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SaaS Updates Summary: October 16 – October 20

BetterCloud Monitor

October 23, 2017

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Last week, Google heard the calls of customers and extended the user undeletion window to 20 days (a big deal for most admins). BetterCloud also announced exciting UI changes and enhancements to global search.

Google’s Strongest Security, For Those Who Need It Most

G Suite | Google recently introduced a different kind of product—one that we specifically tailored to protect the online security of a much smaller set of users. It’s called the Advanced Protection Program, and you can learn more about it here. The Advanced Protection Program safeguards the personal Google Accounts of those most at risk of targeted attacks—like journalists, business leaders, and political campaign teams.

Increasing User Undeletion Window to 20 Days

G Suite | Google is increasing the window of time to restore a deleted user from five to 20 days.

Time for a Refresh: Meet the New Google Calendar for Web

G Suite | Yesterday, a fresh look and new features were introduced to Google Calendar on the web to help you manage your time more efficiently and get more done.

Focus On the Work That Matters with Our New Viewer Info Feature

Dropbox | Following what happens to your file after you’ve shared it can be difficult. But with viewer info, you can see who’s accessing your shared files, so you can easily track the progress of your projects and skip the follow-up emails.

Microsoft Cosmos DB in Azure Storage Explorer – Public Preview

Azure | Microsoft is happy to announce the public preview of support for Cosmos DB in the Azure Storage Explorer (ASE). With this release, Cosmos DB databases can be explored and managed with the same consistent user experiences that make ASE a powerful developer tool for managing Azure storage.

Enhancements to Global Search and BetterCloud’s Primary App Landing Page

BetterCloud | Enhancements have been made to BetterCloud’s primary landing page and global search functionality, in order to improve exposure of critical notifications and entities across your Connectors.

Making Google Prompt the Primary Choice for 2-Step Verification

G Suite | Google prompt is now the first choice when users turn on 2-step verification (2SV). Previously, SMS was the primary choice.

Visio Online and Visio’s New Cloud Innovations Help You Unlock Creativity

Office 365 | Visio Online is one of Microsoft’s newest solutions that further unlocks employee creativity in the modern workplace.

Introducing the Google Play Security Reward Program

Google | Google has introduced the Google Play Security Reward Program to incentivize security research into popular Android apps available on Google Play.

Working with Your Suppliers Towards GDPR Compliance

Dropbox | The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018 and organizations (large and small) are currently preparing for the new directive. As an evolution of the current data protection legal framework, the GDPR will also apply with extraterritorial effect to organizations based outside the EU that offer goods and services to, or monitor individuals in, the EU.

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