Microsoft celebrates 15 years of OneDrive with a redesign and new features

Microsoft celebrates OneDrive’s 15th birthday A new landing page called OneDrive Home aims to make it easy to keep track of your work. Instead of accessing the My Files tab when you first open OneDrive, you’ll find yourself on the new home page, which looks like this dashboard in the online version of Office.

Like the Office web app, OneDrive Home keeps a list of your files organized by how long you last accessed them. Above the list are filters that allow you to sort your documents by Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF file types.

It’s easier to understand new changes as soon as you see them.
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There’s also a new Activity column to the right of the File Owner field that lets you know when someone leaves a comment, @ views another user, or assigns you a task within a shared document. On the left side of the Start view, Microsoft is adding a new Quick Access section where you can (just like on Windows) find and pin frequently accessed areas.

Unfortunately, these changes aren’t taking effect yet – Microsoft says OneDrive Home will be available in the “coming months”. By the looks of it, the new homepage can act as a central hub to help you stay organized while collaborating remotely.

Alongside its OneDrive web app, Microsoft is also introducing Files Photo story feature The OneDrive mobile app (essentially the OneDrive equivalent for Instagram Stories) for users in Australia. The feature won’t reach users in the US or other regions until later this year.

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