Thursday, October 6, 2016

Google Apps for Education Has a New Name - Everything Else Pretty Much the Same

Google Apps for Education users might have noticed a small tweak to their accounts this week. That tweak was a name change. Google Apps for Education is now called G Suite for Education. This changes absolutely nothing about the way that your Google Apps err, ahh, umm G Suite tools work.

In that same announcement regarding the name change, Google shared that the Explore feature for Slides, Docs, and Sheets that was rolled-out last week should be appearing in your G Suite account soon.

Why Google made the name change is a bit unclear. But it seems that the change is designed to reflect Google's belief that the new name reflects that "apps" was too limiting of a description for what G Suite tools can do.