Thursday, February 26, 2015



Posted: 25 Feb 2015 02:41 PM PST
People using Gmail now have the option to view the Gmail UI in Burmese, the 74th different language offered. Language settings can be changed from the “display language” drop-down in Settings. One’s display language doesn't affect the language in which messages are sent and received.

Note that the ornate Burmese script requires some specific fonts to make sure it displays correctly.

Release track:
Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

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Posted: 25 Feb 2015 02:19 PM PST
Today we announced the Android for Work program. With a group of partners, we're helping businesses bring more devices to work by securing, managing and innovating on the Android platform.

Check out the Google for Work blog post for details on how the program provides businesses and workers with the choice and flexibility they need to get things done at work.

Google Apps supports Android device management today and will fully support these Android for Work features when available. Stay tuned for more information.

For more information:
Google for Work blog post
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Posted: 25 Feb 2015 01:52 PM PST
A new version of the Google Calendar app for Android is coming to Google Play over the next few days. Based on your feedback, we’ve made a number of improvements―with more on the horizon:

  • See more events at a glance with 7-day week view and pinch-to-zoom
  • Add Google Drive files to events
    • Drive will check if all event invitees can open them 
  • New Birthday calendar settings (coming to Calendar web next week)
    • Birthday calendar can be hidden
    • Control whether birthdays from Google+ are shown
  • A new option to show week numbers in settings
  • Import .ics files sent to you in Gmail and other apps

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

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Posted: 25 Feb 2015 11:22 AM PST
Today we announced several improvements to Google Classroom. On the web, teachers can now bring their own personal touches to Classroom by uploading their own images to use as themes. They can add their own custom images, or choose from our gallery of options, which has been updated with 18 new images and 30 pattern themes.

For the Android and iOS Classroom apps, we added the ability for students and teachers to view the class resource page, and a few other features for both Android and iOS.

The Classroom app allows students to do their work anytime, anywhere and is designed for schools with iPads or Android tablets and students' personal devices. If you are a Google Apps for Education admin and your school is using managed Android tablets, iPads, or ChromeOS devices, please consider installing the Classroom app centrally, as students may not be able to install it themselves. To make sure students have a great experience using the Classroom app, be sure to install the Drive and Docs apps (Docs, Slides, and Sheets) to the devices at the same time.

To learn more about our native mobile apps, please visit the Classroom Help Center.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

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Posted: 25 Feb 2015 10:17 AM PST
People using Google Docs can now use different headers and footers on the first pages of their documents, which comes in handy for:

  • Following academic formatting guidelines (e.g. MLA, CMS, APA)
  • Starting page numbering on the second page
  • Making a title page without headers or footers

After inserting a header or footer in your document you’ll see a new checkbox―just tick it and you’ll be able to set a different header and footer on the first page:
headers-footers.png

There’s also a new Insert > Page Number menu that lets you customize how and where you start your page numbers―like on the bottom of the second page, for example.

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
Help Center: Headers and Footers
Help Center: Page numbers

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