Outlook with Office 365 with OneDrive Integration for Attachments



  • This is pretty awesome and solves so many email issues. Microsoft is now integrating OneDrive directly into the Outlook interface so that you can opt to use OneDrive rather than attachments in email all without changing the interface. Pretty awesome. This is a huge feature that I hope lots of companies adopt.

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  • That really is an awesome feature. Good for them. Very forward thinking.



  • Very smart on Microsoft's part. Then again, Dropbox has had the ability to link to files for YEARS. They just aren't integrated with Outlook, etc. Thunderbird has something called...FileLink I think it is. I never used it but that's also an option.



  • I wonder if they will work to get OneDrive personal to do the same?



  • Very nice. It'll solve a few issues for us.



  • @Dashrender said:

    I wonder if they will work to get OneDrive personal to do the same?

    I bet, but down the road. Right now this is Office 365 so they know that you have all of the parts. I bet personal O365 plans will go this way with the consumer OneDrive.



  • @thanksaj said:

    Very smart on Microsoft's part. Then again, Dropbox has had the ability to link to files for YEARS. They just aren't integrated with Outlook, etc. Thunderbird has something called...FileLink I think it is. I never used it but that's also an option.

    Everyone had the ability to link to files. That's not important. You state this as if it is special that Dropbox did this. It's the integration that is important. Linking to files was the recommendation going back to the dawn of email.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @thanksaj said:

    Very smart on Microsoft's part. Then again, Dropbox has had the ability to link to files for YEARS. They just aren't integrated with Outlook, etc. Thunderbird has something called...FileLink I think it is. I never used it but that's also an option.

    Everyone had the ability to link to files. That's not important. You state this as if it is special that Dropbox did this. It's the integration that is important. Linking to files was the recommendation going back to the dawn of email.

    Like I said, Thunderbird has had a form of this for years.



  • @thanksaj said:

    Like I said, Thunderbird has had a form of this for years.

    Again, you missed what was said. Decades before Thunderbird existed, everyone had this capability. You just include a link. This is not a browser feature.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @thanksaj said:

    Like I said, Thunderbird has had a form of this for years.

    Again, you missed what was said. Decades before Thunderbird existed, everyone had this capability. You just include a link. This is not a browser feature.

    I know, but you were talking about integration with an application, so that was the point I was making.



  • @thanksaj said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @thanksaj said:

    Like I said, Thunderbird has had a form of this for years.

    Again, you missed what was said. Decades before Thunderbird existed, everyone had this capability. You just include a link. This is not a browser feature.

    I know, but you were talking about integration with an application, so that was the point I was making.

    No, I was responding to your point about Dropbox offing the ability to link without integration.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @thanksaj said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @thanksaj said:

    Like I said, Thunderbird has had a form of this for years.

    Again, you missed what was said. Decades before Thunderbird existed, everyone had this capability. You just include a link. This is not a browser feature.

    I know, but you were talking about integration with an application, so that was the point I was making.

    No, I was responding to your point about Dropbox offing the ability to link without integration.

    I think we're arguing about different topics in the same conversation. You're saying that the OneDrive integration to Outlook is a huge deal. I did make the point about Dropbox but I made a separate point about how Thunderbird has had that kind of integration for years.



  • I see. Yes. I was originally talking about the integration, but in response to the Dropbox link I mentioned that links have been available since the beginning of email and it wasn't a feature of Dropbox.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    I see. Yes. I was originally talking about the integration, but in response to the Dropbox link I mentioned that links have been available since the beginning of email and it wasn't a feature of Dropbox.

    Which I don't disagree with.



  • @thanksaj said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    I see. Yes. I was originally talking about the integration, but in response to the Dropbox link I mentioned that links have been available since the beginning of email and it wasn't a feature of Dropbox.

    Which I don't disagree with.

    You don't agree that we've always had links?



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @thanksaj said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    I see. Yes. I was originally talking about the integration, but in response to the Dropbox link I mentioned that links have been available since the beginning of email and it wasn't a feature of Dropbox.

    Which I don't disagree with.

    You don't agree that we've always had links?

    No, I agree we've always had links. I'M NOT ARGUING WITH YOU!! 😛



  • @thanksaj said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @thanksaj said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    I see. Yes. I was originally talking about the integration, but in response to the Dropbox link I mentioned that links have been available since the beginning of email and it wasn't a feature of Dropbox.

    Which I don't disagree with.

    You don't agree that we've always had links?

    No, I agree we've always had links. I'M NOT ARGUING WITH YOU!! 😛

    Oh, lol. I see.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @thanksaj said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @thanksaj said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    I see. Yes. I was originally talking about the integration, but in response to the Dropbox link I mentioned that links have been available since the beginning of email and it wasn't a feature of Dropbox.

    Which I don't disagree with.

    You don't agree that we've always had links?

    No, I agree we've always had links. I'M NOT ARGUING WITH YOU!! 😛

    Oh, lol. I see.

    This seems to happen a lot with us. We have a discussion and somehow you mix up two separate, and mostly, unrelated points and then as I'm trying to agree with you and tell you that you keep fighting it like I'm arguing. LOL This is at least the third time I can think of that this has happened...lol



  • At least the third.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    At least the third.

    I can think of three. Maybe there were more, but there are three that stand out. LOL



  • Yes, you two do bicker a good bit. but aj just brings that out of some of us 🙂 back on topic, super cool feature!



  • @Hubtech said:

    Yes, you two do bicker a good bit. but aj just brings that out of some of us 🙂 back on topic, super cool feature!

    People have polar reactions to me. There's really no middle ground. I don't know why...



  • If it makes you feel any better, I occupy the middle ground. I like you, but my feelings aren't that strong!



  • @Carnival-Boy said:

    If it makes you feel any better, I occupy the middle ground. I like you, but my feelings aren't that strong!

    Thanks. But the fact that my last post on this thread was upvoted and still has -2 reputation for the post should pretty much prove my point.



  • Not really. If 5% of people really dislike you and 5% of people really like you, that leaves 90% of people, the vast majority, occupying the middle ground of not really giving a shit either way.

    I'm being pedantic here, sorry 🙂



  • @thanksaj said:

    Thanks. But the fact that my last post on this thread was upvoted and still has -2 reputation for the post should pretty much prove my point.

    Where are you seeing that number?



  • @Carnival-Boy said:

    Not really. If 5% of people really dislike you and 5% of people really like you, that leaves 90% of people, the vast majority, occupying the middle ground of not really giving a shit either way.

    I'm being pedantic here, sorry 🙂

    Clarification: Of the people who say something, it's always polar to one extreme or the other. Like you said, there are probably plenty of people in the middle. They just don't say anything.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @thanksaj said:

    Thanks. But the fact that my last post on this thread was upvoted and still has -2 reputation for the post should pretty much prove my point.

    Where are you seeing that number?

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  • Oh the thread, I see.