Microsoft reveals more new file sharing and editing features in OneDrive

Microsoft has already announced it is rolling out support for syncing up content on shared folders on its OneDrive cloud storage service with the folder's other co-owners. Now the company has revealed some more new features relating to shared OneDrive folders, including new ways to notify users if a file has been edited by someone else, along with searching for files shared by others.

Microsoft said:

"On your mobile device, the OneDrive app will show real-time notifications of which document is being edited and who edited it – these notifications can also show up on your Apple Watch. Also, we'll email a daily summary of edits to files you've shared – this is especially powerful when you are working on a group project and want to quickly see which documents have a latest version you might not be aware of. Changes made to the document will be saved in its version history, so you can always go back and restore a previous version if you don't like the newest changes."

It added that a person's ability to search for a file in OneDrive via the text inside has now been extended to files shared to that user by others. Microsoft said:

"We extended these features to shared items because while users often remember the file name and location of items they've created themselves, they frequently remember shared files by their contents."

These new features are currently being rolled out and will be more widely available to OneDrive users in the coming weeks.

Source: Microsoft

John Callaham