At Ignite 2016, Microsoft announced that it is bringing Placeholders back to OneDrive on Windows 10 with a different name. At Build keynote today, Microsoft announced that this feature will be called OneDrive Files On-Demand and it will be delivered as part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. With Files On-Demand, you can access all your files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on your device. You don’t have to change the way you
Similar to the OneDrive Placeholders, with Files On-Demand, users can access all their files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on their device. As anyone would expect, it allows you to open online files from within desktop or Windows store apps using the Windows file picker. Users can select the file they want to open in the file picker, and the file will automatically download and open in their app.
If you have any specific file that is needed always regardless of internet connection, you can easily make files or folders always available by right-clicking and selecting “Always keep on this device”. In addition to OneDrive online service, Microsoft will support this Files On-Demand feature for a SharePoint Online team site as well.
Files On-Demand feature will be coming to Windows Insiders this summer and will be released to the general public with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.