OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service, which integrates with Office so users can access Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents.  Users can simultaneously edit Office documents, edit documents in browsers, and create and share folders.

Differential sync speeds up the file synchronisation process by syncing only the parts of large files that have changed, rather than the entire file. Prior to now, OneDrive supported differential sync for Office 2016 files.

Early last year, we reported that Microsoft is bringing differential synchronisation to all file types stored in OneDrive and SharePoint.  This was further mentioned at this year’s Sharepoint Conference, in which Microsoft announced their new innovations that are designed to better connect users to their files in Microsoft 365, from any device.

A tweet from Yan Zhu confirmed that the feature has now made its way to macOS.

The Tweet reads:

OneDrive syncs the edits made to files, saving you time and bandwidth.

Along with performance improvements and bug fixes, the team is proud to announce that OneDrive now supports differential sync.

So whether you’re gonig back to the drawing board and changing everything, or just tweaking a few pixels on an otherwise flawless image, OneDrive will sync your changes (and just your changes) to save you time, which is money, and therefore the  only logical conclusion is OneDrive saves you money.

This feature is availalbe for your personal OneDrive, and will be available for business OneDrive and SharePoint later this year.

Find the Microsoft 365 roadmap here and read more detail about the latest updates at the OneDrive blog here.

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