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Shared Folder or Shared Drive?
On one of my YouTube video tutorials, that was about Google Shared Drive, I had an interesting comment: I’ve always struggled with how to justify a shared drive rather than create a folder and share it with groups (teams) of staff. I end up treating it much like a shared drive. I do this as an Admin, and I can restrict or expand various settings. I would appreciate if someone would show a comparison of creating a folder in Workspace that will be treated like a shared drive, and then show why that is limited and what you can do better on a shared drive to make it worth my staff learning how and to start using them. So I set out to make a short but informative video for Google Workspace users to see why, in probably most cases, they should be using shared drives and not shared folders from their My Drive.
Workspace newbie and startup corner
Hi I want to create a thread here as a newbie and startup corner for anyone that is looking for workspace related resources.. both for novices, admins and people that are looking for more integration plays with their existing landscapes. I will be posting helpful links and would invite you to do the same
Google Workspace and Native Languages
Google Workspace and particularly Google Meet is literrraly saving our relationships, work and studying in the pandemia. It can be a facilitator too where participants generate new ideas and solutions to varous scenarions in our daily work.Here's a demo how participants from different nationalities can talk in their native languages and still understand each other. This is possible by combining live captions in Google Meet and Translate in Chrome. In this video we are talking in German, French and English. Live captions in Google Meet are currently (March 2021) available in Spanish, French, German and Portuguese on desktop, Android and iOS. https://youtu.be/bTLiQsSWDvsDo you agree that native languages can be viewed as motivation and potential for growth of Cloud solutions?
Google Says The Best Teams Have These 5 Things
It was called Project Aristotle.The goal was to answer this question: "What makes a team effective at Google?"Here's what they found.The 5 Elements That Make A Great TeamGoogle analyzed data from executives, team leads and team members to determine the key dynamics of what makes a successful team.Importantly, the Google research team found that the best teams were effective because they worked together well, regardless of who was on the team. Read the full article and reporting here. Here are the 5 qualities that make a great team:Psychological Safety Dependability Structure and Clarity Meaning ImpactAre you in a great team? Why or why not? Do you have the 5 elements above for a Great Team? How has the pandemic impacted your ability to become a Great Team? Have we learned anything new that can be applied towards our team dynamics? Have any tools been helpful in improving our team experiences? Let us know.
Google Workspace Easy to Use
Google Workspace is certainly a flexible solution in all industries thus unifyng tech professionals, educators and tech lovers. I find Google Workspace easy to use because one needs to resolve a single challenge, the decision to define and put into action a collaboration. For my OnEBoard project I worked on a couple of issues with Google Support. I learned to not overcomplicate things but ask relevant questions and move one step at a time. Without coding OnEBoard took me 10 months from start to launch with Google Workspace and a dedicated team of collaborators. I'm continuing to explore easy solutions such as having a conversation in native languages while in Meet. using live captions and Translate feature in Chrome. What is your experience with Google Workspace easy implementations?
Workspace is made for remote working - Tech HQ article
I thought this article from Tech HQ really nailed with @ChristianNewman and team was getting at during the Talk last week. Take a look at the Tech HQ article. Some of the features it highlights that demonstrate how the product is focusing on remote work are as follows:Google Assistant where users can now use their voice to ask Google what’s next on their calendar or to quickly join a meeting and send a message. Recurring ‘out-of-office’ events where users will be able to schedule regular, recurring out-of-office blocks. Second screen experiences in Google Meet where users can host meetings across a mix of devices. What do you think about them? Do you agree? Do you have others to add? Tell us below!
Workspace Recap Podcast Co-hosts Live on Clubhouse AND Google Meet
I’m one of the co-hosts of the Workspace Recap podcast (Google, Apple, Spotify) and we heard that some of you are not on iDevcies yet and wanted to make sure you could participate on the Clubhouse event we (me + @jesse nowlin) host each Wednesday. You can now join a Google Meet event and get plugged into the Clubhouse event to participate.For more details and to get links to both Clubhouse and Meet head to recap.at/clubhouseYou can also reach us on twitter @WorkspaceRecap or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
New blog post on "building the future of work" - Javier Soltero
Javier Soltero and the Workspace team just dropped some big announcements via the official Workspace blog! Check them out in the link below and share your thoughts on what’s big news, what is table stakes, and where the Workspace product still needs some work! Blogpost here → https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/workspace/the-future-of-work-with-google-workspace
Showing what you can do with Apps Script
I’m a big fan of Google’s Apps Script which enables each and every user to automate tasks, workflows and data handling for the different Google Workspace apps. I regularly publish video tutorials on Apps Script and I always make sure to explain my code. I believe that the users shouldn’t just by copying my code but rather I want them to understand the underlying concepts so that they can start writing code of their own. This is my latest video where I replicate an Apps Script automation script I actually use for my own YouTube reporting. https://youtu.be/hoCht3kzN7s
What's should Google's approach be to Employee Engagement?
Many of us have been working from home during the past 12 months, and as we start to see signs that the world is getting back to normal, it’s unlikely that knowledge working will even be the same again. As we enter a hybrid working environment individuals will be given the choice of where they work, either in an office, remote or a blend of the two.Microsoft has recently announced Microsoft Viva which “builds on the power of Teams and Microsoft 365 to unify the employee experience across four key areas — Engagement, Wellbeing, Learning and Knowledge”Microsoft has identified that a hybrid working environment needs to have an online-first approach.So, how does Google catch up and which existing products can be used, and which need enhancing?
Different ways of creating groups
Google currently has many ways to create groups and different types of groups.Groups created by admin using Admin SDK or admin.google.com Groups created on groups.google.com Security Group created using Cloud Identity Groups API Dynamic Group created in admin.google.comDepending on how the groups were created and the type of the group, what you can or cannot do as an admin may vary. I have done a preliminary testing and shared the file publicly for viewing. If you have different experience, or if I missed anything, please leave a comment below.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vT2Mp7-IDEm_Dtepe0f-wJs7QgAa798xQSG2awDYp4b34NEzQCZkqnlqCefiE6d-7zLgarCKQrazwL4/pubhtml
What Workspace Admin or Operations topics should we tackle in 2021?
2020 was a huge year for digital transformation, especially around productivity, collaboration, and business continuity. Looking ahead, and thinking of how this community can best help you, what topics should we cover this year? What types of administration or operations topics would you like covered by an article, video, deep dive presentation, or interactive community talk?
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