Microsoft OneDrive updated for iOS 11, Office apps get real-time co-authoring


Microsoft OneDrive updated for iOS 11, Office apps get real-time co-authoring

Microsoft has announced a series of updates for its Office suite and OneDrive apps for iOS, adding the collaboration features which came to the Mac version earlier this month and bringing iOS 11 drag-and-drop capabilities and Files app integration to the OneDrive iOS app.
The iPhone and iPad versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint now offer real-time co-authoring to allow Office 365 users to edit documents simultaneously, showing who else is working on the document with you, where they’re working, and changes they make almost immediately. OneDrive gains support for dragging and dropping files between folders within the app, between applications on the iPad, and even to a SharePoint site in Safari, as well as dragging files out of other apps like Messages to store them in OneDrive. Native support for the iOS 11 Files app also allows provides tighter iOS integration, allowing users to access, edit, and save files to OneDrive from more iOS apps, and even tag and favourite OneDrive and SharePoint files from within the Files app. OneDrive also now supports previewing over 130 different file types, and Microsoft Flow integration for work or school accounts.

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