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Microsoft OneDrive Adds Personal Vault, Expandable Storage for Global Users; Windows Virtual Desktop Gets Global Rollout

Microsoft OneDrive Adds Personal Vault, Expandable Storage for Global Users; Windows Virtual Desktop Gets Global Rollout

Personal Vault provides a protected area within OneDrive storage

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Personal Vault was announced back in June
  • Microsoft OneDrive has received an upgraded PC folder backup
  • Windows Virtual Desktop provides virtualisation of Windows 7

Microsoft is upgrading OneDrive by bringing Personal Vault and expandable storage for users across the globe. Officially announced back in June, both new features are designed to make OneDrive a better competitor against the likes of Google Drive and Apple’s iCloud. The Redmond giant has also announced the global rollout of its Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktop that it introduced back in September last year and seeded for public preview in March. Windows Virtual Desktop provides multi-session Windows 10 capabilities and lets users virtualise not just Windows 10 but even Windows 7.

With Personal Vault, Microsoft OneDrive users can avail an additional layer of security with a dedicated area that allows them to protect their content stored on the cloud storage with a PIN, fingerprint/ facial authentication, or a two-factor authentication (2FA) code. All the documents, photos, and videos stored in the Personal Vault are accessible through the OneDrive website as well as its mobile apps. Further, users can also use the Microsoft Authenticator app to unlock their Personal Vault space.