Google Mobile Management for G Suite Admins and Braille Support Expansion in Google Sheets
This article illustrates the recent updates launched by Google for G Suite Admins and Braille Support expansion for Google Sheets.
G Suite Update Walkthrough
Google has recently introduced Google Mobile Management with which G Suite admins can give their users a secure access to work applications and data on their respective mobile devices. Admins can ensure this work profile security by mandating that the managed devices are protected with a password and that the password meets certain guidelines (for example, password strength, number of characters, etc.).
Many employees use their mobile phones for both personal and work purposes. So Google Mobile Management has made it possible to bifurcate the two, on most of the Android devices by setting up work profiles. With this update launching, G Suite Business admins will be able to execute a password policy on only the apps which are within these work profiles. This will protect corporate data while leaving users free to protect their personal apps however they desire to.
In the Admin console ( Device management > Password Settings), admins can enable their users to set passwords on managed devices and specify certain requirements for those passwords. This password policy will be implemented to all managed devices in that admin’s domain.
If as an admin wishes to execute that password policy to work profiles only, then you need to follow the steps mentioned below:
- Navigate to Device management > Android Settings > Work Profile in Admin console
- Check the box adjacent to “Apply password settings only for the Work Profile.”
This will apply the password policy to work profiles in mobile phones that are running on Android 7.0 or higher. On rest of the managed devices in the domain, the password policy will be implemented to the entire device.
Launch and Rollout Details
G Suite solutions’ new update on Android work profiles will be launched in both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release. The gradual rollout would be taking upto 15 days for feature visibility. Also, it is going to be available across all the G Suite Editions - G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, and G Suite Enterprise.
So it can be concluded by stating that the impact of Google Mobile Management will be reflected on G Suite admins as well as the end users.
Braille Support Expansion in Google Sheets Update
As a part of Google’s ongoing effort to make its products more accessible, they are expanding support for Google Sheets, an application of G Suite, on Windows computers through the latest versions of JAWS and NVDA screen readers.
A few months ago, Braille support in Google Sheets was launched by Google. Sheet Users with a Braille display will be able to read and format cell contents, as well as navigate between cells in the sheet. This expanded Braille support will supposedly roll out to all users over the coming 2 weeks.
With these updates from Google, Braille support on Sheets will be available on the listed below platforms:
- Chrome OS - ChromeVox with Chrome
- Windows - JAWS or NVDA with Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer
- Mac - VoiceOver with Safari or Chrome, on Mac OS X Yosemite
It is to be noted that, this will only work with the recent versions of these web browsers and screen readers.
Gradual Rollout and Feature Visibility Details
This new update will be launched in both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release. The gradual rollout is supposed to take 15 days for feature visibility. It will be available in all G Suite editions and the impact would be reflected on all the end users.