OneDrive for Business is an Outlook email storage application that is utilized by many Office 365 clients. While the application has been available to Mac users, the ability to sync files and take them offline was limited until now. With the new OneDrive for Business sync client, users can now access their files across all devices by downloading the iOS application and the Mac Sync Client from Microsoft Download Center.
Accessibility is Key
Users have been able to utilize Android and Windows apps to sync their OneDrive files since late 2014, but the iOS application took a little longer to develop. In late January 2015, Microsoft finally released the OneDrive app, giving iPhone users the same accessibility. The application features new capabilities for viewing, managing, and sharing photos as well as the option to connect multiple OneDrive accounts. Previous versions separated the business and personal use files but the new OneDrive for Business allows users to access all files through the same app interface.
Business users can access all saved files and shared files, as well as the most recently viewed files. Additionally, there is a recovery option for files that were accidentally sent to the Recycle Bin. The new OneDrive features an upload option as well as “search” and “share” features making it easy to interact with business and personal files on the go. With this application comes enterprise-grade security with compliance and control by Office 365.
Mac Users Need Access, Too
In addition to the iPhone application for OneDrive for Business clients, Microsoft also released the Mac Sync Client for Mac devices. The interface provides a simple way to sync and manage files in the OneDrive for Business platform with the assistance of the Mac Finder, a familiar experience for existing users. Microsoft is constantly updating their applications and Office 365 mobility features, and the increasing access for Mac and iOS users is changing the way that many people do business. After downloading the app, users will instantly be able to start managing, sharing, and syncing their files across all devices. Keep your eye out for future improvements and updates that Microsoft has in the works. Watch a short video on OneDrive for Business to learn more about the new updates for OneDrive.