Microsoft is Updating OneDrive Everywhere

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Android, iOS, OneDrive, Windows 10 with 21 Comments

This morning at Ignite, Microsoft announced a sweeping set of updates to OneDrive across several platforms.

It’s a big list of changes, so I’ll just note the biggest ones here.

Files Restore (Web). OneDrive on the web is getting a nice new Files Restore feature for file recovery.

Files On-Demand (Windows 10). The long-awaited Files On-Demand feature for OneDrive for Windows 10 will debut in the Fall Creators Update on October 17. New to the final release is support for icon previews for apps that are not installed.

New UI for OneDrive on the web. The OneDrive web client is getting a much-needed makeover, with new icons and colors. Better still, it’s getting a performance boost as well. Additionally, when you open an Office document on the web, it will open in Edit mode now. And you can open ZIP files and pull out individual files now.

New sharing UI on Windows, Mac, and Web. OneDrive will sport a nice new Share interface on Windows, Mac, and Web. It will be brought to Office 2016, too, in the next few months.

Simple and secure sharing without a Microsoft account. OneDrive will soon support external sharing without requiring a Microsoft account.

Updated mobile clients. OneDrive for Android and iOS is getting a nice UI overhaul as well, with the ability to see what content has been shared with others, who has accessed which content, and more.

Client included with Mac Office. The OneDrive sync client will now be included with Office for Mac.


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