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Microsoft’s new update solves the “File Too Large” email issue


If you've ever been in the middle of closing a big business deal, and you’re trying to send over that hefty PDF contract via email, you know the frustration: “File too large to send.”

It’s like hitting a brick wall at full speed.

Well, Microsoft seems to have found the magic wand we’ve all been wishing for.

The tech behemoth recently revealed an update that aims to get rid of this annoying bottleneck. Detailed in an official post on the Microsoft 365 roadmap, Microsoft has finally worked out integration between Outlook and its OneDrive cloud storage service. The gist is simple but impactful: When you try to attach a file that’s too large for an email, Outlook will suggest uploading it to OneDrive. This ensures that your essential document isn’t stuck in limbo but makes its way to your client or colleague as intended.

The feature isn’t just window dressing; it’s a practical solution to a long-standing problem. You no longer have to waste time compressing large files or, heaven forbid, sending multiple smaller parts. You also can avoid turning to third-party services that could compromise the security of sensitive business data.

This is not a future-tense deal, either. Android users are the first to get their hands on this nifty feature, but the general rollout is scheduled for this very month. It’s only a matter of time before we all can streamline our email processes without a second thought to file size limits.

So, for all you small- to medium-sized business owners in Victoria, BC, who have wondered when a more efficient way to handle email attachments would arrive, Microsoft has now caught up with you. This makes your professional life just a bit easier and allows you to focus on running your business rather than wrestling with technology.

Isn’t it about time tech started working for you, rather than the other way around?

If you’re looking for more efficient ways to integrate Microsoft Outlook or OneDrive into your company or workflow, get a hold of us. We’d be happy to offer some advice.