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OneDrive for Business’ Files on-Demand Debuts on Mac

MacOS Mojave users can now use Files on-Demand in OneDrive for business, allowing fully online editing of files from Finder and SharePoint integration.


OneDrive Files on-Demand is coming to Mac, 19 months after its Windows release. The feature was announced for products from the beginning, and now appears ready to roll it out.

The powerful feature lets users keep documents online rather than taking up valuable hard drive space. It integrates with services like SharePoint and can be accessed directly from File Explorer or Finder.

When a user wants to access the file, they can edit without having to download it. You exclude certain important folders from the feature or specify only specific ones to ensure you a lack of connection doesn't impact you too badly. The only real limiting factor is upload speed and the amount of OneDrive storage.

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Files on-Demand has proven popular on PC, but it's likely to be even more useful on Mac. The base model MacBooks have very limited storage that can soon become an issue if you have a lot of images or videos.

As usual, Microsoft's take has more customization to it than iCloud and is more suitable for the enterprise. Unfortunately, it's currently exclusive to MacOS Mojave, the latest version of the OS. This means those with earlier Mac models won't be able to gain access, and plans for earlier versions aren't on the roadmap.

Those that are on Mojave should get the update via the usual channels, though it's not yet clear how quickly it will come to everyone. Theoretically, the standardization of Mac devices should mean there aren't too many issues.

Ryan Maskell
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Ryan has had a passion for gaming and technology since early childhood. Fusing the skills from his Creative Writing and Publishing degree with profound technical knowledge, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. As an avid writer, he is also working on his debut novel.

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