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Allow Google Calendar users to book Microsoft Exchange resources

What’s changing

You can now let your Google Calendar users book Microsoft Exchange calendar resources, such as meeting rooms, when they schedule a meeting.

Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why you’d use it

We know that some of you manage a coexistence of Google Calendar users and Microsoft Exchange users within your organizations. Last year, we added the ability to share free/busy information across users in these two environments. With this launch, Calendar users can now easily book any resources that are stored in Exchange.

How to get started


  • Admins: To enable Exchange room booking in the Admin console, please follow these instructions.
  • End users: Once this feature is enabled, Calendar users will see both Calendar and Exchange resources displayed as bookable options.

Additional details

For more information about Calendar interop, check out the Help Center.

Helpful links

Help Center: Allow Calendar users to book Exchange resources

Availability

Rollout details


G Suite editions
Available to all G Suite editions

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New pricing for G Suite Basic and Business Editions

More than a decade ago, we introduced Gmail—our first cloud-native productivity app—to help make email safer and easier for everyone. Since then, we pioneered more ways for teams to collaborate in real-time with products like Google Calendar, Docs, Drive and Hangouts. Together, these apps make up G Suite, our set of intelligent, secure productivity and collaboration tools.

We’ve brought businesses more than a dozen new G Suite services to help them reimagine how they work, including powerful video conferencing (Hangouts Meet), secure team messaging (Hangouts Chat) and enterprise-grade search capabilities (Cloud Search). We’ve also infused our products with advanced artificial intelligence to make it easier to respond to emails, gather insights from data and protect against phishing attacks before they happen.

Today, more than four million organizations use G Suite to collaborate efficiently and securely, and analysts have taken notice. IDC’s Wayne Kurtzman notes, "Google has established G Suite as a secure, enterprise-ready, AI–powered productivity and collaboration platform. With its broad set of capabilities, G Suite offers a strong value proposition to customers.”

Over the last ten years, G Suite has grown to provide more tools, functionality and value to help businesses transform the way they work. The one thing that hasn't changed over this time, is price. Today, we are announcing two incremental list price updates to reflect this value. Starting on April 2, 2019, G Suite Basic Edition will increase by $1 (from $5 to $6 per user/month) and G Suite Business Edition will increase by $2 (from $10 to $12 per user/month), or the local currency equivalent where applicable. These increases will apply globally with local market adjustments for certain regions. Pricing for G Suite Enterprise Edition customers will not change.

For existing G Suite Basic or Business edition customers on the Flexible Plan, the new list prices will go into effect on April 2, 2019. For customers on the Annual Plan, the new prices will go into effect the first time their plan renews on or after April 2, 2019. These changes will not impact current contracts or any renewal events prior to April 2, 2019.

Additionally, for those Basic and Business Edition customers who receive their bill from Google, we’ll send an email with details specific to their domains no later than February 28, 2019. Any customer that licenses G Suite through a reseller should hear from their partners directly regarding the new pricing, or they can reach out to their partners proactively.

We are grateful for the many businesses that use G Suite to empower their teams to work collaboratively, and we remain committed to expanding its functionality to help our customers succeed. Feel free to reference this edition guide to learn more about each offering.

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Grow your app business internationally through localization on Google Play

Posted by Chris Yang, Program Manager, Translation Service

It is not uncommon for developers to have the following concerns and thoughts when considering whether to localize their apps: "I just don't have the time!" "Translation is too expensive." "High-quality translation is just hard to find.'' Does this sound familiar?

At Google, we consider translation a key component of making the world's information universally accessible and useful. This commitment extends not only to localizing our own products, but also to providing tools to help developers and translators more easily localize their apps.

Introducing the Google Play App Translation Service

Available in the Google Play Console, the Google Play App Translation Service simplifies localization of your app user interface strings, store listing, in-app product names, and universal apps campaign ads. Thousands of developers have already used this service to reach hundreds of millions of users worldwide.

Here is an overview of some of the ways it can help:

1. Quick and easy - Order in minutes and receive your translation in as little as two days.

  • Small translation orders can be completed in only two days. All orders are completed in eight days or less.
  • Apply translations directly in the Play Console or download to build with your app.

2. Professional and human - Get high-quality translations by real human translators.

  • All translations are carefully crafted by professional translators just for you.
  • Translation providers are selected by Google based on quality and speed.

3. Value for money - Translate your app for as little as $0.07 per word.

  • Pricing is upfront and simple. You only pay per word for each language you translate.
  • For example, translating 200 words into one language at $0.07 per word would cost only $14.

Ordering a Translation

Find the Translation Service in the Google Play Console:

When you're ready to translate, just select the languages to use for translation, choose a vendor, and place your order.

Select languages to translate into.

Choose what type of content you want to translate.

Easily complete purchase of the service.

Language recommendations

You can also expand your global footprint with translation recommendations that can help increase installs. The recommendations can be found in the Google Play Console.

The language recommendation feature is developed using machine learning and is based on your app's install history and market data.

Did you know that you can reach almost 80% of internet users worldwide with only 10 languages. In particular, the Google Play opportunity in Russia and the Middle East continues to grow. Let us know once you have localized for these markets so we can consider featuring your app or game in the Now in Russian and Now in Arabic collections on the Play Store.

Launching the translation

Once you download the translation, you'll be ready to publish your newly translated app update on Google Play.

Get started with the App Translation Service today and let us know what you think!

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Material Design for Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites on Web

What’s changing

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites will be getting a new look and feel on the web. While there are no functionality changes, users will notice some visual improvements, including:

  • Interface typography that uses Google’s custom-designed and highly-legible typefaces
  • Controls (like buttons, dialogs, and sidebars) that are updated and consistent
  • Iconography that is legible and crisp, with a fresh feel

The four products in this update join other G Suite products like Gmail and Calendar in sharing a common design language.

Before

After


Who’s impacted

End users

Why you’d use it

This style change is part of a new, consistent design approach from Google. You can expect to see similar changes across other G Suite applications in the future.

How to get started 


  • Admins: No action needed
  • End users: You’ll see the new look coming your way.


Availability

Rollout details

  • Rapid Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on January 15, 2019
  • Scheduled Release domains: Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility) starting on February 11, 2019


G Suite editions
Available to G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, G Suite Enterprise, G Suite for Education, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and G Suite for Nonprofits

On/off by default?
This feature will be ON by default.

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Embed Google+ search streams in new Google Sites

What’s changing 

You can now embed a stream of posts from a Google+ search in the new Google Sites. This search could contain simple keywords or advanced search operators.

This builds on our previous launch, which helped you embed community pages, profiles, and other Google+ streams in new Sites.

Who’s impacted 

End users

Why you’d use it 

When you embed a stream from G+, users will see the exact same content, whether they’re viewing it on plus.google.com or within an embedded module in a Sites page. They’ll also be able to interact with the content, and have that interaction show in both locations. This can help you create more engaging sites with dynamic and collaborative content from Google+.

By embedding a stream from a Google+ search, you could embed posts from specific people, or you can embed a Google+ stream that aggregates posts from multiple G+ communities. Users will be able to see the content and interact with it if they choose.

How to get started 




Helpful links 

Help Center: Add Google files, video & more to Google Sites 

Availability 

Rollout details 
G Suite editions 
Available to all G Suite editions
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This feature will be ON by default
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Analyze hefty data sets with BigQuery and Google Sheets

What’s changing 

We’re connecting Sheets and BigQuery to make it easier to analyze and share data. The Big Query data connector will help you:

  • Collaborate with partners, analysts or other stakeholders in a familiar spreadsheet interface
  • Ensure a single source of truth for data without having to create additional CSV exports
  • Streamline reporting and dashboarding workflows


Who’s impacted 

End users

Why you’d use it 

We built BigQuery to help analysts make sense of large datasets—now it’s easier for employees and team members outside of data analyst functions to access and analyze data. By bringing these two tools together, collaborators and other stakeholders can view up to 10,000 rows of data from BigQuery in an easy, familiar interface. This makes collaboration and insight sharing easier, enabling faster decision making.

How to get started Admins: 


To check key permissions for the BigQuery data connector see here.

Additional details 

Anyone you share the spreadsheet with will see the data contained in the sheet. Only those with edit access in Sheets and view access to the BigQuery table have the ability to refresh the dataset.

For key permissions for the BigQuery data connector see here.
As always, use share permissions to control who can view, edit or share your data.

In the coming weeks, you’ll be able to use tools like Apps Script and the macro recorder to schedule automatic updates within Sheets to the connected BigQuery data. For example, you can automatically refresh sales data in your spreadsheet so the data is fresh and ready for analysis at the beginning of the day. To learn more about how to record or run macros in Sheets, check out this G Suite Pro Tip

Helpful links Help Center: 

Analyze BigQuery Data within Sheets 

Availability

Rollout Details
  • Rapid Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility) starting on January 15, 2019. 
  • Scheduled Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility) starting on January 29 2019. 
G Suite editions 
  • Available to G Suite Business, G Suite Enterprise, G Suite for Education, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and Drive Enterprise. 
  • Not available to G Suite Basic and G Suite for Nonprofits. 
On/off by default? 
  • This feature will be ON by default.
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Moving Directory settings in the Admin console

What’s changing 

We’re changing where you’d find the Directory settings in the G Suite Admin console from the apps screen to the Directory section of the main menu.
  • You can now find the setting at: Admin Console > Menu   > Directory > Directory Settings 
  • The setting was previously at: Admin Console > Apps > G Suite > Directory 

Directory settings will now be in the Admin console’s main menu


Who’s impacted 

Admins only

Why you’d use it 

You can use Directory settings to control your organization's global Directory and how your users can use Contacts. This includes what version of Google Contacts your users can use, how your users can edit their profiles in the global Directory, configuration of custom internal directories, and more.

How to get started 



Helpful links 

Availability 

Rollout details 
G Suite editions 
  • Available to all G Suite editions 
On/off by default? 
  • This feature will be ON by default.
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Improving the alert center with new alerts and controls

What’s changing 

We’re making some improvements to the alert center for G Suite. These include:
  • More Gmail phishing alerts 
  • New data export initiated alert 
  • New alert deletion option 
  • Link to audit logs for G Suite Business and Basic domains 

Who’s impacted 

Admins only. To use the alert center you need to be a super admin or an alert center delegated admin. 

Why you’d use it 

The alert center provides a single, comprehensive view of essential security-related notifications, alerts, and actions across G Suite. The improvements will help G Suite admins get more insights and manage their alerts:

  • More Gmail phishing alerts - Will notify you when malware or phishing is detected after an email has been delivered to user inboxes, helping you investigate and remove suspicious emails. 
  • New data export initiated alert - Will make sure you’re aware of data exports in your domains. 
  • Alert deletion option - Will let you delete alerts when they’ve been resolved or are no longer needed. 
  • Link to audit logs for G Suite Business and Basic domains - Will go to the specific portion of audit logs to help you more quickly dig into the details of an alert and find more information on past user activities related to this alert. 

How to get started 




Additional details 


More Gmail phishing alerts - We’re leveraging machine learning to generate alerts on suspicious incoming mail in Gmail. The new alerts will notify admins when malware or phishing is detected after an email has been delivered to user inboxes. In these events, admins in G Suite Enterprise domains can proactively investigate the emails and if necessary, bulk remove suspicious emails from users’ inbox.

New data export initiated alert - There’s also a new alert when a domain data export is initiated. This alert will let admins know when a data export activity has been initiated for the domain. This alert can help make sure admins are aware of this activity in their domains. See our Help Center for more information on domain data export alerts.

Alert deletion option - You can now delete alerts as they have been resolved or are no longer needed. If needed, you can recover deleted alerts within 30 days of deletion.

Link to audit logs for G Suite Business and Basic domains - To dig into the details of an alert, G Suite Business and Basic admins can use a link to go directly the specific portion of audit logs and look up more information on past user activities related to this alert. G Suite Enterprise admins have a direct link to the investigation tool, which is part of the security center for G Suite.


New domain data export initiated alert



New option to delete the alert



Links to audit logs



Helpful links 

Help Center: Understand audit logs
Help Center: About the alert center
Help Center: Domain data export details

Availability 

Rollout details 
G Suite editions
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Automatically provision users with two additional apps

What’s changing 

We’re adding auto-provisioning support for two new applications:
  • monday 
  • Proxyclick 


Who’s impacted 

Admins only

Why you’d use it 

When auto-provisioning is enabled for a supported third-party application, any users created, modified, or deleted in G Suite are automatically added, edited, or deleted in the third-party application as well. This feature is highly popular with admins, as it removes the overhead of managing users across multiple third-party SaaS applications.

How to get started 




Helpful links 




Availability 

Rollout details 



G Suite editions 

  • G Suite Education, Business, and Enterprise customers can enable auto-provisioning for all supported applications 
  • G Suite Basic, Government, and Nonprofit customers can enable auto-provisioning for up to three applications 


On/off by default? 

  • This feature will be OFF by default and can be enabled at the OU level.

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