There are a lot of reliable cloud services out there, like Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. But Microsoft also believes that you need to have more contextual information and relevant content based on the files that you access and the people that you share them with. So it also becomes like a content aggregator, except that you see it on your OneDrive directly, and you can save the content as well.
The new program allows for the free migration of up to 500 drives (or users) or 1TB of file share content - including files, folders, versions, metadata, and permissions from file systems, file shares or Network Attached Storage (NAS) - into Microsoft's OneDrive for Business.
For those unable to attend the Future SharePoint event held in San Francisco, California today, the Office team has put together a little CliffsNotes announcement about the future file sharing capabilities landing in the various services across Office 365. Use Pin to top to increase visibility and discoverability for important files at the top of the document library for all users.
Office 365 Groups files are a SharePoint site collection. In SharePoint, a Group is a specific type of site collection with a single document library for files (the OneDrive), and a library for other supporting files (including the Group OneNote).
Microsoft is releasing a new SharePoint, introducing phone apps designed to fix the product's lack of mobile integration, and updating the OneDrive file-sharing apps. The difficulty using the program on smartphones and tablets also pushed some customers to Box and Dropbox. The biggest impact may be to help Microsoft persuade more customers to switch to the cloud version of SharePoint, McKinnon said.
As SharePoint 2016 finally crosses the general release line today, Microsoft wants to make one thing perfectly clear. As early as March when Microsoft issued the SharePoint 2016 RTM (Release-to-Manufacturing), Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President OneDrive and SharePoint, stressed SharePoint 2016 is the start of something new.
In a blog post , Microsoft outlined their plans for businesses to have better file sharing and collaboration with OneDrive and SharePoint: In the coming months, we're rolling out the ability to copy a file from OneDrive to a SharePoint document library. As you share and collaborate on your files on OneDrive and SharePoint, other content is recommended and suggested to you--it means you don't have to reinvent the wheel or endlessly search for useful content and expertise.
Earlier this morning we reported on news that OneDrive's Universal Windows Platform app was likely to launch later this month along with a new mobile app for SharePoint. While the announcement did not include hard dates, Jeff Teper, corporate vice president of OneDrive and SharePoint, revealed that OneDrive UWP app and SharePoint for iOS app will roll out this quarter, with SharePoint for Android and Windows Phone to be made available before the end of the year. The SharePoint team calls this the roadmap for the mobile and intelligent intranet.
Microsoft hosted a " Future of SharePoint " event in San Francisco on Wednesday to announce the commercial availability of those products. For instance, also coming this quarter will be the ability to access the document libraries of SharePoint Online using the OneDrive mobile app. It will be possible for the OneDrive Web app client to copy files to SharePoint.
Included for free with Office 365 or SharePoint Online business subscription plans, Microsoft's OneDrive for Business is a cloud-based file hosting service that allows business users to store, sync, access and share files through a mobile device or web browser. Essentials for Drives solves these types of problems by providing all the necessary functionality to perform onboarding into and fostering of a more structured, secure cloud collaboration system - from onboarding and day-to-day user and content analysis, to security and backup/restore operations, Essentials provides the ability to know what content is in drives, how it is being used, shared, and provides users with the power to take actions to ensure content security and relevancy.
Company officials will release more details about Microsoft's SharePoint future roadmap during a May 4 "Future of SharePoint" virtual event . Here's what's on Microsoft's SharePoint roadmap for this calendar quarter: The SharePoint mobile app -- which Microsoft is billing as providing users with the "your Intranet in your pocket" -- will allow users to access SharePoint content, sites, portals and people on their mobile phones.
Just because your data is stored in the cloud is no reason to stop backing it up. The software performs a daily, granular backup, but also gives administrators the ability to perform on-demand backups. Admins can restore files back to the original owner's OneDrive for Business account, or into a different user's account.