OneDrive is getting a 'simplified' sharing interface on PC, Mac this summer

During its SharePoint Virtual Summit, Microsoft unveiled some sharing improvements that are coming to OneDrive users on PC and Mac later this summer. Meant to simplify the sharing experience, Microsoft says the changes will now let you easily share Office 365 files from the File Explorer with a simple set of controls and permissions.

From Microsoft:

The sharing experience has been simplified, so you can share a file or folder with specific people or send a link that enables anyone who needs access, inside or outside your organization. In addition, you can now control how long a link provides access, and you can easily view and modify the permissions you have granted. The new sharing experience is the same, whether you share on the web, in Explorer on Windows 10 and Windows 7, or in Finder on Mac.

The new interface looks pretty slick, though there's currently no firm timeline for when to expect it to arrive, other than a general "this summer."

This goes hand-in-hand with another big improvement coming to OneDrive with the return of Placeholders, now called Files On Demand. Microsoft last week revealed that Files On Demand, which lets you see all of your OneDrive files on your PC without actually eating up any local storage, will be coming with the Fall Creators Update.

Alongside the new OneDrive features, Microsoft also revealed a new personalized search, some new PowerApps interactions, and communication sites are coming to SharePoint. For more, check out Microsoft's full blog post.

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