Microsoft releases new OneDrive API

Microsoft today announced the release of new OneDrive API on the GitHub. Microsoft calling the developers to integrate the OneDrive into their apps to store and manage user data. The OneDrive API works across all major platforms, be it Windows, the web, iOS or Android.

OneDrive-API

Microsoft had provided APIs earlier too when it was called SkyDrive but this latest version provides better speed and functionality.

With this new RESTful API, you can build on a scalable cloud storage platform that reaches users across the entire family of Microsoft consumer services. Microsoft said.

This OneDrive API provides the developers a foundation to continue evolving the platform and access the full functionality of OneDrive. Some of the new features includes:

  • The ability to retrieve new changes to files and folders to efficiently keep a large set of files in sync with minimal calls
  • Resumable uploads of files up to 10 GB via file-fragment uploading for working with rich content, like HD videos
  • Customizable file thumbnail images for delivering a more integrated experience across your app and OneDrive

Microsoft announcing this said, it is beginning to use the new API in all its apps. So developers outside will have the same set of tools and whenever Microsoft has the access to new functionality, so does other developers too.

The OneDrive API is a major step toward making the platform more accessible and powerful, but this is only the beginning. We are working on a lot of other improvements and features that we will release throughout the year. So stay tuned for more…a lot more.

For more information, documentation and code samples to help you get started with the new OneDrive API, please check the GitHub link.

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