April Monthly Update

posted May 3, 2016, 6:58 AM by Amanda Hudeck

The monthly M+Google Digest informs users about what is happening with Google releases for both Core Apps (Google applications that fall under the Google Apps for Education agreement and do NOT require separate terms of service or privacy policy), as well as the Non-Core Apps (those that are not part of the Google Apps for Education agreement). We will continue to communicate important information on Core Apps throughout the month as well. For a list of Core and Non-Core Apps, see the M+Google List of Services page.

Core Apps:

  • The Google Drive Sync app for Mac/PC just got better! Now you can sync only the subfolders you need.

  • Coming soon! You’ll be able to keep your information safe with expiration dates for specific users in Google Drive.

  • Slow scrolling on your Apple device won’t be a problem anymore. Now you can scroll quickly through Google Docs on your iPhone or iPad.

  • Quickly activate link sharing with the “Get sharable link” icon in Drive.

  • New: upload directly to a destination folder with Inline Uploads in Drive for Android.

  • Soon you’ll be able to do more with charts in Google Sheets for Android. New features will allow you to:

    • Add or change a chart’s title.

    • Add or change the titles of a chart’s X and Y axes.

    • Change the color of a series in a chart.

    • Specify where the chart’s legend should be located.

  • Do you have trouble finding time for meetings in Google Calendar on Android? Google will be adding a new feature, called “Find a Time” that will make scheduling meetings much easier and more convenient.

  • Templates and custom Docs will no longer be stored in the Templates gallery. You’ll be able to create a template directly in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. More information about this change will be coming soon!

M+Google Team

Tip: Did you know? You can keep all your drafts in one Drive file - you can revert to earlier versions any time.

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