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SaaS Updates Summary: September 26–30

BetterCloud Monitor

September 30, 2016

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Big news: Google has rebranded Google Apps for Work as G Suite. In other Google news, it’s rolled out new Early Adopter Programs for Team Drives and a new Hangouts video meetings experience, and also introduced “Explore” in Docs, Sheets, and Slides to bring you insights and research recommendations. Smart scheduling features are also coming to Google Calendar for iOS, and a new Quick Access feature in Drive will shave off 50% of the average time to find the right file. Freshdesk published a roundup of all the apps added to the Freshdesk Marketplace/App Gallery, and Salesforce introduced a new release of the Force.com IDE with improved support for developing with the Lightning Framework.


Google announced that it’s no longer possible to download historical data or access it outside of Google Sheets using Apps Script or an API. Microsoft introduced a new version of the Office 365 App Launcher. DocuSign for Salesforce is now Lightning ready, and Dropbox announced it’s now certified under Privacy Shield. Insightly introduced Advanced Permissions to secure your company’s data. Workday unveiled plans to deliver Data-as-a-Service and also introduced Worksheets, the first native spreadsheet experience for enterprise cloud applications.


A new update from Google lets you now use “regular expressions” to search in Google Docs. Microsoft announced new improvements to the Office 365 admin center (now out of preview) and introduced new Outlook partner integrations. Slack introduced new integrations with Salesforce CRM, Trello introduced four new power-ups, and Zendesk introduced a few new apps and integrations.


With Microsoft Ignite underway, there’s been no shortage of Office 365 updates. Microsoft announced the public preview of Microsoft StaffHub, along with new innovations and updates for SharePoint, OneDrive, Delve Analytics, Yammer, and Outlook for iOS and Android.

For yesterday’s Saas updates (and beyond), click here for our archive.

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