OneDrive for Business Gets New Sync Client preview, Browser Makeover
Microsoft is finally rolling out a new OneDrive for Business Sync Client that promises to bring a better experience than the previous version. The “next-gen” Sync Client is currently in its preview form with its roll-out staged in phases to help manage the demand.
If you haven’t gotten yours, there’s a waitlist for this preview; reserve your place there and Microsoft will notify you when it’s ready for download and installation.
However, make sure that your don’t use the preview client on production machines, and that it’s not deployed on more than 50 computers in your organization.
At the same time, Microsoft is also shipping a brand new browser experience in OneDrive for Business. According to the software giant:
The new look and feel is clean, intuitive, and beautiful; the navigation is simple to understand and use, and you always have frequently used actions like upload, edit, and share just one click or touch away. We’ve also made it easier to keep your files organized with easy selection and drag and drop features that work just like folders on your PC. And power users will notice that familiar keyboard commands and right-click options make working with your files even faster.
Finally, the Android and iOS apps of the OneDrive for Business are getting updated too. The Android version gains offline support, while iOS gets new simpler command gestures and cool ways to work with PDF files. The new offline support for iOS and Windows Phone is set to follow in the future.