Have you heard the exciting news ? On October 6, 2020, Google improved G Suite, its set of collaboration tools, which includes apps like Gmail, Drive, Docs, and Meet.
G Suite got better and is now Google Workspace with brand new features. Everything you need to get work done, now in one place. Whether you’re working from home, in the office, or in the classroom, Google Workspace will help you create, communicate, and collaborate.
According to Javier Soltero, vice president and general manager of Google, the reason behind the rebranding is that “The name Google Workspace allows our main products to be directly associated with the Google brand, which is really important. The goal is for companies to see Workspace as a product that brings together all the tools they need to get work done.”
Beyond the change of name and logos, Google Workspace offers greater fluidity between applications. We can see this increase in integration with the Google Chat communication tool which now allows you now to create Slides, Docs, Sheets, and Calendar files directly in the conversation windows. Or with Google Meet where it becomes very easy to chat with a colleague while working on other applications. All applications now also allow you to preview a link to another document without having to open a new tab.
“This is the end of the ‘office’ as we know it. Teams need to be able to use their time wisely to focus on the tasks that matter most, and connect people in new ways. Google Workspace offers a human-sized, integrated user experience that helps everyone thrive in this new reality, whether you’re in the office, at home, on the front line, or in contact with customers” said Mr. Soltero.
In conclusion, the launch of Google Workspace is part of a desire to create greater synergy and integration between Google collaborative applications. This initiative once again places Google as a leader in the field of virtual business tools, particularly against competitors such as Microsoft Office 365.