Google Apps 3 updates alerts

Simpler deployment of 2-Step Verification

Posted: 11 Mar 2015 11:52 AM PDT

Previously, the deployment of 2-Step Verification (2SV) within a domain could be a tedious process, as it required Apps admins to carefully monitor the 2SV enrollments of their users before the actual enforcement, potentially leading to lock out situations requiring admin intervention. 

Today, we are improving the enrollment and enforcement process for 2SV for Google Apps. Admins can now set a 2SV enforcement date in the future, giving users a monitored amount of time to enroll. Users will be prompted to enroll when they sign-in, and also will receive email reminders if they have not enrolled before the enforcement date. 

We highly encourage all Apps customers to take advantage of the simplified set-up process and add an extra level of security protection by implementing 2SV for their domains. 

Greater visibility and control of Chrome apps in Admin console

Posted: 11 Mar 2015 10:27 AM PDT

Chrome application settings in the Admin console allow admins to control which Chrome applications and extensions their users can access, and whether users can create and publish their own apps.

With today’s launch, the Admin console has been updated with a new App management view, providing admins with greater visibility and control in managing specific apps and extensions in their domain. Key improvements include:

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The existing app and extension manager view under User Settings will remain available as an option moving forward.

The new interface will roll out gradually over the coming weeks. See the Help Center for more information on the new and existing views for managing Chrome Apps.

Unified Network management across devices

Posted: 11 Mar 2015 08:06 AM PDT

Starting today, from a single interface, Google Apps admins can define and push networks to Mobile, Chromebook, and Chromebox for Meetings devices. Previously, admins had to configure the same network in multiple places to make it available to different device types. With today’s launch, we have removed the redundant network configuration points in the Admin console:
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To access the new settings interface, select Device Management > Network in the Admin console. Learn more about the full capabilities in the Help Center for mobile and Chrome devices.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
Google Apps Help Center
Chrome Help Center

Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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