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SaaS Updates Summary: August 26 – August 30

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This week in the SaaS world: Google introduced the Professional Collaboration Engineer certification for G Suite admins, plus there were updates for Google Slides, the Vault API, and more. Microsoft rolled out updates to Excel, PowerPoint, Yammer, and more. Check out the details below!

Professional Collaboration Engineer Certification for G Suite Admins
G Suite Updates | Google recently introduced the Professional Collaboration Engineer certification, which assesses an individual’s ability to deploy, configure, support, manage, and monitor G Suite administrative operations, and demonstrates their ability to increase operational efficiency by implementing solutions across the platform.

Google Vault API Updates to Replace Team Drives Fields
G Suite Updates | Google recently updated the Vault API to reflect the renaming of “Team Drives” to “shared drives.” The new fields in the API are detailed in the article. Currently, both the old and updated fields are available. However, Google will stop supporting the old fields in the API on June 1, 2020.

Switch to a Blank Screen and Set Advanced Time Options for Presentations in Google Slides
G Suite Updates | Google is adding two new features in Slides Present mode to help you better control and customize your presentations: keyboard shortcuts to switch to a blank screen and looping and auto advance time options for presentations

Google Drive Apps and Editor Add-ons Moving from Chrome Web Store to G Suite Marketplace
G Suite Updates | In the coming weeks, Google will move all Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms add-ons and Google Drive apps from the Chrome Web Store to the G Suite Marketplace.

New to Microsoft 365 in August—Updates to Excel, PowerPoint, Yammer, and More
Microsoft 365 Blog | Microsoft 365 is rolling out improvements to help you build a more productive, collaborative, and secure work environment for you and your organization. The new XLOOKUP formula for Excel helps you find data and improve calculation time. OneNote and Yammer mobile updates help you work on the go and find the answers you need more quickly. And the new FastTrack guidance will help ensure seamless Windows 10 migrations.

See When Someone Is Out of Office in Gmail and Hangouts Chat
G Suite Updates | Now, when you have an Out of office (OOO) entry on your calendar, a notice of that OOO status will appear in Gmail and Hangouts Chat when people try to contact you.

For last week’s SaaS updates (and beyond), click here for our archive.