Microsoft OneDrive for iOS Sees an Improved Sharing Experience

Microsoft has begun rolling out an update to the Android and iOS Microsoft OneDrive app that brings a much improved sharing experience.  The update now makes it clear which file or folder you are sharing and the extent of that sharing.  It is a much cleaner and easier to understand experience.

The update to the mobile apps falls in line with the updates that Microsoft has been doing to OneDrive online as well as the Windows and Mac clients.  File sharing from the cloud storage service is a fundamental element of the service which is used widely, especially with OneDrive for Business users.

OneDrive for iOS Sharing
OneDrive for iOS Sharing

In addition to the updates to the mobile clients, Microsoft has also made several improvements to the Mac OneDrive client too.  In reviewing the release notes, you can expect to see the following changes over the course of the next few weeks:

  • Office For Mac will work with OneDrive to intelligently open your files locally if it has already synced the file rather than download a new copy, so your files will open much more quickly
  • For our Office 2016 for Mac users, updates made to your documents will now sync only the changes (differential sync) rather than the full file each time you save, allowing you to work faster than ever.
  • Files synced onto the local machine can be shared within Office 2016 for Mac with the same user experience found on all OneDrive and SharePoint endpoints so go ahead and share from anywhere.

Microsoft OneDrive remains one of the top cloud storage solutions for both businesses and consumers with a 5GB storage account still remaining free.  With the app now being bundled in with Office 2016 for Mac, this should make updating of the app far easier for enterprises as it will simply get updated with the latest updates to Office itself.

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