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SaaS Updates Summary: January 11 – 15

BetterCloud Monitor

January 18, 2021

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We said it last week, but this week it’s really true: Google’s holiday break is over. Over the last few days, Google has announced that you can block or unblock mobile apps from accessing your org’s data. Plus a new and improved mobile device management rules experience in the admin console. Read more about these updates and more in the links.

New Option To Block Devices With Basic Management From Accessing Your Organization’s Data
Google Workspace Updates | Google is adding the ability for admins to manually block or unblock mobile apps from accessing access to their organization’s Google Workspace data on Android and iOS devices with basic mobile management. These actions can be automated using device management rules (for supported editions).

Improved Mobile Device Management Rules Experience in the Admin Console
Google Workspace Updates | Google is making improvements to how you manage rules related to mobile device management (MDM) in the Admin console. There are two key aspects of the launch: A new location for MDM rules and new rule options and creation workflow.

New Tools To Troubleshoot Network and Performance Issues in Google Meet
Google Workspace Updates | Google has added tools in Google Meet that make it easier for end users to understand how their local desktop and network environments affect meeting quality. During a call, you can now go to the three-dot menu and select “Troubleshooting and Help” to see: CPU load and network stability over time and time segments highlighted when the local environment likely affects the call quality, among other new features.

Expanding the Gmail Delegate Limit
Google Workspace Updates | Google is expanding the number of allowed Gmail delegates from 25. In addition, to help with delegate management, delegation for Contacts is now available via the Contacts API.

Deploy and Manage Google Credential Provider for Windows via the Admin Console
Google Workspace Updates | You can now deploy and manage Google Credential Provider for Windows (GCPW) in the Admin console. Previously, you had to edit registry entries to manage GCPW. The new, organization-specific installation file and setting management in the Admin console makes it easier to deploy and manage GCPW in your organization.

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