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Here are the latest news about G Suite:

18.01.18 G Suite added Security Center

Google launched a new tool Security Center for G Suite admins that gives them a better view of the state of their organization’s security. It is only available to G Suite Enterprise users, features two main components. The first is a dashboard that gives admins an overview of current security metrics across services like Gmail (think incoming phishing emails), Google Drive and Mobile Management. The second main feature is a security health checkup that provides a quick overview of current security settings and recommendations for potential improvements. Thereby G Suite becomes more secure than alternatives

2017 G Suite now allows to manage access to third-party apps

G Suite is adding a new security feature that improves data access control and enhances phishing prevention - OAuth apps whitelisting, giving your organization added visibility and control into how third-party applications are using your data. It helps keep your data safe by letting admins specifically select which third-party apps are allowed to access users’ G Suite data. Once an app is part of a whitelist, users can choose to grant authorized access to their G Suite apps data. This prevents malicious apps from tricking users into accidentally granting access to their corporate data.

2017 G Suite gets smart cloud search

Google launched for its business customers a new tool called Google Cloud Search, which will allow users to search across G Suite products, including Drive, Gmail, Sites, Calendar, Docs, Contacts and more. It's designed for use in larger companies where different groups and individuals have access to different files. The search service respects file-sharing permissions, so users can only access what’s available to them, whether that’s company-wide resources like a policy manual, team projects or documents only they can see. In addition to surfacing work documents, Cloud Search works as a directory service, allowing users to seek out colleagues’ contact information, while also viewing the events and files they have in common. When viewing a contact’s info in the search results, users are able to click to start an email, phone call or a Hangout.

2017 G Suite adds more security tools for admins

Google’s G Suite is launching a number of new security features that aim to keep these businesses’ data safe on its platform. Admins can now, for example, force their users to use physical security keys from companies like Yubico to access their data. They will also be able to manage the deployment of these keys and get usage reports. Google notes that one of the companies that are already using this feature is online payments service Stripe, which uses Security Key as an additional layer to protect its employees from phishing attempts. For improved email security, G Suite now also allows enterprises to bring their own certificates for S/MIMI encryption, and the company is also making it easier to search Gmail logs with BigQuery. In addition, Enterprises that want to archive their emails outside of Gmail and Google Vault can now more easily integrate third-party services like HP Autonomy and Veritas.

2016 Kanbanchi - missing project management tool for G Suite

Google's G Suite still doesn't have its own project management app. And the recent partnership with Slack means that it won't appear in the near future. But Slack doesn't fit all companies, some of them prefer kanban-style project management, for example. For these teams there is a new option - Kanbanchi. This service integrates into your G Suite dashboard, plays well with Drive and Calendar and allows to create multiple kanban-boards. Kanban-board organizes your tasks into columns according to their status, i.e. "ideas", "to-do", "in work", "done", etc. Thus the whole project is visualized on single screen and you can evaluate it at a glance.  The app is free for use, but it provides also paid version ($20/month/user) with some additional features like Gantt Chart, Time tracker, your company style.

2016 Google launched App Maker for G Suite

2016 G Suite adds Slack integration

2016 Google Apps rebranded as G Suite

2014 Google for Work: why Google makes big rebranding of its business products?

2013 Google Groups adds features for collaboration and customer support

2012 Google adds free QuickOffice to Google Apps, improves MS Office documents conversion

2012 Google terminates free Google Apps subscription

2012 Would you buy Google Apps from Bruce Willis

2012 Google to set a new personal record: SaaS project for 110 thousand workplaces

2011 General Motors moves to Google Apps

2011 Google Apps Mail gets read receipts

2011 GMail gets instant search

2011 Google Apps to reduce the free limit to 10 users

2011 Google Apps gets scheduled updates

2011 Google will examine Google Apps professionals online

2011 SMS authentication in Google Apps is available for all

2010 Google added 60 more services to Google Apps

2010 Google offers to login via SMS, Zoho - via OneLogin, Apple - via facial recognition

2010 Google discontinues Google Wave development

2010 Google enabled instant switching between accounts

2010 GMail and Google Buzz as developer platforms

2010 Google Wave joined Google Apps

2010 Google Apps to add blogs, RSS and galleries

2010 Google Apps making Microsoft nervous

2010 Google Apps Marketplace - the online app store for Google Apps

2010 Google Apps are ready for the next earthquake

2009 Hacker team will help to push Google Apps

2009 How to develop custom applications for Google Apps?

2008 Control Basecamp From iGoogle with the Periscope Gadget

2006 Google Apps for Your Domain gets customizable start page