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SaaS Updates Summary: December 3 – December 7

BetterCloud Monitor

December 10, 2018

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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.

Read on for more details.

Two Admin Console Notification Methods to Be Removed on December 31

G Suite Updates | On December 31, 2018 Google will be removing two notification methods in the G Suite Admin console: the bell icon in the Admin console web interface and push notifications from the Google Admin apps for Android and iOS.

Present More Inclusively With Live Captions & Subtitles in PowerPoint
Microsoft 365 Blog | What if speakers could make their presentations better understood by everyone in the room? Now they can with live captions and subtitles in PowerPoint.

Create and Manage Web Apps Through the Admin Console
G Suite Updates | You can now create, edit, and manage web apps for your organization directly through the G Suite Admin console. This simple interface will help your organization create and use web apps more quickly and effectively.

See a Filterable, Searchable List of the Latest G Suite Launches
G Suite Updates | Google has just updated the “What’s new in G Suite?” Help Center article to include recent launches.

Power and Simplicity: New Outlook Mobile Design Helps You Get Things Done Faster
Microsoft 365 | Microsoft is rolling out exciting updates to Outlook for iOS with recognizable avatars and optimized swipe and scroll usability.

Sneak Peek: New Smartsheet Navigation Experience
Smartsheet Blog | Smartsheet is preparing to release navigation enhancements to its web application that will help teams access, organize, and share their work more efficiently.

Save Time With Smart Reply in Hangouts Chat
G Suite Updates | Google is bringing Smart Reply to Hangouts Chat so you can respond to teammates quickly and move projects forward more efficiently, in less time. This launch is part of their ongoing effort to bring intelligent, assistive writing tools to all of G Suite.

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