Microsoft is adding OneDrive integration to Apple's new Files app in iOS 11

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Apple announced a new version of iOS, a new update for macOS, updates to watchOS, improvements to tvOS, updates to its MacBook Pro line, and a new iMac Pro. The new macOS update, which Apple is calling the macOS High Sierra Update (clearly competing with Microsoft to try and get the worst OS update name), is more of an incremental upgrade than the new version of iOS. The new iOS brings a redesigned Control Center, a redesigned App Store, improvements to the Photos app, WebRTC support, much-improved multitasking features for the iPad, and a new Files app.

Files in iOS 11, as the name implies, lets you browse files on your iPhone and iPad. Apple is actually letting third-party developers integrate their apps into the Files app, which will allow users to access their content from a third-party on the Files app. And Microsoft is likely going to be one of the first companies to integrate one of its apps into the new Files app. Redmond is currently working on integrating OneDrive into the new Files app in iOS 11. The integration will allow users to access their files on OneDrive right from the Files app, without needing to actually open the OneDrive app which is pretty neat. There isn’t much info available regarding the integration as of yet, but we’ll likely have more information about it when the update is actually available.

Microsoft has always been quite fast at adding support for new features on iOS and even Android lately as the software maker continues to push its cross-platform mobile efforts, so all of this isn’t anything surprising to see. Microsoft isn’t the only company that’s planning to integrate its cloud storage service into the new Files app — other big names, including the likes of Google, Dropbox, and Box are working on Files integration, too.

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