OneDrive sharing replaces traditional attachments in OWA

Using the Office 365 Outlook Web App, you can attach files directly from your OneDrive as Links.

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Adding a file automatically takes you to your OneDrive folder.

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But what if the file is still on your computer and NOT on your OneDrive… No problem, just click “Computer”

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After you select the file, it gives you the option to upload it to your OneDrive and Share a link.

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It looks like an attachment from here….2015-02-05_20-41-35

You can also decide if the recipients can modify the document in real time or view only

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When the recipient gets the message, it’s a link to OneDrive. In this example, I mailed it to my live.com (hotmail) account.

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But what if you sent it a non-Microsoft system, such as Gmail? The user will actually get two messages, and the second one looks like this.

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Clicking on the “sign in” word in blue takes you to this page where the user needs to create a Microsoft Account, or logon as one they have.

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Now you can send those really big PowerPoint files as links rather than attachments. Typically, companies set limits on how big your messages can be. I typically see message size limits set anywhere between 10 megabyte and 35 megabyte. OneDrive is built into Office 365 and is a subset of SharePoint Online. Oh, and it’s awesome !!

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