Jamboard Now Available in US, Google Sites Improves Publication Experience

Jamboard is available in the U.S. to start, and will be available for purchase in the UK and Canada this summer, with more countries becoming available over time.

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Jamboard, a cloud-based collaborative whiteboard is available as on Tuesday for purchase in the United States. To get started working with Jamboard, users must have a G Suite plan, so that you can access files from Drive, use them in brainstorms and come back to work later.

In addition, a Jamboard app for Android and iOS will be available for all G Suite customers globally starting this week. The app, when used on a tablet, allows users to experience similar features as they would on Jamboard device. On a smartphone, the app functions as a companion for the Jamboard device.

Usage of the Jamboard app will be controlled by a service on/off switch in the Admin console, and will be off by default.

The Jamboard costing $4,999 USD, includes 2 styluses, an eraser and a wall mount.

Google is currently running a promotion—where a $300 off of the annual management and support fee is given to all who order on or before September 30, 2017. Plus, a discount on the optional rolling stand.

Check out the Help Center for more information, including an FAQ section.

Google Sites Publish your Site Option
Existing Google Sites publish your site

Google has also announced of improvements to publication experience in new Google Site, as they rolling out changes to the setting "Allow my site to appear in search results."

As of now, when a user click "Publish" in the new Google Sites, they allow other people to view theri site. And, if an organization allows publishing sites on the web, options like to "allow anyone at your domain or anyone on the web to visit your site," and "allow your site to appear in search results."

Following the launch, a new option "Request public search engines not to index my site" will start appearing when a user chose to allow anyone on the web to visit their site.

The option will be labeled as a "Search setting" to distinguish it from enforced permissions above it. By default, it's set to let public search engines like Google index your site — by checking it, you indicate only your preference that search engines not index your site.

When you chose to restrict viewing of site to your domain only, the "Request public search engines not to index my site" option will not appear, "because no one outside of your domain will be able to visit your site anyway."

Depending on your configuration, your site may appear in your organization's internal search engine and on Google Cloud Search.

New Google Sites Publish you site option
New Google Sites publish your site option

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