Microsoft's new OneDrive API is cross-platform, adds more features

Microsoft has announced a new OneDrive API that will help developers integrate their applications with the cloud-based storage service. Microsoft, which has working to prove that it is an open and collaborative company, is hoping developers will tie into its cloud service with their applications.

The new API is RESTful and features the ability to retrieve new changes to files and folders to efficiently keep a large set of files in sync with minimal calls; resumable uploads of files up to 10 GB via file-fragment uploading for working with rich content, like HD videos; and customizable file thumbnail images for delivering a more integrated experience across your app and OneDrive.

Microsoft says that it is using this same API internally to build all of its apps to ensure that everyone is using the same API - so when they get access to new functionality, so will third party developers. Today's release is only the first small update of many that will arrive during the year, so if there are any other additions to this API that you would like to see, now is the time to let your voice be heard.

If you want to learn more about the API, you can check out the documentation here or read the full blog post here.

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