Mar 26, 2017

[A Case study of Samsung Chromebook Plus's Display]

There was some conflict between the Asus C302CA and Samsung Chromebook Plus models for this Chromebook purchase. In the end, however, Chromebook Plus made the final decision.

  The purchase motive of Samsung Chromebook Plus is simple. If most of the Chromebooks I used (Acer C720p, Asus Flip 10.2) were serving as a second computer that consumes content at home (such as searching the web, watching videos, or occasionally watching netflix movies, etc.) It is a tool for creating content that is not intended for 2nd computer consuming but also for testing the possibility of being used as a main computer for business use.

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Earlier, I had already tasted the touchscreen with the Asus Chromebook Flip 10.2 model, 360 degrees of screen rotation, installing the Google Play Store Android app on Chrome OS, and so on.

This Samsung Chromebook has a 3: 2 aspect ratio, which is the same rate as the earlier Pixel Chromebooks from Google.

Given that Google's proprietary Chromebook pixels were in a 3: 2 ratio, the Samsung Chromebook Plus will be a fountain of a second Chromebook with a 3: 2 ratio.

While most other Chromebooks are in the 16: 9 ratio, there is a reason why Samsung has released a 3: 2 ratio.

My personal opinion is that it is designed to be suitable for content creation (mainly companies with a lot of paperwork) so that companies can use it as a main computer, rather than a device for content consumption for 2nd computer.

The screenshot below compares the same Google document with the 16: 9 ratio of Chromebooks and 3: 2 ratio of Samsung Chromebooks.

  Acer C720p Chromebook 

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Asus Flip 10.2 Chromebook
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Samsung Chromebook Plus
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As you can see in the screenshot above, you can see that the 3: 2 ratio screen shows a range of documents larger than 16: 9.

Samsung Chromebook Plus resolution vs. Google Chromebook Pixel (2015) resolution 12.3 "LED Display (2400 x 1600) 3: 2 aspect ratio

Chromebook Pixel (2015): 12.85-inch touchscreen, 2560 x 1700 resolution, 3: 2 aspect ratio

The clarity of the screen is the clearest of the Chromebooks we've used so far.
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Mar 24, 2017

[TIP: How to query in Natural Language (NLP) within Google Spreadsheets]

Introduced in the Google Cloud Next 2017, this feature allows you to Question/Answer in natural language within Google Spreadsheet.

In general, spreadsheet novices often do not know how to use a sheet or the functions Spreadsheet provide, so even if there is useful data in the sheet, it is often misaligned because of poor analysis.

If you take advantage of the Explore function in 'Spreadsheet' as shown below, you can create a good report.



This is a sample statement that can be queried in the Explore of a sheet.

1. What were the top item on 2017
2. How many unique countries
3. What percentage of Represent is '이영희'
5. Who is the top represent?
6. Top Sold Units for Rep of '홍길동'
7. How many sold items by '홍길동



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Mar 12, 2017

[What is Team Drive?] for G Suite Business and G Suite for Education (White Paper)

Finaly. Google announced Team Drives officially for G Suite Business and G Suite for Education at Next 2017. Here is the more detail information on what the Team Drive is and how to use.

Team Drive  White Paper
What is Team Drive?
G Suite Business/G Suite for Education

Background

G Suite Business (Unlimited) and G Suite for Education is a new addition to Google Drive. It's a new addition to complement the functionality you need to team-collaborate on your existing Google Drive.
  
Note: This white paper was completed in December 2016. I have been selected as a beta tester by Google's Early Adopter Program and are based on tests that are only allowed on a domain. It is currently in beta. Google's full release is scheduled for early 2017. The information below is subject to change in the official release version

Constraints on Google Drive  
  • If the owner of the document or files in the shared folder retires and the administrator deletes the account, all files and documents created by the retiree will be deleted.
  • If you've shared Drive folders with Google Groups, you can add new members to Groups. You will need to reshare these new members with the Drive folders or documents that were previously shared with the group.
    • The marketing department manager creates a Marketing folder within Google Drive and shares the folder with the Google groups - marketing@mycompany.com. If you currently have 5 members in the markting@mycompany.com group, the Marketing folder will be shared to 5 people. In the future, new employee, Charly, joins the marketing department. It is added as a member to the marketing@mycompany.com. all the materials previously shared with marketing@mycompany.com should be shared to Charly. However, the Marketing folder in Google Drive is not automatically shown on Charly’s Google Drive.  The marketing department manager can resubmit the owner of the Marketing folder to Charly.
    • There are restrictions on centralized control or team specific drive management functions.
    • In Google Drive, all files are managed by the owner created by the individual account. This means that you can not have full ownership of shared folders and all files stored in folders.
    • Each individual owns ownership of documents or files created with individual accounts. Files with different ownership can coexist within a shared folder. This makes it difficult to manage the files of each owner.
      • If file owners intentionally delete files or move them to another folder, the files will not be visible in other people's folders they share.
    • It is difficult to build a form like a centralized controllable file server for a company-wide or team-specific, department-specific.
    • After you create a Team Shared Folder, you can not give team members rights to create folders in subfolders and prevent them from being deleted or moved.
    • The administrator does not have a way to modify the share permissions of the folders users create. (Sharing permissions can only be changed by the folder owner)

What is Team Drive?


Team Drive is a shared space that allows you to collaborate with your team. This is a new service to complement the functionality you need for team collaboration in your existing Google Drive.

Team drives, like existing Google Drive, can use team drives for all users with G Suite Business (Unlimited) and G Suite for Education accounts.

Administrators can block users from creating new team drives by January 1, 2018, and from then on, all users will be able to create team drives.

With Team Drive, you can freely create and share folders and subfolders just like Google Drive does. However, there is a new rule for sharing as below.

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Mar 7, 2017

[Connectivity Diagnostics Tool for Chrome and ChromeOS]

Occasionally, you may not have an Internet connection on your Chromebook, or you may not be able to connect to a Google services site. At times like this, you may not know if your Chromebook is a problem or if there is a network problem or if there is a problem with  Google service sites. I'd like to show you a good tool to find out what's wrong with your Chromebook.
 
Chrome Connectivity Diagnostics is a fast and simple network testing and troubleshooting tool for Chrome and ChromeOS. The tool…
 
 
 
 
Chrome Connectivity Diagnostics is a fast and simple network testing and troubleshooting tool for Chrome and ChromeOS. 

The tool tests a computer's network connection for common issues, port blocking, and network latency by establishing connections to network and Internet services via UDP, TCP, HTTP and HTTPS.

The diagnostic tests include:
• Local network connection availability
• Wifi network signal strength (ChromeOS only)
• Default gateway is reachable (ChromeOS only)
• DNS server availability and latency
• DNS cache poisoning/spoofing 
• Internet traffic blocks by a HTTP captive portal or firewalls 
• Network performance and latency to Google websites
• Google Hangouts service availability

What's new
• Google Hangouts service availability test
• Logging of specific test criteria details

By installing this tool, you agree to the Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/
 
Installing from Chrome Web Store  
 
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Mar 6, 2017

Searching for Google Drive files now easier on your Android phone


What’s new: It’s now even easier to find your Google Drive files wherever and whenever you need them. With this launch, Drive files and folders are now indexed via Firebase App Indexing and appear as results when you search for them in the Google app on your Android phone. Simply type your query and tap the “IN APPS” tab to view any Drive files relevant to your search. Select those files to open them in the appropriate app.

Screenshot of searching Drive files in the Google app on Android

Visit the Google Play Store to download the latest versions of the Drive Android app.


Reference - 'What's New in G Suite newsletter' - Februrary release

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Feb 24, 2017

VDI and Remote Desktop Solutions for Chromebook

Companies are increasingly introducing or reviewing thin clients, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and Desktop as a Service (Daas) solutions to enhance security and maintain Windows-based legacy applications.
Computers reviewed as thin clients or zero clients are Windows-based thin clients and dedicated OS-based zero clients. These devices are more secure, but less usable (eg, laptop that can be carried around outside the company), and the cost of managing these devices is as high as a regular PC.
The dilemma of thin client adoption is that it is highly secure but not as cheap as you might think. One of the disadvantages is that the thin client of Windows OS or the zero client based on proprietary OS are not utilized very much. (In some cases, a corporate VPN connection may not be possible with a dedicated OS-based zero client solution.) In addition, some companies are demanding that they can work in an offline environment that does not have an Internet connection.
Chromebooks are emerging as new computers that solve this dilemma. Google is announcing a partnership with Citrix and VMware to connect VDI technologies to Chromebook. In addition, each solution-specific remote access app for Chromebook is already available in the Chrome Web Store.


Citrix Solution

Citrix Receiver is client software provided by Citrix. Supports remote access of Windows applications through XenDesktop and XenApp installed on Windows server or desktop. Allows access to applications, desktops, and data from any device, including Chromebook, smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Macs.
This is the screen to access the remote virtual window desktop through Citrix Receiver for Chromebook.
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VMware Horizon Client Solution

Windows virtual desktop access via VMware Horizon for Chromebook

Remote Desktop Access Solution - Ericom AccessNow

Ericom has long since developed HTML5-based solutions to connect remote desktops or Windows servers (HTML5-based) without any S/W installed on Chromebook. Many schools and businesses also use it.
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Remote Windows server access via Ericom's AccessNow on Chromebook
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Example of creating a web page for remote Windows app access using Ericom portal page function

Google's Chrome Remote Desktop Program

Google's free app for Chrome. You can install it for free from the Chrome Web Store.
It is a module that enables mutual remote connection between computers with Chrome browser installed (Windows, Mac, Linux, Smartphone).




Chromebook users can access the Windows desktop to work remotely.


It has two functions.


1). Remote Assistance
  • It is mainly for use when you need to connect to a remote computer to support it.
  • On the other computer, click on "Share" after running Chrome Remote Desktop and pass the access code value to connect using this code value.


2). My Computer
  • You can access remotely My Computer as My Account and connect remotely when needed.
  • When registering my computer, I need to register my PIN number and enter this PIN number when connecting from a remote location.
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Remote desktop access to Windows desktop using Chrome desktop module on Chromebook.

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Feb 21, 2017

How to Manage Android apps on Chromebook by Admin Console of G Suite


How to Manage Android apps on Chrome (beta)


Now, you can manage Android apps on Chromebook by an administrator of G Suite or G Suite for Educaion.

Here is the information on how to manage Anroid apps on Chromebook in Admin console.


As an administrator, you can force-install or decide which Android apps users can install on their managed Chrome devices. Users can’t automatically install Android apps. First, you need to enable Android apps for Chrome devices in your domain and approve apps.
If you’re a Chrome for business customer, the managed Google Play Store is available for these Chromebooks using Chrome OS version 53 and later. For Chrome for education, the managed Google Play Store is supported on Chrome OS version 56 and later.
Before you begin
 
 
 
 
Enable Android apps on Chrome OS for you domain
Android apps on Chrome OS use the Android and Google Play management framework.
If you enable Android apps and the domain already has an Android for business subscription that uses a third party Enterprise Mobility Manager (EMM) (such as VMware AirWatch® or MobileIron), then the existing subscription and EMM combination is used, but other aspects of managing Android apps on Chrome OS are managed through the Google Admin Console.
If you enable Android apps and the domain doesn’t have an Android for business subscription, one is created automatically and Google Device Manager is selected as the EMM.
1.     Sign in to the Google Admin console.
2.     Click Device management.
3.     On the left, click Chrome management.
4.     Click Android application settings.
5.     Select Enable Android applications to be managed through the Admin Console.
You must be a domain administrator to enable this option.
6.     (Optional) Click Billing. Verify that an Android management subscription appears on the billing page.
7.     (Optional) Click Security > Manage EMM provider for Android. Verify that Google Device Manager is listed as your EMM provider. If you already have Google Mobile Management or a third party EMM as your EMM provider, then that provider will be listed, even though Android Apps on Chrome have been enabled.
Note: Enabling Android apps on Chrome OS for your domain does not automatically enable it for individual users. To give users access to the apps you must also enable the apps for organizational units.

Install Android apps on Chrome devices
1.     Sign in to the Google Admin console.
2.     Click Device management nd then Chrome management nd then App management.
3.     Use the App Type filter setting to display Android Apps.
4.     Use the Type filter setting to display My Configured Apps or Approved Android Apps.
5.     Click dd Approve Android Apps.
6.     Search for, and click the app you’d like to approve.
7.     Click Approve.
8.     To accept the app permissions on behalf of your organization, click Approve.
9.     Click Ok.
You can also approve apps in managed Google Play.
1.     Sign in to managed Google Play, using a managed Google Play administrator account.
2.     Search for, and click the app you’d like to approve.
3.     Click Approve.
4.     To accept the app permissions on behalf of your organization, click Approve.
5.     Click Ok.
6.     (Optional) To view a list of all approved apps for your organization, click My company apps from the Apps menu.
The Google Play for business help center contains detailed information on how to manage apps and app licenses for use in your organization.
You can specify the type of installation available for each of your approved apps. You can create a subset of apps that users can choose to install, and also create a different subset of apps that the system automatically installs for every user in the organizational unit.
Force the installation of approved apps
From the list of apps you approved in managed Google Play, you can choose a subset that the system automatically installs for every user in the organizational unit. When the user logs into the device, the system automatically starts to download these apps.
Note: This policy is independent of any other Android phone or tablet policy you have in place with a third-party EMM. That means that you can have one set of apps configured to force-install on your Android phones and tablets using a third party EMM, and a different set of apps configured to force-install on Chromebooks using the Admin Console.
1.     Sign in to the Google Admin console.
2.     Click Apps.
3.     Click Additional Google services.
4.     Click Chrome management.
5.     Click App Management.
6.     On the left, select Android Apps from the App Type filter menu.
7.     Click the app you want to configure.
8.     Click User settings.
9.     On the left, select the relevant OU from the Orgs tree.
10.   Turn on Force installation.
11.   Turn on Pin to taskbar.
12.   Click Save.
Note: While the apps are being downloaded, the user can see a STOP button. If they press it the download is stopped. Another attempt at installation is made at the next login and install attempts will continue until the apps are successfully installed or until the app is no longer part of the list of apps that are force-installed.

Allow the installation of approved apps
If you don’t want to force the installation of apps you can create a list of apps that your users can voluntarily choose to install. The apps must be selected from the apps that you have approved in managed Google Play.
Note: If your organization is using a third-party EMM to manage Android phones or tablets, this option is not available to you. If the EMM has joined managed Google Play, the user sees the store layout as designed by the EMM in the managed Google Play store on their Chromebook.
If the EMM has not joined managed Google Play, the user sees an empty managed Google Play store on their Chromebook, and the only way for them to get Android apps is to configure the forced installation of approved apps.
1.     Sign in to the Google Admin console.
2.     Click Apps.
3.     Click Additional Google services.
4.     Click Chrome management.
5.     Click App Management.
6.     On the left, select Android Apps from the App Type filter menu.
7.     Click the app you want to configure.
8.     Click User settings.
9.     On the left, select the relevant OU from the Orgs tree.
10.   Turn on Allow installation.
11.   Click Save.
Apps configured to allow installation, appear in the Store home section of the managed Google Play store on the users’ dev
Before you let Google Play Store be installed on Chrome devices, make sure you’ve approved and configured apps for users. Otherwise, they might see an empty Google Play Store on their device.
1.     Sign in to the Google Admin console.
2.     Click Device management.
3.     On the left, click Chrome management.
4.     Click User Settings.
5.     On the left, select the organization to which you want to apply the settings. Learn more.
6.     Go to the Android applications section, select Allow from the Android applications on Chrome Devices (BETA) menu.
7.     At the bottom, click Save.
Settings typically take effect in minutes. But they might take up to an hour to apply for everyone.

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