New features for OneDrive on iOS and Android announced by Microsoft

New features for OneDrive on iOS and Android announced by Microsoft.

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!

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.

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.

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.

New Manage Access Experience

Rolling out in November – December

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.

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.

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.

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