S2E18: Enhanced menus in Docs, Updated Storage Management tools in Admin Console, and more

I had a great time at the Google Events in LA and Irvine, the LA office is in the old Spruce Goose hanger, the former home to Howard Hughes wooden aircraft that was an engineering marvel, except for the part where it only flew once. It was 6 times larger than any aircraft built at the time in 1947 with a hanger just as large. They literally built a building inside the hanger, incorporating all the style and history, and that is the Google LA Office.

5:30 Here are this week’s updates:
14:05 Thank you to our sponsor CubeBackup!

Silent Releases

17:00 Updated rollout schedule for additional Calendar statuses in Google Chat
We’d like to provide updated rollout information for additional Calendar statuses in Google Chat, previously announced on March 14, 2022: https://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/03/additional-calendar-statuses-in-google-chat.html
Rollout for Rapid release domains will be complete on Wednesday, May 5, 2022.
Rollout for Scheduled release domains will begin on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 and is expected to be complete by Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Published Releases

17:57 Easily manage storage related activity and policies through new storage management tools in the Admin console
This is ON by default for some organizations, like Non-profits - http://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/04/updated-storage-management-admin-console.html
24:15 Quick access to additional actions when composing a message in Google Chat on iOS - http://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/04/google-chat-compose-bar-ios-update.html
30:10 Enhanced menus in Google Docs improves findability of key features on desktop - http://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/04/enhanced-menus-in-google-docs-improves.html
33:14 Warning banners alert users of suspicious Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides files on web - http://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/04/warning-banners-for-suspicious-docs-sheets-slides-files.html

Other Topics

34:33 A productivity expert’s tips for returning to the office - https://blog.google/products/workspace/productivity-experts-tips-returning-to-office
39:18 On-demand training for Google Workspace – From Beginner to Advanced - https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/workspace/available-free-training-and-tutorials-for-google-workspace
42:06 How to link a timestamp in a Google Drive - https://www.howtogeek.com/797920/google-drive-video-link-to-timestamp
9:18 [Looking for feedback] A New Workspace Search Concept! - https://www.googlecloudcommunity.com/gc/Customer-Connect-Forum/Looking-for-feedback-A-New-Workspace-Search-Concept/m-p/419295#M755
Video - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1euUYEKG7fe72BpppZ-5Kr78-NVFpF_-t/view
Feedback form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfajCTT-EaEoc-zs5q-RasuLd0ZT7Ft7kdePY75l2lk_MagIg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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