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SaaS Updates Summary: May 25 – May 29

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Last week Google launched a new beta, improved Google Voice, and released a new Google Chat app. Interested in catching up on all of last week’s SaaS updates? Take a look at our update post.

New Google Groups Now Generally Available
G Suite Updates | Google is making the new Google Groups generally available—featuring an updated interface and more streamlined controls that make it easier to create, manage, and use. The modern interface is similar to other G Suite apps, such as Gmail, and makes Groups more efficient for new and existing users. It was previously available in beta.

Share Folders in Shared Drives With a New Beta
G Suite Updates | Google is launching a new beta program that allows you to share folders in shared drives.

New Quick Settings Help You Optimize Your Gmail Layout
G Suite Updates | Google is adding a quick settings menu that helps you easily find and use different layouts, settings, and themes to make Gmail look and feel right for you.

Making it Easier to Stay Caught up With Cortana in Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 Blog | With recent events leading to the world’s largest work-from-home shift, we could all use some assistance to stay caught up with work while juggling personal responsibilities. Microsoft is featuring updates available starting last week with Cortana, your personal productivity assistant in Microsoft 365, to make it easier to get time back on your busy schedule and focus on what matters.

Use the New Google Chat App for Fast and Reliable Communication
G Suite Updates | Google has launched a new Google Chat standalone app. The app is a Progressive Web Application (PWA), which provides a fast, reliable, and engaging way to use Chat on any desktop device with the Google Chrome web browser.

Google Voice Improvements: Use in Gmail and Transfer Calls
G Suite Updates | Google Voice is now available in Gmail when using Chrome or Firefox browsers on your computer. This allows you to make and receive calls without switching tabs.

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