Microsoft has continued to improve access to your OneDrive files over time and this week Microsoft has released a Universal app for Windows 10 users. The new app replaces the one included with Windows 10 and has enhanced feature previously only found through the web interface. In addition it has added support for companies SharePoint libraries
Download OneDrive UWP: Here
Earlier this morning Microsoft adjusted the default space for OneDrive from 15Gbt o 5GB. This was to be for both new accounts and existing accounts. After some push back from customers they have relented somewhat… users who have the 15G can keep that amount provided they opt in. You can opt in with the link below:
OneDrive for Android has been updated to include support for Android wear, the operating system running on Google watches. The update so far ads only cosmetic functionality enabling OneDrive watch face on your Android Wear watch, so that each time you activate the watch, you’ll see one of your photos from the last 30 days.
It is expected in the future that Android wear devices will get more OneDrive functionality added, most likely the voice search feature available on Windows Phone.
Microsoft has delivered an updater to OneNote on both iPhone and Mac. OneNote for iPhone includes note previews and notebooks reordering. OneNote for Mac provides enhanced notebook sharing functionality.
On iPhone, the note list in each section now displays a note preview so you can visually identify the note you’re looking for more quickly.
In addition to note previews another enhancement to notebook organization. If you have several notebooks on your iPhone and want to list them in a different order, you can now drag and drop to easily re-order your notebooks.
OneNote for Mac–notebook sharing enhancements
With this update it is even easier to share notebooks by providing you a way to invite your contacts to collaborate on notebooks, selecting whether they can view only or edit the notebooks and remove sharing access when needed. These improvements work with notebooks you created on OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.
Additionally, OneNote for iPhone, iPad and Mac all received bug fix updates this week as well.
Many companies and users are still on Office 2010 with no immediate plans to go to Office 2013. This means they are missing out on the improvements made to OneNote 2013. Until recently the free download version of OneNote 2013 was missing several key features. This has been resolved and we are not suggesting users of Office 2010 migrate to OneNote 2013 which can be donwloaded below. Some of the unlocked features include:
- Password protected sections—Add a password to protect sensitive information.
- Page history—Easily see or go back to prior versions of a page.
- Audio and video recording—Take notes while recording, and easily jump to the relevant section later.
- Audio search—Search for a word in a voice or video recording.
- Embedded files—Insert Office documents or other files directly in your notebook.
Source: OneNote Download
Last year Microsoft offered a promotion to some Microsoft account holders for two years of 100GB of OneDrive storage through their Bing rewards plan. This promotion is once again active and will add 100GB to your existing OneDrive storage for two years from the date activated. You must activate the promotion by Feb 28 2015.
Source: Bing Rewards
This past July Microsoft expanded the OneDrive included with Office 365 subscriptions to 1 Terabyte. This was a move prompted by competition from DropBox and Google. Now Office365 Home, Personal, and University subscribers will soon have no cap on storage for OneDrive with OneDrive for Business customers being upgraded in early 2015.
Source: OneDrive Blog
A majority of mobile phone users are storing at least some data in the Cloud, with the explosion of growth Office365 many of our customers are storing sensitive information there and accessing it from their iPads and iPhones.
Microsoft has recently updated OneDrive for iOS8 to support a PIN. Enabling this feature will add another layer required to access your files with your OneDrive app for iOS. We cannot strongly enough stress the importance of securing company data that is accessible from private devices that can be easily lost or stolen.
In addition to this change Microsoft has made the app make better use of the new larger 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhone 6 screen sizes.
Many if not most mail services have a limit for attachments in the low megabytes. While there are a number of ways to move files this is certainly one of the easiest and with 15G free with every Outlook.com / OneDrive account its among the least expensive.
In order to send a large file with OneDrive simply upload the file to your OneDrive and then from Outlook.com choose Insert and then Share From One Drive. You will then be able to browse your OneDrive storage and select any file. The recipient of your email will then receive a link that they can download the file without needing a OneDrive account.