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SaaS Updates Summary: February 17 – February 21

BetterCloud Monitor

February 23, 2020

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Say hello to Microsoft’s new Office app! Combining Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into a single app, it’s now generally available for Android and iOS. In G Suite news, Google is introducing search chips in Gmail, an easier way to refine search results. Get the details on these updates, plus others, below.

Refine Search Results in Gmail Faster with Search Chips
G Suite Updates | Google is introducing search chips in Gmail, an easier way to sort and filter search results to find exactly what you’re looking for faster.

View Out of Office Information in More Places on Gmail for Web
G Suite Updates | Last year, Google announced the ability to see when someone is out of office in Gmail, specifically when composing a new email or Hangouts Chat. Now, they’re expanding that functionality to more places in Gmail on the web, like when you’re hovering over someone’s name in your inbox or in the “To” or “From” line in an email.

The New Office App Now Generally Available for Android and iOS
Microsoft 365 Blog | A few months ago, Microsoft 365 introduced a new mobile app called Office. It combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into a single app and introduces new capabilities that enable you to create content. Last week, they announced the Office app is out of public preview and now generally available worldwide for anyone on Android and iOS phones.

Autocorrect Now Available for Google Docs on Web
G Suite Updates | Last year, Google announced improved as-you-type spelling and grammar corrections in Gmail. Now, they’re bringing that functionality to Google Docs on the web.

Smart Compose in Google Docs Now Generally Available
G Suite Updates | Smart Compose saves you time by cutting back on repetitive writing, helps reduce the chance of spelling and grammatical errors, and can suggest relevant contextual phrases.

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