12/16/20 Google Workspace Roundup: Updates that Matter Most

The holiday season may be fast-approaching, but teams at Google have been hard at work with new updates that help keep Google Workspace on the cutting edge of collaboration tools. Read on to find the latest and greatest developments to Apps Script, Vault, and more.

New Apps Script Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Script Editor

The Google Workspace team has completely revamped the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Google Apps Script. This simplified new platform makes it faster and easier than ever for developers to design and deploy custom business solutions that integrate with a variety of Google Workspace applications. In particular, updates include a new code editing experience, enhanced troubleshooting, and integration with the Google Workspace Developer hub, creating a smoother, more end-to-end experience.

This update has been released to all Google Workspace and G Suite SKUs.

Vault now supports Voice

Vault can now be used to retain, hold, search, and export Google Voice data, including text messages, call logs, voicemails, and voicemail transcripts. This update is intended to help organizations retain their data needed for business or legal purposes. You may also customize your retention rules so that data is only kept for a certain period of time.

This new feature is available to all Google Workspace and G Suite customers with Google Voice standard and premier licenses.

More intelligent searching for Drive on mobile

Two new features have been released on Drive for mobile (on both iOS and Android), and are available to all G Suite and Google Workspace customers. They are as follows:

  • Easily access recent searches from Drive on both Mobile and Desktop

  • View and select intelligent search suggestion as you type (see below)

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Please note that Web and App Activity must be enabled for your account to receive these updates.

Use Secure LDAP to log into macOS with Google credentials

Finally, Mac users will soon have a new login option. Once enabled by an admin, these users can log into macOS devices using their Google Workspace or Cloud Identity login credentials. This makes identity and access management (IAM) much simpler, and helps to modernize identity infrastructure. Admins can find out more about the Secure LDAP service in this article.

That concludes this Google Workspace Roundup! We at HiView wish you a lovely holiday season. If you have any questions about these updates or are seeking a new Google partner, please don’t hesitate to contact us.