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SaaS Updates Summary: March 12 – March 16

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March 16, 2018

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The big news of the week came from Microsoft: their Slack competitor, Teams, turned one 🎂🎉. To celebrate, they’re rolling out plenty of new features for Teams including Cortana integration, cloud recording for meetings with automatic transcription and timecoding, inline message translation, and more. is also featuring new Mail, Calendar, and People experiences. Slack is making managing expenses easier with a new SAP Concur Expense bot. Google added 25 third-party apps to the G Suite pre-integrated SAML apps catalog. Check out all the SaaS updates below. 

Microsoft Teams Turns 1, Advances Vision for Intelligent Communications
Office Blog | Last week marked the first anniversary of the worldwide launch of Microsoft Teams. To advance their vision for Intelligent Communications, Microsoft is announcing new Teams features coming later this year including cloud recording, inline message translation, and more. They are also announcing new enterprise-grade calling features in Teams, including consultative transfer and call delegation and federation.

Add a Custom Favicon in the New Google Sites
G Suite Updates | To help your site stand out, you can now customize your favicon—the icon which appears in a browser tab or bookmark list—to match your site. This can help your viewers more easily recognize your site, and help you reinforce your branding.

Twenty-Five Third-Party Applications Added to the G Suite Pre-Integrated SAML Apps Catalog
G Suite Updates | Google is adding SAML integration for 25 additional applications: Adobe Sign (formerly EchoSign), AppDynamics, Apteligent, Artifactory Cloud, Autotask Workplace, Betterworks, Bugcrowd, Cisco Umbrella (formerly OpenDNS), CloudHealth, Digicert, Egencia, Engagedly, Envoy, Freshservice, inContact, Kapost, LearnCore, Lifesize, Namely, PeopleHR, Reflektive, RightScale, Robin, Skyhigh, and Uservoice.

Introducing Jira Cloud for Stride!
The Stride Blog | Use the Jira Cloud app (which supports Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, and Jira Core) to take on even your biggest, hairiest projects by connecting your Jira projects to your Stride conversations. Each time a ticket is changed, Jira will send an update to the Stride room of your choosing.

New Mail, Calendar, and People Experiences Coming to
Office Blog | Last year, Microsoft launched the beta to bring you a faster, smarter, and more personalized inbox. They’re wrapping up the first phase of the beta by rolling out the new Mail experience to all users and launching new beta experiences in Calendar and People.

Travel and Expenses Just Got Simpler
Several People Are Typing | We’d all like to spend less time managing our work expenses. Now, with the SAP Concur Expense bot for Slack, submitting receipts and approving reports take far fewer steps.

Keeping Cloud Entry Points Secure with Google Chrome Enterprise
The Keyword | Google is adding new enhancements and partnerships as they continue to make Chrome Enterprise a highly secure endpoint solution for businesses in the cloud. Here’s a look at how these updates can help protect businesses, and their data, at every cloud access point.

DocuSign Reaches Another Milestone in Global Expansion with BCR Approval
DocuSign Blog | It is an exciting day for DocuSign’s 300,000 customers and their hundreds of millions of users across the globe, as they announce the approval of their applications for Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) as both a data controller and a data processor. BCRs are widely considered the ‘gold standard’ for legal transfers of personal data outside the EU.

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