Saturday 7 February 2015

Microsoft Enhances Its One Drive with New Features On iOS

Microsoft has finally made a significant number of changes in the look, feel and functionality of its popular cloud storage service OneDrive app for the iOS based users. The tech giant has given heed to the users based on Apple’s iOS platform by updating its official OneDrive app with highly improved photo management and a sophisticated integrated access to OneDrive for Business.

This updated app will simply allow the users from varied devices like iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to create photo albums for better viewing in a single place. Users would be required to copy or move the file essentially in their albums. This features would streamlined the viewing the photos as well as make it appear less cluttered and organized.

Features Debuted On iOS Platform

Tagging feature is also introduced wherein users can tag the photos manually or even allow the app to automatically generate tags. Tagging feature works on the basis of impressive object recognition technology powered by Bing and Microsoft Research. This makes it possible for the OneDrive to recognize the visual content associate it with different tags such as people, animals, buildings and others with ease. Tags would provide a new way of browsing through the picture and lane of memory with grace.

Another notable feature is the text recognition in photos along with the content of documents. This feature makes it easier to search among the hoards of files and photos. There is also a feature which brings in the seamless integration of password management apps including the 1Password and LastPass. Apart from these update had made some bug fixes and certain important improvements like the one for audio and video playback.

Microsoft had also released a public preview version specifically for the Mac users with its Mac sync client for OneDrive for Business. This will help them in managing files and later syncing them offline.

Microsoft Brings Simple Solutions For Businesses

OneDrive for iOS will feature a built in access to OneDrive for Business. This simply translates that businesses doesn’t have use the separate app for assessing the OneDrive for Business. Those users could easily connect with their OneDrive for Business accounts from a single app and could view their business files along with the personal files. On security from users should be relieved that their business files would still be secured, managed and covered by Microsoft’s Office 365 enterprise service.

Microsoft Increases The Storage on OneDrive

Microsoft has also given a boost to the users by increases their offered storage for free on OneDrive from standard 15 GB to 30 GB if they turn on their automatic camera backup. This hefty increase by Microsoft fives direct competition to other cloud storage services mainly Dropbox and iCloud. Furthermore OnDrive is giving free increase in storage which is not available on these high paying competitors. Microsoft even couples this with distinctive changes made in uploading, organization as well as the searching of files on its cloud storage which had made it extremely easier and beautiful system in itself.

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