What's new for Microsoft's OneDrive from December 2020

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft sums up everything new for OneDrive that rolled out in December 2020 in a new post.
  • OneDrive improved options for sharing libraries on the web.
  • OneDrive also added an option for admins to exclude certain files from syncing.

Since Microsoft rolls out so many new features to its wide range of services, it can be hard to keep track of everything that's new. Microsoft makes that a bit easier by releasing monthly roundups of what rolls out each month. Yesterday, Microsoft released a roundup for Microsoft Teams in December, and now you can also check out a roundup for OneDrive from last month as well.

In December, OneDrive gained three new major features, the option to create shared libraries through OneDrive for the web, the option for admins to exclude certain file types and extensions from syncing, and full fidelity for shared libraries on OneDrive for the web web.

The new shared library experience for OneDrive on the web improves the ability to share and collaborate with others. With it, you can specify people you want to share things with through an experience backed by an Office 365 group.

With full fidelity for shared libraries for OneDrive on the web, you can create new documents, pin documents, add shortcuts, and do other file management tasks directly on the web.

The ability to exclude file types is a handy addition that should be welcomed by admins. They can now specify file names or file extensions that they want to be excluded from syncing at a device level.

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