G Suite falls under the recently rebranded umbrella unit – Google Cloud. The service encompasses all of the company's cloud-based services, including enterprise mobility, APIs, Google Cloud Platform and more. G Suite now boasts a more streamlined and focused approach that is highly collaborative and team-based. It achieves these objectives with the introduction of a bushel of new features.
The Explore feature in Docs is aimed at simplifying report writing and research tasks. The feature provides topic suggestions based on the topic of your document. The suggestions include images and other types of content. Explore generates the content from various sources, including Drive and Google Search. In turn, it helps reduce the time you spend crafting presentations.
Google makes it easier for administrators to manage suspended users' data via both the Calendar API and the web interface. This allows you to reduce clutter by removing stale events and transferring data to new owners. The technology provider introduced these changes after realizing that many user accounts remain in a suspended state for extended periods prior to deletion. The tech giant is also working to introduce a viable solution to handle deleted users' data.
The inclusion of Quick Access in Drive is aimed at reducing time spent looking for files. The feature exploits the predictive power of machine learning to identify the file you want before you even start searching. The predictions are based on your workflow patterns and collaboration with team members in Drive.
Google has also simplified processes for managing multiple Chrome devices. You can now set up devices directly from the Admin Console. Also, Google is offering a 60-day free trial for the service (Canada and the U.S. only).
Explore in Sheets provides a faster and easier way to convert words into formulas. The new feature eliminates the need to crunch numbers or craft formulas. As a result, it increases productivity by giving you more time to discover additional insights to improve your work.
As a G Suite customer, you can now take advantage of Google Trip. The new app works as a personalized tour guide to help you enjoy vacations by reducing hassles. It comes with wide-ranging information categories, including food and drink, reservations, things to do and much more. The app is available on both iOS and Android mobile devices.
Google has improved the search function in Drive through natural language processing (NLP). You can now enjoy the power of Google search in Drive. This allows you to find files quicker and easier. NLP capabilities enable your team to search for documents in the same way they talk. For instance, “show me human resources reports from August 2016” yields the desired results. Drive deciphers the language more effectively.
Machine learning also ensures that the search function continues to improve over time. An autocorrect feature detects typos and suggests corrections just like in Google search.
From automating scheduling of meetings to converting requests into formulas, G Suite is steadily showing signs of maturity. These capabilities reflect the overall direction taken by the industry. Tools like Drive, Calendar and Sheets make it easy for your team to improve productivity. Information flows freely between teams regardless of location or device used.