Microsoft has announced the release of OneDrive version 3.0, bringing a complete redesign of the UX/UI and introducing new features. The update includes the adoption of Fluent Design to align with the design of Windows 11 and the Office suite. Additionally, there are new changes to the home screen layout, including the addition of the “For You” tab, which uses AI to curate file suggestions similar to the File Explorer on Windows 11.
Furthermore, OneDrive has improved its integration with other apps within the Microsoft ecosystem. Users can now directly open Office files stored on OneDrive within the app and automatically sync changes. There is no need to download or open files using Office for the web. Collaboration on Teams, file sharing, and seamless sharing of files from OneDrive on Outlook have also been enhanced. Moreover, OneDrive now offers an offline mode, allowing users to manage files even without an internet connection.
A vital and indispensable feature of Microsoft’s current product lineup is Copilot, which not only helps locate files but also provides summarized information within the files. This feature is not limited to files on OneDrive but also extends to SharePoint and Teams.
These new features will not be rolled out all at once, but Microsoft will gradually release them. The redesigned interface has already been made available to organizational customers. Other features will be released progressively from October to early next year.
TLDR: Microsoft has released OneDrive version 3.0 with a revamped user interface and new features, aligning it with the design of Windows 11 and the Office suite. The update includes improvements in integration with other Microsoft apps, such as direct opening and automatic syncing of Office files, enhanced collaboration on Teams, easier file sharing on Outlook, and an offline mode for file management. A noteworthy feature is Copilot, which provides not only file location assistance but also summarized information within files. The release of these features will be gradual, with the new design already available to organizational customers. Other updates will be rolled out progressively from October to early next year. (TLDR)