Modified 15 March 2017 by Ian Weatherhogg

A roundup of the key announcements from this week's Google I/O Keynote.

This week has been a good week for Google Apps customers with lots of announcements in a short space of time. If you haven't had time to catch up with the news, take a look at our handy roundup below.

Google Apps now comes in an Unlimited flavour

Google have announced that Google Apps for Business (GAFB) customers can opt for a premium version of the product. Google Apps Unlimited comes with all the features of GAFB plus unlimited storage, advanced audit reporting, new security controls and Google Vault - which now includes Drive files.

Meet the New Google Drive

It looks like Google Drive is getting a makeover and some interesting new features. The highlights are: the ability to edit Microsoft Office files in the cloud, a new way to collaborate over documents via Suggested Edits and a new improved user interface across all devices. Check out the video at the bottom of the page to see it for yourself.

Dedicated desktop home pages for Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

Google have announced new home screens are on the way with direct access points for Docs, Sheets & Slides.

Restore a user's Google Drive files

Coming soon, Admin's will be able to restore any files that a user has deleted in Google Drive.

Introducing Google Apps Vault for Drive

More great news if you have Google Vault, at no extra cost, your Vault will now automatically include any files in each users Google Drive.

Activity view, link sharing and more in the new Google Drive mobile apps

The Google Drive mobile apps for iOS and Android have had a makeover, with an improved interface including a new Activity Stream and better link sharing.

Bringing the best of Google to Work

A summary of the changes to Google Apps from Amit Singh, President of Google Enterprise.

Google Play for Education come to Chromebooks

In a move to further help teachers to find and share exactly the right educational content, Google Play for Education is to be rolled out to Chromebooks. It's US only for now, but fingers crossed for a UK and worldwide release in the near future.

There was also plenty of Android news announced, for a full roundup and lots of videos - take a look at the official Google I/O website.

 

https://youtu.be/jWvKAYKlnnM