OneDrive Linked Documents Overview

The OneDrive Link option in the workspace is part of Bluescape’s identity federation feature that enables you to link (or unlink) your Office 365 account through your Bluescape account.

Support Note
Enabling OneDrive Link for an Organization is available to our Enterprise customers only. If you wish to enable this feature for your organization, please Reply to this topic.

After the two accounts are linked, you can access, edit, and refresh Office 365 documents on Bluescape Web and Wall clients directly, without logging in separately to OneDrive. All security privileges associated with the documents are maintained when linking the identity federation feature. This link also gives you access to the Office 365 feature, which allows you to view edits made by other members in real-time.

A OneDrive Link is different from adding an asset from cloud storage services, which adds a copy of the document to the workspace but does not provide a 2-way integration with OneDrive.
If you do not see this feature, please reach out to your IT department and request they enable it for your Organization.

If anyone makes changes to the document in Office 365, you can refresh the file and view the changes they made. If you are in the process of editing the document when another member makes changes, you will see their changes in real-time without having to refresh.

The documents that can be linked through identity federation are:

  • Word documents
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • PDF files
  • Video files (.MOV, .mp4, .WMV)
  • Audio files (.mp3, .WAV)
  • Image files (.JPG, .PNG, .GIF, .TIF)

Certain file types may not display a thumbnail icon in the workspace. However, you can still add and interact with the file in the workspace.

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I saw the configs for other resources Bluescape Feature Configurability - Organization Administrators and Organization Owners.

Is the same support for OneDrive Linked (2 way integration) also supported for Box or Google Drive where permitted users can access, edit and refresh the document (& I can view edits made by members real time) from Bluescape workspace? Asking for a friend, as I don’t have Box or Google Drive to be able to test this on my end.

Hi, @BayAreaCSM.
Apologies for the delay. We have been working to connect with the proper subject matter expert and gather up-to-date information for you. We will share our findings as soon as we have something difinitive. Thank you for being so patient. :smiley: