Google has announced that G Suite is expanding its Google Drive comment capabilities with support for Microsoft files as well as other files such as PDFs and images.
What does this mean;
Extensive file support will allow users to comment on Microsoft Office file formats without the need for local applications and licenses of Microsoft Office or Adobe Acrobat Reader.
In addition, comments made to Drive Preview will now be stored in the underlying file so they remain visible when the file opens using a local application.
"When you work with an outside company, negotiate a contract with a customer, or coordinate a sales agreement with a vendor, you are probably dealing with a variety of file formats," Google said in a post on blog her.
"With this update, you will be able to comment on these files from Drive the way you are used to in Google Docs."
Google also says that Drive preview functionality extends interoperability between G Suite products and Microsoft Office by following the interoperability already existing between Drive and Outlook.