New updates have been announced by Microsoft for its Office suite of productivity applications on iOS. The added Office abilities on iOS devices consist of an instantaneous co-authoring feature on Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Now, OneDrive and Office applications on iOS support the drag and drop for documents and files, OneDrive includes backing for Files app obtainable in iOS 11, the Outlook app provides advanced search abilities, and OneDrive receives a UI refurbishment.
To start with the co-authoring feature, now the users can perceive who is seeing their file, what they are editing, and see the edits through platforms comprising macOS, iOS, Android, Office Online, and Windows. The feature is accessible in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
With now drag and drop accessible on iOS, it will be possible for the users to “drag and drop content into spreadsheets, documents, and presentations from OneDrive or other Office apps.” Also, the feature allows users to move content to and from other applications such as iMessage and SharePoint on the iOS platform.
Distinctly, the OneDrive app provides native backing for Files application. Files was released with the iOS 11 update, with which the users of iPad and iPhone on iOS 11 can access, upload, save, and edit, content to Sharepoint and OneDrive from any other application that provides Files integration. In addition, specific files can be tagged by the users to search content in a simpler manner. Also, the OneDrive application received a redesigned UI with simpler file name scanning, enhanced file sorting, and more. Now the application also backs preview for more than 130 file types comprising 3D Objects and Photoshop.
And, lastly, an improved search feature for iOS on Outlook “pulls the Microsoft Graph to show up outcomes from your top contacts, forthcoming travel itineraries, recent attachments, package deliveries, and more. Alongside proactive search recommendations and a unified design, now it offers reliable, personalized results.”