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SaaS Updates for June 22, 2016

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Google introduced new simplified settings for 2-step verification. Microsoft released its new SharePoint mobile app for iOS, as well as new connectivity features for Excel. A new update from Slack lets you chat with bots using buttons. Salesforce unveiled App Cloud Mobile, and Evernote connected its business card scanning features to Salesforce.

New Settings for 2-Step Verification – Google knows that security is one of your top concerns as a Google Apps admin and that many of you require your employees to turn on 2-Step Verification (2SV) to keep their accounts safe. There are multiple ways your end users can approve sign-in requests via 2SV—by tapping a Security Key, by entering a verification code sent to their phone or, starting today, by approving a prompt like the one below that will pop up on their phone.

Your Intranet in Your Pocket—the SharePoint Mobile App for iOS is Now Available – Last month, the SharePoint Team unveiled a new vision for the future of SharePoint, and they’re pleased to release the new SharePoint mobile app for iOS. Install it now and take your intranet with you—your intranet in your pocket.

June 2016 Updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and the Power Query Add-in – Today, the Excel Team is pleased to announce four new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by many customers.

Never Leave Slack with Message Button Bots for Using Kayak, Trello, and More – Now you can approve expenses, assign deadlines, check flights, and interact with other enterprise tools from inside Slack with its new Message Buttons. Slack is vying to become your always-open portal to work with the biggest update to its API since its December launch. 

Introducing Salesforce App Cloud Mobile: Everything You Need to Build, Run, and Manage Your Mobile Apps – The Salesforce team is excited to introduce Salesforce App Cloud Mobile. It brings together the platform services that their community of Salesforce Trailblazers love—the no-code rapid app development capabilities of Lightning; the powerful clicks and code development services of Force and Heroku; the ability to bring the best of Salesforce, like Wave Analytics and Lightning Snap-ins, into any mobile app—with new mobile back-end services for security, data integration and scalability that accelerate the development of any kind of business app.

Turn Your Business Card Collection into Salesforce Connections – Evernote launched Evernote for Salesforce in 2013 to make it easy for salespeople to manage client relations and follow-up opportunities. Today, they’re connecting Evernote’s business card scanning features to Salesforce. This is their most-requested feature from sales teams using Evernote Business, and an example of how a small but truly useful innovation can have a big impact on daily work.