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G Suite Add-ons now generally available in Calendar, Gmail, and Google Drive

What’s changing 

Last year we announced the beta of G Suite Add-ons, a new cross-suite platform that connects G Suite to your favorite workplace apps. Beginning today, G Suite Add-ons will begin rolling out to all users.

With G Suite Add-ons, workflows that require third-party applications can be executed inside G Suite, allowing users and teams to use the applications they want without leaving G Suite. For example, you can install the Workfront add-on for quick access across Calendar, Gmail, and Google Drive.

Installing the Workfront add-on directly from Calendar


Access G Suite Add-ons from the side panel of Calendar, Google Drive, and Gmail

Take action without leaving G Suite


Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why it’s important

G Suite Add-ons connect G Suite with third-party applications so you can work directly from the G Suite app you’re using, rather than toggling from one app to another. They also surface relevant information and suggest actions based on what you’re working on. 

Add-ons from SignEasy, WebEx, Workfront, Lucidchart and more will be available once this feature has fully rolled out and can be installed from the G Suite Marketplace

Organizations can also build their own add-ons using Apps Script. Note that the developer feature will be fully available in early February — we’ll provide an update here once it’s fully rolled out.


Additional Details

G Suite Add-ons will work across G Suite products, allowing developers to create a single add-on that works across G Suite, rather than building a separate add-on for each application within G Suite. 

G Suite Add-ons are currently accessible in Calendar, Gmail, and Google Drive, with support for other G Suite products coming later this year.

Getting started

  • Admins: This feature will be available by default. If you allow users to install only whitelisted applications from the G Suite Marketplace, you can specify those apps within the Admin console. Or, you can install chosen G Suite Add-ons for your entire domain via the listing in the G Suite Marketplace.
  • End users: This feature will be available by default. You’ll be able to install G Suite Add-ons using the “+” button in the G Suite quick access side panel. The add-ons you install will appear in the side panel across G Suite apps.

Rollout pace

Resources

Roadmap

G Suite and Google Cloud Identity Premium now support password vaulted apps for single sign-on

What’s changing 

We're making it easy for admins to enable single sign-on for thousands of additional apps that don’t support modern authentication standards like SAML and OIDC. The combination of standards based and password-vaulted app support will deliver one of the largest SSO app catalogs in the industry. 

Who’s impacted 

Admins and end users

Why you’d use it 

Google supports single sign-on for apps in the G Suite Marketplace, apps that support SAML or OIDC as an authentication mechanism, and apps that leverage LDAP for sign-on. While this existing solution works for many apps, some of our customers rely on apps that don’t support these standards. others don’t support federated single sign-on. This release provides seamless one-click access for users and a single point of management, visibility, and control for admins.

With password vaulting, admins can:

  • Manage credentials in a single space,
  • Securely enable access to shared credentials,
  • Manage access to app credentials based on group membership, and
  • Log and access reports on usage of the credentials within their organization.

End users can view and login to their apps with a single click within a new user dashboard.

How to get started



Availability

Rollout details
G Suite editions
  • Available to G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and Cloud Identity Premium
  • Not available to G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, G Suite for Education, or G Suite for Nonprofits

On/off by default?
  • This feature will be available by default.  

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Goal Seek add-on now available for Google Sheets

What’s changing

The Goal Seek add-on for Google Sheets can now be downloaded and installed from the G Suite Marketplace.


Populating and triggering the solve functionality for the Goal Seek add-on.

The Goal Seek add-on running and successfully finding a solution.


Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why you’d use it

You can use the Goal Seek add-on to calculate the required value of a cell to achieve a desired value in another cell. This is particularly useful when conducting break-even analysis or sensitivity calculations, like determining how changing one value affects other correlated values in your sheet.

How to get started

Additional details

This add-on is developed in Apps Script and requires making requests via the Sheets API. That means that the API request quota for your domain will be affected and the number of requests that can be made by other App Script projects could be limited. See the Help Center for more information about monitoring API quotas and adjusting the request quota for your domain.

Helpful links

Availability

Rollout details

G Suite editions
  • Available to all G Suite editions

On/off by default?

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Form Notifications add-on now available in the G Suite Marketplace

Quick launch summary 

The Form Notifications add-on is now available on the G Suite Marketplace. You can use the add-on to receive an email notification once your Google Form has received a set number of responses, or you can use it to send an automated follow-up email to any user who completes your form. To learn more, see this article in our Help Center.


Availability 

Rollout details 
  • This add-on is available now in the G Suite Marketplace. 

G Suite editions 
  • Available to all G Suite editions

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Google Drive apps and Editor add-ons moving from Chrome Web Store to G Suite Marketplace

What’s changing

In the coming weeks, we’ll move all Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms add-ons and Google Drive apps from the Chrome Web Store to the G Suite Marketplace. See our Cloud Blog for more details on this change. If an add-on’s developer hasn’t taken action to migrate their listing, new users won’t be able to install it. We’re calling these add-ons “unmigrated add-ons.”


Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why it matters

Existing users of unmigrated add-ons will continue to be able to use them. However, if they uninstall Editor add-ons or Drive apps, they won’t be able to reinstall them. Moreover, if an existing user creates a template with one of these add-ons, any users who don’t already have the add-on installed won’t be able to use the add-on within the template.

How to get started


  • Admins and end users: No action is required. To check whether an add-on has been migrated, search for it in the G Suite Marketplace
  • Developers: Drive apps and Editor Add-ons must have a G Suite Marketplace listing prior to September 9, 2019. For more information on how to migrate your add-ons, see here for Drive developers and here for Editors developers.

Helpful links



Availability

Rollout details

  • Rapid Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility) starting on August 28, 2019
  • Scheduled Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility) starting on August 28, 2019

G Suite editions

  • All G Suite editions


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New security assessment program for apps on G Suite Marketplace

This announcement was made at Google Cloud Next ‘19 in San Francisco. Check out Next OnAir to tune into the livestream or watch session recordings following the event.


What’s changing 

We’re starting the G Suite Marketplace (GSM) security assessment program, which will enable developers to optionally submit their GSM apps for review by a third-party security firm. The assessment includes penetration tests, a deployment review, and a policy and procedure review. Apps that pass the security assessment will display a security badge on their Marketplace listing.

You may notice:

  • A “Security Assessment’ badge on marketplace listings. 
  • A “Security Assessment” badge on app detail pages. 
  • A “Security Assessment” section on the app detail page. 


We’re opening the program for developer submissions now. Monitor the G Suite Updates blog for ongoing updates on the program. Find out more about the security assessment program here.


Who’s impacted 

Admins and end users

Why you’d use it 

By highlighting apps that have been assessed to meet certain security standards, we hope it will be easier for you to find apps that may meet your specific organizational policies. This means you can more quickly identify and assess apps that you can whitelist for your users to help them be productive.

How to get started 


  • Admins: Find out more about the program and what to look for here.  
  • End users: No action needed 


Helpful links 




Availability 

We’re opening the program for developer submissions now. Monitor the G Suite Updates blog for more details on the program. Find out more about the security assessment program here.

The “Security Assessment” badge will indicate apps that have passed the assessment



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Get more done in less time with G Suite Add-ons beta

This announcement was made at Google Cloud Next ‘19 in San Francisco. Check out Next OnAir to tune into the livestream or watch session recordings following the event.


What’s changing

We’re announcing G Suite Add-ons, a new cross-suite platform that connects G Suite to your favorite workplace apps, in a beta program.


Last year we announced a new feature that gives users quick access to Calendar, Hangouts, and Keep from an embedded side panel in G Suite. Today we’re announcing that the side panel is now open for third-party developers.

Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why you’d use it

Add-ons help you complete tasks directly from the G Suite app you're using, rather than needing to toggle from one app to another.

G Suite Add-ons also surface relevant information and suggest actions based on what you’re working on. For example, a salesperson can find customer info from their CRM tool while drafting a strategy in Docs, an engineer can add tasks to their project management app directly from Gmail, and a recruiter can consult their hiring pipeline while scheduling interviews in Calendar. Once enrolled in the beta, users in the domain will have access to new add-ons from Copper, Box, Workfront, Asana, Evernote, and Cisco, among others.

How to get started


  • Admins: Express interest in the G Suite Add-ons beta. Once your organization joins the beta program, you can also install chosen G Suite Add-ons for your entire domain via the G Suite Marketplace.
  • End users: Once your organization is in the beta program, you’ll be able to install G Suite Add-ons from the “+” button in the G Suite quick access side panel.The G Suite Add-ons you install will appear in the side panel across G Suite apps and help you complete entire workflows without the need to switch back and forth between multiple apps.

Helpful links



Availability

G Suite editions

  • All G Suite editions are welcome to apply to this program.

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