SaaS: More Google Apps Updates Arrive
A post over at the Google Enterprise Blog highlights the new features that have been made available to users of the ever-more-popular Google Apps cloud productivity suite over the past few weeks. Headlining the list is the long-awaited (by MSPmentor, at any rate) revision history for Google Docs. Here’s the scoop.
The new features, per that blog entry:
- Revision history for documents – changes to a document are highlighted, with every collaborator getting a different color. It looks to be very similar to the “Track Changes” feature of Microsoft Word.
- When collaborating on a document, you can see the text others are highlighting in anticipation of changes.
- Six new web fonts stored in the cloud: Droid Serif, Droid Sanda, Calibri, Cambria, Corsiva, and Consolas.
- Improved importing for Google Spreadsheets – Create new sheets from imported data, append it to the current sheet, add a sheet to the over spreadsheet, or even write over your current spreadsheet. Moreover, a preview pane shows exactly what you’re doing.
- In-cell dropdowns and data validation for Google Spreadsheets mean that you can pre-set a range of data for a cell and avoid data entry typos.
- New printing options, including selection printing and the ability to not print gridlines and potentially save ink.
- Google Sites now supports drag-and-drop hierarchy reorganization.