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Microsoft in its Build 2017 event confirmed that it is working on bringing File On Demand Feature to its OneDrive app for Windows 10 users. The company has been testing the feature with the Windows Insiders for some time now.

Today at its Ignite 2017, the company confirmed that it will be bringing the File On Demand Feature with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update which is available for general public on October 17th.

The File On Demand Feature syncs all files from OneDrive with files and folders stored on the hard drive. The company is also adding a new built in functionality for users to see 270 different file types both on the web and desktop without installing the actual application.


The One Drive users will also be seeing a new UI allowing users to see their shared files in the new information pane. A new Shared UI is being added to allow external sharing with users who do not have a Microsoft Account.

The company is also planning to add more new features like ZIP File Support, shared notifications between desktop and mobile, mobile client updates, DRM Libraries in OneDrive and more. OneDrive users will also be able to see active accounts, Files activity and view all messages from the OneDrive admin console.

A migration tool kit will also be made available for users to migrate from share drives or other cloud services to OneDrive on their own. These should be made available for users in Future updates.

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