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    Reminder: Ending support for IE11 for all Google Workspace apps on March 15

    Posted: 25 Feb 2021 10:14 AM PST

    Last year, we announced that Google Workspace will officially stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) on March 15, 2021. To avoid any possible disruptions in service, such as degraded performance or security vulnerabilities, please be sure to switch to a different browser before that date.

    Getting started

    • Admins: We recommend you encourage IE11 users in your organization to switch to a supported browser as soon as possible.
    • End users: To prepare for this change, we recommend using a supported browser with Google Workspace.

    Availability

    • Impacts Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers

    Resources

    Easily locate the source file for embedded Drive video and audio files in Google Slides

    Posted: 25 Feb 2021 08:09 AM PST

    Quick launch summary

    It’s now easier to find the original source file for Google Drive-stored video or audio files embedded in a Google Slides presentation. Users can click the new ‘link to Drive’ button on an embedded video or audio file to quickly open the source file in Drive. This is useful for checking access on a file before sharing a presentation more broadly.

    As announced last year, the Access checker in Slides will also check the permissions on embedded video and audio files when you first insert a Drive-stored file into a presentation and again when you share your presentation.

    We hope these improvements make it easy for you to ensure collaborators and viewers have the proper permissions and visibility for all Drive-stored video and audio files embedded in a Slides presentation. 

    Getting started 

    • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. 
    • End users: When editing a Google Slides presentation, click on an embedded Drive-stored video or audio or file and then click on the ‘link to Drive’ button to open the original Google Drive file.

    Visit the Help Center to learn more about inserting or deleting images and videos in Slides

    Rollout pace 

    • Rapid Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on February 24, 2021 
    • Scheduled Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days) for feature visibility starting on March 2, 2021 

    Availability 

    • Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, and Education Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, and Nonprofits customers 

    Resources 

    Posted Feb 26, 2021, 5:12 AM by James Hatz
  • Google Workspace updates

    More options for sharing your availability in Google Calendar

    Posted: 22 Feb 2021 11:55 AM PST

    What’s changing 

    We’re adding two new options in Calendar, which will help you better communicate your work availability to your colleagues. Specifically, you can: 
    • Create repeating out of office entries. 
    • Split your working hours into multiple segments each day. 
    At the moment, working hour segments will only be available on the web and repeating out of office entries on the web and Android devices. See below for more information on these features, including rollout details. 



    Who's impacted

    End users



    Why it’s important 

    As many people have experienced changes to their working environments in the past year, their work schedules have also changed—and are now often mixed with personal commitments and other obligations. We hope that with the addition of repeating out of office entries and segmentable working hours, you can better organize your time and communicate availability to your colleagues. 

    You can use segmentable working hours to indicate when certain blocks of time are outside of your working hours. Working hours are visible on your calendar when someone schedules a meeting with you. 

    In addition to using repeating out of office entries for vacation time, you can use them to indicate time when you need to handle personal commitments—like childcare, exercise, and more. They can also be used to better communicate part-time availability or certain days when you're consistently unavailable. 



    Additional details 

    Repeating out of office entries and declining meeting behavior 
    If you create a repeating out of office entry and select “Automatically decline meetings,” a decline meeting notification will be sent to the organizers of any meetings scheduled during your repeating OOO. If the declined meeting is a recurring meeting, those organizers may get multiple notifications—these emails are bundled for Gmail users, but not always for users of other email services. 



    Getting started 

    Segment your working hours in Google Calendar

    Rollout pace 

    Working hour segments 
    • Rapid Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on February 22, 2021 
    • Scheduled Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility) starting on March 8, 2021 

    Repeating out of office entries 
    • Rapid Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility) starting on March 1, 2021 
    • Scheduled Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on March 15, 2021 


    Availability 

    • Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, and Education Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, and Nonprofits customers 

    Resources 

    Improvements for locating new comments and important conversations in Google Docs

    Posted: 22 Feb 2021 10:44 AM PST

    Quick launch summary

    We’ve added two new ways that make it easier to find comments that require your attention and action in Google Docs on the web.

    New comment activity since the last time you viewed a document will be “badged” with a blue dot. Additionally, when you hover over the blue dot, you’ll see a “New” banner.
    A blue dot emphasizes the new comment activity since the last time you viewed the document.



    In the Comments history dialog, we added new filtering options. You can sort comments by: “For you”, “All comments”, or “Resolved”.


    Select  “For You” in the comment history dialog to view the comment threads and action items involving you.





    We hope these improvements make collaboration easier by enabling you to quickly navigate to and take action on important comments and conversations.

    Getting started

    • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature.
    • End users: There is no end user setting for this feature. Visit the Help Center to learn more about using comments and action items.

    Rollout pace

    Availability

    • Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers
    • Available to users with personal Google Accounts 

    Resources 

    Posted Feb 23, 2021, 5:49 AM by James Hatz
  • Out of Office Notifications in Google Docs

    Google Workspace Update: Out of office information will now display when replying to or mentioning a user in a Google Docs comment


    Out of office information will now display when replying to or mentioning a user in a Google Docs comment

    Posted: 26 Jan 2021 01:49 PM PST

    Quick launch summary

    In Google Docs, you’ll now see out of office information when replying to or mentioning other users in a comment.

    When mentioning a single user in a new comment or thread, you’ll see the OOO banner and information on when they plan to return.




    For multi-person threads, you’ll see condensed out of office information. You can select the info icon to view more information on each specific person. 


    Getting started

    Rollout pace


    Availability 

    • Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers 

    Resources 


    Posted Jan 27, 2021, 6:25 AM by James Hatz
  • 2 new updates

    Posted: 19 Jan 2021 11:47 AM PST

    Quick launch summary 

    We’re adding a range name box, located to the left of the formula bar, to improve navigation in Google Sheets. Previously, active cells were only indicated by a blue outline and could be located by scrolling or using the arrow keys. Now, you can use the range name box to jump directly to coordinates and named ranges in a sheet. 

    Additionally, this box provides a dropdown menu to easily access and manage to create new named ranges in the sheet. 


    Getting started 

    • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. 
    • End users: There is no end user setting for this feature. The new range name box can be found at the left of the formula bar. Visit the Help Center to learn more about using named ranges in Sheets.  

    Rollout pace 


    Availability 

    • Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers 
    • Available to users with personal Google Accounts 

    Resources 

    Resize the Chat and Rooms sections in Gmail on the web

    Posted: 19 Jan 2021 08:54 AM PST

    Quick launch summary 

    You can now resize the Chat and Rooms sections in the left-side navigation of Gmail on the web. This makes it easier to stay on top of your most important conversations and navigate to relevant chats faster. 

    Hover over a section header and drag up or down to resize. 

    Getting started 

    • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. 
    • End users: There is no end-user setting for this feature. To resize a section, click on a section header and drag to adjust as needed. 

    Rollout pace 

    Availability 

    • Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers

    Posted Jan 20, 2021, 5:23 AM by James Hatz
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    Google Drive Processing Issue: Playback produces black screen, audio works fine
    Please visit this link and upvote the issue so it gets a high priority with Google:
    https://support.google.com/drive/thread/86840466?hl=en
    Posted Jan 6, 2021, 5:56 AM by James Hatz
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