Microsoft has this week announced deeper integration between Outlook iOS app and their other key Office apps for iPhone and iPad in the form of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Enabling users to be able to now edit email attachments within the Outlook iOS application directly on their mobile device using the suite of Office applications.
Microsoft explains more about the new Outlook iOS editing feature :
Outlook for iOS now opens Office documents sent as attachments directly in their respective apps, replacing the simple viewers we previously used. We’ve also streamlined the steps required to collaborate on files sent as attachments. These updates, combined with Outlook’s Focused Inbox, tight integration with calendar, customizable swipe gestures and predictive search help you get more done, even on the smallest screen.
Editing Office documents sent as attachments is now quick and simple. Tapping on an attachment in Outlook will open the file directly in Word, Excel or PowerPoint, ready for editing in the richest and most powerful authoring apps for iOS. If you haven’t yet downloaded the Office apps, Outlook will load a built-in viewer and provide a link to download the app in the App Store.
For more information on the new Outlook iOS app attachment support jump over to the Office Blog website for details.