OneDrive Gets Upgraded (Again!)

It looks like OneDrive users can expect more good things to come to their accounts in the next few months. Microsoft, not content to leave its improvements at a storage size increase, has announced a series of performance upgrades to the cloud service.

Now that the space allotted to users has been bumped up to 1TB, this next round of updates seems to consider their behaviors and needs towards cloud storage. There’s no question that the value of data has increased exponentially in recent years, resulting in a need for greater quantities of information of larger sizes. OneDrive’s newest update takes this to heart by increasing the maximum upload size to 10GB, making the synchronization & sharing process far more efficient, and at long, long last, supporting folder uploads.

Uploading folders to the cloud

And with even more folders inside them…

As a user of OneDrive, I’ve actually been craving that last feature for quite some time. With this update I’ll be able to virtualize my countless folders within folders of information to better mirror my desktop in the cloud. Conjoined with the new efficiency boosts, I’ll be able to upload during lunch and enjoy a virtual version of my laptop when I get home to my desktop. But that’s not the only benefit you can expect to enjoy from these improvements, as a business on OneDrive there are a number of new abilities that will come into play.

Let’s say you’re a lawyer and you’re working on a big project for your practice. You need to put together a sprawling case matter, which has resulted in a large folder size within your industry software. So, the first version is done, and now you need to get feedback and approval. With the new OneDrive update, all you have to do is click the folder as it exists on your desktop, and you can select to synchronize and share right from the drop down. The middleman of opening your browser has now been rendered obsolete, giving you a speedy new method to transfer your data.

The changes are expected to arrive within the next few months, while some efficiency upgrades have already begun rolling out in limited amounts. As business and technology continue to evolve and become more closely connected, it Microsoft has taken a proactive stance towards adapting. As the cloud war continues to rage on, the company has further solidified itself as a formidable force within the industry.

See Microsoft’s announcement for more details.

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