Microsoft's OneDrive now supports files up to 10GB, faster syncing

Earlier this year, Microsoft rebranded its SkyDrive service to OneDrive, and has been improving the service on a nearly monthly basis. With apps being updated constantly, free storage for those with an Office 365 subscription, and a bunch of other features being added, Microsoft is pushing OneDrive with all of its corporate power.

A few weeks back, Microsoft said that they would be lifting the limit for file uploads to OneDrive. The previous limit was 2GB - but now the company is saying that the maximum size for a single uploaded file is 10GB. 

It's about time that Microsoft upped the limitation as it is now quite easy to create files over the old 2GB size if you are sharing zipped files of photos or movies. Not to mention that if they truly want you to use OneDrive as your central file service, large files need to be included as well.

In addition to larger file sizes, Microsoft is also improving the speed of syncing all of your content across your many devices. They have done this by increasing the number of files that can be downloaded and uploaded concurrently. They do not list the new transfer rate, saying simply that it has been increased over its previous amount. 

If you are using OneDrive on Windows, Microsoft has fulfilled one of the top requests to make it easier to share directly from Windows Explorer. You can now right click on a file in Windows Explorer and click 'Share a OneDrive link'. Oddly, this feature is rolling out now to users of Windows 7 and Windows 8, but users on Windows 8.1, as well as those who use OS X, will have to wait a few more weeks before this functionality is enabled.

Finally, Microsoft has made it possible to drag folders directly into the web client of OneDrive, as long as your browser supports the feature.

Source: Microsoft

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