OneDrive for Business apps released for iOS and Windows 8.1

About a week after Microsoft rebranded its SkyDrive consumer data storage service as OneDrive, the company is now doing the same for its business version. Microsoft has now launched iOS and Windows 8 apps for OneDrive for Business, formerly known as SkyDrive Pro.

The iOS and Windows 8.1 apps can be downloaded from iTunes and the Windows Store, respectively. They are designed for users of the Office 365 business SKUs. In addition to the name change, the iOS app has gotten a new look for iOS 7, along with an improved login experience and additional types of authentication. The app also includes some unnamed bug fixes. The change log for the Windows 8.1 app looks like an old one from SkyDrive Pro so it's unclear what changes, if any, have been put into this new version.

So far there's no word on when Microsoft will release a OneDrive for Business app for Android and Windows Phone owners. While OneDrive consumer users have just 7GB of free space when they first sign up, Microsoft recently increased the amount of free storage for each SkyDrive Pro user to 25GB, before this week's name game to OneDrive for Business.

Source: iTunes and Windows Store | Image via Microsoft

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John Callaham said,
Microsoft recently increased the amount of free storage for each SkyDrive Pro user to 25GB, before this week's name game to OneDrive for Business.
Recently? You make it sound as if this happened sometime just before the name change this week, and yet you point to a 6 month old article?

Isnt skydrive pro - sorry onedrive for business - just sharepoint based ? it should be accessible from the Office hub on Windows Phone, no need for an app.

That is correct, it already is accessible from the Office Hub. However, some people just like having dedicated apps too.

I find it disappointing that while the SkyDrive Pro desktop application, that ships as either part of Office or downloaded from Microsoft, can sync on-premise SharePoint document libraries, the product team have elected to explicitly not support anything other than Office 365 / SPO at this time.

Well think again... click advanced options (shown on the screen above), put in your on prem Mysite host and Voila! Onedrive Pro on iOS for onPrem

Shame on MS for not marketing that, they must really hate onPrem!

Hmm... thanks for the tip but when I tried it with both the usual URL as well as the alternate access mapping we put in to support the SharePoint Newsfeed app it didn't work. Also the Windows Store App doesn't appear to provide any means to specify the URL and that's what I really wanted to work (on my Surface RT).

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