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SaaS Updates Summary: February 5 – February 9

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February 9, 2018

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It was a busy week for SaaS! There were lots of exciting updates. Here are two of the biggest highlights: 1) Google is making it possible to comment directly on more file types including Microsoft Office files, PDFs, and images—without having to convert them into Docs, Sheets, or Slides. 2) Microsoft is rolling out Resume Assistant, a new feature in Word to help you craft a compelling resume, to Office 365 consumer and commercial subscribers on Windows. Read on for more details on those stories, plus more.

Conquer Time with New Features in Microsoft Planner
Office Blog | Four new features for Planner will give you greater visibility into project schedules, let you group and filter tasks, allow you to receive notifications of upcoming deadlines, and soon you will be able to publish tasks to your Outlook calendar.

What’s New in G Suite – January 2018
G Suite Updates | Check out the latest “What’s New in G Suite” launch recap for a roundup of all G Suite launches from January 2018.

An Invitation You’ll Want to Accept: Updates to G Suite Meeting Room Hardware
G Suite Updates | Google announced updates to make their meeting solutions even better for enterprises, including: Expanding Jamboard and Hangouts Meet hardware to new countries, adding AI-powered autodraw to improve your jams, and offering more Hangouts Meet hardware options for larger rooms.

Make the Switch to OneDrive for Improved Productivity and Cost Savings
Office Blog | Microsoft is making it easier for new customers to switch to OneDrive by offering free OneDrive for Business for the remaining term of their existing contract with Box, Dropbox, or Google. This offer is valid starting February 6, 2018 through June 30, 2018 for organizations that are not currently OneDrive for Business or Office 365 customers and who make a minimum 500 user commitment.

A New Look and Time-Saving Features with Confluence 6.7
Atlassian Blog | To kick off the new year, Atlassian announced the release of Confluence Server 6.7. Read on to learn more about their new look, improvements to @mentions and email notifications, and a Team Calendars update.

New Ways to Comment on Microsoft Files (and More) in Google Drive
G Suite Updates | Google is making it possible to comment directly on more file types including Microsoft Office files, PDFs, and images—without having to convert them into Docs, Sheets, or Slides.

Check Out the Most Recent G Suite Launches
G Suite Updates | Last year, Google introduced a new resource for admins: What’s new in G Suite? Don’t forget to visit the page regularly for a list of the most recent launches across G Suite.

Craft a Compelling Resume with Resume Assistant, Powered by LinkedIn—Now Available
Office Blog | Last November, Microsoft announced Resume Assistant, a new feature in Microsoft Word to help you craft a compelling resume with personalized insights powered by LinkedIn. Now, this new experience begins rolling out to Office 365 consumer and commercial subscribers on Windows.

Manage App Runtime Permissions on Android Devices with Google Mobile Management
G Suite Updates | Going forward, G Suite admins can manage permissions that Android apps request at runtime, as opposed to at installation time (also known as “runtime permissions”). Note that this feature is only available for apps running in work profiles or on company-owned devices.

Product Update: Namely Launches Expanded ESignature
Namely Blog | Put the paper and quill away—21st century HR is paperless. With a recent product update, Namely has extended electronic signature functionality across the entire platform.

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

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