Outlook On The Web Equipped With New File Experience For Groups

Microsoft announces a new file experience for groups in Outlook on the web.
 
The company states,
 
“People frequently rely on email to edit and share documents with their teams, and this new experience makes it easier to collaborate on documents in Outlook on the web.”
 
 
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Let us now have a look at the new features:
 
Access all your group documents: The new file provides you with access to all the documents which are shared with the group, and it includes files shared such as email attachments, files stored in the group’s SharePoint document library along with files shared from OneDrive or other SharePoint document libraries.
 
Co-author and communicate updates quickly: You will now be able to edit documents and also reply via email side-by-side, hence, you no longer need to switch contexts in order to update a document and also communicate about the changes with your colleagues.
 
You will also be able to gain accessto the new Files views from the group’s header which is right next to the conversation in the Outlook on the Web. From here, you can create new Office documents, like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You will also be able to view and edit as well as download files. You will also be able to easily track who has updated the file and reach out to them via Skype for Business.
 
 
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In addition, you can edit files sent as email attachments to the group, send a reply to the group and store a copy in SharePoint to maintain version control going forward. When you click Edit and reply, the file is automatically added to a new folder in the SharePoint document library called Email attachments, creating a single version for the file, enabling co-authoring for the group and making it very easy to track changes.
 
Along with this, you can now edit files and sent them as email attachments to the group, send a reply to the group and also store a copy in SharePoint so as to maintain version control going forward. When you click on Edit and reply, the file is added automatically to the new folder in the SharePoint document library, which is known as Email attachments. This creates a single version for the file, enabling co-authoring for the group and making it simpler for it to track changes.
 
 
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Moreover, to this new Files experience, you can now easily navigate to the group’s SharePoint document library so as to access all the files which are stored online and also leverage SharePoint’s rich content management capabilities, such as track the activity on the file, create custom views, and many more.