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SaaS Updates Summary: September 17 – September 21

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September 21, 2018

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This week brings a smattering of G Suite updates. Third-party conferencing is now available in Google Calendar without requiring a Chrome extension or download. You can now snooze notifications in Hangouts Chat. On October 17, Google will begin rolling out real-time presence for Microsoft Office files in Drive. And finally, Google is adding intelligent file suggestions with a new Priority page in Drive.

Read on for more details.

Third-Party Conferencing Available in Google Calendar
G Suite Updates | Google is adding native support for third-party conferencing tools in Google Calendar with Calendar add-ons. These add-ons allow a user to create, view and join a third-party video conference directly from a Calendar event without requiring a Chrome extension or download.

Snooze Notifications in Hangouts Chat
G Suite Updates | Hangouts Chat makes it easy to collaborate efficiently, but it’s important that you can disconnect without interruptions from Chat messages. You can now snooze notifications, allowing other users to know that you are checking messages on your own time.

Real-Time Presence in Microsoft Office to Become Available October 17th
G Suite Updates | On October 17th, 2018, Google will begin rolling out real-time presence for Microsoft Office files in Google Drive to all G Suite domains. Admin controls for real-time presence are available today.

New Intelligent File Suggestions and Organization With Priority in Drive Beta
G Suite Updates | Google is adding a new page in Google Drive’s left-hand navigation panel that helps you find and take action on the right Drive files at the right time. This Priority page uses machine learning to suggest files you might need to work on and has “workspaces” to help you organize files.

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

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