OneDrive Universal App for Windows 10 available | a short test
Since 05/16/16 the new universal app for Windows 10 (Desktop and mobile) Version 17.10.1 is available at the Microsoft store. There were many wishes at Uservoice. I have tested it a few days.
- Windows 10
- Windows 10 Mobile
- Windows Phone 8.1
- Windows Phone 8
- Windows Holographic
We may discuss the possibilities of this App. But there are are good reasons, to install this app.
- You may have access to more than one OneDrive (Personal) accounts++
- You may have access more than one OneDrive for Business accounts ++
- The data are not stored locally +
- You must have an Internet connection –
- This App is only available for Windows 10 (Desktop) –
- With a few mouse clicks you see your shared information +
The app is quick and if you save the credentials you may switch very quick between the accounts and the data. You never will be asked again for your credentials. You may share your data and you may edit the data, but not in the app. The document or picture will be downloaded and then the linked App opens the data.
This app is for users, which do not have enough space for a local synchronization. It is fully functional for tablet devices. You do not need a Web Browser, but you need an internet connection.
If you do not have all times an internet connection, theses users may do a mixture of local synchronization and a selective sync with the Next Generation Sync Client (NGSC). So the OneDrive app have the same limitations like the NGSC
If you have more than one OneDrive (Personal) this app is ideal. With the The Next Generation Sync Client you are allowed only one OneDrive (Personal) account. But these users are rare.
By the way, Drag’n Drop of files is running