There was a wide range of announcements related to Google's popular enterprise productivity portfolio G Suite, including the upcoming availability of smart compose and smart replies to Hangouts Chat users.
These AI-enabled features learn popular phrases from users to help autocomplete messages and replies. Google is also bringing a beta grammar correction feature to Docs, powered by the same machine learning that underpins its translation service.
Other announcements for G-Suite included:
- Security centre investigation tool (available in an Early Adopter Program for G Suite Enterprise customers)
- Data regions (available now for G Suite Business and Enterprise customers)
- Voice commands in Hangouts Meet hardware (coming to select Hangouts Meet hardware customers later this year)
Expanding on the security centre feature, Prabhakar Raghavan, vice president of apps for G Suite wrote in a blog post: "[It] adds integrated remediation to the prevention and detection capabilities of the security centre. Admins can identify which users are potentially infected, see if anything's been shared externally and remove access to Drive files or delete malicious emails."
The new version of Gmail, which the vendor called a 'ground-up rewrite' earlier this year, is also now generally available on G Suite.
Finally, Google made Cloud Search and Drive Enterprise available as standalone products.