Microsoft makes it easier to share cloud stored files through email, as OneDrive gets integrated into Outlook
Microsoft is making it easier to share files to all Outlook and OneDrive users. The company is making it possible for users to share files stored in their OneDrive account via email. Users should see this feature available on their account, and if it hasn’t arrived yet, fret not, it will be rolled out shortly.
The company has improved the integration between its cloud storage service OneDrive and email client Outlook, as a result of which, users will no longer have to upload files from a local drive, as instead they can now insert links to files they have stored on their OneDrive for Business account. The option to embed a OneDrive file appears in the menu while clicking on file attachment option.
Users can also attach files from their PC and mobile devices, as it supports iOS and Android too. The recipients will be provided with a link to OneDrive in order to download their attached files. It is very similar to sending your friend a download link to a file over an email, except that you won’t get this sort of integration elsewhere, at least as of now.
With this feature, users can finally stop worrying about the size of the file attachments, as thanks to OneDrive’s recent addition, you can technically send files as big as 10GB without a sweat.Further reading: OneDrive, Outlook