Differential sync, a feature that's been in the pipeline for some time, is slated to come to OneDrive this spring. In a recently updated OneDrive product roadmap reported by ZDNet, Microsoft pegs the feature for a Q2 2017 release.

OneDrive Roadmap 2017

For those unfamiliar with differential sync, it's a feature that would allow OneDrive to sync only the parts of files that have changed, rather than re-uploading the files in their entirety. The net result is that the app should use less bandwidth when syncing changes across devices.

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The addition of differential sync has been in the plans for some time, thought the January update to the roadmap is the first time it has been given a firm release window. Other notable upcoming bits outlined by the roadmap include auto-tagging for photos, optical character recognition and whiteboard cleanup, and more.