Microsoft has indicated that there may be some seismic changes in the way it handles file sharing and collaboration through OneDrive cloud storage Solution, but encrypted messages leave a lot to be answered.
The company regularly updates and adds new features to its entire suite, and publishes about them on its dedicated roadmap page. Last (Opens in a new tab) In a series of OneDrive updates it reads: “Sharing Experiences – Simplify External Sharing.”
The summary shares a bit more detail: “We want to simplify the engagement journey when a customer wants to collaborate with someone outside their organization.”
What we do know is that the update will first come to the web version of OneDriveAnd it could arrive as early as this month. We also know that it is in the testing phase.
Microsoft’s annual conference aimed at developers and IT professionals – Ignite – is currently taking place, and it has provided many exciting tidbits about OneDrive.
In a post on OneDrive Blog (Opens in a new tab)Author irfansha Baghdad explains that the OneDrive homepage has been “reimagined”. The changes are more subtle than in-your-face changes, and revolve around some background work showing recently accessed files and new filters to sort by file type.
There are also updates to management sharing, with new tabs to share with you, people, and meetings (the latter two do a good job of categorizing files shared by owner or event). The demo on the company’s blog shows that it works in tandem with other filters, such as sorting by file type.
The company is also working on an offline mode for the OneDrive web app, as is Files On Demand for desktop clients. The so-called Project Nucleus will allow you to make changes, with modifications uploaded once you’re back online.