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Microsoft updates OneDrive for Business, improves sync client for Windows and Mac

OneDrive for Business users will be excited to know that Microsoft has updated the web version of the service with a new UI while also improving the desktop sync clients.

Microsoft has announced through the OneDrive blog, that it has updated the UI for OneDrive for Business and introduced improved sharing capabilities. The last major UI update for the service went live over an year ago making this a welcome refresh.

Advanced sharing in OneDrive for Business

The new UI brings to OneDrive for Business the following features:

  • Tree or list view: Users can switch between the two layouts depending on the type of files contained in the folder or the quantity. Both views support drag and drop and multi-select.
  • New command bar: The available actions for each folder, file or multiple selections are shown in the command bar, which changes depending on the selection. The new command bar adapts to the screen size and works well on tablets as well as large monitors.
  • Details: The details pane which shows additional information about the file or folder has been updated to provide Rich Preview for Office documents, sharing and changes history.
  • Enhanced sharing: With enhanced sharing Microsoft has changed the way users share files inside and outside their organization. Users can create links that can only be accessed other users from the same organization, while for those outside the organization there will be a different link that can also be set to expire after a specified period.

In addition to updating the OneDrive for Business experience on the web, Microsoft has also launched a preview of the updated desktop sync client. Interested users can head to the preview sign up site to get in line for the application for their Windows or Mac computers.

Source: OneDrive for Business

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