Microsoft upgrades OneDrive in strides to make it more competitive
Yesterday, Microsoft announced another update, which brings optimizations mainly for the desktop-based app. Still, it is useful to know that OneDrive's cap for uploading a file (from any supported device, including mobile platforms) has been bumped up to the whopping 10 GB. Previously, trying to upload a large file would stop you at 2 GB. The new limit is not yet available for business customers, but Microsoft says it's working on it.
The rest of the updates are desktop-oriented and are as follows:
- OneDrive sync optimization – the desktop app will now upload / download more files at once, resulting in up to 3 times faster sync
- OneDrive sharing – users can now share a link to a file in their OneDrive folder by right-clicking the file and choosing “Share a OneDrive link”, which will immediately copy the file's URL to the user's clipboard – much like what Dropbox has been doing for a while now.
- OneDrive folder uploading – users can now use the OneDrive website to upload folders – simply done by dragging the desired folder over a browser, which supports the drag-and-drop function