OneDrive Message Center Updates October 16th to October 31st

Hello everyone,


The team has been hard at work and we have some great new updates coming in November that you might be interested in! This month, we will be releasing the next version of the OneDrive mobile apps (on both iOS and Android) with support for new Mobile Capture scenarios and intelligent meeting note sharing. The Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps will ship the common sharing dialog as well. On the web, we are releasing the new Recent and the new Manage Access experiences. Finally, we’re making some updates to the Access Request Outlook Actionable Messages. All of these features will start arriving in your organization in November. We are also announcing deprecation plans for the OneDrive application on Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) & El Capitan (10.11).


New Mobile Capture scenarios for OneDrive on iOS and Android

Rolling out in November


We are extending our scan functionality in the OneDrive mobile apps to make your experience even better! You can use the OneDrive apps to scan documents, whiteboards, images from the field, a site visit and more! With the new Mobile Capture feature, you can now add custom metadata to anything you scan with the app. Simply start the scan from the Library you want to add it to, and after capturing the scan, the metadata fields will appear for you to edit in the app. The image and metadata will both be added to the library you’ve selected! This feature will begin rolling out on both Android and iOS in November.

Worksite Capture.pngMobile Capture with custom metadata in OneDrive on Android

Meeting Note Sharing

Rolling out in November


OneDrive strives to make your work day easier with powerful intelligence features that save you time. When taking a scan of meeting notes, the OneDrive mobile apps will now prompt you to share the scan with the meeting invitees. This feature is made possible by the power of the Microsoft Graph which connects your files, scans, meetings and more together. This feature will be available on both Android and iOS in November.

Whiteboard Sharing.pngIntelligent Meeting Note Sharing with OneDrive on Android

Word, Excel & PowerPoint on iOS and Android now use the common sharing dialog

Rolling out in November


Learn to share once, learn how to do it everywhere; even in your favorite document editing apps Word, Excel and PowerPoint. We’ve brought our common sharing experience to the Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps so that your content stays secure and your users feel confident securely sharing and collaborating no matter which app they are using. This feature will be available across Android and iOS in November.

WXP Sharing.pngCommon Sharing Dialog in Word Mobile

Updated Recent View on OneDrive web

Rolling out in November


Over the next few months, we will be rolling out the new Recent view on the OneDrive web experience. Recent helps connect you to the files that you care about most and we’re updating the experience to make it simpler, faster and more satisfying to use. The new Recent will work better with Office files and you can expect to see future improvements for other file types as well.


Recent.pngNew and Improved Recent View

New Manage Access Experience

Rolling out in November


We are beginning a rollout of the new Manage Access experience which aims to make it easy for users to see and control access to their files and folders. The new Manage Access makes it easier for users to add and remove individual users on links that work for Specific People as well as making it more clear what users are using what links. This experience will begin rolling out in November should complete rollout in December.

Mange Access.pngNew Manage Access experience

Access Request Actionable Messages now updates automatically and allows the user to change permission

Rolling out in November


Earlier this year, we shipped support for Outlook Actionable Messages in Access Request mails which allows users to manage access requests with a single click from their e-mail client. In November, we will ship two updates to the Access Request Actionable Message. First, we will now update the message card when it opens & tell the user if the access request has already been accepted or declined by another user. Second, users will now be able to choose whether the recipient will receive edit permission (the current default) or view permission.

Access Request.pngNew Access Request Actionable Message

OneDrive support for Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 and Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 support is ending on February 1st, 2019


The OneDrive team is committed to bringing you the best, most secure experience possible across your devices. To support that commitment, we must focus our resources on new technologies and operating systems that our users are adopting and minimize our investments where that isn’t the case. As such, we are ending support for the OneDrive Desktop application (sync client) on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 and Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 effective February 1st, 2019.


Note: Both Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 and Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 are out of Apple’s mainline support since August 2017 and August 2018 respectively.


How users will be impacted on February 1st, 2019:

  • Existing OneDrive sync client installations on unsupported operating systems will stop updating. These clients will continue to run, but their functionality will no longer be tested. It is not advised to continue to run on these unsupported operating systems.
  • New installations on unsupported operating systems will be blocked.
  • Bugs and issues found on or specific to unsupported operating systems will no longer be investigated or fixed.

To ensure a smooth transition we recommend that you upgrade machines to Mac OS X 10.12 or above before February 1st, 2019. For the best user experience and longest support lifecycle, we recommend upgrading to macOS Mojave 10.14.




Super Contributor

Is Manage Access Experience (the screenshot) for the web version or will it be replicated to desktop client also?


Hi @Oleg K,


This will rollout in the web first but we absolutely want to bring this into the desktop clients as well (via the common sharing dialog). Thanks!


Stephen Rice

OneDrive Program Manager II


You should listen to all the customer complaining of the iOS and Android app update that changed the search and toolbar, literally everyone at my collage paid ondrive storage upgrade to put every college document and make editing via the app, this new update change everything, literally Im looking for other apps if this inst fixed

, please read the comments, fix this is the middle of the semester. https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913519-onedrive-on-ios/suggestions/35791084-bring-back-the-mod...

Occasional Contributor

Hi @Stephen Rice,


Will the Access request also enable users to add new users to a Group (Owner, visitor, member) (like in the Classic environment) or is this something that is on the Roadmap? Now users are getting Unique permissions, this is something that is not expected for Classic or Modern SharePoint sites.



Alexander Broere

Occasional Visitor

Will these new features appear only in OneDrive for Business, or will OneDrive Personal get them as well?


Hi @Edgar J.,


We have absolutely heard all of the feedback around the new annotation experience and the rest of the team is actively engaged and looking at this. We've rolled out a few updates & fixes already and have more on the way. We have absolutely seen the UserVoice post as well and are collating all of the feedback and prioritizing fixes accordingly. Thank you for your feedback!



Hi @Alexander Broere,


Yep, we are working on a fix for this as well and it is in active development. When the fix begins rolling out, I'll post to this thread so feel free to keep an eye on it.



Hi @Lance Whitney,


All of these features will be rolling out for OneDrive for Business only at this time but we plan to bring many of these improvements to OneDrive Personal eventually as well.


Thanks all!


Stephen Rice

OneDrive Program Manager II

Occasional Visitor

Hi @Stephen Rice, when will Office 365 personal plans be upgraded to 2 TB or more? I ran out of my 1TB storage several months ago, and have since been postponing the move to Google or iCloud hoping it's only a matter time until OneDrive offers a 2 TB plan.