What's new in G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work)?

Google over the weekend announced a name change for its hugely popular cloud-based productivity tool, Google Apps, which going forward is to be known as G Suite. It comprises a set of intelligent apps: Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, and more — with real-time collaboration for easy sharing and communication among business employees.

While Google claims the new name better reflects its mission to help people everywhere work and innovate together, so businesses can move faster and go bigger.

With G Suite, information can flow freely between devices, apps, people and teams, so great ideas never get left in the margins, according to Google.

Albeit, the company has made it clear to potential enterprise users that G Suite is a unified collection of tools and not just a set of individual offerings.

Google has tapped into its expansive machine learning architecture, which is already working in a variety of other products, including Smart Reply, instant translation, and photo recognition, to enhance the new G Suite’s products.

Starting with Google Drive, the company will be bringing machine intelligence to more services.

With Quick Access in Drive on Android which offers 50% improvement from the average time taken to get to the right file, by eliminating the need to search for it.

Other improvements which have benefited from machine learning include: Google Calendar’s Smart Scheduling feature and Explore feature in Google Sheets.

Google is also introducing a new product called Team Drives, a Google Drive offering that focuses on content management: ownership and sharing at a team level, with new roles that allow for more control over the content.
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