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Yesterday, Microsoft joined Samsung on stage in New York City at their Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event to share a vision for the future of productivity and how the continued partnership in the coming years will empower people to achieve more across new Samsung devices and Microsoft experiences. We are excited to announce that the new Samsung Galaxy Note10 phones will help you get more done right out of the box, natively integrated with best-in-class productivity apps and services from Microsoft including OneDrive, Outlook, Your Phone app with Link to Windows, and access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

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Event video | Shilpa Ranganathan demonstrates numerous Microsoft apps and experiences on the new Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Windows, including the OneDrive mobile app that will backup and protect photos from the Samsung Gallery app and your files throughout work and life; Shilpa demos at 48:25 (the above video should auto-play from this moment), with closing comments from Satya Nadella beginning at 1:00:55.

 

As Satya Nadella noted at the event, our ambition is to help people be more productive on any device, anywhere – and the combination of our intelligent experiences with Samsung’s powerful, new devices, including Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+, make this a reality.

 

Your photos and files synced and available across devices

OneDrive makes it easy to back up, protect, share and access your photos and files from any of your devices, anywhere1. Today we also announced that soon, OneDrive will be natively integrated into the Samsung Gallery app, providing automatic syncing of your photos and videos and enabling new protection and cross-device experiences. The Galaxy Note10 will be the first to get the OneDrive integration, with more Samsung devices to follow. Coming this fall, you’ll have the option to sync your photos and videos to the cloud where they will be safe and accessible across all your devices.

 

OneDrive-plus-Samsung_Galaxy-Unpacked_080719.jpgSamsung plus OneDrive ensures your photos and files are synced and available across devices.

In addition to offering the ability to access your files from anywhere, the OneDrive app also has built-in sharing, security and productivity features. For example, you can share and collaborate on files and photo albums, and you can scan and save paper documents, receipts and whiteboards and then mark them up with your finger or the Samsung S Pen. You can also securely store IDs, travel docs and other important files in OneDrive Personal Vault, a protected area of OneDrive that can only be accessed with a strong authentication method or second step of identity verification, such as your fingerprint, face, or a PIN2 Locked files in the Personal Vault have an extra layer of security, keeping them more secured in the event someone gains access to your account or device.

 

OneDrive customers can get 5GB of free storage with the option to purchase 100 GB or an Office 365 subscription which includes 1 TB plus other premium features including simple recovery from malicious malware and ransomware attacks.

 

Read the full Microsoft announcement blog related to the Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event.

Read the full Samsung announcement blog related to the Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event.

 

Learn more about the OneDrive mobile apps, and get started today:

  • Install OneDrive on iOS and Android to take advantage of the various functionalities.
  • Explore the perks of using the app in a related blog post, “Top 5 benefits of the OneDrive mobile app.” 
  • Check out the latest look, feel and workflows while rediscovering what you can get done in just a few taps with the OneDrive mobile app, in a related session from SPC 19, presented by the team that designed and built it, "OneDrive on the Go Mobile Experience"

We continue to evolve OneDrive as a place to access, share, and collaborate on all your files in Office 365, keeping them protected and readily accessible on all your devices, anywhere. You can stay up-to-date on all things via the OneDrive Blog and take advantage of end-user training resources on our Office support center

 

Thank you again for your support of OneDrive. We look forward to your continued feedback on UserVoice and hope to connect with you at Ignite or another upcoming Microsoft or community-lead event.

 

Thanks for your time reading all about OneDrive plus Samsung and beyond,

Mark Kashman – senior product manager, Microsoft 365

 

1 OneDrive files may be made available for offline use. Otherwise internet access required. Fees may apply.

2 Face and fingerprint verification requires specialized hardware such as a Windows Hello-capable device, fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor, or other biometric sensors and capable devices.

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@Mark Kashman 

 

I love the prospect of Microsoft and Samsung partnering to provide the best of all worlds.  However, I have a grave security concern about using the Your Phone app as presented at Galaxy Unpacked. 

 

If sms text messages can be received on your PC, and someone gets physical access to your PC but doesn't have physical access to your phone, it seems like they could hack MFA accounts that rely on sms text messages for identity verification, because the identity verification code would appear on the PC to which they have gained access. 

 

It seems like this might be mitigated by limiting your MFA accounts to those that use Microsoft Authenticator.  However, even with that, when Android Screen Mirroring becomes available between Windows 10 PC Your Phone app and Samsung phones, that might cause problems if the Authenticator app can display it's OTP codes on the Windows 10 PC that has been compromised.  Even if this could be overcome, many financial institutions and other sensitive account vendors don't integrate with Authenticator.

 

It's similar to the security risk of using email to receive MFA identity verification codes.  If someone gains access to your PC and can open your emails, they can gain access to your MFA secured account verification codes.