Tuesday, January 3, 2017
G Suite: Top 10 Back 2 School Updates
1. Suggested Actions in Docs
Suggested action items appear when you use actionable words. As you type, if Google Docs detects action items (ex "Chris to send a follow-up e-mail"), a suggested action item will appear.
RULE: For action items to be suggested, text must
> Mention someone’s name or email.
> Mention someone with access to the file.
Learn more > goo.gl/Hk3Tdj
2. 'File Upload' Question Type
G Suite respondents can now upload files from their
computer or Drive into a Google Form.
Learn more > goo.gl/ekk3Jd
3. Table of Content Page Numbers
You can now add page numbers in the table of contents of your Google Docs.
Learn how > goo.gl/1hKV4j
4. Find a Time in Calendar
The ‘Find a Time’ feature is now available on iOS.
> Start a new event
> Add participant names
> Click on ‘Find a Time’ and
Calendar will provide suggested times when all attendees are free.
Learn more > goo.gl/MmLCa1
5. Events in Google Maps
You can now see your Google Calendar events in Google Maps on Android.
> Enter the address in the “Where” box in Google Calendar
> Sign into Google Maps
> See your Google Calendar events right there on the map
6. Search Faster and with Ease
Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a fancy way of saying “search like you talk.”
You can type things like “find my budget spreadsheet from last December” and Drive will understand what you mean. Search results will give you the option to click for those
specific search results.
Learn More > goo.gl/yPQcCh
Explore in Docs, Sheets and Slides makes work a breeze.
Click the ‘Explore’ icon on the bottom right of your file
> Sheets: Ask a question about your data
> Slides: Apply designs based on content
> Docs: Recommends related topics, images, and Drive
Learn more > goo.gl/Xmw4GI
8. More with Voice Typing
There are now more voice type commands you can use with this voice feature.
Get all the commands here > goo.gl/9orzIc
9. Early Adopter Programs
The G Suite team has been previewing new experiences with a small set of customers and we’ll be extending this to more customers through an Early Adopter Program.
> Drive for Teams: content ownership and sharing managed at team level; new roles give more granular control over team content; off-boarding departing team members
> Hangouts: no downloads, no browser plugins, invite anyone, join from any device, up to 50 participants
Learn more > goo.gl/Z0lClo
10. G Suite Release Calendar
Stay up to date and get details about a new update, release, or training resource with this calendar.
Add it to your list of calendars:
> Scroll to the bottom of the calendar
> Click on the ‘+Google Calendar’ icon
Locate the calendar here > goo.gl/TLA781
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