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Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage gets update

OneDrive for Win Phone 8.1 now supports high-res photo backup; OneDrive for Business gets "doc conversations" feature.


On June 3, Microsoft announced updates to both the consumer (OneDrive) and business (OneDrive for Business) versions of its cloud-storage service.

On the consumer side, Microsoft added the ability on OneDrive for Windows Phone 8.1 for high-resolution photos to be automatically backed up. These photos will be available on "whatever other devices you use, wherever you go," according to a new post on the OneDrive blog.

Microsoft also announced a deal by way of which US customers can print photos from directly at their local Walgreens stores. And the company added a new photo-viewing capability to OneDrive for Xbox One. (OneDrive for Xbox requires an Xbox Live Gold subscription.)

On the OneDrive for Business side, Microsoft officials made available the "document conversations" capability announced earlier this year at the SharePoint Conference 2014.

Document Conversations embed Yammer's social-networking functionality alongside Office apps as a way of making collaboration around documents simpler. Users can create new content, like a Word document or PowerPoint Presentation, using Office Online and store that document in SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business, along with the Yammer conversations about those documents.

SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and OneDrive are all now in the same business group at the company.

This story originally appeared as "Microsoft updates business and consumer versions of OneDrive cloud storage" on ZDNet.