In June, we welcomed summer season within the northern hemisphere, and we heard tales of battle, protest, and perseverance. Our most-read tales mirrored these realities, with many individuals nonetheless working and studying remotely.

Rising cloud infrastructure, nearly and bodily

  • Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) clusters will quickly be capable of scale previous the present limits, as much as 15,000 nodes, providing a method for enterprises to run internet-scale companies, simplify infrastructure administration, pace up batch processing, and take in giant spikes in useful resource calls for. See how Bayer Crop Science uses GKE to determine which seeds to advance in its analysis and improvement pipeline.

  • We celebrated the launch of Google Cloud’s new Jakarta region (asia-southeast2) nearly final month. It’s the primary Google Cloud area in Indonesia—one of many quickest rising economies on this planet—and ninth in Asia Pacific. Customers on this area can take pleasure in decrease latency entry to information and apps operating on Google Cloud.

Working (and enjoying) at dwelling

  • Because the pandemic moved the thought of getting cloud-based units from nice-to-have to vital, firms of all sizes quickly shifted to a extra versatile method of working by shortly deploying Chromebooks as a distant work resolution. The VP of the Chrome OS shares his optimistic perspective of the way forward for computing as enterprise leaders have needed to speed up their digital transformation and reimagine the best way we work.

  • Google Meet, out there free of charge to anybody with an e mail deal with, added new options final month, together with availability on the Nest Hub Max and structure enhancements so you’ll be able to see as much as 16 individuals and content material being shared. We additionally introduced various new Meet features we’re working on together with tile layouts with as much as 49 individuals, background blur and exchange, hand elevating, breakout rooms, Jamboard integration, and extra. 

  • All distant work and no distant play isn’t any enjoyable. Final month, we introduced that our Google Maps Platform gaming resolution is now open to all cell sport builders to create immersive real-world video games. You may now quickly build mobile games with Google Maps Platform utilizing the Maps SDK for Unity and the Playable Areas API, so your sport can embrace real-world places and gameplay. There are already some enjoyable real-world video games created that embrace hatching dinosaurs, birdwatching, and extra.

Studying new issues at dwelling, for grownups and children

  • As summer season started for a lot of college students final month, we announced new Meet features for educators, slated to launch later this yr. Greater than 140 million educators and college students use G Suite for Schooling, and new options are designed to enhance moderation capabilities and engagement in distant or hybrid studying environments. These new options embrace knocking interface updates, hand elevating, attendance monitoring, and plenty of extra.

  • Our Google Cloud training and certifications team also brought several new initiatives out last month, together with Google Cloud ability badges, new certification prep studying journeys, and distant certification examination availability. You will get the primary month of the certification prep coaching for free of charge, and 30 days of limitless Qwiklabs entry too.

  • In the event you’re on the lookout for extra methods to be taught this summer season, take a look at our Subsequent ‘20: OnAir lineup, starting July 14. New content from customers and Google experts arrives each week, with themed weeks so you can pick your favorite topics, from application modernization to data analytics.

That’s a wrap for June. Until subsequent month, keep up a correspondence on Twitter.





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