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What’s Up in the Cloud: Google Next Digital, Free Hangouts Meet Access, Cloud Migration Webinar, More

With many people suddenly finding themselves with newly freed-up calendars and more work from home days, now is the perfect time to curl up on the couch and catch up on the latest from the Google Cloud ecosystem. So what’s new? Google Next is going fully digital, free access to advanced Hangouts Meet features, a webinar on how to overcome cloud migration challenges, and more.

  • Google Cloud Next ‘20 goes fully digital: Google has announced that this year Google Cloud Next will transform into a fully digital conference, so you can experience the multi-day event from wherever you are. Plan to join us April 6-8 as we tune in globally.
  • Google offers free access to advanced Hangouts Meet capabilities in response to coronavirus: Google Cloud is offering advanced Hangouts Meets capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers for free now through July 1. This will help enable collaboration as more people work remotely in response to the spread of COVID-19.
  • Maven Wave’s 4-step method to overcome cloud migration challenges: Migrating workloads to the cloud can present challenges stemming from a large inventory of applications, a lack of team capacity, or a missing cloud operating model. Join Maven Wave’s infrastructure experts for a webinar on March 25 at 12 pm to learn our 4-step method to overcoming these challenges.
  • Gartner names Google Cloud as a leader in Cloud AI Developer Services: Gartner has named Google a Leader in its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud AI Developer Services report. This designation is based on Google’s language, vision, conversation, and structured data products, including AutoML.
  • Data manipulation language (DML) statements now unlimited in BigQuery: Google announced that it has removed all of its quota limits for BigQuery for DML operations, enabling users to have an unlimited number of DML statements on a table. DML statements allow users to add, modify and delete data in BigQuery.
  • Google introduces Cloud AI Platform Pipelines: Google has announced the beta launch of Cloud AI Platform Pipelines, a tool that enables users to simplify machine learning development by deploying repeatable ML pipelines. It is made up of two major parts: infrastructure for deploying and running structured ML workflows and pipeline tools for building, debugging and sharing pipelines and components.
  • Google Cloud Platform expands infrastructure to new regions: Google announced that it has expanded its global GCP footprint to support more customers this year by adding new GCP regions. The new cloud regions will be in Delhi, India; Doha, Qatar; Melbourne, Australia; and Toronto, Canada.
  • Improvements to accessibility features in Google Docs: Google has announced new accessibility features in Docs, including improvements to how screen readers verbalize content, such as non-text information, to how Braille displays render content, including symbols and emojis, to support for navigating through elements, such as tables, and to caret tracking.
  • New version of Google Groups to launch in beta: Google will be replacing the current Google Groups interface with a new experience later this year, and admins can apply for early access in beta now. The new look will have streamline and intuitive controls that are consistent with other G Suite tools.

Come back in a few weeks for more updates from Maven Wave and Google Cloud. If you’re interested in learning more about how Google Cloud can work for you, subscribe to our newsletter to get our latest white papers, customer stories, blogs, and upcoming events delivered directly to your inbox.

As the two-time Google Cloud Services Partner of the Year, Maven Wave, an Atos company. works with leading companies to make the shift to digital with solutions that are agile, rooted in analytics, and built in the cloud. To learn more about how we can help with your digital transformation, contact us to set up a time to speak with our experts.

About the Author

Kylie McKee
Kylie McKee is a Content Marketing Strategist at Maven Wave with more than eight years of tech industry experience and five years of content marketing experience. Prior to joining the Maven Wave team, Kylie worked as a Content Marketing Specialist for WebPT, Inc. and earned an Associate in Applied Science in Motion Picture, Television, and New Media Production with a CCL in Screenwriting from Scottsdale Community College.
March 12th, 2020

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