The annual Microsoft Ignite conference finished up last week, and in addition to some cool Teams features, they’ve also announced some updates to everybody’s favorite cloud storage system, OneDrive. You can watch the full video presentation from Ignite here. Improvements are being made to the web client, mobile apps, and other collaboration features. There are also enhancements being made to the administrative management tools. Here are some major features that are coming soon that you might find interesting:
- Performance and design improvements: They’ve upgrade page load time in the browser, as well as implemented a new Dark Mode.
- Add To OneDrive: When somebody shares a file with you, the new Add to OneDrive feature lets users pin shortcuts to their own libraries, making it easier to access documents without having to hunt around for them. This works for files shared with you via Teams, SharePoint, or OneDrive.
- OneDrive Mobile App Updates: The OneDrive apps for Android and iOS will be updated with a new home screen to provide easy access to all your recent files and critical offline documents.
- Better Sharing Integration with Teams: The sharing experience that was recently introduced to Outlook will be introduced to Teams to make things more consistent all around. You’ll also be able to adjust permissions on the shared file in Teams, like you can within Outlook when you send a message.
- Move and Keep Sharing: If you are sharing a file but wanted to move it somewhere else in your drive, you’d have to re-share it. Now you can move things and the sharing permissions remain intact.
- Expired Sharing: This requires some administrator setup, but once setup, you’ll be able to share external links that expire, adding additional security to files you share with external contacts.
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