Google Cloud Console Gets A Refresh

Chris CrumIT Management

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Google announced the launch of a new user interface for the Cloud Console for Cloud Platform. It features improved navigation, search, and customization features.

"Many of you spend a lot of time there, deploying, configuring and managing various aspects of the platform," writes product manager Stewart Fife in a blog post. We’re excited to share a beta of the new UI design, which helps you focus on what matters most to you."

With the navigational upgrade, all Cloud Platform offerings are found in one place. A keyboard shortcut can also be used to enter into search-based navigation. This lets you jump to any feature, page, or API in the console from a "persistent search box".

The navigation layout of each feature has been retooled to enable "complete focus within that space" and maximize screen real estate.

"Focus the console to reflect only the services you actually use by 'pinning' them to the top bar for fast one-click access from anywhere," explains Fife.

With the new console, you can also find and address issues from a configureable dashboard of your resources and services, he notes.

The new console will remain in beta for a month. You can try it out if you go to and click "Try the beta console."

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