OneDrive for Windows Phone has received a small but important update today that allows you to more easily share work files with colleagues from the app. The update, version 22.214.171.124 for those keeping score at home, only lists this addition as the changes in this version versus the previous build which brought several improvements including PIN locking. In order to use this new feature you must be using an OneDrive for Business account through your organization.
This new change in OneDrive for Windows Phone gives those who have OneDrive for Business accounts the ability to share a file for viewing or editing with a colleague. It effectively makes OneDrive a poor man’s change control and document checkout app as well as a collaboration app. It is just one more improvement in the app as Microsoft continues to position OneDrive as your one-stop storage place for everything –
personal or business.
It’s been a busy couple of days for OneDrive. Along with this enhancement to OneDrive for Windows Phone, the overall service gained the ability to stream music from your OneDrive account to your Windows powered devices yesterday.
OneDrive for Windows Phone is a free app and requires a free OneDrive account. That free account will get you 15GB of free storage in the cloud but if you sync up your camera roll photos with the service you will gain an additional 15GB for free. To sign up for OneDrive just go here.