• Google Update - New Look and Feel for Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites...

    posted Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Material Design for Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites on Web starting to roll out 1/15/19.


  • Resolved - Disruption in Google services

    posted Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    Service disruption with Google services on campus was resolved at 12:03pm today.


  • Google Update - New Sign-in Interface Coming Soon

    posted Friday, November 16, 2018

    Starting November 27th, 2018, Google will make some small changes to the appearance of the Google sign-in page.

  • Smart Compose in Gmail now available for G Suite

    posted Friday, September 28, 2018

    The new Smart Compose feature is now available and turned on by default.  To turn it off, go to the gear icon in the upper right corner and select Settings.  On the General tab you'll see the "Smart Compose" feature.

    Additional information on Smart Compse can be found here.


  • Auto-provisioning of Connect Google accounts when UCSBNetIDs are issued.

    posted Friday, September 14, 2018

    What You Need to Know
    This will take effect on Friday, July 27th

    We strongly recommend that you continue to assign the appropriate Group Tag.  This is why:

    • The Connect service uses assigned Group Tags to notify CDA’s when an employee separates from the university.  CDA’s will not be notified if an account is not assigned a Group Tag.  
    • If your department assigns department email aliases, you will still need to assign Group Tags and then use CAP to create the aliases.
    • You will not be able to deactivate a user’s Connect account if the user doesn’t have your department’s Group Tag.
  • Coming Soon - Propose a new meeting time in Google Calendar

    posted Monday, August 6, 2018

    Launching to Rapid Release, with Scheduled Release coming on August 13th.

  • Google Update - New Sign-in Screen

    posted Friday, June 8, 2018

    On June 14th Google will begin rolling out a new look to their sign-in screen.



  • Resolved - Google Issue affecting Hangouts and Meet

    posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Google is investigating reports of an issue with Hangouts and Meet. The affected users are able to access Hangouts and Meet, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behavior.

    Some users might drop from on-going video calls or might be unable to join meetings.

  • Gmail redesign available 5/21/2018

    posted Monday, May 14, 2018

    Gmail's "new look" will become an opt-in option for all Connect accounts on Monday, May 21st. Starting then, the new Gmail interface can be enabled by clicking on the "gear" icon near the upper right corner of your web browser and selecting “Try the new University of California, Santa Barbara Mail”.

  • Google Drive desktop sync client shutdown 5/12/2018

    posted Thursday, May 10, 2018

    The old Drive desktop sync client for Mac and PC—a feature officially known as “Google Drive for Mac/PC”—will start to shut down on May 12th, 2018.

    Refer to this article for more information.

    For a sync solution, use Drive File Stream or Backup & Sync, depending on your needs.


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