Google is adding Microsoft 365 integration to ChromeOS later this year

From The Verge: Google says it’s planning to add Microsoft 365 integration to ChromeOS later this year making it easier for users to install the app and open files. ChromeOS already supports the Microsoft 365 and OneDrive Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), but there’s a promise of “new integration later this year on ChromeOS, making it easier to install the app and open files.”

This new integration will include a guided setup to install the Microsoft 365 app and connect OneDrive accounts to the ChromeOS Files app. This OneDrive integration will also see documents in the Files app moved over to Microsoft’s cloud storage when they’re accessed within the Microsoft 365 app. That’s a lot better than OneDrive users having to use the current Android or PWA apps that don’t integrate into the Files app on ChromeOS.

Google says more details on the integration will be shared “in the coming months,” with ChromeOS testers in dev and beta channels able to access the integration a little early. The search giant has shared an early screenshot of how the integration will appear in the Files app in ChromeOS, prompting users to set up Microsoft 365 on a Chromebook.

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