Microsoft recently launched the Office 2016 Preview and it includes several new features. One of the new features in Outlook is called Modern Attachments. It allows you to attach files from OneDrive and configure permissions, all without leaving Outlook.
Outlook 2016 Modern Attachments
When you need to add an attachment to an email, you’ll see a list of recently accessed documents, and you can select the one you want to send.
Or if you need to find a document, at the bottom of the menu select Browse Web Locations > OneDrive.
After you pick your attachment from OneDrive, you have options from the dropdown menu like configuring the permissions for the recipient, opening the file location, or attach it as a copy.
This is one of those features that doesn’t seem big on the surface, but really makes a big difference in making Outlook and OneDrive much easier. You can manage the attachments a lot easier in one application and not having to open separate windows.
If you’re interested in testing out Office 2016 Preview, you can install it as a stand-alone suite, or if you’re an Office 365 subscriber, read our article on how to upgrade 2013 to 2016.
For more on the new features that are coming to the new Office release, check out this Office Blogs post.