Google, in a post on the official Google Work blog today, announced several enhancements coming to enterprise Chromebook users. In addition to a slew of new features for places using Chromebooks for Work, Google also announced a new pricing scheme for enterprise users. For $50 per device per year, users can get access to all of Google’s Chromebook for Work features, although that only applies to customers in the United States and Canada.
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First off, Google has added a new single sign-on feature to Chromebooks, which means that you can log in to Chrome with the same credentials and identity that you use in other parts of your work. This is very useful for organizations that have not yet made the switch to Google Apps. In addition to that, the company is also introducing multiple sign-in, which makes it easier to switch between your personal and work accounts on the same device.
Next, Google is making improvements to how Chromebooks manage certificates for wireless networks. The company is also expanding Chrome management support capabilities, making it easier for new workers to be set-up with Chrome apps and extensions. Earlier this year, we reported on a new Citrix Receiver app for Chrome OS, and with today’s updates, Google says that virtualization capabilities have also been further improved.
For enterprise users and administrators, these features are incredibly useful. You can read the full break-down of all the new features in Google’s announcement post.