Microsoft yesterday announced a feature-rich update for OneDrive. Microsoft 365 users using business, personal, and admin accounts can access a slew of new tools. In a blog post, Microsoft revealed the extensive changes coming to the cloud storage solution.
“We're excited to announce new OneDrive features across Microsoft 365 that bring a more connected and flexible files experience to business users, more control to admins, and a more personal touch to everyone at home.”
Microsoft says the features will be rolling out to the app during this month.
On the business side, Microsoft 365 users can now easily add shared folders with an “Add to OneDrive” button. Furthermore, file sharing and access management is now available in Microsoft Teams.
- “New “Add to OneDrive” will allow users to easily add shared folders to OneDrive.
- Familiar OneDrive file sharing and access control experience in Teams.
- OneDrive will soon support read and write sync for shared libraries that contain required metadata.
- File access will be maintained for shared users even if the file location is changed.
- Upload file size limit is increased from 15 GB to 100 GB in OneDrive and SharePoint.
- Ability to turn off comment notifications for individual files.
- Ability to share links copied from your browser address bar with your internal colleagues (if admin-enabled).”
Admins working with OneDrive will also be getting some new tools. For example, a new dashboard is available to check sync app version and the sync status. Users can also see top sync errors across devices.
Microsoft says a new feature coming soon will allow admins to implement multi-factor authentication policies. Lastly, all admin controls in OneDrive will also be available in the SharePoint admin center.
- “New dashboard to check sync app versions, sync status, and top sync errors on individual devices.
- Admins will soon be able to implement automatic expiration of external access, multi-factor authentication policies, like prompting one-time passcodes (OTP) and more.
- All OneDrive admin capabilities, including controls for sharing, access, sync, and storage, will be available in the SharePoint admin center, consolidating admin tools in one place.”
Consumers have not been left out of this round of OneDrive updates. Specifically, users can now predefine a group of people to share files to. Dark Mode for the web version of the service is now live.
- “New feature will lets you predefine a group of people from your personal life and then easily share files, photos, videos, and albums with that group.
- Dark Mode to OneDrive for the web across commercial and personal accounts.
- Newly released features like OneDrive's file detail pane and activity feed let you see your file activity and comments in single view.”