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Microsoft Integration with Egnyte

Overview

Egnyte and Microsoft Office partner to provide a powerful integration that enables a seamless user experience across browsers and devices.  This partnership provides smooth workflows for opening, editing, and saving Microsoft Office files in Egnyte’s Web UI, mobile apps, and desktop clients.  This article provides an overview of Egnyte’s integrations with Microsoft: Egnyte for Microsoft Office Desktop, Office OnlineOffice Mobile, and Egnyte for SharePoint Online.

 

Egnyte for Microsoft Office Desktop

Users working on their desktop computers have the ability to open files and save them to Egnyte within Microsoft Office applications.  In Microsoft Outlook, save files directly to Egnyte and generate shared links to Egnyte files in a seamless user experience.  The Egnyte for Microsoft Office Desktop plugin includes Add-Ins for Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Features

Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Create new Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents and save them directly to Egnyte.  Within the Office application, users can browse their Egnyte File system and open and edit documents.  When a document is opened, the file will be locked in Egnyte.  Every time the document is saved, a new version will automatically upload to Egnyte.

Outlook

Within Microsoft Outlook, users can send links to Egnyte files and folders, upload files to Egnyte, and request files to be uploaded to Egnyte.  Users can also save email attachments directly to an Egnyte folder.

Requirements

  • Egnyte Office Add-In must be installed on the computer
  • Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • Office 2010, 2013 and 2016

Resources

More information about Egnyte for Microsoft Office Desktop

Watch Video about Egnyte for Microsoft Office Desktop

Egnyte for Microsoft Office Desktop Installation Guide

 

Office Online

No matter where team members are located, they can collaborate in real-time using Office Online (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) with the benefits of Egnyte’s secure and easy file-sharing solution.

Features

Co-Authoring

Multiple users can work on a document stored in Egnyte in real-time by utilizing Office Online.  When multiple users have the same document open in Office Online, they are able to edit and collaborate, even if the file is locked in Egnyte.

Web Browser Access

Within Egnyte, select a document and choose the option to edit it in Office Online. While being edited, the file is automatically locked in Egnyte to ensure proper version control.  Documents edited in Office Online are automatically saved back to Egnyte.

Requirements

  • Admin permission enabled for Office Online application
  • Office 365 for Business subscription

Resources

Edit Egnyte Files Using Microsoft Office Online

Co-Authoring with Egnyte’s Microsoft Office Online Integration

Microsoft Document Collaboration and Co-Authoring

 

Office Mobile

The Egnyte mobile application allows users to open, edit, and save Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel files on iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile devices.

Features

iOS Only

Within the Egnyte iOS app, tap on the Open-in button.  A pop up allows the user to open and edit the file directly in the corresponding Office App.



All Supported Mobile Devices

Users can add Egnyte as a document provider within the Office apps, allowing Egnyte files to be browsed, accessed, and edited directly within the Office mobile apps.

Requirements

  • Latest Egnyte app and Office mobile apps on user’s mobile device
  • Microsoft requires a paid Office 365 for Business subscription to edit files (read-only preview mode has no charge)

Resources

Egnyte Mobile Apps for Office Integrations

 

Egnyte for SharePoint Online

The Egnyte for SharePoint Online integration allows you to embed your Egnyte file server within the SharePoint site.  Utilize all of the features of the Egnyte Web UI to manage your files.  The directly embedded Egnyte interface ensures that your SharePoint documentation always reflects the most up-to-date information without having to constantly replace and re-upload the file to SharePoint.

Features

Embedded Web UI

Embed the Egnyte Web UI on a SharePoint Site page.

 

Fullscreen View

Utilize a fullscreen view of the Egnyte Web UI by clicking on the Egnyte App in Site Contents.

Requirements

  • Admin permission enabled for Office Online application
  • Office 365 for Business subscription

Resources

Egnyte for SharePoint Online

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