As is the case every month, Microsoft has detailed the features that it added to OneDrive in December. The list this month is minor, with the most significant additions having to do with creating and managing shared libraries right from the OneDrive web client.
Users have been able to view shared libraries on the web for a while now, making it easy to access content and files shared with various teams right through the web client. Now, the firm is improving the experience of creating shared libraries from the web to make it “simpler and easier to create collaborative spaces”. It adds that the new experience will also allow for the addition of users within Office 365 groups and that the new shared libraries will appear immediately for those members.
Additionally, the web client has also gained the ability to manage files and content in shared libraries with full fidelity. Users can create new folders and documents and pin them to the top, add specific files to users’ own OneDrive, manage metadata, and much more. This improves the functionality of the web client, especially when collaborating with other users through shared libraries in Teams or SharePoint.
Another enhancement making its way to the cloud storage service relates to the Known Folder Move (KFM) feature. Admins can now prevent certain types of files, such as app shortcuts and the like, from being synced to OneDrive or SharePoint. The excluded files contain a separate icon displayed on them in the File Explorer which the firm calls a “do not enter” status. A message in the sync center will also notify users about the status of such files when the feature is enabled. You can head to the support article here for more information.
In addition to these features already being made available, the Redmond firm is also expected to begin rolling out a dark mode for the web client this month.