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SaaS Updates Summary: March 19 – March 23

BetterCloud Monitor

March 23, 2018

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It was a big week for Google! They introduced 20+ updates to deepen and expand Google Cloud customers’ control over their security. This includes advanced protections against phishing and malware attempts in G Suite, as well as basic mobile management that’s on by default.

In other SaaS news, Slack and Workday announced an integration that lets you get the HR information you need, when you need it. Also: Trello rolled out Custom Fields, and Asana rolled out new updates for their web app.

Read on for more details on all this week’s SaaS updates.

Google Cloud Next ’18—Registration Now Open!
The Keyword | Registration for Google Cloud Next ’18 is now open—Google hopes you’ll join them July 24-26, 2018 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Each year at Next, they bring together a community of leaders, developers, and entrepreneurs to explore the ways everyone can build the future of the cloud, together. Join them to hear an inspiring line-up of industry innovators and Google executives including Diane Greene, CEO of Google Cloud.

Warning Message Shown to iOS Users Who Don’t Have Hangouts Meet Enabled
G Suite Updates | Users with iOS devices whose accounts aren’t Meet-enabled are still able to join meetings that they’re invited to, but aren’t able to create them. To ensure that these users understand why they are missing that functionality, Google will start showing them a warning message the first time they open the Meet app on their iOS device.

Trello Custom Fields: Now With Mobile, More Fields, Plus An API To Make It Yours
Trello Blog | Trello is excited to announce that they are expanding the Custom Fields Power-Up in a big way with a ton of cool new features, as well as a new Custom Fields API. Plus, Custom Fields is now available on mobile devices as well!

Collaborate Anytime, Anywhere with the Confluence Server Mobile Apps
Atlassian Blog | The Atlassian team knows that work doesn’t just happen from your desk. That’s why they’re excited to announce the launch of the Confluence Server mobile apps for Android and iOS, so you can collaborate anywhere, anytime.

Automatic Document Closeout, Custom Backgrounds and More with the Latest Jamboard Release
G Suite Updates | Jamboard helps businesses collaborate more efficiently by bringing the power of the cloud into their team brainstorms. With this latest Jamboard release, Google is adding new features to help you customize that experience for the unique needs of your organization.

Check Out the Most Recent G Suite Launches
G Suite Updates | Last year, Google introduced a new resource for admins: What’s new in G Suite? Don’t forget to visit the page regularly for a list of the most recent launches across G Suite.

Helping G Suite Customers Stay Secure with New Proactive Phishing Protections and Management Controls
G Suite Updates | Google announced more than 20 updates to deepen and expand Google Cloud customers’ control over their security. Many of these features will be turned on by default for G Suite so that you can be sure the right protections are in place for your organization. And, even better, in most cases your users won’t have to do a thing. Here’s the breakdown.

Stay Secure with Advanced Anti-Phishing and Malware Capabilities
G Suite Updates | Google recently introduced several features for G Suite to help keep your data secure. This includes advanced protections against phishing and malware attempts. Here’s more information on these new settings and how they’ll be rolled out to your organization.

Stay Secure with Default-On Mobile Management
G Suite Updates | Google recently introduced several features for G Suite to help keep your data secure. This includes basic mobile management that’s on by default. Here’s more information on this new setting configuration and how it’ll be rolled out to your organization.

Asana Tips: Two New Things You Can Do in Tasks
Asana Blog | Asana has released new updates for their web app that will save you precious seconds (and typos) when sharing, reviewing, or providing feedback on work in Asana.

Slack and Workday: Get the HR Information You Need, When You Need It
Several People Are Typing | Slack customers look to Workday to reference org charts, find a coworker’s location, check their benefits, or request time off. Coming soon, you’ll be able to use Workday and Slack together to perform these tasks securely from Slack without switching context.

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

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