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Refresh Google Calendar for Web with New Consumer and G Suite Admins Features Launched

A fresh look Google Calendar on the web brings in features, like sleek responsive design, modern color palette, along with enterprises features to help teams schedule and prepare for meetings.

Now, when booking a room, employees can see conference room details, as G Suite admins are now able to enter detailed information about their organization’s meeting rooms. Just hover over a room name in Calendar and a hovercard will pop up with details about the conference location and resources.

In addition, hoveing over participants name will show a contact’s information. Also, any deleted itmes can be view or restore in one place.

See this GIf below of new conference room details:

Google Calendar for web conference room details

The new Calendar also now let hyperlink relevant spreadsheets, documents or presentations in Calendar invite, which can be open directly from the new “Event Detail” view.

It’s also now possible to view and manage calendars side by side in separate columns in “Day” view. Simply, click “Day” view and select the calendars you want to compare. Additionally, “Day,” “Week,” and “Month” views are now more accessible, featuring better compatibility with screen readers.

A GIF animation showing side-by-side “Day” view in Calendar:

Google Calendar for web Day view

To use the new Calendar for personal use, simply click “Use new Calendar” in the upper right corner of the main Calendar view to get started.

Google also rolling out some additional options to G Suite admins to transition to the new Calendar web UI, including:

“Automatic,” a new default option begining on Nov. 14 & 28 will begin transition to the new UI for Rapid / Scheduled Release domains over the next 8 weeks, including opt-in and opt-out stages.

Alternatively, admins can choose manual control to move users to the new UI in the Google Admin console. Just go to Apps -> G Suite -> Calendar -> New Calendar — and over there set by organizational unit when you’d like your users to access the new version of the Calendar UI.

For this option, Google recommend to plan the transition before Feb. 28, 2018, because, on this date all old Calendar UI will be automatically transitioned to the new UI, “with no ability to opt out.”

Check out this guide, and the Help Center for more information on how to add structured data to rooms and resources.

Google also has increased user undeletion window to 20 days, an increase from existing five.

  • This extended window can be especially helpful for customers who manage user accounts through an API or other automated sync tools.

    Now, all G Suite customers, who have purchased G Suite online can easily evaluate and switch between G Suite editions that including G Suite Enterprise. “Online customers can then upgrade―or downgrade―their existing G Suite subscription with just a few clicks,” writes Google.

    • Customers who purchased their G Suite subscription via a reseller can contact their reseller for more details on switching between G Suite editions.
    • Customers who are on an annual plan can contact their sales representative or customer support for more details on switching between G Suite editions.

    G Suite Enterprise, is designed to meet unique needs of large companies as well as give businesses of all sizes a significant advantage in security and management.

    • More powerful access control for administrators with security key enforcement
    • More data control with Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Google Drive, DLP for Gmail, and S/MIME for Gmail
    • More analytics and insights by connecting BigQuery with Gmail
    • With G Suite Enterprise edition, along with our Basic and Business offerings, businesses have more flexibility to choose the G Suite solution that best meets their needs.

    Google prompt, a new enhanced 2-Step Verification (2SV) method over SMS text messages, today, became the first choice (primary choice). Once 2SV is enabled, users will still have the option to set up SMS, the Google Authenticator app, backup codes, or Security Keys as their alternative second step.

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