Following the release of OneDrive 10.1 for iOS yesterday, Microsoft announced a major update for its Office iOS apps. Microsoft announced a couple of new features and improvements for the Office apps as well, which are already available via App Store.
For iPad users, the upcoming updates for Word, Excel and Powerpoint will also let you drag and drop content between the three Office apps as well as OneDrive. Users also are able to drag and drop files into and out of OneDrive.
Microsoft follows the likes of Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon Dire, iCloud Drive and macOS X Server, which have all added support for the Files app after Apple Inc. introduced it with iOS 11. This allows you to know who else is working with you in a document, see where they're working, and view changes automatically within seconds.
Microsoft has also redesigned the OneDrive iOS app with a revamped layout that makes use of the space more efficiently and makes file names easier to read. The feature will allow OneDrive Business administrators and end users to restore files from any point in time during the last 30 days. Users can also tag their favorite OneDrive and SharePoint files from within the Files app, making it easier to find and use the content that matters to you. It works only if you have a device that is running iOS 11. Now you can pull in content easily on your iPad with drag and drop support in Office and OneDrive. Secondly, accessing the context menu is far easier now thanks to the ellipsis menu available for each file. It contains a fresh new UI and implements changes which Microsoft received from users as feedback.
The latest version of OneDrive for iOS now also includes expanded preview support for over 130 file types.
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More and more, people around the world are working on the go, changing locations and devices as they create and collaborate with others throughout their day.
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