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SaaS Updates Summary: October 15 – October 19

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October 19, 2018

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This week, Google rolled out a handful of updates. There’s a new vertical ruler in Docs on the web, a new Hangouts Meet add-in for Microsoft Outlook, and new Compose actions integrated with Box, Dropbox, Jira, and Egnyte in Gmail add-ons. You can also securely log in to Hangouts Chat desktop apps with SSO or security keys. In Microsoft news, there are AI-powered inking and 3D updates in Word and PowerPoint that will take your presentation design to the next level. And finally, Atlassian has rolled out an entirely new project experience for the next generation.

Read on for details.

Vertical Ruler Improves Table Management in Google Docs
G Suite Updates | In response to user feedback, Google is adding a vertical ruler in Google Docs on the web that will help you manipulate tables and control the margins in headers and footers.

New Inking and 3D Updates Bring Presentation Design to the Next Level — This and More Coming to Office in October
Microsoft 365 | Microsoft is making it even easier to showcase your ideas, stay organized, and create surveys and polls with the following updates: AI-powered inking and 3D updates in Word and PowerPoint, two new updates in that make staying on top of tasks easier, and more.

Hangouts Meet Add-in for Microsoft Outlook Available
G Suite Updates | Google has built a Hangouts Meet add-in for Microsoft Outlook to help Outlook users schedule Meet meetings. This add-in allows you to create a new Meet video meeting in your Outlook event or email.

Securely Log in to Hangouts Chat Desktop Apps With SSO or Security Keys
G Suite Updates | Google is improving the Hangouts Chat sign in process to support using Single-Sign-On (SSO) and security keys within its native MacOS and Windows apps. These authentication options were previously only available for Chat on the web.

Compose Actions in Gmail Add-ons Now Available
G Suite Updates | Compose actions in Gmail Add-ons make it easy to add links and attachments from apps like Box, Dropbox, Atlassian’s Jira, and Egnyte to any Gmail message — right as you’re drafting it. Google is launching Compose actions to G Suite customers with those four partners (plus more on the way).

The New Jira Begins Now
Atlassian Blog | Atlassian has rolled out an entirely new project experience for the next generation with a focus on making Jira Simply Powerful. Here are 5 highlights to explore.

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