OneDrive to Get a New Web App for its 15th Anniversary

Posted on August 9, 2022 by Laurent Giret in Cloud, OneDrive, Microsoft Consumer Services, Microsoft 365 with 0 Comments

Microsoft is planning to give OneDrive for Web a fresh coat of paint to celebrate the service’s 15th anniversary. OneDrive has evolved quite a lot since it launched as Windows Live Folders back in 2007, but it’s now become the core component behind all file-sharing activities across Microsoft 365.

“We’ve redesigned the OneDrive Home experience to help you easily resume your work and catch up on what you missed while you were away. Soon, OneDrive will surface your most relevant files and list your most recent files along with any activity updates, so you can see everything at a glance and quickly prioritize where to start working,” explained Seth Patton General Manager, Microsoft 365.

The existing Recent view on the OneDrive web app will soon appear right on the redesigned Home page, making the experience more consistent with Office.com. Microsoft added buttons on top of the Recent file list to filter documents by file type, and there’s also an Activity column on the right to see updates on recent documents, including comments and @mentions.

On the top of the new Home page, Microsoft added a personalized “For you” feed that will surface the documents that are most relevant to you. Users will also find a new Quick access section in the left navigation menu where they can pin document libraries they want to access more easily.

“OneDrive Home will be available in the coming months. This new landing experience on OneDrive for web will roll out to OneDrive for work and school users,” the company said today. There’s no information yet about when the new web experience will be available for OneDrive for consumers.

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