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SaaS Updates Summary: May 9 – May 13

BetterCloud Monitor

May 13, 2022

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It’s a little easier to set up SSO for multiple identity providers in Google Workspace now. Plus, look! Custom themes in Google Sites are a thing now. Read up about these updates and more in the links.

Improved user interface for sharing your working location in Google Calendar
Google Workspace Updates | This update improves the working location feature by offering the same functionality for easily entering and updating location information in a more compact format that uses screen space more efficiently.

Easily search for Google Meet content in Google Drive
Google Workspace Updates | You can search for Meet transcripts by the words they contain instead of their file format, Meet videos based on what folders they may be in (such as My Drive), or Meet recordings based on the date they were recorded.

Import existing custom themes to new Google Sites
Google Workspace Updates | This highly requested feature makes it easier to reuse themes that align with your organization’s brand guidelines or your personal style across your various sites.

Create Spaces and Add Members with the Google Chat API, available in Developer Preview
Google Workspace Updates | Using the Google Chat API, you can now programmatically create new Spaces and add members to those Spaces.

Require email verification to book appointments in Google Calendar
Google Workspace Updates | When using appointment scheduling in Google Calendar, you can now opt to have users verify their email before booking an appointment.

New delegated VirusTotal privilege in the Alert Center
Google Workspace Updates | This change will help ensure only those with proper privileges can view VirusTotal reports regarding sensitive data.

Set up SSO profiles for multiple third-party identity providers with the Multi-IdP SSO beta launch
Google Workspace Updates | Now, you can further customize authentication by setting up single sign-on (SSO) profiles for multiple identity providers and then configuring authentication for each group or OU.

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