The big news of the week came from Microsoft: their Slack competitor, Teams, turned one. To celebrate, they’re rolling out plenty of new features for Teams including Cortana integration, cloud recording for meetings with automatic transcription and timecoding, inline message translation, and more. Outlook.com is also featuring new Mail, Calendar, and People experiences. Slack is making managing expenses easier with a new SAP Concur Expense bot. Google added 25 third-party apps to the G Suite pre-integrated SAML apps catalog.
G Suite roared in like a lion this week with tons of updates. The biggest news is that there’s a new activity dashboard in Docs, Sheets, and Slides that will let users (with edit access) see who has viewed the file and when they viewed it. Other G Suite updates: You can also use AI to find files in Drive, implement progress bars in Slides with an add-on, and find items more easily with new menus and toolbars in Docs. We’ve been busy too: BetterCloud also released enhancements to role-based privileges, making privilege management more intuitive and streamlined.
It was quite the eventful week for SaaS Updates—in fact, this might be the most we’ve ever had in a week. The biggest news? Google made Hangouts Chat (its Slack competitor) generally available. Google also announced a few AI-related updates for Calendar and Docs. In a few months, Calendar will automatically suggest rooms optimized for each attendee. And then there’s Quick Access for Docs, which uses AI to suggest relevant files. There were other product updates from Slack, Evernote, Trello, Okta, and of course, ~yours truly~. BetterCloud now offers customizable file and folder sharing Alerts. You can now configure Alerts for public, external, and link sharing for Dropbox, Box, and Drive.
There were a handful of SaaS updates last week. Google rolled out a new Jamboard release and new Drive File Stream settings. Microsoft introduced new updates to help with GDPR compliance, Asana rolled out additional languages, and more.
The biggest news of the week was Google’s announcement re: AMP for Gmail, which will make emails “more interactive and engaging.” Box is rolling out new services to help customers comply with GDPR. Meanwhile, Okta, Smartsheet, and Trello also had a few enhancements and updates.
It was a busy week for SaaS! There were lots of exciting updates. Here are two of the biggest highlights: 1) Google is making it possible to comment directly on more file types including Microsoft Office files, PDFs, and images—without having to convert them into Docs, Sheets, or Slides. 2) Microsoft is rolling out Resume Assistant, a new feature in Word to help you craft a compelling resume, to Office 365 consumer and commercial subscribers on Windows. Read on for more details on those stories, plus more.
‘Twas a busy week for SaaS. G Suite published a handful of updates, and Microsoft announced new features for Microsoft Teams (the biggest single release of new functionality since Teams launched last March).
This week, there were updates from G Suite, Office 365, Dropbox, Trello, and Freshservice. Jamboard is now a core G Suite service, and Google has improved attachment compliance in Gmail. For those of you in education, there are lots of new features for Office 365 Education and G Suite for Education.
This week’s SaaS updates came from G Suite, Asana, and Slack. The biggest news of the week was the launch of a new Google IT Support Professional Certificate hosted on Coursera. This first-of-its-kind online program can get beginners ready for entry-level IT jobs in just 8-12 months.
Google has been keeping busy, rolling out multiple updates for G Suite this week. Google Drive users, rejoice: Now you can search for content in a specific folder in Drive. Other updates this week include the ability to delegate three new Gmail privileges to users, improved accessibility for Sheets, Slides, and Drawings, and more.