First Look: Microsoft’s New OneDrive UWP App

Posted on March 28, 2016 by Brad Sams in OneDrive with 0 Comments

Onedrive UWP Hero

Microsoft is working on a new OneDrive UWP app for Windows 10 and like the new Skype app and Mail app, I have managed to get my hands on it before it has been released. This app will only work on Redstone builds of Windows 10 which means it likely won’t arrive for all users until the company pushes out its next big update, tentatively scheduled for June of this year.

In this app, you can have multiple accounts, sort files, use Cortana to search the app, view photos, and all of the other basics that you would expect from a OneDrive application. In my limited testing, the sync between devices was fast and the app seems to be stable for me.

Currently, OneDrive lives inside of the File Explorer and looks and feels like any other folder on your PC. Seeing as the company is going to release this app too, I hope that they do not remove this functionality to force users to use the UWP app.

Below is a gallery of the new app and the basic features that it offers.

With the company hosting Build this week (Paul and I will both be there, check out our Build Hub), they may release a new version of Redstone that ships with this version of the OneDrive app. If nothing else, seeing this app and Skype should show you that Microsoft is in the process of moving all of its applications to the Windows store and is moving away from win32 apps.

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