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Microsoft OneDrive Gets a New Look & Major New Features

Microsoft OneDrive Gets a New Look & Major New Features

Among the various improvements, Microsoft is bringing support for features such as co-authoring and AutoSave for users of Office for Mac version 16.9.0, although those features only work when files are saved to OneDrive or SharePoint sites.

New PowerPoint Trim tool for editing the length of embedded video or audio (only works with locally stored audio or video files - it doesn't work with with media "from the web"). This is particularly great if you composing an email and wish to paste documents that are sitting in your OneDrive cloud storage. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and One Drive are all gaining new features, including drag and drop support and more.

OneDrive is not the only app that received a major update on iOS platform. OneDrive integration with the Files app allows you to access, upload, edit, and save your content to OneDrive or SharePoint from apps that support Files app integration.

With drag and drop now available on iOS, users can "drag and drop content into documents, presentations, and spreadsheets from other Office apps or OneDrive". Users also are able to drag and drop files into and out of OneDrive. You can also tag and favorite your OneDrive and SharePoint files from within the Files app. It now supports "over 130 file types, including Adobe Photoshop and 3D objects", Microsoft indicated.

Search across your organization with Outlook for iOS-The new search experience in Outlook for iOS leverages the Microsoft Graph to surface results from your top contacts, upcoming travel itineraries, package deliveries, recent attachments, and more. Further, if you don't have a supporting application for the file, you'll be directed to the OneDrive app to preview the file. These tools enable content to be viewed in ways that are optimized for learning differences and allow documents to be read back with simultaneous highlighting.

Secondly, you will notice changes if you are an iPad user as well. Some of the new features require having Office 365 subscriptions, such as the new AutoSave feature. "It'll take a little longer to bake, so we're going to roll out it to our TestFlight users early next month and get feedback from them before making it widely available", said Lyndersay.

iOS Office Additions Microsoft also described some coming Office improvements for users of Apple iOS devices, such as iPads and iPhones, in another announcement. Some devices may receive these updates later than others.

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