Microsoft OneDrive: Change to shared folder experience

Microsoft OneDrive is updating its shared folder experience. Users will now access shared folders via the People view in their own OneDrive, organized by the sharer, starting late July 2024. This change requires no admin action but users should be informed. More details are on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 395378.

We’re making a change to the shared folder experience in Microsoft OneDrive. Currently, when a user opens a shared folder in OneDrive, they are taken to a view of that folder within the sharer’s OneDrive. In the new experience, opening a shared folder will take the user to the shared folder within the People view of their own OneDrive. This view, organized by people, shows and allows access to all the files and folders that have been shared with the user.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 395378.

When this will happen:

General Availability (Worldwide, GCC): We will begin rolling out late July 2024 and expect to complete by late August 2024.

How this will affect your organization:

With this feature update, opening a shared folder will take the user to the shared folder within the People view of their own OneDrive, as follows.

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What you need to do to prepare:

This rollout will happen automatically with no admin action required. You may want to notify your users about this change and update any relevant documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC806523


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