Microsoft announces tons of new features for OneDrive including new UI


Today, at Ignite 2017 conference, Microsoft announces tons of new features are coming to the OneDrive.

Along with the Microsoft also revamping the OneDrive web UI with all new neat and clean look. The refreshed UI will include all new design and icons for the folders, files icon and more. You will also notice the significant performance improvement. With new People Card and Info Pane content owner will be able to see who has accessed the content and modified it; just with a single button. Hmmm. Sounds like Google Drive. Right?


Initially company will bring this new UI for the Office 365 subscription users and later on it will be available across the platform. Microsoft also added the zip file support in OneDrive. You can now open zip files in the web and see what’s inside and download the specific extracted file. They also bringing new share UI for web app.

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Not only web UI is also getting improvement company is also bringing same features for the OneDrive mobile apps in upcoming months. Another big feature is that they will allow external sharing with out the need for a Microsoft Service Account (MSA). Azure one time use passcode grant will allow external users access the content.

And in case if you missed it OneDrive file on demand will be available as a part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This Windows 10 built-in functionality will allows you to preview over 270+ different files types without having to have that application installed.

In addition the Silent Synch Auto-Account Configuration for OneDrive with ADAL, Support for synchronization of libraries encrypted with Information Rights Management (IRM) or Digital Rights Management (DRM), desktop notifications, Support for NGSC also coming to OneDrive.

You can find out detailed information about this upcoming features in OneDrive from here and stay tune to Insiders Arena for more update.