On behalf of the entire OneDrive team I would like to wish each and everyone of you a happy and healthy new year ! And to begin this new year on a happier note I am glad to share some really cool features released during the holidays.
Here are the latest functionalities that rolled out to production in the month of December-2020.
- Full fidelity shared libraries in OneDrive web
- Create shared library in OneDrive web
- Exclude specific files from sync
Create shared library in OneDrive web
Roadmap ID: 67163
OneDrive connects you to all your files-be it your individual work files or your shared team files. We’re updating the existing experience of creating new Shared Libraries from OneDrive on the web to make it simpler and easier to create collaborative spaces. The new streamlined experience backed by an Office 365 group, allowing you to specify the people you want to share with – and the new shared library appears immediately as a new content collaboration space for your team files.
Full fidelity shared libraries in OneDrive web
Roadmap ID: 49093
Along with the ability to create a shared library from within OneDrive we are also making it easier for you to access the content in these shared libraries . Not only can you sync these shared libraries from SharePoint and Microsoft Teams to your PC or Mac using OneDrive, you can now view shared libraries with full fidelity from within the OneDrive on the web. This means you can create new documents, pin important ones to the top, add shortcuts to your OneDrive, create views, manage metadata, share and more.
Also, Learn more how to find team files from your shared libraries from within the OneDrive user interface.
Exclude specific files from sync
Roadmap ID: 66188
Admins! You can now specify a file name or file extension you’d like to exclude from sync at the device level. This setting lets you prevent the OneDrive sync app (OneDrive.exe) from uploading specific files to OneDrive or SharePoint. No errors appear for the skipped files, and the files remain in the local OneDrive folder.
So now as a part of "Known Folder Move" if you need to move a Desktop folder which might consist multiple shortcut files , just add .lnk files to the list of the excluded files and prevent them from syncing.
End users will be notified about the exclusion in the activity center and will be able to recognize these files with "do not enter" status in the File Explorer.
You can find the new setting in the admx/adml files that ship with OneDrive version 20.201.
- If you are currently using the admin center setting to block certain file types from being uploaded from the OneDrive sync app, you will need to first enable this new setting, make sure it's applied by restarting the OneDrive sync app, and then disable that current setting in admin center.
- If you enable this setting, the sync app will not upload new files that match the rules you specified. There is no impact on existing files uploaded to OneDrive and SharePoint.
Learn more and stay engaged
As you can see, we continue to evolve OneDrive as a place to access, share, and collaborate on all your files in Microsoft 365, keeping them protected and readily accessible on all your devices, anywhere.
Check out the new and updated OneDrive documentation.
Take advantage of end-user training resources on our Office support center.
Thank you again for your support of OneDrive. We look forward to your continued feedback on UserVoice and hope to connect with you at Ignite or another upcoming Microsoft or community-led event.
Thanks for your time reading all about OneDrive,
Ankita Kirti – Product Manager – OneDrive | Microsoft