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SaaS Updates for July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

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Google introduced several improvements to Google Drive’s shared folders that make them easier for recipients to use. Microsoft announced the rollout of new SharePoint lists with integration of PowerApps and Microsoft Flow, and also introduced 12 new data transformation and connectivity features for Excel 2016. Workday acquired Platfora, a leading provider of analytics and data discovery tools.

Google Drive shared folders are now easier for recipients to use – Many Google Apps customers use Drive shared folders to collaborate on projects, keep historical records, or complete tasks with their team. Google is rolling out several improvements to Google Drive’s shared folders to make them more actionable and useful to the recipients they’re being sent to.

July 2016 updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and the Power Query add-in – The Excel team is pleased to announce 12 new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by many customers.

Microsoft announces the rollout of new SharePoint lists with integration of PowerApps and Microsoft Flow – Microsoft today announced the rollout of modern SharePoint lists to SharePoint Online, along with one-click integration of PowerApps and Microsoft Flow. New SharePoint lists provide a new way for users to collaborate on structured data directly from their team site to help teams organize content.

Workday to Acquire Platfora – Workday signed a definitive agreement to acquire Platfora, a leading provider of operational analytics and data discovery tools that enable companies to visually interact with and analyze petabyte-scale data in seconds.

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