What you need to know
- OneDrive for Business could soon show an activity column for shared documents.
- The column will show unseen edits and comments.
- The feature could arrive as soon as April 2022, though that date is subject to change.
Microsoft is working on a new feature for OneDrive for Business that will improve collaboration on shared documents. According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap, OneDrive for Business will soon have an activity column that shows unseen edits and comments from shared documents.
This view should make it easier to find updates from colleagues. When working together on several documents, it's easy to lose a comment or edit. Microsoft doesn't specify how the activity column will look, but it will likely appear in chronological order.
Specifically, the feature will be available for OneDrive for Business on the web. Here's the description of the feature from the Microsoft 365 roadmap:
The Microsoft 365 roadmap entry for the feature was added on February 4, 2022. It states that the activity column is set to appear in OneDrive for Business in April of this year. It's worth noting that dates on the Microsoft 365 roadmap are not firm goals. Features can be bumped back, sometimes by several months, while Microsoft works to get them ready for public use.
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