Introducing OneDrive Files On-Demand

Jeff Stoffel Cloud Azure
Jeff Stoffel


As expected many exciting announcements were made at Build 2017.  I am particularly excited by Joe Belfiore announcement that the new OneDrive Files On-Demand feature will be delivered with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.  With Files On-Demand, you can access all your files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on your device. You don’t have to change the way you work, because all your files—even online files—can be seen in File Explorer and work just like every other file on your device.

Files On-Demand also allows you to open online files from within apps using the Windows file picker. You can simply select the file you want to open in the file picker, and the file will automatically download and open in your app.  Furthermore, you’re covered in both your home and professional life since this works with your personal and work OneDrive, as well as your SharePoint Online team sites.

This has been the #1 requested feature for OneDrive on UserVoice, and I am excited to see we are delivering it in a simple and powerful new way.

For additional details on OneDrive Files On-Demand, check out the full details in Jeff Teper’s Office Blog.

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