Chrome OS 55 was supposed to be the version that would disable Flash by default. However, that has not actually happened, so this will not affect any of our EdTech resources, such as ST Math. That is going to happen eventually, so remind your vendors that still utilize Flash, that it is time to upgrade their websites.
One last exciting back end update is SAML support for Integrated Windows Authentication. There is a big change coming to our Chromebooks that will make life much easier. More on that later.
In terms of end-user enhancements, the native photo editor now allows you to resize images. Maybe not the most earth shattering development, but a built-in photo editor that allows for cropping, resizing, and minor adjustment is just one more tool that helps make Chromebooks a fully developed and powerful OS. You aren’t going to be throwing away Photoshop, yet. But, you can make non-destructive adjustments, which is nice. Because it is a Google tool, edits are saved automatically. If you want to keep a copy of the original, just uncheck “Overwrite original.”