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SaaS Updates Summary: February 12 – February 16

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The biggest news of the week was Google’s announcement re: AMP for Gmail, which will make emails “more interactive and engaging.”  Box is rolling out new services to help customers comply with GDPR. Meanwhile, Okta, Smartsheet, and Trello also had a few enhancements and updates.

Email Members of a Team Drive
G Suite Updates | Team Drives make it easier for teams to store, search, and access important files, especially as team members change over time. To improve collaboration in Team Drives, Google is adding the ability to email all the members of a Team Drive.

Introducing the New Okta Trust Dashboard
Okta Blog | Okta has redesigned its Okta Trust Site from the ground up to give you more efficient and timely trust information and flexibility in receiving updates during an incident.

38 Things You Should Save in Evernote
Evernote Blog | OK, this isn’t a true Evernote product update, but it’s a nifty article nonetheless. You’re just getting started with Evernote, and you’re asked to create your first note. What do you do with it? Make a shopping list? Write a poem? Plan your life? A blank page offers endless possibilities. Here are some cool ideas you can use to make that first note—and all the notes to follow—matter.

Introducing the Gmail Developer Preview of AMP in Email
G Suite Developers Blog | Google is announcing AMP for Email so that emails can be formatted and sent as AMP documents. As a part of this, they’re also kicking off the Gmail Developer Preview of AMP for Email—so once you’ve built your emails, you’ll be able to test them in Gmail.

Partnering with SailPoint: Even Better Together
Okta Blog | Okta is partnering with SailPoint to deliver end-to-end identity access and governance for their joint customers.

Improving the Menus in Google Docs Editors
G Suite Updates | Based on usage data and your feedback, Google is making some changes to the menus in the web versions of the Google Docs editors. These are similar to the changes they made in December and January and will make it easier to find certain items.

Make Better Decisions Faster With Dashboards
Smartsheet Blog | Smartsheet is excited to announce new dashboards (previously known as Sights™) to go along with its updated look and feel. In addition to all of the capabilities you have had with Sights up until today, they’ve added the ability to create charts based on your Smartsheet data to their dashboards.

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Introducing Emoji Reactions Because We Love You
Trello Blog | Emoji reactions are now live on Trello card comments. Anyone leaving a comment on a Trello card can also add an emoji reaction. So when amazing things happen in Trello, don’t limit your celebration to just words—you can also get… emojinal.

The GDPR Deadline Is Three Months Away…Are You Ready?
Box Blog | Box is rolling out new services that aim to help its customers comply with GDPR. It recently released a self-serve, easy-to-execute Data Processing Addendum (DPA), which comprehensively lists all the approved legal mechanisms for data processing. Box Consulting is also rolling out a new compliance-focused engagement service aimed at assisting customers as they prepare for evolving compliance requirements such as GDPR, PCI DSS, FedRamp, and HIPAA from a cloud content management perspective.

5 Tips For Building A Secure IT Policy
Namely Blog | Not a true Namely product update, but a useful article nevertheless. If safety is the best policy, IT security follows closely behind. Out of all the policies in your handbook, few are as critical. Namely’s Director of Information Security and Technology provides five tips on what makes a strong policy.

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