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SaaS Updates Summary: October 4 – October 8

BetterCloud Monitor

October 11, 2021

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Raise your hand if you’ve always wanted to, well, raise your hand during a Google Meet call. Now you can! Plus, now you’re getting new group-level controls. Read up about these updates and more in the links.

Consolidate Google Workspace Essentials Accounts for Your Domain
Google Workspace Updates | You can now perform a “domain-takeover” to take control of all the existing Google Workspace Essentials instances on your domain. This new process can help admins consolidate multiple instances of Google Workspace Essentials.

Bringing Hand Raising to Google Meet Hardware Devices
Google Workspace Updates | Last year, Google announced the ability to virtually raise your hand in Google Meet. We are now bringing this feature to all Google Meet hardware to help bring a more unified experience to hybrid working.

Configure Member Restrictions for Groups, Available in Open Beta
Google Workspace Updates | Google is adding group level controls that will allow admins to restrict group memberships based on: Internal or external members, or member type.

Create Meeting Notes in Google Calendar
Google Workspace Updates | You can now quickly start and share a meeting notes document for your Calendar events. Creating a notes document from Calendar will automatically populate the document with the event information and attach the document to the event.

View Richer Information About Your Coworkers Directly in the Sidebar for Google Chat, Calendar, Docs, and More
Google Workspace Updates | Google is adding a card onto the New Tab Page in your Chrome browser that will surface relevant files from your Google Drive, making it easier and more efficient to find the files you need.

Making Google Classroom Video Meetings Easier and More Secure
Google Workspace Updates | Google has added several new features to Google Meet in Classroom, making it easier and more secure.

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