Microsoft marks OneDrive's 15th anniversary with a design overhaul

Microsoft marks OneDrive’s fifteenth anniversary with a design overhaul

Microsoft is celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of OneDrive with a brand new touchdown web page and a couple of productivity-focused options. 

The brand new options aren’t reside, as but, although Microsoft suggests they are going to be to be had “in the coming months”. 

As soon as they’re reside, customers will land on a brand new house web page that virtually resembles the dashboard of the web model of Place of job. This will likely substitute the My information tab which is generally the primary port of name for OneDrive.  

The house web page will nonetheless comprise a listing of information, organised by means of essentially the most not too long ago opened by means of default, and there’ll nonetheless be a listing of filters on the best that permits customers to kind paperwork by means of Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint and so forth. 

This is without doubt one of the greatest design adjustments to OneDrive, since its unencumber in 2007. The cloud-based garage carrier has develop into one of the vital vital parts of the Microsoft 365 suite although it does not appear to have as a lot funding as Groups or different Microsoft apps. 

Apart from a brand new glance, OneDrive may be getting some new gear. The primary of which is an ‘Task’ column simply to the precise of the ‘Proprietor’ document box which notifies customers when any individual leaves a remark or ‘@’ mentions. There may also be a brand new Fast get entry to phase at the left aspect of the House view. This can be utilized to seek out and pin continuously used accessed areas. 

From the primary influence, it sounds as if that the brand new house web page is being situated as a central hub to assist customers keep organised. Which is a development inside industry instrument suppliers to make their products and services extra streamlined and in the long run extra entire, specifically for hybrid employees. 

There may be an replace for the cellular model of OneDrive, with a brand new photograph tale function. That is principally every other try to get Instagram-style ‘tales’ in every other Microsoft product – it was once very short-lived on LinkedIn.