Updates!

What’s new with G Suite?

There’s been some great new updates to G Suite! Click on the subtopic you’re interested in, or continue scrolling to read more!

 

Slides Present Mode gains new features!

2-Step Verification mode for iOS devices arrives on Android!

Gain insight into the edit history of a cell in Google Sheets!

Slides Present Mode gains new features!

 

The latest update to Google Slides offers excellent features that can boost confidence in presentating ability. The new features will enable us to navigate to specific slides and control video playback using keyboard shortcuts, resize slide thumbnails and speaker notes in the presenter view, and view all keyboard shortcuts using the new ‘Tips’ button available in the presentation control bar.

 

To resize your notes, access the toolbar and click Present -> Presenter View, here you can drag the line between the speaker notes and slide preview, setting it where it suits you.

 

To gain insight on new keyboard shortcuts select Present -> Tips.

 

These are great updates for end users and are available to all G Suite editions. Please note, these features will be ON by default.

Both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains can expect full feature visibility by the 3rd July 2019.

Presenter View

Keyboard Shortcuts

2-Step Verification on Android

2-Step Verification mode for iOS devices arrives on Android!!

 

Google announced 2-Step verification for G Suite was becoming available on Android devices earlier this year.
Now, we are able to use 2-Step verification with Android 7.0+ (Nougat), to authorise your sign-in to Google Cloud services on iOS devices such as an iPad or Mac.

 

This great security update is available to all G Suite editions and will be ON if the Security Key Enforcement or 2-Step Verification is turned on by the organisation.

Please note, we highly recommend authenticating 2-Step verification for your organisation, this is crucial to maintain high standards of security and data protection.

This update is already available to both Rapid Release, and Scheduled Release domains.

 

Helpful links:

Find out more about 2-Step Verification.

Learn how to authorise 2-Step Verification on your devices.

Gain insight into the edit history of a cell in Google Sheets!

 

Google’s latest update to Sheets allow us to view the history of action taken within a specific cell. Gain insight on data such as whom made the last edit, the date and time in which that edit was made, and what the cell displayed prior to the edit.

This is a great update, empowering collaborators to have transparency over the information within Sheets.

 

To access a cells history;

  • Right click on any cell.
  • Select ‘Show edit history’ within the dropdown menu.
  • You’ll see a dialogue box detailing, the user details for the last edit, a timestamp of when the edit took place, both the previous and current value within the cell, and arrow keys to toggle between edits.Please note, certain changes may not appear in the edit history, these can be changes to the cell’s format, formula changes, and added/deleted columns and rows.

     

    This great feature is available to all G Suite editions and will be ON by default.

    Those on Rapid Release Domains can expect full feature visibility by the 26th June 2019.

    Those on Scheduled Release Domains can expect full feature visibility by the 10th July 2019.

     

    Helpful link:

    Learn how to view history on files.

View editing history in cells

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