Microsoft is updating OneDrive for Mac with a large number of improvements, designed to improve the app’s ease of use. Microsoft outlined the changes in a blog post on its Tech Community blog.
Perhaps the most welcome upcoming feature is Known Folder Move, which ensures that your working documents are always backed up to OneDrive, no matter which folder they are in. This means you will no longer need to store your documents inside the OneDrive virtual drive.
We have been actively working to address your request to enable Known Folder Move (KFM) support for macOS, and we’re thrilled to announce that soon you’ll be able to roll out KFM for your macOS users and redirect their Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders to OneDrive.
This means that people using OneDrive on the latest version of macOS can continue using folders they’re familiar with to do their daily work and be assured that their data is backed up and secure.
KFM will also enable your macOS users to access their most important files across different devices and applications with no disruption to productivity, because their content is automatically synced to OneDrive. In addition, your users will be able to securely share their data within and outside their organization, increasing collaboration.
The OneDrive folder will also be shown under Locations in the Finder sidebar, providing more convenient access to OneDrive files.
The OneDrive for Mac app will be updated to run natively on M1-powered Macs. This means that OneDrive will take full advantage of the performance improvements on M1 Macs, which currently include iMac, MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models. OneDrive currently runs under Rosetta 2 on M1 -powered Macs.
There are also additional features in the works for enterprise users.