I love being part of a fully distributed team. I get to work with talented co-workers who span the globe, from Australia to the U.K. to across the U.S. The best part? I also get to do that work from my home in Texas. And it makes the in-person time that we do spend together even more meaningful.
Working remotely is great, but sometimes you just need to share a meal or share a laugh. So, we get the company together a few times a year. And guess what? I am working side-by-side with a few colleagues right now.
So in the spirit of togetherness, we are happy to introduce a new way for teams to sync up. Aha! is now integrated with Microsoft OneDrive for Business — a popular file sharing and content management service.
OneDrive is the latest addition to our ever-growing list of integrations, which already includes Atlassian JIRA, Slack, Zendesk, Rally, Trello, and Salesforce, to name a few. If you are happy to see the arrival of OneDrive, you are not alone. Many of you requested the integration because you already use OneDrive to store important files that are critical to product planning and team collaboration.
With OneDrive, you can securely store and share all of your files in one place. And product teams need key documents with easy access to everything from wireframes to detailed mock-ups. As you do your product planning, you can now easily reference these shared files without having to leave Aha!
The new integration allows you to instantly access key documents in OneDrive and then link those documents to your work in Aha! And remember that part about syncing up? As you make updates to files in OneDrive, the latest version will preview in Aha!
Here is how it works.
Attach important files
With the new integration, teams can easily link key documents stored in OneDrive to your work in Aha! You can easily reference those OneDrive documents from a central location. And you can attach them directly to your plans in Aha! with a few clicks.
OneDrive will automatically appear in the “Attach files” modal unless disabled by your Account Administrator.
Always stay in sync
Linking important documents in Aha! helps keep everything in sync. As changes are made to files stored in OneDrive, those updates will automatically be visible in Aha! as well. This saves you from having to re-upload a file every time you make a change. And because the integration is unidirectional (you are only linking to an external file), data from Aha! will never be shared to OneDrive.
You can see files that you have linked from OneDrive and preview them directly in Aha!
Advanced security controls
You can also be sure that your team is using your company’s preferred file storage systems. Aha! Account Administrators have the ability to enable or disable file storage integrations at the account level.
The integration is enabled by default, but Account Administrators may disable file storage integrations by going to Settings > Account > Security and single sign-on > File storage control.
Easy configuration for each user
The first time you try to link a document from OneDrive, you will be prompted by Aha! to connect your account. Simply follow the instructions to log into your OneDrive account. Once access is granted, you will be able to link your OneDrive files in Aha!
Connect or disconnect your available storage services by navigating to Settings > Personal > Storage services.
At Aha! we talk a lot about the best ways to focus our energy and efforts. And you know what is always at the top of our list? Making product managers’ lives easier.
And a big part of our work is finding ways to save you time — so that you can focus on building what matters. We think the new OneDrive integration is another step in that direction.
Sign up for a free Aha! trial — be happy
The OneDrive integration is available to all Aha! customers. If you are not already an Aha! customer, you may want to sign up for a free 30-day trial of Aha! now to see why over 50,000 users trust Aha! to set product strategy, create visual roadmaps, and prioritize releases and features.