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Some third-party email clients can embed a whole message as an attachment. This creates a MIME part of "message/rfc822" content type. The content disposition header on these messages can be set to display either inline, or as a downloadable attachment typically with a .eml extension.

Previously, if the message was set to inline, the Gmail web UI showed the contents of the embedded message after the message's main text, prefaced with "Forwarded." However, if the embedded message was marked as an attachment, it would not be shown and instead only a download link for "noname.eml" would be shown.

With this launch, if the content disposition header is set as an attachment, these messages can now be viewed both as an inline expansion and as a full downloadable attachment. Please note that this new functionality works only for new messages.

Launch Details 
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Launched to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace: 
Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI


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Beginning August 31, 2015, web hosting in Google Drive for users and developers will be deprecated. Google Apps customers can continue to use this feature for a period of one year until August 31, 2016, when serving content via googledrive.com/host/doc id will be discontinued.

In the time since web hosting in Drive was launched, a wide variety of public web content hosting services have emerged, and we think better options are available to people today. As a result, we have decided to discontinue this feature and focus on the core Drive and Google Apps experience.

For those who have used Drive to host websites, Google Domains can refer you to third parties for website hosting functionality. For those who use this feature to serve non-user content to web and mobile applications, Google Cloud Platform offers a solution for this purpose.

To identify active use of Drive web hosting in their domain, Google Apps admins can use the Account activity reports in the Admin console. These reports can pinpoint users who own items that are publicly shared in order for Admins to contact and assist them with alternate solutions.

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N/A

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N/A

Impact: 
All end users

Action:
Admin action required

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The Internet has made business travel―booking flights and hotels, reserving restaurant tables, buying event tickets, and more―infinitely easier. Adding that information to a calendar, on the other hand, has remained time-consuming and tedious, typically requiring people to copy and paste information from various confirmation emails. In the coming week, Gmail and Google Calendar will start working together to lighten that load for Google Apps customers, and make business travel planning even more seamless.

When an individual receives an email in Gmail with flight, hotel, restaurant, or ticketed event information, that event will be automatically added to their Google Calendar, complete with things like flight numbers and check-in times. Calendar will even update those events if plans change and a new email is received (for instance, when a flight is delayed or a reservation pushed back). 

This feature will be enabled by default on desktop and mobile (both iOS and Android) for all Google Apps customers―with the exception of Google Apps for Government domains, for whom the feature is not available. Events from Gmail added to Calendar will be visible only to calendar owners by default (those with delegated access will not see these events). Calendar owners will be able to delete any individual unwanted events as well as adjust visibility settings, or disable the feature altogether, in their Calendar settings if so desired.
At launch, people using Calendar will see an in-product screen, either on mobile or web (whichever is accessed first), explaining that events from Gmail will be automatically added for their account, and indicating that the feature can be disabled in settings. 
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Once the first event from Gmail is added, a one-time email notification will also be sent to the user from Google Calendar, explaining the settings and sharing details for events from Gmail.

Check out the Help Center for more information.

Notes

  • This feature is not available for Google Apps for Government customers
  • This feature was launched to consumer Gmail accounts late last year


Launch Details
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Launch to Rapid release planned for next week, with Scheduled release following two weeks later (monitor the launch calendar for specific dates)

Rollout pace: 
Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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As teachers gear up for the new school year, we’re adding a number of new features in Google Classroom to help them save time, engage with students, and keep everyone organized. Most of these features are rolling out this week, with others coming soon.

Keep students engaged with question-driven discussions
Since Classroom launched last year, teachers have been using their class stream to host student debates, Q&A, and discussions. Starting today, they’ll be able to do this in a more collaborative way. They can post questions to their class and allow students to have discussions by responding to each other’s answers (or not, depending on the setting chosen). For example, teachers could post a video and ask students to answer a question about it, or post an article and ask them to write a paragraph in response. 
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Reuse posts
Teachers can now reuse assignments, announcements or questions from any one of their classes — or any class they co-teach, whether it’s from last year or last week. Once they choose what to copy, they’ll also be able to make changes before posting or assigning it.
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Calendar Integration
In the next month, Classroom will automatically create a calendar for each class in Google Calendar. All assignments with a due date will be automatically added to class calendars and kept up to date. Teachers will be able to view their calendar from within Classroom or on Google Calendar, where they can manually add class events like field trips or guest speakers. 
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And a few more improvements based on teacher feedback:

  • Bump a post: When teachers want to make sure an older item is easy for students to find, they can now move any post to the top of the stream. 
  • Due dates optional: For long-term projects or student-driven assignments, teachers will have the option to create assignments that don’t have due dates. 
  • Attach a Google Form to a post: Many teachers have been using Google Forms as an easy way to assign a test, quiz or survey to the class. Coming in the next few weeks, teachers and students will soon be able to attach Google Forms from Drive to posts and assignments, and get a link in Classroom to easily view the answers. 

Launch Details
Release track: 
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release this week, with the exception of Calendar integration and attaching a Google Form, which are planned for the coming weeks

Rollout pace: 
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
All end users (teachers/students)

Action: 
Change management suggested/FYI

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In July, we launched notifications in the Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides sharing dialogues that warn users when they attempt to share files with others but cannot do so due to their own or the recipient’s domain-wide sharing settings. Starting today, a similar warning will appear when a user hovers over the Share button in a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file if that user is allowed to edit that file’s permissions.

As with the sharing dialogue, this warning will appear when:
  • a file is shared with a person outside of the sharing employee’s domain, but sharing outside of that employee’s domain is disabled,
  • a file is shared with a person outside of the sharing employee’s domain, but sharing into the receiving person’s domain is disabled, and/or
  • a file is shared using one of the “anyone” options, but sharing or publishing outside of the sharing employee’s domain is disabled.
This feature was specifically requested following the July launch and gives your employees increased visibility into how their files are being shared.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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The latest releases of the Google Docs and Sheets mobile apps include the following new features:
  • Print Layout view in Google Docs for Android and iOS (Beta) - You can now select Print Layout from the overflow menu in the top right corner of the Docs app on Android and iOS to see a fully paginated, read-only version of your document. While you can’t make edits in that view, the document itself will be updated in real-time when collaborators make changes to it. This feature is currently in beta; additional functionality, including the ability to edit in Print Layout view, will roll out in the future.
  • Autofill in Google Sheets for Android - Using the autofill feature, it’s easy to repeat information or complete a pattern in a Sheets spreadsheet on the web. This launch brings that same functionality to the Sheets app for Android. Simply select the data you want to repeat, as well as the cells where you want to repeat that data. Tap the selected data again to open a menu, and then select Autofill to automatically populate those cells.
  • More intuitive keyboard functionality in Google Sheets for Android - Previously, when a user clicked into a cell, the Sheets Android app would automatically open the alphabetic keyboard—regardless of whether that cell contained text or numeric values. Going forward, the app will launch the alphabetic keyboard when the cell contains text and the numeric keyboard when the cell contains numbers or symbols. It will also offer an easy way to shift between the two keyboard options.

Download the latest Google Docs and Sheets Android apps on Google Play and the latest Google Docs iOS app from the App Store.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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Creating a hold in Google Apps Vault allows you to preserve your employees’ Gmail messages indefinitely, in order to meet legal or preservation obligations. Today, we’re introducing several improvements to the existing holds system that will help you better meet those obligations. The key enhancements include:
  • Create and manage holds for organizational units (OUs) - Previously, you could create holds for specific users or entire domains. With this launch, you can create holds for specific OUs. In addition, delegated admins can create and manage holds for those OUs (or the individual employees within those OUs) that they have delegated administration over.
  • More intuitive hold functionality - Prior to this launch, when no users were specified for a hold, Vault would default to holding all users in that domain. That meant that if all users in a user-specific hold were removed, that hold would suddenly apply to all users in the associated domain. With this launch, that hold will apply to no users, as is likely the intention.
  • Enhanced user interface - The language and interface for applying holds has been improved and is now more similar to the recently updated retention flow.

Launch Details

Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
Admins only

Action:
Admin action suggested/FYI

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In November 2014, Google Drive added the ability to open files from Google Drive directly into the compatible application installed on your computer. Today, this capability will be extended to the Drive viewer as well, which means you can now launch apps from preview mode and more easily access your files. This includes apps like advanced image and video editing software, accounting and tax programs, or 3D animation and design tools. So, no matter what you keep in Drive, using the web to access and manage files doesn’t mean you’re limited to applications that only work in your browser.
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To get started, install the latest version of the Drive app for Mac or PC (version 1.23+) and sync your files. Then, visit Google Drive in your Chrome browser. Open a file in Google Drive preview mode and click on the “Open with” menu on top to see a list of compatible applications on your computer that can open it, or simply select “Open” for the default application. For example, you can choose to open a PDF file with Adobe Reader, or a .psd with Photoshop, make your edits and save back changes to Drive which will sync across all your devices and other collaborators.

Launch Details
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Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace: 
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
All end users

Action: 
Change management suggested/FYI

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Currently, the owner of a document, spreadsheet, or presentation in the Google Docs editors receives an email notification when anyone adds a comment to the file, even if the owner’s name isn’t explicitly added to the comment. When the file’s ownership is transferred to someone else, this "all notifications" setting remains with the original owner, not with the new owner. 

With today’s launch, we will change this behavior so that when files are transferred to new owners, the new document, spreadsheet, and presentation owners will receive all notifications for any comments added to their files, and previous owners, like any other collaborators, will only receive notifications if their names are explicitly added to a comment.

Launch Details
Release track:  
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

**Update to original post (August 31, 2015): This launch was paused due to an unforeseen technical issue. Additional comms to follow once the rollout is complete.**

Rollout pace: 
Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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A new version of the Hangouts Android app is coming to Google Play this week. New features include:
  • Custom status messages: As launched previously for web and iOS, people using the Hangouts Android app can now add custom status messages and see the status messages of others in the Contacts view.
  • Accept or reject external guest requests: External participants to a Hangouts video call can now be accepted or rejected on the Hangouts Android app, just like on iOS and web today.


This brings support for custom status messages and the ability to accept/reject external participants to all platforms for Hangouts (i.e. Android, web, iOS).

Launch Details
Release track:  
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace: 
Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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Help Center: Video calls shared with a link
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As previously announced, you can use the Google Slides app on your mobile phone or tablet to present to any screen with Chromecast or AirPlay. The latest version of the Slides app for Android allows you to share your work even more widely, by presenting to Google Hangouts. To get started, simply open your presentation and tap the Present icon. Join a meeting already scheduled on your calendar or choose to initiate a brand new video call. Either way, you’ll be able to see who’s on the call before you present and to advance your slides, view your speaker notes, and stay on time (with a built-in timer) right from your mobile device. Check out the Help Center for more information.


Launch Details
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Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace:
Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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We announced a developer preview of the Classroom API in June, and more than a thousand developers and schools have opted in to use it. Today, we’re ending the developer preview, so all developers can develop with the API. The end of the preview also means that all Google Apps for Education users can authorize third-party applications to access their Classroom data, unless their admin decides to restrict that access in the Admin console. Admins can also restrict API access at the organization-unit level.

In addition, the Classroom API is now supported in Apps Script, which lets anyone write custom scripts or publish add-ons for Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms. Check out the Quick Start to learn more. 

For more information on the Classroom API, check out our Help Center and developer documentation, or watch this video for a high-level overview of the API and share button.

Launch Details
Release track: 

Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace:

Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:

All end users (Admins only for data access settings)

Action:

Admin action suggested/FYI
Change management suggested/FYI

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Classroom API Developer Documentation
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Today we’re introducing YouTube settings, available to Google Apps admins as an Additional Service, that will allow admins to restrict YouTube content on managed networks. 

This feature is integrated directly into the Google Apps Admin console under YouTube settings [Apps > Additional Google services > YouTube]. In addition to restricting video content, admins will be able to delegate “approvers” to whitelist additional content for signed-in users on the domain. 

Check out the Help Center for more information on these new settings.

Launch Details 
Release track:  
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace: 
Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
Admins only

Action:
Admin action suggested/FYI

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This launch will allow users to more easily increase or decrease the relative font size of text in Google Docs and Slides. Starting today, if a user highlights a range of text or any number of textboxes in Google Docs or Slides, he or she can increase or decrease that selection’s font size in 1-pt increments by choosing Format > Font size > Increase font size or decrease font size from the menu bar. If the selected text contains multiple font sizes, each will be increased or decreased accordingly. Check out the Help Center articles below for the associated keyboard shortcuts.

Launch Details
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Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release


Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

Posted:
We’re making charts in Google Sheets easier to use and analyze. This launch introduces the option to include hidden and/or filtered data in Sheets charts. Going forward, if you create a chart in Sheets on the web and then filter or hide any of the source data, a small message will appear indicating that the data has been removed from your chart and giving you the option to include it. While this option will only appear on the web, any settings will be respected on mobile as well.

If you opt to include that hidden or filtered data and then later want to exclude it from the same sheet, you can simply expand the chart menu in the upper right corner of the chart and select Advanced edit. That will open the Chart Editor, where you can choose Chart types and uncheck the box next to Include hidden / filtered data. The next time you hide or filter source data in that same sheet, you’ll see the message again.

Not only will this give you greater control over the spreadsheets you create within Google Sheets, it will prevent Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that contain hidden data and that are imported into Sheets from being inaccurately displayed.

Launch Details

Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release**

**Update to original post (August 12, 2015): We originally communicated that this feature was launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release domains on Monday, August 3rd. While it launched successfully to Rapid release domains on that date, it did not go live for Scheduled. The feature will now launch to Scheduled release domains on Monday, August 17th.

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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Check out the latest "What's New in Google Apps" newsletter [pdf] for a roundup of all Apps launches from July 2015.

Newsletter Archive & Translated Versions (coming soon for July issue)


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The Admin console has been updated with new Chrome policies and improvements to the device details page:



  • A new policy enables users to enter an asset identifier during the enrollment process. The asset ID field in the device details page will now automatically populate with this value if entered at the enrollment screen of the device. On version 44 or above, the asset identifier also appears within the operating system.
  • The device details page now contains a section titled 'System Activity and Troubleshooting'. It contains some of the existing fields as well as the new policies detailed below.

Note: Only devices running on version 44 or above are eligible for the new policies. 

Launch Details 
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Rapid release and Scheduled release 

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
Admins only

Action:
Admin action suggested/FYI

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This week we announced some upcoming changes to the way Google+ and YouTube will interact moving forward that will make commenting simpler and more streamlined. For Google Apps customers with YouTube enabled, there are few key changes to highlight:

  • Comments posted on YouTube will now appear only on YouTube, not also on Google+ (and vice-versa). We will remove the “Also share on Google+” checkbox from the YouTube commenting interface.
  • Individuals in a Google Apps domain will no longer have the ability to restrict comments made on YouTube to be viewable only in their domain. They will see a warning alerting them to the fact that their comments will be public:Similarly, Google Apps admins will no longer be be able to restrict YouTube comments to be viewable only in their domain by default.

Note: These changes will not impact any existing comments that have already been shared to Google+ or that have been shared privately. Those existing private comments and posts will stay private. These changes will only impact new comments on YouTube that are made going forward. 

Launch Details
Release track:  
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release during the week of Aug 3

Rollout pace: 
Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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To create a consistent experience across the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides viewers on the web on mobile, today we’re introducing a simpler, more uniform interface for each.

In addition, we’re encouraging people to edit their Google Docs files in the mobile app, which is easier to use and offers more robust functionality. Going forward, when users open Docs files on the mobile web and attempt to edit, they’ll be taken directly to the app or given the option to download it. Like with Google Sheets and Slides files, they’ll no longer be able to edit Docs files on the mobile web.

Check out the Help Center for more information.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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Email compliance settings allow Google Apps admins to set policies to regulate the delivery of both internal and external email for their organization. Today, we’re announcing two different policy improvements to further enhance email security:

Attachment scanning
The Content compliance setting enables admins to specify what action to perform for messages based on predefined sets of words, phrases, text patterns, or numerical patterns contained within their content. Similarly, the Objectionable content setting enables admins to specify what action to perform for messages containing specific word lists that they create. 

Previously, each of these policies supported the scanning of the body of email messages and text attachments only. With today’s launch, the policies will also scan the content inside common attachment types―such as documents, presentations, and spreadsheets from different productivity suites―for increased security. 

File type detection
The Attachment compliance setting enables admins to specify actions to perform for messages with attachments based on file type, filename, and message size. Previously, the policy relied solely on the file type extension when identifying matches. With today’s launch, we’ll start scanning and identifying the actual file type of attachments, preventing the renaming of most file type extensions to circumvent attachment policies.

Check out the Help Center links below for more information on these security improvements.

Launch Details 
Release track:  
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace: 
Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
Admins only

Action:
Admin action suggested/FYI

For more information:
Help Center: Content compliance
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With today’s launch, we’re introducing a new setting in the Google Apps Admin console that gives Apps admins control over whether or not people in their organizations can edit their profile names in Google+. 

By default, people can change the profile name that’s displayed for their Google+ profile. The new display name is also used in all other Google products, except for user-edited Gmail usernames. Starting today, admins can decide to disallow name changes. If changes are disallowed, all Google+ profile names that were previously changed by individuals will be replaced by their corresponding names in the Admin console directory.
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If admins decide to prevent users from changing their Google+ profile names, we recommend the following to minimize any confusion:

  • Inform people in your organization that their profile name might change—before you modify the setting. 
  • Advise people to contact their Google Apps admin if they need to change their profile name after the setting is changed.

Visit the Help Center to learn more about managing Google+ profiles.

Launch Details 
Release track:  
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace: 
Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
Admins only for new setting
All end users on Google+ if the setting is changed

Action:
Change management suggested if changing setting

For more information:
Help Center: Manage Google+ Profiles
Help Center: Prevent users from changing their Google+ profile names


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With Google Drive you can keep all your important files in one place, then open them with your choice of apps and devices. Today, we’re offering new ways to work together with Office files, using the Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office.

With the new Google Drive plug-in, people using Office for Windows can now open their Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents stored in Drive and then save any changes back to Drive once they’re done.
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If you’re working on a document, spreadsheet or presentation that’s on your computer, you can also save that file to Google Drive, directly from the Office apps. This is especially useful for sharing files with teams, or for accessing your files across devices.

The Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office supports Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (2007, 2010, and 2013 versions), and Office 365 if you've downloaded and installed Microsoft Office on your computer as part of an Office 365 subscription.

Check out the Help Center links below for more information.

Launch Details
Release track:  
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace: 
Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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Sharing files in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides is crucial to collaboration, but it’s important to maintain confidentiality by setting the appropriate file-sharing permissions. As such, employees can share files only to the extent allowed by their Google Apps administrators (for example, as an Apps admin, you can restrict employees from sharing Drive files and folders outside of your organization). This launch will provide employees with more information on how their files are being shared. In particular, the “Sharing with others” dialog will now show employees warnings when:
  • a file is shared with a person outside of the sharing employee’s domain, but sharing outside of that employee’s domain is disabled,
  • a file is shared with a person outside of the sharing employee’s domain, but sharing into the receiving person’s domain is disabled, and/or
  • a file is shared using one of the “anyone” options, but sharing or publishing outside of the sharing employee’s domain is disabled.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

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Help Center

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In an effort to make it more clear when people using the Google Docs editors have only ‘View’ or ‘Comment’ access to a file―and to simplify the process of requesting edit access―we’re making some minor UI tweaks.

Starting today, those with ‘View only’ access to a document, spreadsheet, slide, or drawing will see a new blue button in the toolbar:
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Those with ‘Comment only’ access to a spreadsheet, slide, or drawing will see a similar green button (in documents, the ‘Suggesting’ mode indication will remain in the right side of the toolbar):
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Clicking on the button allows one to easily request edit access from the file owner:
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Check out the Help Center for more information on file sharing.

Launch Details 
Release track:  
Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

Rollout pace: 
Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

More Information
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