|Microsoft is going to retire the File Share Embed dialog from Office for the Web (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio) beginning July 1st 2021. Instead they recommend the utilization of SharePoint File Viewer Web Part or existing Graph APIs (e.g. PreviewItem,) which is where they will continue to invest their development resources. |
Timing: early July to mid-July
Action: review and assess impact for your organization.
How this will affect your organization:
Once this change is made users will no longer be able to generate new embed codes using File Share Embed dialog inside Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio for the Web, when this change is implemented.
What you need to do to prepare:
Instead of using File Share Embed dialog from inside the Office for the Web application, we recommend using the SharePoint Web Part called “File Viewer” or the PreviewItem Graph API to embed Office files inside other web pages. You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.
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