April 26, 2018

Google has released a new version of Gmail that includes highly anticipated features like snoozing, smart reply, and the ability to use Google Calendar, Keep, Tasks, and Add-ons while in Gmail.  

April 9, 2018

Join us for our second annual AIS-palooza! Connect with campus service providers, academic support staff, and other instructors and researchers to get ideas and learn about resources to help you with your work.

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March 29, 2018

Box Drive desktop is here! Box Drive is a desktop app that makes it incredibly easy to work with all of your files — even billions of files — right from your desktop, without using up much hard drive space. 

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Why use Box Drive?

March 27, 2018

The new Google Sites provides a simple and elegant way to create websites. To help your site stand out, you can now customize your favicon—the icon which appears in a browser tab or bookmark list—to match your site. This can help your viewers more easily recognize your site, and help you reinforce your branding.

March 19, 2018

G Suite is built for working collaboratively—teams create and share files all the time. When there can be hundreds or thousands of files, though, it can be tricky to find those files later. So we’re improving how you find files that have been shared with you in Google Drive.

The “Shared with Me” section shows the files that have been shared with you. We’re going to start intelligently organizing this section so you may also see people listed, along with files they’ve shared with you. Simply click on a document to quickly open it.

Box Drive will be available for all users starting March 29, 2018! Box Drive is a desktop app that makes it incredibly easy to work with all of your files — even billions of files — right from your desktop, without using up much hard drive space. 

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Why use Box Drive?

March 15, 2018

What to Do if You Missed Your 2-Step Requirement Deadline

March 13, 2018

Did you hear about the new features Box added to Box notes? Keep track of modified notes with Inbox, see what's changed in a note itself with Differences, and see who's recently accessed or edited your notes with Presence.

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March 9, 2018

CalNet 2-Step verification is an added layer of protection for your CalNet account. After you enter your CalNet ID and passphrase, you will be prompted for a second step using a verification device, such as a smartphone. All UC Berkeley staff and faculty are required to enroll in 2-Step in one of two cohorts:

February 27, 2018

Passing along an opportunity from Google:

Google is in the process of collecting a broad sample of student research papers in order to help train their tools to better accommodate academic work. Those who qualify will receive a $10 gift code by email from Perks, Google's incentives distributor, as a token of appreciation. 

February 26, 2018

Starting today, you can publish Google Sites to a specific audience. This new feature is great for teams or departments that want to keep their site restricted internally, or to a defined group of people. 

To publish your site to a specific audience, select the “Share with others” icon and change the Published settings to “Specific people can view when published.” Next, add the individuals you want in the “Invite people” box and select “Can view published.”

February 7, 2018

Love Your Data Week @ UC Berkeley is coming up! Join the University Library, Research IT, and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) for an exciting set of events during February 12-16. View the Love Your Data Week 2018 Guide for more info.

January 16, 2018

bConnected users should now be able to access services utilizing CalNet authentication, including bMail, bCal, and others. 

bConnected users may be unable to access their bCal, bMail, and other services requiring CalNet authentication. Information Services & Technology (IST) staff are investigating the issue and will publish updates on the System Status page.

January 10, 2018

Last fall Google launched a new user interface for Google Calendar on the web. Google will require all Calendar users to upgrade to the new interface by February 28, 2018, when they will retire the classic version.

January 3, 2018

Google has announced that Inbox by Gmail is going away at the end of March 2019. Inbox users will be switched to the new Gmail interface, which includes top Inbox features like snooze, nudges, and more to help you get more done. For help transitioning to new Gmail, please review Google's support article: Move from Inbox to Gmail

December 4, 2017

Starting today, you can switch to Google's new sleek calendar interface in bCal. 

Try the new calendar:

November 15, 2017

Google has reported that the Docs outage has now been resolved. If you continue to experience issues, please contact

There is a Google Docs outage that is impacting a significant subset of users, including bConnected accounts. Google is working to resolve the issue and will post  updates on the G Suite Status Dashboard

September 28, 2017

The UC Berkeley campus community is invited to pilot test two early release Google products as part of the G Suite Early Adopter Program (EAP): Hangouts Chat and App Maker.