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Folder sharing in shared drives now generally available

  This is one of the most wanted features where you can share folders in shared drives.  Shared drives allow teams and organisations to preserve data , access them and collaborate. With this release, you could share a specific folder with other members or update user privileges to allow users to access specific folders on shared drives with extra privileges. The functionality is available on the web via Drive, Drive API, Drive File Stream (v. 42 +), and the new iOS Google Drive apps (v. 4.2020.36202 +) and Android (v. 2.20.321 +). With the upcoming release, it will be accessible via the native file system on ChromeOS. Considerable features Commenter role availability - To align shared drive with my drive commenter role will be available. Manager role required to move folders between shared drives - As stated earlier only the manager role (in both the locations) will be able to move folders between shared drives. For Admins This feature will be available for all domains with Shared Driv

Google acquires AppSheet to help businesses create and extend applications—without coding

Today, ( January 15, 2020)  Google is excited to announce that it has acquired  AppSheet , a leading no-code application development platform used by a number of enterprises across a variety of industries.  The demand for faster processes and automation in today’s competitive landscape requires more business applications to be built with greater speed and efficiency. However, many companies lack the resources to address these challenges. This acquisition helps enterprises empower millions of citizen developers to more easily create and extend applications without the need for professional coding skills.  According to “The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Platforms For Business Developers,” Q2 2019, “AppSheet has the most aggressive strategy and roadmap for empowering business people as developers. The platform had the highest score possible in the commercial model criterion and it shows in a stellar experience along with strong features for mobile app development, data design, application sca

Collaborate with people who are not using a Google account in Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites

  What’s changing  We’re making   visitor sharing —secure, pincode-based collaboration with people who do not have a Google account—generally available. This means you can share items with non-Google accounts, enabling them to view, comment on, or edit content in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites using a secure pincode.  Visitor sharing was previously   available in beta , and will replace the current admin setting to allow users in your organization to send sharing invitations.  ' We’ll introduce the new feature according to this timeline:  August 31, 2020:  The setting to control sharing with people who are not using a Google account will begin to appear in the Admin console. This setting may be on or off by default depending on your current settings. See “Getting started” below to learn more. This setting will not start taking effect for users until September 8, 2020 (for Rapid release domains) or September 28, 2020 (for Scheduled release domains).  September 8, 2020

Key Features to Grow Your Business with Google Cloud Platform

  Cloud adoption is taking over multiple regions and industries and it is transforming the way IT is built. Cloud computing has made hosting infrastructure elastic and it is an advantage for the end users as well, to start with, cost savings, scalability, security and service upgrades, and disaster recoveries. Companies figured out that after adopting cloud computing, they become more agile in the competitive marketplace.  Businesses now don’t have to spend time and money maintaining and buying their own servers, rather, they can use the off-the-shelf professional infrastructure given by cloud service providers.Google’s strength lies in its expertise in developing and managing cloud-native applications, analytics and machine learning as well as fast virtual machine provisioning and simpler billing. As a leader in the cloud space, Google Cloud is now earning $1 billion per quarter, according to CEO Sundar Pichai. As a successful option for a cloud platform, could GCP be right for your e

Accelerate your application development and delivery

  Delivering software quickly, reliably, and safely is at the heart of every digital transformation and application modernization journey. After all, an increase in speed generates powerful business outcomes. Driving developer productivity First, Google added support for Cloud Run, Google’s fully managed container platform, into google Cloud Code IDE plugins. Now you can write, deploy, and debug containerized applications directly from your IDEs such as VS Code and IntelliJ onto google’s fully managed serverless runtime. The integration comes with starter templates in various languages including Java, Node.js, Python, and Go—making it easy to get started and observe best practices. This in turn helps you rapidly explore the core benefits of Cloud Run such as automated day 2 operations, and cost-effective, automatically scaled containerized applications.  Second, google built in extensive support for fast feedback as part of the local development loop. To achieve this, Cloud Code inc