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SaaS Updates Summary: October 5 – 9

BetterCloud Monitor

October 12, 2020

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Google Calendar got a huge update: You can now create tasks directly in the mobile app! On a slightly less exciting note, you’ll need to upgrade to (at least) macOS 10.14 to continue receiving Microsoft 365 updates. Read more about the latest updates to Google Workspace (not G Suite anymore!) and Microsoft 365 in the links below.

Upgrade macOS to Continue Receiving Microsoft 365 and Office for Mac Updates
Microsoft | As of the November 2020 (build 16.43) update for Microsoft 365 for Mac or Office 2019 for Mac, macOS 10.14 Mojave or later is required to receive updates to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. If you continue with an older version of macOS, your Office apps will still work, but you’ll no longer receive any updates including security updates.

Create and View Tasks in the Google Calendar Mobile Apps
Google Workspace Updates | You can now create and view tasks in Google Calendar on Android and iOS. Previously, you could only do this in Calendar on the web. Adding tasks to your calendar keeps to-do’s visible and allocates time for you to accomplish them, helping you accomplish what’s important.

Mention a User Directly Within a Google Doc
Google Workspace Updates | When another user is mentioned, you can hover over their name for information about them and suggested actions like adding that person to Contacts or reaching out via email. This is the same information you see today when hovering over a user’s name in other Google Workspace apps, such as Gmail or Calendar.

Lock Files via the Google Drive API to Prevent Content Edits
Google Workspace Updates | You can now add and remove content restrictions via the Drive API. By using the new ContentRestriction API, any file type in Drive can be “locked,” preventing changes to the item’s content, title, and comments.

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