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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Microsoft OneDrive updated with new features


Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft has been busy updating its OneDrive cloud service to make it more competitive with the other solutions in the market. Microsoft has announced they will be releasing an updated version of their desktop app which will bring several new enhancements.

Earlier this summer we saw the amount of free storage on OneDrive increased to 15GB from 7GB, we also saw Office 365 subscribers get 1TB of storage as part of their subscriptions. Microsoft has even dropped the monthly prices of the cloud's storage options, allowing you to get 100GB for $1.99 (down from $7.49) and 200 GB for $3.99 (from $11.49).

Among the new improvements you will find OneDrive will no longer limit your file size to 2GB, as it has now been increased up to 10GB per file. The new limit is not yet available for business customers, but Microsoft says it's working on it.

Other new features headed to OneDrive desktop users include:
  • OneDrive sync optimization – the desktop app will now upload / download more files at once, resulting in up to 3 times faster sync
  • OneDrive sharing – users can now share a link to a file in their OneDrive folder by right-clicking the file and choosing “Share a OneDrive link”, which will immediately copy the file's URL to the user's clipboard – much like what Dropbox has been doing for a while now.
  • OneDrive folder uploading – users can now use the OneDrive website to upload folders – simply done by dragging the desired folder over a browser, which supports the drag-and-drop function

Do you use Microsoft OneDrive as your cloud storage solution? Or do you prefer one of its competitors? Leave us a comment and let us know.


source - Microsoft | Engadget
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