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SaaS Updates Summary: May 29-June 2

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With a shorter week in the U.S. due to a holiday, updates were a bit slower than normal, but several major updates still made headlines.

AlphaGo’s Next Move

Google | AI is getting more sophisticated by the day. You’re likely interacting with it more than you even know.

ICYMI: Last Week’s SaaS Updates

BetterCloud Monitor | Last week, several releases made headlines. Quick Access in Google Drive and Smart Reply for Gmail on iOS and Android were last week’s biggest updates.

Calendar Email Notification Logs in Admin Console

G Suite | “With this launch, Google is exposing calendar email notification logs in the Calendar audit section of Admin Console.” This will enable IT to “easily investigate issues related to calendar email notifications.” These log entries provide “insights on the type of calendar notification, its sender and its recipient as well as information on the calendar client that triggered it.”

BetterCloud Updates Navigation Menu and Global Search, Enables Primary Grid Exports

BetterCloud | In a few short days, we’ve released two updates and a new feature release. See details about the updates to the Navigation Menu and Global Search, as well as the new export primary grid function in the Action Engine.

Keeping Company Data Safe with New Security Updates to Gmail

G Suite | In a likely response to the recent phishing attack that affected hundreds of thousands of users, Google announces additional Gmail security features.

Announcing General Availability of the Office 365 Centralized Deployment Service

Office 365 | From the Office 365 admin center or by using PowerShell scripts, administrators can deploy Office web add-ins to individual users, groups or an organization with ease, using Centralized Deployment.

Samsung Chromebook Pro Brings Security and Versatility to Businesses

Google | “IT admins can easily deploy and manage this new Chromebook from a centralized management console with more than 200 device policies.”

Visualize Data Instantly with Machine Learning in Google Sheets

G Suite | This is pretty cool. “Simply ask questions—in words, not formulas—to quickly analyze your data. For example, you can ask “what is the distribution of products sold?” or “what are average sales on Sundays?” and Explore will help you find the answers.”

Announcing the Microsoft Planner Mobile App for iPhone and Android

Office 365 | “For people who are new to Planner, you can first get started by visiting Once you’ve created your plans in the web app, you can view and update those plans in the mobile experience.”

The Essential Guide to Office 365 for IT Pros

Office 365 | Not a SaaS update, but this 1,000 page Office 365 book is worth a mention.

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