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SaaS Updates Summary: July 18–22

BetterCloud Monitor

July 22, 2016

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In the past week, Google and Microsoft introduced several updates, including new features, online communities, products, templates, and training resources. DocuSign released a redesigned mobile app for Android.

Delegated Admins Can Now Use the Google Admin App on Android Devices – Google recognizes that delegated admins have highly important responsibilities at many organizations, from creating users to managing Google Groups to turning services on and off. And Google understands that it’s important for them to perform as many of these functions as possible from anywhere, at any time. That’s why, starting today, Google is granting access to the Google Admin app on Android to all delegated admins (previously, only super admins could use the app).

Announcing the Public Preview of the New Office 365 Network Online Community – The Office 365 Team is pleased to announce the public preview of the new Office 365 Network. Over the last three years, the Office 365 Network has become a vibrant online community for IT pros, technical experts, product enthusiasts and Office 365 customers to come together and share best practices related to Office 365.

What Microsoft Stream Means to Office 365 – Today, Microsoft announced the preview of Microsoft Stream, a new business video service that makes it easier to access and discover video content inside your organization. Microsoft Stream builds upon the learnings and success of Office 365 Video, and over time the two experiences will converge, making Stream the de facto video experience in Office 365.

Choose a file’s folder location when you make a copy in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides – Previously, when you made a copy of a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file, that copy would be automatically added to your My Drive folder—instead of the original file’s folder as most people would expect. Going forward, when you make a copy of a Docs, Sheets, or Slides file on the web, you’ll be able to choose which folder to place the file in. This should reduce confusion and make it easier to organize your Docs, Sheets, and Slides files.

Easily prepare financial statements with a new Google Sheets template from Xero – Financial statements are a crucial means by which businesses report their profits, losses, assets, and expenditures. Now, with accounting software company Xero, Google is making it easier for organizations to create financial statements in Google Sheets on the web and mobile.

Now available: The all-new redesigned DocuSign for Android – DocuSign is excited to announce that they’ve released a new and revamped DocuSign mobile app for Android. They’ve simplified the layout of the app so you can upload, sign, and manage with even more ease. They also went “under the hood” of the app to upgrade its performance, so you can expect a faster experience when signing and completing your documents.

A Roundup Of New Third Party Apps For Trello – Did you know you can now use Trello on a whiteboard, a desktop, or see your cards in a Chrome extension? Here’s a quick roundup of some different ways to use Trello with these third party apps.

Bring in business 24/7 with Microsoft Bookings – To help make appointment scheduling simpler and more efficient for you, your staff and your customers, the Office 365 team is introducing a new Office 365 service called Microsoft Bookings.

Yammer updates—from new user experiences to new IT controls – The Yammer team takes a detailed hands-on look at updates to Yammer for enterprise social—from enhanced security and compliance to greater team productivity.

Announcing Training for Google Apps – Whether you’ve just gone Google or have been using Google Apps for years, IT departments always have a need to train new users and keep them up to date on the latest technologies. In a perfect world, each employee would have helpful IT staff by their side to guide them every step of the way, but that’s not always possible, nor is it really practical. That’s why Google is excited to announce Training for Google Apps, the newest training resource available to all Google Apps organizations.

Sway accessibility milestones – The Sway team has been working on several features to help users with vision, mobility and cognitive impairments use Sway in their personal and work lives. All of the following enhancements are now available on the Sway web and Windows apps.

OneNote July roundup – This month the OneNote team is pleased to release new capabilities to enhance inking, clipping content from the web and working with others.