New OneDrive for Business access for Mac and iOS

OneDrive for Business is no longer the preserve of Android and Windows Phone users as Microsoft has just announced new access and management capabilities for the Mac and iOS contingent.

Over recent months, new mobile experiences have enabled people on Android and Windows devices to connect to both personal and business One Drive storage from a single app. The release of an updated OneDrive app for iOS now offers the very same flexibility for Mac and iOS and completes the first stage in Microsoft’s investment in delivering ‘a single OneDrive experience across work and life’ for mobile.

According to Jason Moore of the OneDrive Blog, there’s a lot to like.  For starters, amazing new capabilities in ‘how you view, manage and share your photos’. Moreover, you can now connect to one or more OneDrive for Business accounts. Rather than using two separate apps for your personal and business files, he says, ‘you can access all your files plus all the files that have been shared with you. You can even access your most recent files plus recover accidentally deleted files from the Recycle Bin. There’s new features to upload files to OneDrive for Business and powerful search and share features. For iOS users this delivers a single mobile experience to truly manage everything in your life! ‘ … all safe in the knowledge that business files are secured, managed and covered by Office 365 enterprise-grade security.

Mac users also wanted to be able to easily access and take their OneDrive for Business files offline, so Microsoft has recently provided a preview of its Mac sync client for One Drive for Business, the first way to sidestep the browser when accessing documents and, as Jason puts it, ‘a simple and secure way for you to manage and sync your files through the familiar Mac Finder experience.’