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SaaS Updates Summary: June 7–10

BetterCloud Monitor

June 10, 2016

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Last week, Google announced that Gmail IMAP/POP will no longer support SSLv3 and RC4 connections after June 16, 2016. It also launched a new feature that supplements your existing contact data with verified business information from Google Maps. Microsoft published a roundup of May updates to the Office 365 admin center and announced that modern document libraries in SharePoint are rolling out to all Office 365 commercial customers worldwide. It also announced the general availability of Planner, a tool that lets teams create plans and organize tasks.

Gradually Disabling Support for SSLv3 and RC4 for Gmail IMAP/POP Mail Clients After June 16, 2016 – Last month, Google announced plans to no longer support two very old security systems called SSLv3 and RC4 when sending messages with Gmail SMTP, and today, they are announcing that Gmail IMAP/POP will follow suit and no longer support SSLv3 and RC4 connections after June 16, 2016.

Microsoft Planner Ready for Showtime – Today marks the general availability of Microsoft Planner. Over the next several weeks, Planner will roll out to all eligible Office 365 customers worldwide. This includes Office 365 Enterprise E1–E5, Business Essentials, Premium and Education subscription plans.

A Deeper Look at Outlook for Android Wear – Microsoft is introducing the Outlook watch face for Android Wear. With the Outlook watch face, you can quickly see an overview of your day’s schedule along with key details on where you need to be next. Staying on top of your day has never been easier.

Get Verified Business Information in Your Google Contacts, Now Enriched with Google Maps Business Data – This launch adds Google Maps as a new source of information to enrich your existing contact data. Now when you store a phone number that matches an official business number in Google Maps, Google will list the information you’ve saved, supplemented with business information directly from the listing. This can include business name, address, phone number, website, and photo. These fields will never override information you’ve added manually.

What’s New: May 2016 – This month brought a new OneDrive app for Windows 10 on your PC, a new editor for Outlook 2016 for Mac, updates to Outlook and accessibility enhancements.

What’s New in Office 365 Administration—May Roundup – The new Office 365 admin center is nearly complete. This month, we added full support for mail-enabled security groups, the ability to create custom tiles and custom help desk information and email apps management. If you notice a feature that is still missing, please let us know using the feedback link at the bottom-right of the new admin center.

Modern Document Libraries in SharePoint – Last month, the SharePoint team unveiled its broad vision for the Future of SharePoint, and today it’s delighted to announce the that modern document libraries are now rolling out to all Office 365 commercial customers worldwide. You can learn more about how to use modern libraries in this article, “What is a document library?

Office will Be Big at Microsoft Ignite—See the Full Session Catalog Now! – The Microsoft Ignite session catalog is now live—with more than 440 sessions to choose from, including 120+ sessions on Office topics. Whether you want in-depth strategy, hands-on labs, overviews, deep dives, expert Q&As or a mix of everything, you’ll find it all there. Start exploring now so you can get the most out of your time in Atlanta.