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SaaS Updates Summary: May 22-26

BetterCloud Monitor

May 29, 2017

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Quick Access in Google Drive and Smart Reply for Gmail on iOS and Android were last week’s biggest updates. See what else was announced below:

Quick Access in Google Drive Now Available on the Web

G Suite | Quick Access intelligently predicts and surfaces files based on things like who specific files are frequently shared with, when relevant meetings occur, what files are used at specific times of the day. This looks a lot like Google Cloud Search.

Save time with Smart Reply in Gmail

G Suite | You’ve probably already noted this if you use the iOS or Android Gmail apps, but Smart Reply is now available. “Smart Reply utilizes machine learning to give you better responses the more you use it.”

Announcing the Public Preview of the Office 365 Adoption Content Pack in PowerBI

Office 365 | “The new Office 365 adoption content pack gives you a cross-product view of how users communicate and collaborate to help IT admins provide more targeted user communication. When you better understand how employees use the various services within Office 365, it is easy to decide where to prioritize training and communication efforts. The content pack lets admins further visualize and analyze their Office 365 usage data, create custom reports, share insights and understand how specific regions or departments use Office 365.”

Note-Taking Made Easier for Everyone: Redesigning OneNote

Office 365 | The major updates here come in two areas: 1) simplified navigation, and 2) consistency across devices.

New Atlassian Alert in BetterCloud: Groups With Admin Privileges

BetterCloud | A new configurable alert has been added for the Atlassian Connector in BetterCloud. It will help you monitor the number of Atlassian groups that have admin privileges. This is helpful to ensure admins only have access they need.

Let’s Jam—Jamboard is Now Available

G Suite | “You can purchase Jamboard for $4,999 USD, which includes 2 styluses, an eraser and a wall mount. We’re also running a promotion—if you order on or before September 30, 2017, you’ll receive $300 off of the annual management and support fee, as well as a discount on the optional rolling stand.”

Improving the Publication Experience in the New Google Sites

G Suite | According to Google, many found the “Allow my site to appear in search results” when publishing a Google Site. Google has now made changes to reduce confusion.

Summer ’17 Release Features Overview for Admins

Salesforce | To view all release summer ’17 Salesforce release notes go here.

All 101 Announcements from Google I/O ‘17

G Suite | Here is an exhaustive recap of the three-day Google dev event.

Updated Portal and New Languages for Microsoft Forms

Office 365 | Microsoft Forms gets a facelift.

Make Your Own Data Gifs with Our New Tool

G Suite | Simple, yet effective. This is really cool.

Office 365 May News—Exciting New Value Coming with the New Surface Pro

Office 365 | Much more has come to Office 365 this May.

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