Tuesday, August 2, 2016

LC Google Apps Updates - June/July

A "Totally Rebuilt" Google Sites is on the Horizon - 06/13/2016

In the coming year, Google has announced a "massive overhaul" of Google Sites, rebuilding it almost entirely from the ground up. which will include drag & drop functionality, real-time collaboration, responsive design, and even mobile-friendly layouts. An exact release date has not been announced, but the new Sites is currently being tested through the Early Adopter Program and is expected to be released in 2017.

New Settings for 2-Step Verification - 06/20/2016

2-Step verification provides an additional layer of security when protecting your account. Users may now choose from multiple verification options by visiting the "My Account" area and navigating to Sign-in & Security > Signing in to Google > 2-Step Verification. Options include entering a security key from the Google Authenticator App, receiving a verification code via text, or receiving a mobile popup.

Choose a file’s folder location when you make a copy in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides - 7/18/2016

This update addresses a minor Google Drive annoyance: when duplicating a file in Google Docs, you may now specify a location for the copy, rather than the copy automatically appearing in the location of the original. While the Google Apps release calendar indicates the feature would be available August 1st, it is currently not available. We'll be sure to announce via Twitter when it becomes available.

Mobile Updates

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