Microsoft updates OneDrive to work natively on M1 Macs

Onedrive M1

Microsoft has announced plans to update its OneDrive app to that works natively on Apple M1 Macs in late 2021, along with other planned performance improvements. OneDrive is currently available with Rosetta 2 on M1 systems.

At the end of this year, Microsoft will update the Mac application to run natively on M1 machines. OneDrive is currently available with Rosetta 2 on M1 systems.
An update is also planned that would enable known folder movement (KFM) for macOS users. KFM allows people who use OneDrive to access files on different devices and applications, and the changes will automatically sync to OneDrive. Also, if a user performs a device update, KFM can automatically upload all new files to OneDrive.
Professionals can also use a background property to automatically move the contents of desktop folders, documents and pictures to OneDrive. It will also improve the OneDrive sync experience for macOS users, which will be based on Apple's new file provider platform. The update will improve the Finder experience for OneDrive, being visible in "locations" in the Finder sidebar.

May use management reports sync in the future. Administrators will be able to view detailed reports on macOS users running OneDrive Sync and any errors they may experience.

As an additional pill we can say that at the end of June, iOS and iPadOS users will be able to edit Office documents that they have marked for offline use in the Microsoft app mobile app. Edited files will sync to OneDrive once a user is back online. This will allow users to pick up where they left off from a different device later.


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