The Office Online extension available on Chrome is now available for Microsoft Edge via Windows Store. Office Online integrates with OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business and lets you easily create and open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Sway documents using Office Online right from the Microsoft Edge browser window.
Microsoft wants to provide a single sync client for all of its cloud storage services, whether its OneDrive, OneDrive for Business or SharePoint, and it has been for some time. To achieve this, it has added the ability to sync SharePoint Online document libraries with OneDrive folders,and added an "activity center" to the OneDrive sync client to allow you to view synchronization and file activity at a glance.
So I had a long-running issue where the next-generation OneDrive sync client just wouldn't sign-in to my corp account, and nothing was syncing. I had tried the nice steps laid out on the support site , plus some more, but to no avail - the icon would stubbornly sit on "OneDrive for Business - Signing in" forever.
Microsoft has infused some excitement into its Sharepoint and OneDrive services as the company announced several features that includes a sync capability and roadmap for business users, among others. "SharePoint sync is being added to the OneDrive sync client, which we released last year, and offers superior levels of reliability, performance and control -- including the flexibility to select the specific folders you want to take offline," Microsoft said .
In its statement to announce the new OneDrive and SharePoint usage report capabilities, Microsoft stated that it had been working on enhancing the reporting experience since the early usage report dashboard was launched during March, adding: "Today, we are happy to announce three new usage reports for SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Exchange Online, which provide you with additional insights about how end users in your organisation are using and adopting Office 365."
They have to go searching for features that'll make the digital lives of their customers as painless as it possibly can be. Microsoft OneDrive is a bet on the future, a future in which everyone cares less about the storage on their device because everything that is important is synced to a server.
If you aren't familiar with the concept behind OneDrive placeholders (or On-Demand Sync), it's a feature that allows you to see all your OneDrive-stored files in the Windows File Explorer. When On-Demand Sync rolls out there will also be a gray OneDrive cloud, which tells you that the file is in OneDrive but not yet downloaded to your PC--you might call this last option a "placeholder."
"With our new DesktopNow support for Windows Server 2016, we are empowering desktop virtualization customers running Citrix XenApp or Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) to benefit from a true Windows 10 user experience, including the new start menu functionality. This release will allow our customers to adopt Windows Server 2016, Office 365 and OneDrive for Business while continuing to leverage AppSense solutions to optimize and secure their user workspaces."
Here's what we know so far; the company is actively working to release a placeholder like feature for OneDrive and I believe this will arrive for both consumer and business users when the feature does arrive. The company did not announce a timeline for release but based on feedback on the UserVoice page for OneDrive , they will announce more details next year at Build.
In May of this year, Microsoft released a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app for their OneDrive cloud storage service to provide users a view of all their cloud based files whether they were synched with that local device or not. The app was made available for Windows 10 on the desktop and mobile devices at that time with the basic ability to view all of your OneDrive storage structure but files were downloaded on demand when you clicked on them.
Within the last month, Office Lens has become available as a UWP for Windows 10 , even expanding to the augmented reality device Microsoft HoloLens. Richard Hay, an attendee at Microsoft Ignite 2016 and editor of Windows SuperSite, posted a picture on Twitter It shows Office Lens working with OneDrive for Business.
One of the few Windows 8 features that have actually been praised by users was OneDrive placeholders, which allows users to browse the content of their OneDrive cloud accounts without actually downloading anything unless they wanted to open the files. After the firm previously hinted that it was indeed looking at a possible return of placeholders in Windows 10, it turns out that this plan is going forward and the feature could be once again offered to users with the arrival of Windows 10 Redstone 2.