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SaaS Updates Summary: July 31-Aug. 5

BetterCloud Monitor

August 7, 2017

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Last week, Google and Microsoft shared July recaps highlighting all of last month’s most important updates.

Improvements to Google Calendar Interop for Microsoft Exchange, with Real-Time Data, Logging, and Simpler Setup

G Suite | Google will support real-time free/busy lookups between the two systems within the same organization on both mobile and web. This has been a popular feature request from customers with hybrid G Suite – Microsoft Exchange environments.

Simplify Your Searching with Federated Search

Salesforce | Salesforce Federated Search is now generally available. With Federated Search, users can search for external documents while working in Salesforce Classic, Salesforce Console, or Lightning Experience. Users quickly find the information they need and avoid the hassle of using multiple search engines.

Maximum Warp: Building Migrations for Slack Enterprise Grid

Slack | With Slack Enterprise Grid you can connect many — even thousands — of Slack teams together and communicate across those teams with shared channels.

What’s New in G Suite – July 2017

G Suite | Notable announcements from July include Google Hire and the addition (finally) of chat Google Meet.

Find Exactly What You Want in Google+ with New Search Options and Filters

G Suite | From an updated look of the search interface to search suggestions and domain-only filters, these new experiences can make users confident that the content they see is the content they want.

Surprise! New Office 365 Sign-In Experience for End Users

Office 365 | Microsoft is releasing a new Office 365 sign in experience to end users, a change that has not been communicated on the roadmap, Office Blog, or in Message Center.

BetterCloud Release: “Groups: Anyone Can View” Google Alert

BetterCloud | Enabling this alert can help you identify Google Groups on your domain with externally viewable content, empowering you to make settings changes that add a crucial level of security to your internal information. This update is on display in our latest blog post.

10 Ways We’re Making Classroom and Forms Easier for Teachers This School Year

G Suite | Yesterday, Google announced 10 updates to Google Classroom and Google Forms to help teachers save time and stay organized. Some updates include a new single view of student work and the ability to reorder classes.

Easily Create, Delete, and Rotate the X.509 Certificates Used with Your SAML Apps

G Suite | Traditionally, you could only do this with help from Google Support. Now, Google is giving you the ability to do so on your own in the Admin console, where you can easily view certificates in use, identify those about to expire, create new ones, and assign them to applications.

What’s New in Office 365 for July 2017

Office 365 | Microsoft held their Inspire partner conference during July and announced Microsoft 365, a new product suite that bundles Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

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