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  • Respond quickly with Google Drive notifications in Google Chrome

    Posted: 25 Apr 2016 11:40 AM PDT

    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.


    Launch Details
    Release track: 
    Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in 2 weeks
    Posted Apr 26, 2016, 6:04 AM by James Hatz
  • Resize the formula bar for easier reading and typing in Google Sheets

    Posted: 25 Apr 2016 12:29 PM PDT

    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.
    Posted Apr 26, 2016, 6:03 AM by James Hatz
  • Choose the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files you want to access offline

    Choose the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files you want to access offline

    Posted: 18 Apr 2016 04:29 PM PDT

    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 offlineswitch 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.

    Launch Details
    Release track:
    Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks
    Posted Apr 19, 2016, 5:37 AM by James Hatz
  • Google Drive Just Got Better!


    Now you can choose what to Sync - and what not. So if you have gigabytes of pictures - you could choose not to sync those and save a lot of space on your hard drive for instance - but still have access to them all in the cloud via the Google Drive interface. 

    Remember - Google Drive has unlimited storage - your hard drive .. not so much :) Google Drive for Mac/PC just got better! Now sync only the subfolders you need.

    Posted: 14 Apr 2016 01:41 PM PDT

    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.

    Launch Details
    Posted Apr 15, 2016, 5:31 AM by James Hatz
  • Link Sharing Update and Reminders for Google Calendar on the web

    Update: Activate link sharing quickly via the “Get sharable link” icon in Drive web

    Posted: 05 Apr 2016 01:44 PM PDT

    Last week we announced changes to the link sharing behavior on Google Drive on the web. Based on feedback from Google Apps customers following the announcement, we’ve decided to change the default behavior for this new feature. Turning on link sharing will now require two clicks: one on the “Get shareable link” icon and then another on the toggle switch itself.

    This revised behavior will rollout to Rapid release domains today and Scheduled release domains in two weeks. Monitor the Google Apps release calendar for the specific launch date. 

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


    Launch of Reminders for Google Calendar on the web

    Posted: 05 Apr 2016 09:01 AM PDT

    Last year, we launched Reminders in the Google Calendar app for iOS and Android. We’re now happy to announce that Reminders are coming to Google Calendar on the web.

    Key features:

    • Set a reminder for a specific time and date and get notified when it’s time. To create a reminder, tap on a time in the calendar grid, then select “Reminder.”


    • Reminders carry forward to the next day, until you mark them done. To mark a reminder as done, simply click on the reminder, and click ‘Mark as done’.
    • Reminders created in the Google app, Keep, and Inbox will also show in Google Calendar.
    • Reminders on the web will sync to your Google Calendar Android and iOS apps.


    Please note:

    • Reminders are private to calendar owners and are not viewable, even if your calendar is shared with others.
    • Google Tasks users will not be prompted to use the Reminders feature. It can be enabled from the drop down menu on the Tasks calendar.



    Check out the Help Center for more information.

    Launch Details
    Release track:
    Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in 2 weeks

    Rollout pace:
    Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)
    Posted Apr 6, 2016, 5:24 AM by James Hatz
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