One of Microsoft’s most criticised programmes is getting a birthday makeover

After a decade of service, Microsoft has unveiled a new look for OneDrive.

OneDrive was first launched in 2007 as a document storage space, but over the last decade, it has evolved into an all-encompassing cloud storage solution for images, videos, and other forms of data.

The business noted in a blog post for Microsoft 365: “Today, we’re celebrating the 15th anniversary of OneDrive”. Thanks for using OneDrive, whether it’s for a professional assignment, family reunion, backing up vital data to a new device, or communicating with loved ones via images and videos, we’d want to take a minute to say thank you.

Update for Microsoft OneDrive

After a recent upgrade that mimics Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive is now highlighting your most relevant and frequently used files in a similar way to save you time.

Because certain employees may need to access a large number of files at any one time, Microsoft has included file type filters in the “Recent” view in addition to recommendations. A portion of your OneDrive may be pinned in the “Quick access” section on the left side of the home page if you require daily access to it or simply like being super-organized.

Additionally, OneDrive’s new Activity column will “[reveal] the most recent, unseen updates, and comments on your shared documents” in the way of Google Drive, which has been available for than a decade. As a result, it can be accessed from the “My files” page and is meant to help facilitate real-time communication.

Sharing a drive using OneDrive

In addition to OneDrive, corporate customers often employ SharePoint and Teams services from Microsoft. Microsoft thinks that the summer 2022 update will be able to remedy the lack of continuity in the past.

There is also a more “robust manner” to provide access to information and regulate sharing, as well as a “granular sharing controls” that allow you to “see everyone you’ve shared files with and modify access settings.” This might be interpreted as a response to Google’s recent changes to its sharing sheet, which has also just been changed.

All of your photographs from OneDrive may be found here.

“[Bringing] all your memories into a private, invitation-only feed that you can share with family and friends” is the company’s last enhancement, meant to take on the curated libraries seen in the likes of iCloud Photos.

As with Apple’s photo-sharing app, this new display focuses on comments and replies.

It’s odd that the upgrades came in Australia first, with the US and other nations following later this year. Access to the updates will be available across both Android and iOS mobile apps, as well as the OneDrive website.