What OneDrive Files on Demand means for businesses

While Microsoft's newest software update iteration, Windows 10 Creators Update has been hailed as the most complete and revolutionary update by the software giant; one of the most anticipated of the features will be coming with the Fall Creators Update.

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be bringing with it the highly anticipated "OneDrive Files On-Demand" feature.

As need for collaboration in business continues to grow, with more files exchange at work across multiple devices, it’s increasingly important to be able to access these documents, both from work and home—all in one place.

With OneDrive Files On-Demand, you can access all your files in the cloud without having to download them or use storage space on your device. It also allows you to open online files from within desktop or Windows store apps using the Windows file picker.

All files, including online-only version can be accessed in File Explorer and work just like every other file on your device.

For instance, if someone syncs a SharePoint Online team site, instead of the file re-downloading on all synced devices, the OneDrive Files On-Demand feature will eliminating the need to continuously sync shared files on every device as the team collaborate, thus saving on network bandwidth.

And since it works with both personal and work OneDrive, as well as your SharePoint Online team sites, you’re covered in your home and professional life.

However, online-only file is downloaded to your device and becomes locally available when you open it, and you can only open online-only files when your device is connected to the internet.

The company have made available a complete guide on everything you need to know about OneDrive Files On-Demand, click here to access it.
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