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SaaS Updates Summary: April 18 – 25

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April 25, 2016

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Last week included many Google updates such as a new feature to Google Search that will include TV air times and an update to Google’s approach for OAuth development. Asana announced several new features as part of their Polish Week and Microsoft reinstated its intentions to remove support for Exchange 2007 by the end of this year.  Additionally, Microsoft described its progress in reporting capabilities in the Office 365 Admin Center. The revamped Admin Reporting Center enables admins to gather data on Office 365 users, email activity in Exchange, and Office activations in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

Google Shuts Down OAuth 1.0 (3LO) – Google aims to increase security and reduce complexity for developers. To make this happen, Google has discontinued OAuth 1.0 (3LO) and is focusing its efforts on the current OAuth standard, OAuth 2.0. This coming October, OAuth 1.0 (2LO) will also be shutting down.

Chart Away to Your Heart’s Desire on Google Sheets for Android – The capabilities of working with charts on Google Sheets for Android are seemingly endless. On Thursday, Google announced that you can add or change a chart’s title, change the color of a series in a chart, and specify where the chart’s legend should be located.

Google Search Will Soon Show Live TV – Today, at the National Association of Broadcasters conference, Google announced that it’s adding a new feature to Google Search: air times for TV shows, The Verge reports. So when you are looking for a movie or show, Google will tell you when it will be available on cable — that’s in addition to the various online rental and streaming services it already lists.

Google Keep Finally Gets a Good Chrome Extension for Easier Saving – Heads up, taskmasters and note-takers: Google Keep just got a few new features that should help it fit better into your workflow. For one, Google finally got around to making its Chrome extension more useful; you can save web pages (or parts of them) straight to Keep with handy notes in tow.

Exchange Server 2007 – End of Support Coming Next Year – Last week marked one year until Exchange Server 2007 reaches the end of its support lifecycle. Customers who are using Exchange Server 2007 for any of their email and calendar services should begin planning to move the associated mailbox data and resources to Office 365 or update their infrastructure to a newer version of Exchange, such as Exchange Server 2016.

Asana Rolls-out Several New Features as Part of their Small Improvements, Big Impact Week – Asana just completed a Polish Week, when the company takes a look at the adjustments they can make to garner a big impact. The improvements from this latest Polish Week include adding attachments with Quick Add in the mobile app,changing the project owner from the header, the project due date is now visible in Calendar View, and you can now delete comments on mobile.

Two New Features Available in Box That Allow You To Further Your Customization –  Last month, Box ended support for the custom shared link URL format of “box.com/customlinkname”. Moving forward, newly created custom shared link URLs will follow the format of ‘box.com/v/customlinkname.’ The second new feature is the ability to specify custom words or numbers in an upload policy by allowing admins to import a CSV file that contains the keywords. 

Microsoft Forms Public Preview Now Available For Office 365  – Microsoft introduces Microsoft Forms. Included as part of the new Office 365 Education, teachers can create custom surveys, quizzes, questionnaires, registration forms, and many other customizable forms.

The Admin Reporting Center in Office 365 Just Got Better – Microsoft is expanding their reporting capabilities to collect information on a user’s productivity. Reported by TechTarget, the revamped Admin Reporting Center enables admins to gather data on Office 365 users, email activity in Exchange, and Office activations in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

Azure Container Service is “Generally Available” – Azure Container Service allows users to choose between Mesosphere’s Data Center Operating System or Docker’s Swarm and Compose to organize and deploy containers, as reported by TechCrunch.

Choose the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files you want to access offline – Working offline is a great perk to have when you’re traveling on-the-go and it just got easier with this feature update. Now, once you’ve enabled offline access in Google Drive, you can then select which files from your Drive you want to specifically have access to. To begin selecting files, select the Available offline switch available in the overflow menu.

 

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