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SaaS Updates Summary: January 15 – January 19

BetterCloud Monitor

January 19, 2018

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This week’s SaaS updates came from G Suite, Asana, and Slack. The biggest news of the week was the launch of a new Google IT Support Professional Certificate hosted on Coursera. This first-of-its-kind online program can get beginners ready for entry-level IT jobs in just 8-12 months.

Dial Into Hangouts Meet from Nine Additional Markets
G Suite Updates | In October 2017, Google announced the rollout of international Hangouts Meet dial-in phone numbers for G Suite Enterprise domains. They’ve added this functionality for nine additional countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Romania, Switzerland, and Turkey.

New Navigation Menu for Admin Console
G Suite Updates | Google is launching a new side navigation menu which will make it easier to see, find, and directly navigate to the information and settings in your Admin console.

A New Pathway to Roles in IT Support
The Keyword | Google is launching the Google IT Support Professional Certificate hosted on Coursera—a first-of-its-kind online program to prepare people for roles in IT support. Beginning learners can become entry-level job ready in eight to 12 months.

New for Boards: Custom Fields and Comment-only Projects
The Asana Blog | Now with Asana Premium, see custom fields on tasks to easily scan information on your Asana board and lock down editing access with comment-only projects.

Introducing the Security Center for G Suite—Security Analytics and Best Practices from Google
G Suite Updates | Google is introducing the security center for G Suite, a tool that brings together security analytics, actionable insights, and best practice recommendations from Google to empower you to protect your organization, data, and users.

Private Shared Channels Are Now Available
Several People Are Typing | Last September, Slack launched a feature called Shared Channels (beta) — a new kind of channel that can live on two different workspaces, enabling separate organizations to work together in Slack. But sometimes you need a bit more privacy. You can now use private shared channels for conversations with your partners that may be more sensitive or include classified information.

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