Microsoft has announced Windows 10 users can now access the 64-bit version of OneDrive. The company is now rolling out the new version of its file sharing and cloud storage app.

Having a 64-bit version of OneDrive is important, not least because it means the app can support larger files more efficiently on Windows. Of course, this will depend on whether your version of Windows 10 supports 64-bit.

“The 64-bit version is the right choice if you plan to use large files, if you have a lot of files, and if you have a computer that’s running a 64-bit version of Windows,” Microsoft’s Ankita Kirti said in a blog post at the time.

“Computers running 64-bit versions of Windows generally have more resources – such as processing power and memory – than their 32-bit predecessors. Also, 64-bit applications can access more memory than 32-bit applications (up to 18.4 million Petabytes).” 

Back in April, Microsoft confirmed Windows 10 would finally get a 64-bit OneDrive application. Windows 10 is a little late to the party considering the macOS version of OneDrive has been 64-bit for three years. Apple moved to 64-bit with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 in 2018.

Still, better late than never and it is good to see Microsoft bring Windows 10 up to speed with Apple’s platform.

“We know this has been a long awaited and highly requested feature, and we’re thrilled to make it available for early access,” added Kirti.

Universal Print Access

In recent OneDrive News, Microsoft brought its Universal Print feature to the app, via Microsoft 365. users of the cloud storage and file sharing platform will be able to tap into the printing tool directly within the OneDrive app.

Universal Print works through cloud servers provided by Microsoft Azure. It is designed to remove the complexity of organizations handling their own print servers.

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