Last March, Google provided free access to advanced features in Google Meet such as increased participants, live streaming, and recording, in response to COVID-19. These advanced video-conferencing capabilities will be removed from bConnected accounts on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
January 5, 2021
October 15, 2020
October 13, 2020
September 14, 2020
- Any users who were using classic Groups will start to see new Groups instead.
August 5, 2020
July 2, 2020
July 1, 2020
June 30, 2020
June 24, 2020
You can now edit Google Calendar events in the quick-access side panel in Gmail and Docs, without having to go to the full Calendar page in your browser. You can even use “Find a Time” to see others’ calendar availability when scheduling events. Visit the Help Center to learn more about using Calendar in the side panel.
May 15, 2020
April 30, 2020
Google Meet is now available in Gmail, which means you can start and join meetings right from your inbox, making it even easier to stay connected.
Options to start or join a Google Meet video meeting now in Gmail
March 31, 2020
March 18, 2020
February 4, 2020
January 13, 2020
When you open a Google Calendar invite in Gmail, you’ll see a new “More Options” dropdown menu, allowing you to propose a new time for the meeting or add a note to your RSVP. Selecting either option will open the respective event section in calendar.google.com, where you can make those updates directly.
You can now attach emails to other emails in Gmail without downloading them first. This is useful for situations where attaching emails makes more sense than forwarding separate emails, like wanting to forward multiple messages related to a single topic. With this new functionality, you can do exactly that. Sending emails as attachments allows you to write a summary email message to your recipients, and attach the set of supporting emails that recipients can directly open in their mail client.
January 6, 2020
Google has made a slight change to where you can find rooms and resources in a Google Calendar event. When looking to see what rooms or resources have been booked for an event, you’ll now see this information in the guest list and no longer in the location field.
December 20, 2019
bConnected staff will respond to any critical problems throughout the holiday curtailment period. End user support will be available through the ITCS Service Desk on all non-holiday dates to assist campus units via phone, email, or online.
November 12, 2019
We’re adding the ability for users to embed MP3 and WAV audio files from Drive into Slides.
September 16, 2019
Now, when you have an Out of office (OOO) entry on your calendar, a notice of that OOO status will appear in bMail and Hangouts Chat when people try to contact you.
In bMail, we’ll show a banner about the recipient being out of office and when they’ll be back in the email compose window.