Microsoft celebrates 15 years of Onedrive with new features

Microsoft’s Onedrive cloud storage is getting a redesign and new functions for its 15th birthday.

Onedrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage service, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. For this reason, Microsoft donated not only design adjustments to the service, but also new functions. For example, the landing page “Onedrive Home” is new. Users can access this directly after logging into Onedrive. “Onedrive Home” provides an overview of all recently edited documents, sorted by the last access date. Above this list, Onedrive displays filters with which the documents can be sorted or selected by file type.

Activities and quick access

In order to improve the overview, Microsoft also introduces an activity column. This is where the service displays the latest comments and edits to users’ documents. The new column can also be found in the “My files” view. Assigned tasks and notes are highlighted here. In the new “Quick access” section in the left navigation, document libraries can now also be attached to “Onedrive Home” for faster access. The new landing page “Onedrive Home” should be available for all Onedrive users in the next few months. Unfortunately, a specific date has not yet been set.

Share function and Photo Story

As part of a redesign, Microsoft has also made document sharing more uniform and intuitive. The “Onedrive Photo Story” for the Onedrive smartphone app is also new for users in Australia. Here, photos are grouped together in a private feed that can only be viewed by other users with an invitation. At the end of 2022, the function should also be available in the USA and the rest of the world.

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