'G Suite' renamed to 'Google Workspace', strengthening cooperation between tools, etc.

Local time On October 6, 2020, Google announced that it has changed the name of its

corporate software suite 'G Suite ' to 'Google Workspace'. In addition, the UI has been revamped and the cooperation between tools has been strengthened.

Introducing Google Workspace | Google Cloud Blog

Announcing Google Workspace, everything you need to get it done, in one location | Google Cloud Blog

Behold the new icons for Gmail, Drive, Calendar, and Meet | Ars Technica

You can see what Google Workspace looks like by watching the following movie.

Introducing Google Workspace-YouTube

Google Workspace is a corporate software suite that brings together Google applications such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Documents, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Meet. It replaces the corporate software suite 'G Suite' that has been provided so far.

With the name change to Google Workspace, the UI etc. have been newly enhanced. Google is working on improvements such as combining video conferencing and chat with Gmail, and Google Workspace will add the ability to dynamically create documents in chat rooms and co-edit with guests by the end of October 2020. Google notes that these new features will make it easier to share content and work directly with users outside your organization.

In addition, a new feature has been added to see a preview of linked files in Google Cloud without opening a new tab, and to display contact details on the smart chip when commenting with a name link in Google Docs. I did.

In addition, Google Meet's Picture-in-Picture feature will be implemented in Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. It is expected that you will be able to edit documents and spreadsheets while looking at the other person's face with the pictoin picture function.

With the outbreak of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the demand for home work is increasing, and Google is working on digital improvement of home work. It emphasizes that it provides a great collaboration, convenience, and flexible experience.

Google Workspace pricing plans are 'Business Starter' (680 yen per user), 'Buisness Standard' (1360 yen per user), and 'Business Plus' (2040 per user) for small businesses with 300 or less users. If you have a large company with 300 or more users, please contact us for the price. Each plan has different cloud storage capacity per user, number of simultaneous Google Meet participants, security features, and more.

In addition, it is revealed that icons such as Gmail and Google Calendar will be renewed along with the name change. After changing each icon (upper part of the image) and before changing (lower part of the image) are as follows.

Google has a history of regularly renaming software suites, and Google Software Suite was called 'Google Apps for Your Domain' when it was released in 2006, but in 2014 'Google Apps for Work', 2016 The name was changed to 'G Suite' in the year, and this is the third name change.

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