3/19/20 G Suite Roundup: Updates That Matter Most

Recent updates to G Suite include a beta launch for a new and improved version of Google Groups, as well as updates to the Admin console that will make managing a variety of settings more intuitive. Read on to learn the details and what actions to take to activate these updates.

Google Groups beta launch

The G Suite team has been hard at work building a new version of Google Groups, which will be more intuitive, reflecting the familiar interface of Gmail and other G Suite tools.

The release date for this new edition to all G Suite customers has not yet been determined, but will take place sometime later this year. Until then, this new version will be refined according to the feedback given by domains enrolled in the beta.

To apply to enroll in this beta, use this form.

Updated Admin console interface

Rollout has begun for an update to the Admin console that will streamline how less secure apps (LSAs), account recovery (AR), and domain management are handled. An interface update will make finding and changing these settings more intuitive, particularly when altering group-based policies.

For most organizations, no action will be required. However, a very small amount of domains (those who have the relevant settings applied at child-OU levels) will see their existing settings affected. These organizations will receive an email to their primary admin detailing how to proceed.

This rollout began on March 11th, 2020 and will conclude on March 26th.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions you may have about these updates.