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OneDrive Files On-Demand Coming with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

At Build 2017 Microsoft tried to dull the complaints about its naming practices by offering a feature that has been one of the most requested customer features on UserVoice. So, instead of focusing on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (yes, they’re doubling down), the company focused instead on OneDrive Files On-Demand.

What is OneDrive Files On-Demand? According to Microsoft

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 desktop or Windows store apps using the Windows file picker. 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 it works with your personal and work OneDrive, as well as your SharePoint Online team sites.

Additionally, the company announced:

  • OneDrive Offline Folders—save entire folders for offline access on Android and iOS
  • OneDrive for iMessage—quickly share OneDrive files on iOS devices

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