Microsoft Updates OneDrive for Business on Web and Mobile

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Android, iOS, Office 365, OneDrive with 0 Comments

Microsoft Updates OneDrive for Business on Web and Mobile

It’s not just a new sync experience—though that is of course great news: Microsoft today also updated the OneDrive for Business experience on the web and on mobile. And it is introducing new IT controls and developer experiences too.

So, yes, it’s a big day.

You can read about the Windows and Mac sync client excitement in Microsoft Finally Ships Improved OneDrive for Business Sync Client for Windows and Mac. Here’s what else is new:

OneDrive for Busines web experience. Microsoft has significantly simplified the OneDrive for Business web experience, and if you’re familiar with OneDrive consumer on the web, you’ll be quite happy with this change. You can read more about the changes here.

Simpler sharing. New sharing options in OneDrive for Business on the web let you invite others in your organization to a shared file or folder. And you can now set an expiration date on a sharing link, which is a neat idea.

OneDrive for Business for Android. With the OneDrive app for Android (remember, it works for both consumer OneDrive and OneDrive for Business), you can now mark files and folders to be made available offline, just as you can on Windows and Mac.

OneDrive for Business for iOS. On iPhone and iPad, you can now press and hold on a file to access a pop-up menu of frequently-needed actions like Share, Move, Delete and Options. And you can directly annotate (draw, highlight and comment) PDF documents too.

New IT controls. You can now control file access outside your organization, including auditing external Share invitations and limiting which users can share externally. You can learn more here.

New developer experiences. Microsoft previously announced a unified OneDrive API for developers that works with both OneDrive consumer and OneDrive for Business. That API is now available.


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