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Start meetings more efficiently with the Calendar guest list in Google Meet

  Quick summary  In Google Meet, you can now see participants who were invited to the meeting but have yet to join the call. These participants can be found under the “Also invited” heading. Additionally, you’ll also be able to see the RSVP status of everyone on the invite, including “optional” attendees and RSVP notes.  From here, you can reach out to those users via Chat to confirm whether they will be joining directly from Meet, eliminating the need to open additional tabs or switch to another app.  We hope this feature makes it easier for you to start meetings more efficiently by quickly determining who has not joined and sending them a nudge via Chat directly from Meet.  Getting started  Admins:  There is no admin control for this feature.  End users:  For users in eligible Google Workspace editions, this feature will be available by default for Meet calls with a Calendar event.  Rollout pace  Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains : Extended rollout (potentially longer than
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Offline syncing available for opened Microsoft Office documents

  What’s changing In 2019, we announced  Office editing to make it easier to work with Microsoft Office files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides  and launched better features allowing you to  work anywhere with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides in offline mode.  Starting today, you can work offline with Microsoft Office files on your desktop.  Who’s impacted  End users  Why you’d use it  This feature brings the collaboration benefits of Google Workspace to Microsoft Office files. At times when your device is offline, you’re now able to edit, comment, and collaborate on Office files using Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Any changes made to files while offline will then sync to Drive once you are connected again.  Additional details This change only applies to files that have already been opened in  Office editing mode.   Getting started  Admins:  Offline access is allowed by default. Visit the Help Center to learn more about  setting up offline access to Docs editors .  End users:  Offline acce

New options for styling fonts in Google Forms

  What’s changing  We’re adding additional font style and sizing options, and the ability to customize header, subheader, and body text separately in Google Forms.  Who’s impacted  End users  Why it matters  This highly requested feature allows you to easily change the look and feel of your forms. You can use different typefaces and sizes for different parts of your form.  Getting started  Admins:  No action required.  End users:  Visit the Help Center to learn more about  changing the theme or font of your form .  Rollout pace  Rapid Release domains : Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on June 21, 2022  Scheduled Release domains : Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on July 7, 2022  Availability  Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers  Available to users with personal Google Accounts  Resources  Google Workspace Help: Change the theme or font of your form Google Worksp

Data Loss Prevention for Drive helps protect sensitive data when users upload files to external Google Forms

  We introduced a test program in April that enables users to answer to inquiries on external forms that request users to submit files while also assisting in preventing the leakage of private and sensitive data. The Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Drive policies now in effect for your domain will be applied to any files that users upload to Google Forms using this functionality, which is now broadly accessible. This will be done without the need to add any new rules or modify any already existing ones. Admins   - Files submitted to file upload questions in Google Forms outside of your domain will be subject to the DLP for Drive rules set up for your domain. - In the Admin panel, go to Security > Data protection and add DLP rules at the domain, OU, or group level if you are not using DLP for Drive. You can take steps to block, warn, or audit. End Users - End users may still submit forms as normal, but they can now submit forms from domains outside of their own, including forms that a

Improved email notifications for Google Calendar invites

  Google is refreshing the layout of emails sent by Google Calendar. By making key event details more accessible and useful, this update enables you to quickly find and act on an event’s most important information.  In addition, when you receive an email notifying you of a modification to an event, such as a time or location change, it will display both the old and updated information.  Rapid Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on June 13, 2022   Scheduled Release domains: Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility) starting on June 27, 2022   Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers 

Digitising SmartData Technologies - Bangladesh | Interview

Founded in 2008, SmartData Technologies (pvt) Ltd. in Bangladesh provides industry leading cyber security solutions not just in Bangladesh but also to Sri Lanka, Singapore & UAE. With more than 20 years of knowledge and experience, SmartData Technologies successfully brings about the world’s most promising solutions to to close the cyber security gaps. We were given the opportunity to speak with the SmartData Technologies CEO Mr. Fazlur Rahman, who’s responsible for the dynamic development of SmartData and providing unparalleled cybersecurity products and services which meets all the critical information technology needs. Q1 : My first question to you is how did you see the necessity of collaboration & networking for the growth of your company, especially the impact of cloud services. What difficulties and technology gaps you saw that needed to be addressed & why did you think Google will be the best fit. We started long back in Bangladesh, obviously that time cloud was not

Why choose Google Cloud ?

  The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a platform that delivers over 90 information technology services (aka products), which businesses, IT professionals, and developers can leverage to work more efficiently, gain more flexibility, and/or enable a strategic advantage. How does the Google Cloud Platform work? Cloud computing today allows hardware and software products to co-exist remotely (in data centers) and at-scale. Together these products work to deliver specific services. Users typically can access, manage, and use the tools they require via a web-interface – and that’s true for Google Cloud Platform services as well. In addition to service accessibility, users also gain flexibility and choice when working with Google Cloud Platform: Each service is available ‘a la carte’ so that users can leverage different resources to develop the infrastructure they need. Once they have identified the Google Cloud Platform services that would benefit them, users simply create a “project” via the