(Cloud) Tip of the Day: OneDrive for Business updates

Today’s Tip…

Today, I’d like to share updates on OneDrive for Business.

Check out the following official announcement here for more information…



  • Office 365 customers on premium Enterprise, Government and Education plans will receive increased storage from 1 TB to 5 TB per user.
    • Rollout will complete by the end of March 2016.
    • Customers on all other Office 365 Enterprise, Business and standalone plans that include OneDrive for Business will continue to receive 1 TB of storage per user.
    • Specifically, this includes unlimited storage for individuals in organizations with more than five people subscribing to one of the following plans:
      • Office 365 Enterprise E3, E4 and E5
      • Office 365 Government E3, E4 and E5
      • Office 365 Education
      • OneDrive for Business Plan 2 and SharePoint Online Plan 2
  • OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client is now available for deployment.
    • Improved reliability and performance
    • Selective sync
    • Support for large files up to 10 GB in size and removing the 20,000 file sync limit.
    • IT Professionals can now silently deploy and configure the client on behalf of end users.
    • The OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client is available for Windows 7, 8 and 10 (8.1 support will be added in the first quarter of 2016) and Mac OS X 10.9 and above.
    • Next Generation Sync Client supports OneDrive for Business only, but we will add support for SharePoint document libraries in future releases.
  • OneDrive app for Windows 10 Mobile was recently released. This app offers all the essential capabilities to view, edit, delete, share and upload files onto both your personal OneDrive and OneDrive for Business storage services.
  • OneDrive for iOS app will support offline storage. You can selectively flag files for local availability and open them when disconnected. The updated app will be available before the end of December 2015. We first released offline storage on Android in September 2015 and will take this same capability to Windows 10 Mobile in the second quarter of 2016.
  • Office Lens for iOS now supports uploading your content directly into OneDrive for Business. Support for OneDrive for Business will be added to Android and Windows 10 Mobile in the first quarter of 2016.

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