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    Blake commented  · 

    It is good to see that outfits such as the one Roel provided a link to, are stepping up to the plate to provide a solution. Unfortunately, it is very pathetic (TBH) at the same time, that Microsoft does not allow this within its native applications and their respective environments. I am what I would define as a power user of M365 and drag n drop was one of the first and remains one of the most powerful (no pun) functionalities, when the given app(s) allows for it. An oldie but goodie. Very simple and can reduce mouse clicks like none other. Especially for those in for example, prof industries (insurance, legal, etc.) in which one of the primary daily activities likely involves handling incoming attachments (typically PDF and Word) from outside your org and come via Outlook inbox. Although there are numerous add-ins, download options etc., none come close to the inherent control and "point A to point B" type functionality that good ole manual drag n drop offers.

    My mind was really blown the other day when I learned the following (and also have confirmed this is the case from Microsoft) -
    CANNOT
    -drag n drop from Outlook client to Teams client
    -drag n drop from Outlook web to Teams client or Teams web
    CAN
    -drag n drop from Outlook client to Teams web

    When I stumble upon these types of features, I often wonder - are these types of what I consider "issues", intentional? If so, that is almost worse then unintentional because if intentional, the dev team has actually thought about it, analyzed the pros/cons, and decide to not implement. On the other hand, if it is unintentional, how does such a popular and powerful feature not be part of the larger conversation when these apps and their functionalities are being determined.

    IMO - there is no excuse and no reason one should not have the ability to drag n drop any file/doc from said Microsoft app to said Microsoft app. It is one thing to carve back functionality when dealing with non-native apps (due to security etc.) but cmon Microsoft, you are better than this.

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