Google Apps Updates 01st – 15th July 2014

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

  • Thirteen new UI language in Gmail

  • Reset image in Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings

  • Replace image in Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings

  • Transfer ownership of Drive files before deleting a user

  • Browser upgrade notifications in Gmail

  • New version of the Gmail Android app

  • Richer profile information with extended user attributes in Admin console

 

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

Tomake 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

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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

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Reset image in Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings

This feature provides the ability to reset the properties and formatting of an image in Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings after edits have been made to it. This is useful for restarting an image editing attempt if unhappy with the first try.

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/4600160

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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

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Transfer ownership of Drive files before deleting a user

To help prevent the accidental deletion of Drive files when deleting a user, admins will now be prompted to optionally transfer ownership of any files owned by the user. Admins can choose to transfer all files the user owns or only shared files they own. If the user is deleted without transferring the user’s Drive files, Google deletes the files the user owned within five days. Release track:

Rapid release and Scheduled release (Note: this feature will be rolled out gradually) For more information:

https://support.google.com/a/answer/33314

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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

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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:

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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

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