MetriNote – Google Enhances Workspace

MetriNote – Google Enhances Workspace

What’s the news?

June 14, 2021 – Google announced a series of enhancements to its Workspace collaboration suite, including:

  • Google Workspace for Everyone – allowing anyone with a Gmail account to use all Workspace apps including Meet, Chat, Docs, and more
  • Background noise reduction for Google Meet now included in Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard and Enterprise Plus licenses (previously it was only available in Enterprise Plus and Education Plus licenses)
  • Migration of Google Chat Rooms to Spaces, a team collaboration experience integrating tasks, presence, search, messaging, and other Google Workspace apps

In addition, Google announced a beta of client-side encryption for Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides for Enterprise Plus and Education Plus customers. Client-side encryption allows customers to hold their own encryption keys to eliminate the risk of Google accessing, or sharing customer data. Google also announced additional security capabilities for data loss prevention and file sharing.

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