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OneDrive Message Center Updates July 16th-July 31st

We are excited to announce these updates to the OneDrive service this month. We’ll be releasing some great improvements to the OneDrive Android apps and we’ve reorganized our documentation to make it easier for you to find answers and stay on top of things. We also have an update to our previously announced versioning experience based on your feedback.

 

  • Available now: OneDrive Documentation Hub is now live!
  • Coming soon: Update to OneDrive & SharePoint versioning changes
  • Coming soon: OneDrive remembers your preferred column sorting
  • Coming soon: Improved Upload Progress experience on Android
  • Coming soon: New Scan experience on Android
  • Coming soon: Improved preview experiences for 3D and large PowerPoint files on Android

 

  • OneDrive Documentation Hub is now live!
    • Available now
    • OneDrive is making it easier to find relevant documentation by moving all of our to docs.microsoft.com and unifying them in the OneDrive Documentation Hub! This hub will be your home for finding answers to questions, learning more about OneDrive and getting guidance on how to deploy OneDrive in your organization! Even better, docs.microsoft.com is built on top of GitHub so anyone with an account can provide feedback or suggestions on how to make our documentation even better. Watch for our Small Business Deployment Guide and OneDrive Deployment videos coming in August

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  • Update to OneDrive and SharePoint versioning changes
    • Begins rolling out to customers in August 2018
    • A few months ago, we announced some changes to the versioning experience in OneDrive and SharePoint. Based on your valuable feedback, we will be making changes to the functionality and timing of this feature. We will be providing an option to opt out of the site versioning requirements. More details will be coming to the original versioning blog post and to Message Center so be sure to keep an eye on them!

 

  • OneDrive remembers your preferred column sorting
    • Begins rolling out to customers today
    • OneDrive now remembers your preferred sorting order across browser sessions. The OneDrive list view allows users to view their files in the way that makes sense to them: by name, by last modified date or even by who made the last modification. OneDrive will now remember your choice, even after you've closed the browser or switched to a different browser entirely. This will begin rolling out to customers starting today.

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Android Improvements

  • Improved Upload Progress experience on Android
    • Begins rolling  out to customers in August 2018
    • We know it’s important to manually upload files from your phone to the cloud, but do you ever find it difficult to understand which of your files are currently uploading? We’ve improved the user experience around upload progress in the OneDrive Android application to make it simple to understand which of your files are uploading, and how fast they’re uploading when you perform a manual upload. This change will be coming to the OneDrive Android app in August.

 

  • New Scan experience on Android
    • Begins rolling out to customers in early August 2018
    • We’ve improved the UX of Scan to make it easier for you to perfect your captures before uploading them to OneDrive. When you scan, you can now add new pages, crop, rotate and color balance the image before uploading it to OneDrive. This change will be coming to the OneDrive Android app in early August.

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  • Improved preview experiences for 3D and large PowerPoint files on Android
    • Begins rolling out to customers in early August 2018
    • We are updating the OneDrive app on Android to support the same great preview experiences on the web. Now you’ll be able to view 3D files directly in the app. We’ve also improved the performance for viewing very large PowerPoint files directly in the app. These changes will be coming to the Android app in the first half of August.

4 Comments
Occasional Visitor

Nothing useful except maybe column sorting. Important things, like more than 1TB of storage for Office 365 subscriptions or at least combining the 5TB of storage, nowhere to be seen. 

Nothing to see here people, move along.

Contributor

Nice, preview 3D on Android, preview large PowerPoint file on Android, and all. 😁

Occasional Visitor

That's very good announcement. But we faced some query regarding Onedrive. Admin should have control to block deletion of user Onedrive data from admin console.

 

Microsoft

Hi @sudhanshu shekhar,

 

Are you talking about blocking the deletion of documents after a user has left the organization? If so, please take a look at the retention policies that are available to IT admins. If you are referring to something else though, can you please elaborate a little more so I can understand the request? Thanks!

 

Stephen Rice

OneDrive Program Manager II