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Microsoft celebrates 15 years of OneDrive with new features

Microsoft celebrates 15 years of OneDrive with new features
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10 Aug, 2022
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Microsoft’s cloud-based storage service OneDrive has turned 15 today and the tech major is celebrating its birth anniversary with a slew of new features and a refreshed design. 

With the latest update, OneDrive will get a new landing page called OneDrive Home and it will feature a ‘Recent view’ option that will let users filter and locate documents based on the file type — Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and Word said Microsoft in its official blog

The collaborative platform is also adding an ‘Activity column’ showing the most recent unseen edits, mentions and comments on the shared documents. For example, if you’re working with your team on a white paper for a new product release, you can review the Activity column to see any edits or comments that require your attention or anyone you need to remind to address action items, it said.

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Further, the Redmond company has introduced a new 'Quick access' section to easily find and access the 'places' that are their priority at work. It said that users can pin document libraries to the Quick access section in the left navigation of OneDrive Home for easy access of files and folders.

Additionally, OneDrive mobile app users will get a new photo story feature – OneDrive photo story – that is "recently made available in preview, and brings all your memories into a private, invitation-only feed that you can share with family and friends", said Microsoft.

The feature is available now in Australia on the OneDrive mobile app for Android and iOS, as well as from any web browser. "We plan to roll out the new feature in the United States and other regions later in 2022, as we continue to listen to your feedback and develop and improve feature capabilities," it said.

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Microsoft informed that OneDrive Home will be available globally in the coming months. This new landing experience on OneDrive for web will be rolled out to business users as well as in schools and academic institutions.