Microsoft celebrates 15 years of OneDrive with a new interface

OneDrive is already 15 years old. Beyond a retrospective and a cake, Microsoft offers a new interface to its cloud storage service.

OneDrive, the storage solution clouds from Microsoft, was launched in August 2007. To mark the occasion, the firm has just unveiled a new web version which, in particular, adds a welcome home page. Deployment will take place over the next few months to users work and school of OneDrive.

OneDrive redesigns its front page

Until now, launching OneDrive brought the user directly to their files. Now, a Home tab takes care of this to gain clarity and productivity. As shown below, recent files are now displayed centrally, and filters by document type (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF) are included. Information such as the last opening time, the owner or the last type of activity on a file are also visible at a glance.

Above, file suggestions as well as buttons to quickly create or send a document are always there.

On the left, a new quick access column has also been added. There, just like Windows Explorer, it is possible to pin document libraries to gain efficiency.

Microsoft better unifies its services

By the way, Microsoft is taking the opportunity to make the interface between its tools more consistent and unified. As a result, file sharing and shared file experiences have been improved between OneDrive, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams and Office applications. What to improve in particular the collaborative work between people and teams using the various tools of the Redmond firm.

Finally, the OneDrive Photo Story tool, recently offered in preview, shifts into high gear. This one, offering to create a stream of private photo memories to share via invitations (with comment systems, reactions and notifications), is coming to Australia on the web and in the mobile version of OneDrive. The global rollout is expected to take place by the end of the year.

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