OneDrive sync client will no longer be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2

The OneDrive team is committed to bringing you the best, most secure experience possible across your devices. As such, we are ending support for the OneDrive Desktop application (sync client) on Windows Server 2008 R2 and focusing our resources on new technologies and supported operating systems.

Note: Extended support for Windows Server 2008 R2 ended in January 2020.

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(Reminder) Adjusting Version Retention for Outlook Data Files (PST File Type) on One Drive and SharePoint Online

As communicated in MC256835 (May, 2021), starting August 16th 2021 the service will start retaining 30 days worth of versions for any PST files stored OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online team site document libraries. This change will prevent cases of previous versions of PST files from quickly consuming available storage.

  • The change will only impact previous versions of PST files stored in your document library storage.

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OneDrive: Sharing experience – “Shared with”

At the bottom of the Share Dialog, the “Shared with” list of people will give you an at-a glance view of everyone you’ve given access to a file. This change should make it easier to know who has access and how many people have access to your files. Clicking on the “Shared With” list will lead you to the Manage Access view. Sending a file via the Share Dialog should also return a visual confirmation of who you’ve just sent it to.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83725

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Install web version of OneDrive as a Progressive Web App (PWA)

You can now install the web version of OneDrive as a Progressive Web App (PWA) in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox or other browser that supports Progressive Web Apps (with the exception of Safari). After you install the web version of OneDrive as a Progressive Web App, you can launch it from your desktop, and it will work the same way as it does in your web browser.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82040.

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PDF nighttime reading mode for OneDrive on Android

With 3 new color modes for viewing PDFs—day, night, and sepia—users have more control over the appearance of PDFs and how much blue light they see.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72230.

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OneDrive: Android – Jump to Page for PDF viewing

You will soon be able to move from page to page while viewing PDF documents in Microsoft OneDrive Android app by typing the page number in Jump to Page.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81920.

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OneDrive: iOS – Jump to Page for PDF viewing

You will soon be able to move from page to page while viewing PDF documents in Microsoft OneDrive iOS app by typing the page number in Jump to Page.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81919.

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Immersive Reader is now available in OneDrive and SharePoint for documents

This new feature release will allow users to launch Word Documents and text files into Immersive Reader from OneDrive.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81954.

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Adding Link settings to the Quick Permissions inside the OneDrive Share Control

This new OneDrive feature will make Link settings more discoverable by adding it to the quick permissions dropdown inside the OneDrive sharing dialog.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81958.

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Public preview: OneDrive Sync admin reports in the Microsoft 365 Apps Admin center

We are releasing in public preview a new dashboard for IT administrators to check OneDrive sync app versions, sync status, sync errors on individual devices, and to monitor deployment progress of Known Folder Move.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65909.

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