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Jun052018

Hangouts Meet will Soon Become Compatible with Traditional Conferencing Equipments

Google has announced new integrations coming to its cloud productivity suite of applications G Suite.
In next few months, Google will make it even more better meeting experiences regardless of conference technology used with new integrations in Hangouts Meet and Calendar.

Already G Suite has integrations like third-party add-ons in Gmail and Google Docs and better interoperability with Microsoft will get new integrations

With these new integrations you’ll be able to join conferences on Hangouts Meet from existing meeting room hardware, book rooms from Microsoft Exchange in Google Calendar and collaborate with people outside of your domain in Hangouts Chat.

Also, in an upcoming release of SAP Google will be introducing integrations with Google Sheets.

Here are details of upcoming features:

New compatibility in Hangouts Meet making it easier to collaborate without worrying about compatibility with existing equipment as Teams will soon be able to join a meeting on Meet from their preferred equipment as Google is making Meet compatible with traditional video conferencing systems, like Polycom and Cisco.

Also, users will be able to join a meeting directly from their Microsoft Skype for Business app on Meet.

Soon, third-party conference providers will be able to easily build add-ons for native conferencing in Google Calendar event, so users will be able to create, view and join a video conference directly by clicking a link in the Calendar event invite to join on web or mobile.

In the coming months, Google will begin providing these third-party conferencing add-ons in the G Suite Marketplace.

Some of the early developers, include Cisco Webex, Arkadin, GoToMeeting, LogMeIn, Dialpad, RingCentral, Vidyo and Vonage.

Taking further the ability to view schedule availability across Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange, Google will also bring an ability to easily book resources, like rooms, equipment and more in Exchange as well as G Suite users will also be able to view and book resources stored in Exchange and Office 365.

In addition, an ability to let teams work outside their domain will become available in next few months in Hangout Chat.

New SAP integrations with Google Sheets will enable users to directly import their ERP content into Google Sheets to analyze data with tools like intelligent pivot table to discover additional insights.

This integration will eliminate tedious tasks such manually exporting data to CSV and uploading them to Drive, and formatting by recording macros in Sheets.

In the image below you can new SAP integration into Google Sheets:

SAP integrations with Google Sheets

SAP integrations with Google Sheets

Learn more about how your business’ technology can co-exist with G Suite. Visit the Next ’18 website to register.

In addition, Google will begin rolling out Mobile Management support for Hangouts Meet on iOS starting on June 19, 2018.

With this launch, G Suite users in domains with advanced mobile device management enabled will be required to first install a device policy profile to continue using Hangouts Meet on iOS devices.

To this end, beginning Jun 19th, all iOS users accessing Hangouts Meet v16.0 and who doesn’t already have device policy profile installed will see a notification which will be prompting them to install a security profile.

Users on older versions although will be able to sign in Hangouts Meet app, but they’ll be refrained from performing critical functions e.g. to view and join meetings. They should upgrade to Meet v16.0 now.

Update 06/06: Google is making it easier for people to know when everyone has declined a Google Calendar event in addition to effectively manage scheduling and joining meetings,

It’s important for anyone to remain update about the cancelation or rescheduling of their meetings with low attendance, so they can take timely action. A new feature in Google Calendar will now show an indication on the event flagging “all guests declined the meeting.” This way you won’t need to go into an event’s details, or watch inbox for RSVP responses.

In the image below you can see a visual indication that everyone has declined a meeting:

Google Calendar Event Visual indication showing everyone declined a meeting

The following actions can be taken after clicking on anyone of the events within Calendar:

  • Even organizer can delete an event. Once canceled invitees of the event will be able to remove it from their own calendar.
  • Reschedule a event either manually or with “Find a Time.” All other guests and organizers in domains without the “Find a time” feature can also email to suggest rescheduling.
  • Dismiss an event until it’s moved to a new convenient time. Users can dismiss seeing the flagged indication for the meeting.

Image of the event details when everyone has declined:

Google Calendar Even Declined

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