OneDrive Universal App Is Coming This Quarter

Posted on May 4, 2016 by Brad Sams in OneDrive with 0 Comments

Onedrive UWP Hero

Microsoft is on a crusade to turn all of its products into UWP apps. We have recently seen Skype be included with new Insider builds and the OneDrive app will be showing up soon, according to Microsoft. Of course, if you want to look at it right now, I was able to get an early look at the app before it was released, here.

At the SharePoint event Microsoft is hosting in San Francisco, I am there, if you are too, say hi, the company detailed in their road maps for SharePoint and Onedrive that the OneDrive Universal app will become available this quarter. While they do not list a specific date, seeing as this quarter ends in June, we shouldn’t have to wait too much longer for the company to release the product.

The one feature that many users want are placeholders and the last time I got to look at the UWP app, it did not support that functionality. Considering that DropBox now has a working version of this feature in their app, Microsoft needs to move quickly if they want to keep OneDrive parity with their competitors.

Be on the lookout for this app to be released, although I’ll be curious to see if they bundle it with Windows 10 like they have done with the Skype UWP app.

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