OneDrive Roadmap Roundup – August 2020
Published Sep 18 2020 09:00 AM 12.9K Views

We hope all of you are taking care of yourselves and staying safe. Here are the latest functionalities that rolled out to production in the month of August-2020.

  • Tasks in Word and Excel
  • Update to comment notifications
  • Mute comment notifications 
  • OneDrive app for Surface Duo


Tasks in Word and Excel

Roadmap ID:  6111061111


We are always invested in making the collaboration experience reliable, intuitive and secure. Office is more than just a canvas for document creation- it supports native collaboration with real time coauthoring as well as helps you in staying up to date with your file activities with effective features like @mentions, comments and now tasks. Across Word and Excel ,tasks will help you assign responsibilities to your peers, which can be resolved once the job is complete. In addition to assigning the task you can also reassign it and track any changes made to the task within the comment thread via the inline history.



Updates to comment notification 

Roadmap ID: 66192


Users who create or upload Word, Excel, PowerPoint or any other type of file to OneDrive or SharePoint will now get email notifications whenever someone else leaves a comment on their file.


Mute comment notifications 

Roadmap ID: 65912

We all want to stay on top of our document tasks, but too many reminders can inhibit our productivity on other pressing work. To balance these needs, we’re enabling users to turn off comment notifications for individual files in the details pane. This feature is also incorporated in sharing emails as an actionable message action.



OneDrive app for Surface Duo


Last week we announced the general availability of Surface Duo

OneDrive app for Surface Duo is a critical component of  and is fully integrated into the Surface Duo operating system to ensure you stay connected to your files and photos and enable you with on-the-go collaboration while making the most of the dual-screen and spanning capabilities. Surface Duo and OneDrive enhances multitasking with drag-and-drop functionality as well as the built-in PDF editor for book-like reading and markup experience.


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Learn more and stay engaged

As you can see, we continue to evolve OneDrive as a place to access, share, and collaborate on all your files in Microsoft 365, keeping them protected and readily accessible on all your devices, anywhere.


You can stay up-to-date on all things via the OneDrive Blog and the OneDrive release notes.

Check out the new and updated OneDrive documentation.

Take advantage of end-user training resources on our Office support center.


Thank you again for your support of OneDrive. We look forward to your continued feedback on UserVoice and hope to connect with you at Ignite or another upcoming Microsoft or community-led event.


Thanks for your time reading all about OneDrive,

Ankita Kirti – Product Manager – OneDrive | Microsoft

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