OneDrive has added a new feature that allows you to organize files by people and meetings. This new UI refresh was added in 2023, and consumers will see it by the end of February 2024.
Previously, files were organized by name, but now you can organize them by the people involved in the file or even the upcoming meetings that the files are related to. The new feature aims to simplify the process of finding and accessing files, especially in a workplace setting.
The update applies to the OneDrive app for Windows, and not File Explorer. The new Meetings view will automatically organize files based on specific past or upcoming meetings, as well as the coworker(s) involved. OneDrive users can also choose to continue organizing their files in the traditional file-first organization scheme.
Additionally, OneDrive has added features such as filtering by file type, the ability to color-code folders, and the option to upload new documents directly to OneDrive. These improvements aim to make the file management process more efficient and user-friendly.
Microsoft also plans to use AI to make additional file recommendations as part of the “For You” section of the OneDrive home page. However, the new organization features are already proving to be valuable additions to the platform.
Overall, the updates to OneDrive’s UI are designed to make file organization and access easier for users, whether in a workplace environment or for personal use. The changes will be available to consumers, schools, and businesses by the end of February 2024.