Help Center articles below.

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We know that internet connections can be spotty when you’re working on your phone on the go. And we recognize that sometimes you need access to a file you didn’t remember to make available offline. With this launch, we’ll make it easier to open Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files on your Android and iOS devices when you’re not online.

Starting today, any Docs, Sheets, or Slides files you’ve recently worked on will be automatically synced to your mobile device, so you can open them even if you don’t have an internet connection. As your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations go stale—or if your phone or tablet maxes out on storage space—we’ll remove those older files from your device. To see what documents are saved to your device and to access them later, simply select Offline from the overflow menu in your Docs, Sheets, or Slides app. This will show files synced both automatically and manually (note that manually synced files will now be labeled with a checkmark, instead of a pin icon).



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Action:
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Last September, we announced plans to no longer support two very old security systems called SSLv3 and RC4. As mentioned in Adam Langley’s announcement, these systems are no longer secure and pose a risk to those still using them:

SSLv3 has been obsolete for over 16 years and is so full of known problems that the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has decided that it must no longer be used. RC4 is a 28-year-old cipher that has done remarkably well, but is now the subject of multiple attacks at security conferences. The IETF has decided that RC4 also warrants a statement that it too must no longer be used.

Because of these issues, after June 16, 2016, we will disable both SSLv3 and RC4 support at Google’s SMTP servers and on Gmail’s web servers.

If you are still using SSLv3 or RC4:
  • Most organizations on Google Apps have already stopped using SSLv3 and RC4; however, if you are still on these older systems, we recommend reviewing the suggested actions in the Security Blog announcement and updating to modern TLS configurations.
  • Some common systems that may still be using SSLv3: inbound/outbound gateways, third-party emailers, and systems using SMTP relay.
After this change, servers sending messages via SSLv3 and RC4 will no longer be able to exchange mail with Google’s SMTP servers, and some users using older and insecure mail clients won't be able to send mail.


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Action: 
Admin action required for domains using SSLv3 and RC4 for Gmail SMTP

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Disabling SSLv3 and RC4

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Google Calendar on the web is getting an update today: event locations will now appear in the day and week views.

Instead of needing to navigate to an event’s details in order see the event location, the event location will now appear on your calendar, when there is enough space available. For example, the Global Sales Training is located at Building 43-1-R45 in the image below:

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An update to the Google Calendar app for Android is coming to Google Play. When you dial in to your conference call, Google Calendar can now automatically add the passcode. Simply tap the call-in number from the calendar event and you’ll be prompted to select the relevant passcode for you ─ host or participant. 
Note: Google Calendar detects the passcode or meeting ID from the location or notes field in the calendar event. If this information is not found, dialing in will be the same as before, where the passcode or meeting ID is dialed manually.


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Action: 
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Back in 2011, we launched the ability for any Google Apps administrator to set up DomainKey Identified Mail (DKIM). DKIM is a way to digitally sign messages so that recipient servers can verify that the message really comes from your domain and hasn't been changed along the way. Additionally, when you sign your messages with DKIM, they become less likely to get caught up in recipients’ spam filters.

The fight against spoofers still continues today, and as spoofers’ tools have gotten more powerful, 1024-bit DKIM keys are no longer as secure. For that reason, we’re pleased to announce that Google Apps customers can now digitally sign their messages with 2048-bit DKIM keys, and we strongly recommend making this the standard for all email messages sent from your domain going forward.

Recommendations

  • If you are currently not using DKIM to protect your Gmail messages, set up 2048-bit DKIM in the Admin console. See the Help Center articles below for instructions.
  • If you are already using DKIM with 1024-bit keys, check with your DNS provider to see if they support 2048-bit keys. If so, update your domain keys to 2048-bit for the best protection.

Important: Some domain registrars do not yet support 2048-bit DKIM keys, even though this has been available for more than 30 years. For those domains, we still offer the ability to sign messages with 1024-bit keys from a drop-down.


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Impact:
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Action:
Admin action suggested/FYI

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About DKIM
Generate the domain key
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Google BigQuery is a serverless analytics data warehouse that lets you analyze large amounts of data to find meaningful insights, using familiar SQL. BigQuery is fully managed which means it frequently delivers features and upgrades without any downtime or burden on the user. For enterprise customers, the BigQuery team strives to deliver features that improve user productivity and interoperability, and make BigQuery even easier to use.

Last week, the BigQuery team announced integration with Google Drive. You can now:

  • Save query results directly to Google Sheets from the BigQuery UI. 
  • Query files directly from Google Drive, without first loading them into BigQuery. 
  • Query Google Sheets spreadsheets from BigQuery as you edit them in Sheets! 

Check out the post on the Google Cloud Big Data and Machine Learning blog for more details.

Launch Details
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Launched to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Impact:
All end users/developers

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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Google Cloud Big Data and Machine Learning blog post


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We’re happy to announce that starting today the Gentle Notifications lab is graduating to become a fully supported feature.

You can now continue working in other tabs uninterrupted without losing track of your next meeting. Event notifications in browsers which support Web Notifications (like Google Chrome) will allow you to use native browser notifications instead of interruptive alerts. 

Get notifications using your browser’s native notification.

This new feature is opt-in and automatically activated for existing lab users. In order to opt-in, simply enable browser notifications from the settings menu in Google Calendar.


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Based on your feedback, we’re improving the search and filter experience in the Audit Reports section of the Admin console. Previously, when you typed a query in any one of the “Filters” fields in a particular report, we would automatically begin searching when your cursor left that field—an unexpected and often confusing experience. To make this workflow more intuitive, we’re adding a Search button below the filtering fields, which you’ll need to explicitly click to launch any search. This should make the process of pulling key reports quicker and easier.


Check out the Help Center for more details.

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Impact:
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Action:
Admin action suggested/FYI

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Help Center: Admin Audit Log

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Any skilled presenter knows that an interactive presentation is often an effective presentation. Starting today, you can better engage your audience by allowing them to submit questions and vote on them during Google Slides presentations.

To see the feature in action, check out this video in which Google Science Fair winner Shree Bose fields questions from a group of 200 middle school students.



A few things to note:

  • You can only use Slides Q&A if you have edit or comment access to that Slides presentation.
  • By default, any user in your domain can submit a question. If your organization permits external sharing, you can allow external users to submit questions as well.

For more information on how to accept, submit, and view audience questions in Google Slides, check out the Help Center.

Bonus! Allowing your audience to ask questions isn’t the only way we’re improving the presentation experience on Slides today. We’re also making the following possible:

  • Use your mouse as a laser pointer in Slides on the web. Just choose the laser pointer option from the toolbar and move your mouse, and a red laser-like dot will appear in the same place on screen, helping your audience know where to look and when.
  • In the Slides iOS app, present to a new Hangout or to a Hangout selected from a meeting on your Google Calendar. For more information, check out the Help Center

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Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release:

  • All mobile features
  • All audience features on mobile and desktop

Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks:

  • Ability for a presenter to enable Q&A on desktop

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

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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Help Center: Ask and present audience questions
Help Center: Present slides
Google for Work Blog: Talk with your audience — not at them — with Slides Q&A

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Images—for instance, business logos—can make or break a spreadsheet. With that in mind, we’re launching improved image and drawing functionality in the Google Sheets mobile apps. Starting today, you can:

  • View images and drawings in in the Sheets app on your iPhone or iPad.
  • View images and drawings—even in frozen sections!—in the Sheets app on your Android device (previously these images would not render in frozen cells on Android).


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Today, we’re announcing that as of July 1, 2016, we will discontinue support for Drive for Mac/PC sync client versions 1.22 and lower and going forward, any Google Drive for Mac/PC versions which are older than 1 year old.

Newer versions of the sync client offer several performance and security updates. We recommend that you take the following actions as soon as possible:


OS X and Windows users may check what version of the sync client they are using by clicking on the Drive for Mac/PC menu (which appear as three dots) and then clicking About. The dialog that appears will include the version number on it. Users still on versions 1.22 and lower after July 1, 2016 will no longer be able to sync files between Google Drive and local storage using Google Drive for Mac/PC.

In the coming weeks, we’ll also be contacting domain administrators whose users currently use older versions of Google Drive for Mac/PC and provide guidance on the appropriate migration path.

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We recently announced that the new Google Contacts is available for preview from the Admin console. By enabling the preview, administrators can allow their users access to the new Google Contacts, along with the many benefits that come with it, like a new fresh look and improved contact merge features.

One popular request from Google Apps users was the ability to easily import their contacts into Google Contacts. We’re happy to announce that starting today, the ability to import contacts, powered by ShuttleCloud, is now available for Google Apps users.

Getting started for administrators

  • Administrators must first enable the "Contacts Preview" for their users via Apps > Google Apps > Settings for Contacts > Advanced Settings
  • Administrators must also enable “User email uploads” in the Gmail User Settings by going to Apps > Google Apps > Settings for Gmail > Advanced Settings
Getting started for users

  • Users can now import contacts from a wide variety of supported mail and contact sources.
  • From the new Google Contacts preview, simply click More > Import > and choose the account that you’d like to migrate from.
  • You will be prompted for that account's username and password, and your contacts will start transferring once you have successfully granted authorization.
  • If you do need to import your contacts using a CSV file, click on CSV file in the above dialog box, and then click on Go to Old Contacts to be taken to Contacts Manager

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Check out the latest "What's New in Google Apps" newsletter [pdf] for a roundup of all Apps launches from April 2016.

Newsletter Archive & Translated Versions (coming soon for April issue)

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Smartphones have made productivity portable. You no longer have to be at your desk to catch up on meeting notes, dial into a conference call, or send an email. But scheduling meetings on the go is still difficult, as you have to open your laptop to check everyone’s calendar and find a time that works.

Starting today, if you use Google Apps for Work or Edu, you can schedule meetings from anywhere with "Find a time" in Google Calendar for Android.

With a single tap, “Find a time” helps you find meeting times that work for everyone—even if they're in different time zones—based on their availability and the times they usually have meetings. If there are no times that work, Calendar will look at which conflicting meetings can most easily be rescheduled. Designed specifically for organizations where sharing your calendar with colleagues is the norm, here's how it works:
“Find a time” makes suggestions, but you're still in control. You can tap to see everyone's schedule at a glance—perfect for making sure the timing works for all. And if you manage someone else's calendar, you can use the feature to schedule meetings on their behalf as well.

Download Google Calendar for Android to get easy, on-the-go scheduling. And yes, we're also working on bringing “Find a time” to iPhone, as well as easier ways to schedule on the web.


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Posted by Matt Ward, Software Engineer

(Cross-posted on Google for Education blog

In August 2015 we launched YouTube Settings in Google Apps to give schools and other organizations a way to manage the YouTube experience for users logged in to their domains and on networks they manage. Today we’re happy to announce a number of new features to make these more flexible and easier to use.

Channel whitelisting
Administrators and designated approvers can now whitelist entire channels, not just individual videos. For example, if you want to ensure that all current and future videos uploaded to your organization or school’s channel are watchable by your users, you can now simply add the entire channel to your approved list. Learn how to designate approvers.
Using YouTube settings in Google Apps for Education already gives your users access to all the videos on educational YouTube channels like Veritasium, but now your domain’s video approvers can add other channels as well, like your school’s YouTube channel.

More flexible options for administrators
Administrators have new capabilities to help them manage YouTube to meet the needs of their organization.
  • Administrators can now choose between two levels of Restricted Mode restrictions -- strict or moderate -- for their logged-in users. 
Admins can select between a strict and moderate level of restriction for YouTube. 
  • Network managers can now use an HTTP header to enforce either strict or moderate restricted mode on managed devices. 
  • Network managers can also use this new DNS configuration if they want to enforce moderate restricted mode on wifi networks they manage.
  • Coming soon, logged-out users on YouTube’s mobile apps on restricted networks will also get a restricted experience. 
  • And since we know this can be tricky to set up, network managers can visit this page to ensure their network restrictions have been configured correctly. 

YouTube for Schools
In August we announced that we would no longer be maintaining YouTube for Schools (YT4S). As of July 1, 2016, YT4S will no longer be available. View the YouTube Settings in Google Apps Help Center for additional details.

More information
Learn how to enable YouTube settings for your Google Apps domain and join the discussion in the product forum.



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Working with long and complicated formulas is tough enough as is; you shouldn’t have to struggle to simply read them. Fortunately, this launch makes it easier to view and type those lengthy equations in Google Sheets on the web, by allowing you to drag and expand the formula bar.

Only have view or comment access to a spreadsheet? Previously, it was difficult to read the entire content of a cell containing a large amount of text. With this launch, you can simply click the bottom of the function bar and drag it up or down to make it big enough to see everything within it.



Check out the Help Center for more information on working with formulas in Sheets.

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Help Center: Add formulas and functions to a spreadsheet

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The Android Gmail app is getting an update to support users using dual delivery mail flow or calendars with Microsoft Exchange. Now, whether you're on Google Apps or Exchange, you can use the Gmail app on any Android device to send and receive mail.
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Gradual rollout (3 or more days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
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We’re pleased to announce that Google Drive will now support web notifications when your colleagues share Google Drive files with you, or request access to files.
Please note:
  • Users must opt-in to turn on notifications.
  • This feature will only be visible while using Google Chrome. 
  • Users can control which notifications they receive, on a per-device basis.

To make users aware of these notifications, Google Drive will show a message in the bottom left of the document list, outlining the benefits with a link to enable the feature.


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Impact:
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Action:
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Posted by Vartika Agarwal, Technical Program Manager, Identity & Authentication, and Wesley Chun, Developer Advocate, Google

(Cross-posted on Google Apps Developer Blog)

As we indicated several years ago, we are moving away from the OAuth 1.0 protocol in order to focus our support on the current OAuth standard, OAuth 2.0, which increases security and reduces complexity for developers. OAuth 1.0 (3LO)* was shut down on April 20, 2015. During this final phase, we will be shutting down OAuth 1.0 (2LO) on October 20, 2016. The easiest way to migrate to the new standard is to use OAuth 2.0 service accounts with domain-wide delegation.

If the migration for applications using these deprecated protocols is not completed before the deadline, those applications will experience an outage in their ability to connect with Google, possibly including the ability to sign-in, until the migration to a supported protocol occurs. To avoid any interruptions in service for your end-users, it is critical that you work to migrate your application(s) prior to the shutdown date.

With this step, we continue to move away from legacy authentication/authorization protocols, focusing our support on modern open standards that enhance the security of Google accounts and that are generally easier for developers to integrate with. If you have any technical questions about migrating your application, please post them to Stack Overflow under the tag google-oauth.


*3LO stands for 3-legged OAuth: there's an end-user that provides consent. In contrast, 2-legged (2LO) doesn’t involve an end-user and corresponds to enterprise authorization scenarios such as enforcing organization-wide policy control access.

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In the Google Sheets Android app today, you can insert charts, change their types, and move, resize, and delete them. With this launch, we’re giving you the ability to do even more, including:

  • Add or change a chart’s title.
  • Add or change the titles of a chart’s X and Y axes.
  • Change the color of a series in a chart.
  • Specify where the chart’s legend should be located.



Check out the Help Center for more information on creating and editing charts in the Sheets Android app.

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Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

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

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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An internet connection isn’t always easy to come by, but that shouldn’t stop your employees from completing their work. That’s why we give Google Apps admins the option of allowing their users to enable offline access to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files. Once an individual user has enabled offline access in Google Drive, a subset of their Docs, Sheets, and Slides files are synced to their computer or device. The specific files synced are based on certain criteria, primarily recency. 

With this launch, we’ll allow end users to choose the specific files they want to make available for offline access when they’re working in a Chrome browser on their desktop computer. This will make it easy for individuals to work anywhere, anytime, even when they don’t have an internet connection. To make a file available for offline access, a user simply needs to visit the Docs, Sheets, or Slides home screen and toggle the Available offline switch in a file’s overflow menu to ON.



Please note that this feature will only be available to users working in a Chrome browser on desktop and whose admins have allowed them to enable offline access in Drive. For more information, check out the Help Center.

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Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

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

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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Google Drive for Mac/PC — the app that syncs your computer with Google Drive — is an easy way to make sure your files are safe and accessible from anywhere. Today, we are releasing new features that make your syncing and sharing experience better (and faster, too).

  • Select which subfolders sync to your computer

    While syncing top-level folders is already possible, you can now choose which subfolders from My Drive to sync to your desktop.

    To do this, click  Preferences > Sync Options > Only these folders… Here, you’ll be presented with a list of subfolders from Google Drive that you can check or uncheck to enable or disable syncing.
  • Manage your local storage transparently

    While you get tons of storage with Google Drive, your local desktop may not have the same amount of free disk space. Now, Drive’s interface will show the size of your individual subfolders as well as the space remaining on your computer. It will also warn you if there is not enough space to sync.

    On top of that, during setup, if the default folders don't fit, Drive will guide you to use selective sync to help you better manage your storage space from the start.
  • See warnings before deleting or moving shared files
    When you’re working with folders on your computer, moving and deleting things is simple. But, doing that with shared files or folders can cause others to lose access. Now, Drive warns you so you’ll know if someone might lose access.
Please note that Google Apps administrators must first choose whether their users are allowed to use the Google Drive sync client from the Admin console, before it can be used.

The improved Google Drive sync client is available now on both Windows and Mac here.

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Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

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

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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A new version of the Google Drive for Android app is coming to Google Play. New features include:

  • Inline Uploads: Previously when uploading files to Google Drive, they would be sent to a folder called Uploads, instead of a destination folder. Now, when uploading files, you’ll see them appear within the destination folder to which you uploaded the file, along with a clear upload progress indicator.

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Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

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

Impact:
All end users
Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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Calendars should help users make the most of their time. That’s why starting today, we’re introducing a new feature called Goals in Google Calendar on Android and iPhone to help users find time for personal activities. With Goals, users can add a goal and Calendar will help them find the time and stick to these goals.

Goals are easy to set up
To set a goal (like “Work out more”), a user must simply answer a few questions (like “How often?” and “Best time?”). From there Calendar will look at the user’s schedule and find the best windows to pencil in time for that goal. Goals created in Google Calendar will have the same privacy setting as the default calendar setting.
Goals adjust to your busy life
Goals aren't easy—especially when the unexpected comes up—but Calendar can help adjust in a number of important ways. For example, Calendar will automatically reschedule if a user adds another event that's a direct conflict with a goal.
Users can also defer a goal at any time, and Calendar will make time for it later.
Finally, Calendar actually gets better at scheduling the more it is used—if a goal is deferred or edited then Calendar will choose even better times in the future.
To get started, users can download the Google Calendar app on Android or iPhone, and set their first goal.

Please note: Currently, events created through Goals does not take into account secondary calendars or other personal calendars synced to the device.

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Launching to both Rapid and Scheduled release

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

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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In March, we introduced the ability to quickly and easily scroll through Google Docs files on your Android phone or tablet. We’re excited to announce that we’re now launching that same functionality for your iOS device. Starting today, when you begin scrolling in Google Docs on your iPhone or iPad, a small navigation handle will automatically appear on the side of the screen. Touching that handle will display any headers you’ve created or—if you haven’t manually applied them—headers that we’ve intelligently detected. This will allow you to quickly skip from section to section, instead of slowly swiping up and down.


Check out the Help Center for more information on using this feature.

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Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

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

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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