On Sept. 29, Google rebranded Google Apps for Education to G Suite for Education. G Suite retains the same service as Google Apps, particularly in regards to both Core and Consumer applications.
With the rebrand, Google continues its movement to simplify routine tasks and to provide applications and tools that allow information to flow freely between devices. In addition, Google plans to continue to provide technologies and innovations that encourage teamwork, collaboration and communication.
Tied to this concept, Google will soon launch Team Drive, which will allow the management, organization and sharing of information to be done more easily at a team folder rather than an individual level. On behalf of the university, OIT has expressed an interest in participating in Google’s Early Adopter Program (EAP) and will inform the campus community if the university is accepted into the program. For additional information on these and other changes, see the Google Cloud Official Blog.