Microsoft have announced a new and improved OneDrive with a cleaner interface and improved sharing options.
The OneDrive web client user interface (UI) will include new icons and colours whilst also being cleaner and more intuitive. It’s also getting a performance boost to make it more responsive.
In addition to the cleaner interface, there will be an improved sharing experience. The new sharing features will be applied to Windows, Mac and the Web for a more consistent experience. It will support external sharing without requiring a Microsoft account. The new sharing pane allows you to share select documents to share with specific people or those within an organization.
Other changes include:
– Full support for workflows via Microsoft Flow in OneDrive rolled out by end of year
– Self Service Migration Toolkit- a migration toolkit for self-service users looking to migrate from share drives or other cloud based services to OneDrive on their own
– Mobile client updates – To make the mobile client easier to use, Microsoft are bringing over some of the new functionality from there webpage to mobile. You will be able to quickly see what content has been shared with others, see who has accessed the content and who has not
– Support for On-Premise customers with Windows and Android App – Microsoft will fully support OneDrive On-Premise customers on both the Windows and Android platforms
– Sharing desktop notifications – New mobile and desktop notifications allow you to quickly see when files that have been shared have been opened or changed by the team
– Zip File Support – Now open zip files in the web view to see what’s inside and select the files you would like to extract
– Integration of sync client into Mac Office – The OneDrive client will now be installed as part of the Office for Mac installation process
– Support for NGSC (Next Generation Sync Client) in SharePoint 2019