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SaaS Updates Summary: November 26 – November 30

BetterCloud Monitor

December 2, 2018

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Last week, Google released a handful of updates for G Suite, including the general availability of secure LDAP. Here at BetterCloud, we released new alerts and actions that help identify shadow IT and enhance security measures. In other news, Dropbox and Atlassian had a few announcements too.

Read on for details.

New Alerts and Actions in BetterCloud
BetterCloud Release Notes | We are excited to announce the release of impactful new alerts and actions in BetterCloud. From helping to identify shadow IT to enhancing security measures, these new releases strengthen existing use cases and offer new controls to admins in BetterCloud.

G Suite Data Migration and Sync Tools Ending Support for Windows XP and Server 2003
G Suite Updates | On December 31, 2018, Google will discontinue support for Windows XP and Server 2003 in the following Windows-based G Suite data migration and sync tools: G Suite Sync for Microsoft Outlook (GSSMO), G Suite Migration for Microsoft Exchange (GSMME), G Suite Migration for Microsoft Outlook (GSMMO), and G Suite Password Sync (GSPS).

Secure LDAP Now Generally Available to Simplify the Management of Traditional Applications
G Suite Updates | Google is making secure LDAP generally available. Secure LDAP lets you manage access to traditional LDAP-based apps and IT infrastructure using the G Suite identity and access management (IAM) platform. This means organizations can use a single user directory to manage access to both SaaS apps and traditional LDAP-based apps and IT infrastructure, and users can use the same login credentials for more apps and services.

Learn More About Google Groups With Contacts Hovercards
G Suite Updates | Contacts hovercards provide lots of useful information about the people within your organization. Google is adding more information to these hovercards when the contact itself is a group.

Announcing Postmortems for Jira Ops
Atlassian Blog | Atlassian announced postmortems for Jira Ops, available today, as the best way to learn and improve from every incident.

Now Available: Dropbox Extensions Let You Work With the Tools of Your Choice
Dropbox Blog | Extensions let you use the tools you already love while keeping everything organized, in sync, and in one place — Dropbox. Just like the right-click menu in Windows Explorer or macOS Finder, Extensions let you open files from in the web-based app of your choice. Starting today, you’ll see an “Open with” menu next to popular file types like PDFs, DWGs, Word docs, videos, and images.

Google Classroom for All G Suite Customers
G Suite Updates | Google is expanding the walls of Google Classroom and making the platform available as an additional service to G Suite Basic, Business, and Enterprise customers.

Host Hangouts Meet Meetings With Up to 100 Participants
G Suite Updates | For those times when you need to meet with a larger group, Hangouts Meet now allows G Suite Enterprise users to organize meetings with up to 100 participants and G Suite Business users to host up to 50 participants. This participant count includes people from both inside and outside of your organization.

Elevate Your Quizzing and Grading Experience With Two G Suite for Education Beta Programs
G Suite Updates | Google is offering two new beta programs for G Suite for Education customers to improve their quizzing and grading experience.

Ten Third-party Applications Added to the G Suite Pre-integrated SAML Apps Catalog
G Suite Updates | Google is now adding SAML integration for ten additional applications: Automox, Boomi, GoodData, LinkedIn Learning, LiquidFiles, Proxyclick, Sigma Computing, TextExpander, VersionOne, and Zimbra.

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