Microsoft Enhances Mobile Sharing on OneDrive for Business
During the coming weeks, the enterprise cloud file storage platform will receive new mobile sharing options, improved syncing and more controls for IT administrators.Microsoft is making it easier for Outlook users to share content stored on the company's OneDrive for Business cloud file storage service. In the next few weeks, Microsoft is rolling out an update that integrates the Outlook apps for iOS and Android with OneDrive for Business, announced Jeff Teper, corporate vice president for Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint. When the feature is enabled, it will allow users to select OneDrive files and attach them as links while they compose emails in Outlook. This week, the software giant has also begun distributing an update for the Android OneDrive app that allows users to snap pictures of paper notes and whiteboards and upload them as PDF files to OneDrive for Business folders. The update includes embedded Office Lens document scanning functionality, enabling users to annotate their scans using the app's on-screen inking capabilities. On the iPhone and iPad, the OneDrive app now supports saving to OneDrive for Business from any iOS app. Additionally, it offers an extended set of sharing options, including SMS and Outlook Mobile. Lastly, both the Android and iOS flavors of the app gain Office 365 Data Loss Prevention (DLP) support, bringing them in line with the browser experience.
To help administrators rein in those expanded sharing capabilities and keep a closer eye on their OneDrive usage, Microsoft has added new IT controls and reporting capabilities.