Microsoft announces several new OneDrive updates including refreshed web UI

At Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced several new updates for OneDrive service and apps. Read about the most interesting ones below.

New OneDrive web UI:

Microsoft is releasing refreshed OneDrive web UI that will offer cleaner look. They have also improved the performance of the OneDrive on the web to be more responsive. You will be quickly able to see what files and folders are new, what content has been shared with others as well as being able to see who has accessed the content and who has not with click of a single button via their new People Card and Info Pane.

New Sharing UI:

They will bring their new sharing UI across Windows, Mac and Web. It will also be coming to Office 2016 over the next few months.

Zip file support:

Finally, Microsoft has added zip file support in OneDrive. You can now open zip files in the web view to see what’s inside and choose the files you would like to extract.

Updated OneDrive mobile apps:

Microsoft is bringing the same features described on the top to OneDrive mobile apps. Users can quickly see what content has been shared with others as well as being able to see who has accessed the files using this upcoming update.

External sharing without Microsoft account:

Microsoft will be adding a new feature which will allow users to share files outside their organizations with out the need for a Microsoft Service Account (MSA). They can create a one time use passcode to grant external users access to content.

Files On-Demand:


OneDrive Files On-Demand feature will be available to all users as part of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. That feature has a built-in functionality allowing you to preview over 270+ different files types without having to have that application installed.

Apart from the above, Microsoft has also announced several new features for OneDrive targeting the enterprise. You can read the full list of new updates here.

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