Google Adds Natural Search to Drive

Google has brought the natural search capabilities of Google Search to Drive, making it easier and more intuitive to find your company files. Google is rolling out Natural Language Processing (NLP) worldwide and immediately so that people can search Drive…

Georgia Prison CIO Gives Google Cloud Credit for Saving Millions

Georgia’s Department of Community Supervision has gone virtual via Google Apps and Chromebooks. With staff increases and with significant amounts of time outside of their offices, The State of Georgia was looking for a more economical and cost-efficient solution to…

Google Launches New App Called “Spaces” To Improve Sharing

Google announced on their official blog today a new application called “Spaces”, a tool for small group sharing. It’s like an instant Google+ group, but of course it’s not Google+. Google says it built Spaces to make it easier for…

Google Calendar Gets New Meeting-Scheduling Feature

Google announced a new meeting-scheduling feature for Google Calendar on Android for Google Apps for Work and Edu customers. You can simply tap “Find a Time” to find meetings times that work for those involved. This takes time zones into…

Google Extends Google Apps Cost Saving Offer to Medium-Sized Businesses

In an effort to get more companies on Google Apps, Google announced that it is extending a cost-covering program previously only available to large enterprises to medium-sized businesses. Last fall, Google provided its productivity suite for free to companies locked…

Google Apps Admins Get Improved Device Management

Google announced three new capabilities to make it easier for Google Apps administrators to set up mobile management and define policies. You can click Manage Now on the Admin console to set up mobile management with a predefined set of…

Google Adds Google Apps Identity Support for Office 365, Slack, Facebook at Work and Others

Last year, Google announced support for SAML 2.0 with Google as the identity provider, and now they’re adding pre-configured support for Microsoft Office 365, Facebook at Work, Panorama9, New Relic, Concur, Coupa, Box, Slac, and others. As the company notes,…

Your Employees Now Have a Helpful Google Apps User Hub

Google announced an update to Google Apps that enables employees to view and access their apps from a new user hub. This provides them with an easy way to see what they are able to use while giving them a…

Google Apps Admins Get More File Sharing Control

Google announced the addition of a new “Access Checker” feature in the settings in the admin console in Google Apps. This is designed to give admins greater control over sharing options of employees. You can access this by going to…

Gmail For Google Apps Unlimited Gets Data Loss Prevention

Google just announced availability of Data Loss Prevention in Gmail for Google Apps Unlimited customers. The company plans to bring it to Google Drive in the coming year. “Workers are constantly creating and sharing new ideas, and keeping these ideas…

Google Admin App Gets An Update

Google launched an update to the Google Admin app on Android making it easier for admins to manage users and groups on the go. “The Google Admin mobile app allows Apps super admins to easily manage users and groups, contact…

Google Drive Boosts Security, Privacy Control For Businesses

Google says the number of paying organizations actively using Google Drive crossed a million earlier this year. The company is taking steps to improve security and privacy protection for Drive as well as Google Apps for Work and Google Apps…

Study Shows Google Apps For Work Saves Businesses Big Money

Google commissioned Forrester Consulting to look at the total economic impact (TEI) of the value Google Apps for Work customers get out of the product. The study spans three years of organizations’ use of it, including the moving from legacy…

Would You Trust Google Inbox For Your Work Email?

Last fall, Google launched Inbox by Google, a new email app, which it hopes will one day replace Gmail for both people and businesses. It’s still unclear if that will be a mandatory change for Gmail users somewhere down the…

Google Drops Apps Search Lab Feature From Gmail

Back in 2010, Google launched an App Search lab feature in Gmail, enabling users to bring up content from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides in their Gmail searches. Given that Gmail search just does this on its own now, the…

Google Apps Admins Get Support Upgrade

Google announced some new support improvements for Google Apps admins. These include chat support, in-product help, and business Hangouts. Google has been piloting chat support for a couple months. Now it’s rolling out an an option for English-language Apps admins…

Google Apps Now Lets Users Install Apps Without Admins

Google announced on Wednesday that employees of Google Apps-using businesses and organizations can now install apps from the Google Apps Marketplace without having to involve the administrator. In the past, admins were required to install the apps , so this…

Google Apps Gets Admin Reports, New Sites Features

Google announced (separately) a handful of noteworthy updates to Google Apps. First off, the company introduced a new Reports section to the Admin console aimed at making it easier for admins to manage Google Apps and gain insights. The feature…

Google Apps Gets New Android Device Management Features

Google announced the launch of some new Google Apps Mobile Management features for Android to help organizations manage BYOD policies. These include inactive account wipe, support for EAP-based WiFi networks, compromised device detection, and additional reporting fields. “Bring your own…

Google Apps Gets More Gmail Security

Google announced that it has added some security-related features for email in Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education. These include mail routing, delivery controls, SMTP relay, attachment compliance, and TLS encryption of message content. Mail routing, delivery controls, and…