Last week, Google announced that it’s bringing Smart Reply to Hangouts Chat. Additionally, you can now create and manage web apps through the Admin console. Google will also be removing two Admin console notification methods on December 31, 2018. In addition, Microsoft is rolling out live captions and subtitles in PowerPoint and a new mobile design for Outlook. And finally, Smartsheet is introducing a new navigation experience.
Last week, Google released a handful of updates for G Suite, including the general availability of secure LDAP. Here at BetterCloud, we released new alerts and actions that help identify shadow IT and enhance security measures. In other news, Dropbox and Atlassian had a few announcements too.
Google is rolling out a few new exciting features: 1) an easier way to organize and create apps for your domain directly from the Admin console; 2) a new way to invite people to an ongoing Hangouts Meet meeting; 3) a new Activity dashboard icon in Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings; 4) advanced password controls for increased security; and 5) new changes to the Google sign-in interface. In other news, Zendesk announced the launch of Zendesk Explore, analytics for businesses to measure the entire customer experience.
This week, Dropbox announced a security-focused collaboration with Google Cloud Identity and expanded partnerships with BetterCloud (that’s us!), Coronet, Proofpoint, and SailPoint to strengthen the security ecosystem. Google rolled out some new enhancements for Slides and Vault, Microsoft rolled out new AI features in Word, and Okta expanded its partnership with VMware.
You can now view emails from multiple accounts at once in the Gmail iOS app. Google is rolling out a new interface for the Activity dashboard in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Also, the GData Admin Settings API shut down on October 31, so Google published a list of all the features that were shut down or replaced. Google also released a timeline for the new Google Contacts (aka Contacts preview) as well as the ability to delegate contact management to someone else. Plus, there are a few updates for Microsoft 365, Slack, Zendesk, Dropbox, and Asana.
Google is adding new Jamboard logs to the Admin console. It’s also adding an option to export a CSV file of room insights data from the Admin console. In Dropbox news, the new Dropbox Paper Timelines feature lets you map out every step of a project and keep everyone on the same page.
This week, Google rolled out a handful of updates. There’s a new vertical ruler in Docs on the web, a new Hangouts Meet add-in for Microsoft Outlook, and new Compose actions integrated with Box, Dropbox, Jira, and Egnyte in Gmail add-ons. You can also securely log in to Hangouts Chat desktop apps with SSO or security keys. In Microsoft news, there are AI-powered inking and 3D updates in Word and PowerPoint that will take your presentation design to the next level. And finally, Atlassian has rolled out an entirely new project experience for the next generation.
This week brought a handful of exciting G Suite updates, including real-time captions when you present in Google Slides. You can also now get Google sign-in prompts on all of your phones and manage your Jamboard fleet directly from the Admin console. Plus, Google is making the alert center for G Suite generally available. In BetterCloud news, we are excited to introduce On-Demand Workflows. No more waiting for an event to trigger a Workflow in BetterCloud. You can now run any Workflow on demand and take action immediately. In other news, Dropbox introduced automatic image text recognition, and Atlassian has partnered with Zoom.
This week brings a smattering of G Suite updates. Third-party conferencing is now available in Google Calendar without requiring a Chrome extension or download. You can now snooze notifications in Hangouts Chat. On October 17, Google will begin rolling out real-time presence for Microsoft Office files in Drive. And finally, Google is adding intelligent file suggestions with a new Priority page in Drive.
This week, Atlassian launched a new product called Jira Ops to serve as an incident command center for response teams. Google is making it easier to set up Android devices as company-owned, and they’re also launching an alert center for G Suite (in beta) to provide a unified view of essential notifications for admins. Dropbox is introducing preview support for three new tools for Paper, and Trello announced new admin permissions for Enterprise customers.