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Microsoft may soon be rolling out new SharePoint and universal OneDrive apps

Microsoft plans to roll out a new SharePoint app for iOS, Android, and Windows soon, as well as a new OneDrive UWP app for Windows 10. The company has also revealed plans to improve the level of integration between both platforms with notable improvements planned for the year like the ability to copy from OneDrive to SharePoint and more.

Mary Jo Foley over at ZDNet published a handful new features that are on the way to both OneDrive and SharePoint. Unfortunately, it wasn't confirmed as to whether or not the new OneDrive app will include support for placeholder files.

We eagerly await the arrival of the new versions and will take a gander once they're live in respective stores, so be sure to stay tuned for more details.

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

30 Comments
  • Good plain, but we want it faster than iOS and android
  • Or they could just release everywhere at the same time... Posted from my Lumia 950
  • Hahaha. Microsoft's android and ios teams are better then their own windows team. Sent from lumia 640 xl running official w10m build 10586.218
  • Given Windows Phone/Mobile and UWP in general seem to be just hobbies for them, no wonder.
  • Yes. U r right.
  • Pacifiers, bottles, and diapers! Posted via Windows Central app for Windows 10!
    Proudly rocking my Lumia 1520!
  • Placeholders, please. :)
  • Some news about it? Is it coming with the Anniversary Update? A lot of people didn't updated to Windows 10 just because of this feature.
  • This. I really hope OneDrive gets restored to it's glory days of 8.1's placeholders... otherwise, I don't want it.​ I don't even get why this started screwing with it in the first place because we had OneDrive placeholders in early TP builds of Windows 10 desktop. It was a very efficient system for devices with 32GB storage and everyone's battery life since it didn't constantly have to sync entire directories.  
  • Hopefully it will be possible to use Office documents and OneNote workbooks from an own SharePoint server on W10M then!
  • Would be nice to have OneDrive for Business also offering same features as OneDrive, such as Camera Roll photo backup/sync.
  • On mobile...it would be good to have the option to select folders to sync. instead of entire picture folder... Don't want all garbage pics of WhatsApp uploaded on Onedrive!
  • Screw Mary Jo Foley... She switched to android... Posted with the Windows Central app for Windows 10 on Lumia 535
  • Can you really blame her ?
  • I really don't know it anymore. It's just very strange.
  • Yep. I still don't believe.
  • Smart woman.  
  • I want placeholders back for desktop, but I want folder syncing on Mobile even more. I hate having to download and then re-upload files; just give us synced folders like the desktop has! Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • I don't want a UWP Onedrive app, I just want offline files to show in file explorer, just it used to in W8.1
  • Everything that was good is now gone in W10M
  • Or they could combine OneDrive into File Explorer and call it a day.  No need for redundancy and specialization.
  • Please add placehders. All of my photos on one drive are sucking up my space on my Surface pro 3.
  • There will be a bloody sh!tstorm against MS if they don't get back placeholders!
  • Any way to integrate SharePoint calendars with your Windows Phone calendar and Contacts "apps" in team sites with your Windows Phone "People?" It works with Outlook, so shouldn't it work with my phone, too, if we're mobile-first?
  • Are these apps Windows 10 only or are we also supporting the 50% of Windows Phone users we left behind on Windows Phone 8.1?
  • Coming to iOS first..... LOL
  • Please let this be true! I hate not being able to access my company's SharePoint collections on my phone anymore. It's such a huge benefit to subscribing to Office365.
  • After the disasters during the fall 2015 upgrade, hope, they test better, before releasing, better stabile than fast, customers and partners do not accept such troubles once more!
  • I'll settle for being able to download a music folder instead of having to create one on the phone then tick every single file (you can't even select all the files at once) How difficult can that be?
  • Mobile? SharePoint?