So the big news for this week is Google’s re-branding of G Suite as Google Workspace. There’s new logos (shown above), new pricing plans and new functionality. This video from Google demonstrates how the interwoven connections can be used to…celebrate a co-worker’s birthday. While that does seem a bit weird as an example, the new functionality does look very good.
Google Meet breakout rooms are now available. Well, technically they’re only available for Education customers right now, but hopefully they’ll be rolled out to Business users soon too as well. There’s definitely a strong case to be made for this functionality in the business world in my opinion.
In the meantime, if you are interested in having some sort of break out rooms check out this hack from an earlier newsletter
6 tips for getting more out of Gmail.- if you haven’t heard of the following Unsubscribe; Smart Compose; Confidential mode Snooze; Make a task; and Forwarding an email as an attachment then this video could be very useful for you. Smart Compose in particularly is extremely useful, particularly if you’re not a very fast typist 🙂
There’s a new feature in Docs “when you @.mention someone in your Docs “a smart chip will show contact details, including for those outside your organization.”
How to Add and Edit Images in Google Forms – I’m a huge fan of Google Forms and I love learning new ways to use it. As per the headline, this short article shows you how to add and edit images in Google Forms.
Add documents to a Google Meet – no meeting’s complete without a presentation and an agenda right? This short video shows you how to add attachments to a Google Meet event that can be viewed by all attendees and there’s even a tip on how to add more documents during the meeting!
Pivot Tables in Google Sheets – the phrase ‘Pivot table’ used to strike dread into my heart but now I love them! After watching this video you too might find you have a change of heart and come to (if not love them) at least feel more comfortable on how and when to use them.
Regarding the change to Google Workspace, primary domain administrators will receive an email from Google no later than Friday, 16 October. This email will outline the specific impact to your organization and who to contact for more info.
Passwords, PINs and passphrases – these are your first line of defence even for small business owners. The Australian Cyber Security Centre puts out easy to understand and implement security advice and this article was no different.