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SaaS Updates Summary: November 30 – December 4

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Google announced updates to several products in the Google Workspace suite, including a widespread rollout of upgrades from Google Hangouts to Google Meet. Additionally, Google designed a new layout for Google Vault and a new admin console setting in AppSheet. Read about these updates and more in the links here.

Control Access to AppSheet With a New Admin Console Setting
Google Workspace Updates | On December 14, 2020, Google Workspace admins will begin seeing a new control for AppSheet in the Additional Google services section of the Admin console. AppSheet is available to all Google Workspace customers; this new setting simply gives admins the ability to enable or disable user access to AppSheet at the domain, organizational unit (OU), group, or level.

New Interface for Google Vault
Google Workspace Updates | Google has designed a new interface for Google Vault. The new interface makes it easier to navigate, and includes new productivity features for faster task completion. To use the new interface, visit and sign in with your Google Workspace admin account.

Improving Google Meet Attendance Reports and Making Them Available to More Customers
Google Workspace Updates | Google previously launched Google Meet attendance reports for education meetings. It’s now making several enhancements to provide more access, control, and visibility into meetings and live stream reports.

New Comment Interface for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides Rolling Out to More Devices
Google Workspace Updates | Google is updating the user interface for comments and action items in the Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for iOS. These improvements include larger, clearer interface to make it easier to see comments and their context in a document, among others.

Changes to Google Chat Group Conversations and Classic Hangouts Coming December 3, 2020
Google Workspace Updates | As Google announced earlier this year, starting in the first half of 2021, everyone can begin upgrading from Hangouts to Chat. To ensure a smooth transition, Google will help automatically migrate your Hangouts conversations and saved history.

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