New OneDrive for Business sync client preview available for Mac, iOS app updated

Microsoft is launching a preview version of its new OneDrive for Business sync client for the Mac. The new version adds a number of new features and improvements for businesses who want to access Microsoft's cloud storage service.

OneDrive Selective Sync

One of the new features is called Selective Sync. Microsoft says:

"Selective sync is a key feature in the new client (and your most requested one), allowing you to choose which folders to sync to your device. Better yet, it's specific to each of your devices so that you can optimize based on how you use each device and its local storage constraints."

Some of the other improvements in the new sync client include increasing the individual file size limit from 2GB to 10GB and eliminating the 20,000-file sync limit. Microsoft has a sign-up page for businesses who want to check out the OneDrive for Business sync client.

Microsoft has also improved the OneDrive for Business browser interface:

"A highlight of the new browser experience is the ability to switch between a list and preview tile view which makes it easy to identify key files. All of the key actions you want to take on a file or folder, such as preview, edit, share and delete, are conveniently located on the toolbar or by right-clicking a specific file or folder. This new browser experience makes managing your work files easier than ever. "

In addition, the iOS OneDrive app will receive some improvements as well:

There's a new streamlined way to trigger common actions on files (share, move, delete and details) simply by pressing and holding on the file you want to use. We've also added PDF annotations – the ability to draw, highlight and comment on your PDF files – directly in the OneDrive app.

Source: Microsoft

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