OneDrive Roadmap Roundup May 2019.
Microsoft Search powers OneDrive search from Office 365 suite header
Microsoft Search is an intelligent, enterprise search experience that applies the artificial intelligence technology from Bing and deep personalized insights surfaced by the Microsoft Graph, to make search more effective for you, increasing productivity and saving you time – so whether you’re looking to find people, files, or conversations, complete a task, pick up where you left off, or discover answers or insights, it’s just a click away, across all of your applications, your desktop, and your browser.
A new search box connecting our users to Microsoft Search will be shown at the top of the page in the OneDrive suite header and provide a consistent place to access the search functionality making it easy to discover your files and folders. This new OneDrive search provides intelligent recommendations in the context of your work letting you see recent documents you worked on, as well as those documents shared with you, all powered by Microsoft Search.
Configure OneDrive to automatically sync your SharePoint team site shared libraries
It’s been a long time since we first announced this feature back at SharePoint Conference 2018. We’re happy to finally announce that team site automount is now rolling out!
This feature offers administrators the ability to automatically connect and synchronize specific SharePoint team site document libraries as part of a OneDrive deployment. To help configure a team site to sync automatically, we’ve provided a new group policy (“Configure team site libraries to sync automatically”) for admins to deploy; to be clear, these are the document libraries within group-connected team sites that appear under the “Shared libraries” list within a person’s OneDrive user interface.
Once deployed, the OneDrive sync client will automatically sync the contents of the shared library as online-only files the next time the user signs in, within an 8-hour window to help distribute network load. Once configured, the user will not be able to stop syncing the shared library unless the policy is disabled. Disabling the policy however will not unmount the shared library on behalf of the user, but the option to stop syncing the library will be available to them.