Microsoft has unveiled a new Microsoft 365 Basic plan that will replace the current OneDrive subscription. It offers 100 GB OneDrive cloud space for only $1.99. The new subscription option will serve a good alternative to the limited free plan and the expensive Microsoft 365 Personal plan.
Microsoft is constantly improving its cloud file sharing platform and tools for collaborative work. Being part of them, OneDrive has also received a bunch of features since the beginning of this year. Here are the OneDrive features Microsoft has released in full or in preview in Q1 of 2022.
After bringing a photo editor to OneDrive for Web, Microsoft announced another major release for OneDrive users. Those with ARM-based Windows PCs or Macs with Apple Silicon can download a native OneDrive client currently available in public preview for Windows and macOS. Microsoft announced the new OneDrive client for ARM computers on the official Microsoft OneDrive blog.
On the official Tech Community forum, Microsoft announced the latest updates for OneDrive for the Web. Users now can edit photos directly on the web version of Microsoft’s cloud storage without additional apps or services.
Several months ago, Microsoft announced its plans to introduce a 64-bit version of the OneDrive sync client for Windows. This is a default app that comes preinstalled with every consumer-based Windows 10 SKU. Since the very first release, the OneDrive sync app for Windows has been available as a 32-bit app. After many years, Microsoft is finally ready to upgrade the program to a 64-bit platform.
Every month, Microsoft publishes the OneDrive roadmap highlights. These posts describe new features for Microsoft's cloud storage receives in production. In case you missed some of the updates, here are the most recent OneDrive updates.
After introducing Live Photo support for OneDrive on iOS, Microsoft is ready to show some love to Android. OneDrive for Android version 6.23 is now available with 8K video and Samsung’s Motion Photos support.
OneDrive is the online document storage solution created by Microsoft which comes bundled as a free service with Windows 10. It can be used to store your documents and other data online in the cloud. It also offers synchronization of stored data across all your devices. Microsoft reveals the list of new features that landed in production in the month of January 2020.
Microsoft has revealed a useful new feature coming to OneDrive which will allow quickly restoring corrupted files. It will add an extra layer of protection for files and folders maintained on OneDrive. If the files in your OneDrive account get compromised by malware, or if you accidentally delete some files, the feature can be used to restore the files. If there is file corruption in your account in the event of a datacenter crash or server file system issue, then also this feature would be useful.
An impressive feature is coming to OneDrive. Earlier this year, Office 365 and OneDrive got AI-powered search features which allowed them to recognize objects in your photos so you could search for them. Now Microsoft is rolling out an additional enhancement. Soon, OneDrive will be able to recognize words in images that you have uploaded to the cloud and it will be able to search them. The process is seamless and transparent to the end user and doesn't involve any extra actions. An Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine will scan the text in your images.