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OneDrive Still Has Major Drawback Despite New 1TB Capacity

I think it's great that Microsoft is now offering 1TB of capacity in its OneDrive service for Office 365 but that only makes the proverbial haystack even larger due to the lack of a suitable way of finding files when using the new Windows 8.x modern UI.

The major drawback of using OneDrive is that it doesn't sort files in the order they were last modified. I think it's fair to say that's the preferred way for most individuals who want to access files they're working with. Instead, when using the modern UI, it sorts them alphabetically. If you have hundreds or thousands of files in a folder, good luck finding a specific file in the way you're accustomed to.

Sure you can use the search interface or go to the traditional desktop (and that's what I'm forced to do). But if Microsoft wants to get people to use its Windows 8.x UI, wouldn't it make sense to make it easier to use?

Now if you use OneDrive for Business with SharePoint Online, it's my understanding you do have the ability to do custom sorts when using the modern UI. So why not offer the same capabilities to the core OneDrive offering? Surely if Microsoft wants to stave off cloud file service providers such as Dropbox, this would be an easy way to accomplish that.

Do you agree?

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on 06/27/2014 at 11:07 AM


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