Microsoft commemorates the 15th anniversary of OneDrive with a facelift and new features
Microsoft is celebrating the 15th anniversary of OneDrive with a new main page called OneDrive Home, which should make it simpler to keep track of your work. When you first access OneDrive, instead of being sent to the My files tab, you’ll be taken to the new Home page, which looks similar to the dashboard in the online version of Office.
OneDrive Home, like the Office online app, displays a list of your files ordered by how recently you visited them. Filters above the list allow you to sort your documents by Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF file type.
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A new “Activity” column to the right of the “Owner” file field notifies you when someone comments, @mentions another user, or gives you a task inside a shared document. Microsoft is introducing a new Quick access area to the left side of the Home view, where you can locate and pin your most often frequented places (exactly as on Windows).
Unfortunately, these updates aren’t yet live; Microsoft claims OneDrive Home will be accessible in the “coming months.” The new Home page, however, seems to be a primary hub that should help you keep organized when interacting remotely.
In addition to its OneDrive online app, Microsoft is bringing its picture story feature for the OneDrive mobile app (basically OneDrive’s answer to Instagram stories) to Australian customers. The service will not be available to customers in the United States or other locations until later this year.