Microsoft kicked off its Ignite 2016 conference in Atlanta, GA yesterday and the company had a lot of announcements to share about its cloud products. OneDrive, the company’s cloud storage service will get more integrated with Sharepoint Online as well as several new capabilities when used on a web browser or a mobile device. Additionally, the company also announced yesterday that it will bring back OneDrive placeholders with an upcoming “On-Demand Sync” feature on Windows 10 PCs.
A more integrated OneDrive experience on Windows 10 PCs will likely help the company compete with its numerous rivals in the cloud storage space such as Dropbox and Google Drive. However, the company revealed new hard data about its cloud storage service at Ignite 2016 and it’s clear that OneDrive is already a healthy business for Microsoft:
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According to this new data, OneDrive claims a 100% year-over-year growth in monthly active users with 10 billion new files added to the cloud storage service each month. The app is also popular on mobile devices as it has been downloaded 150 million times. As a comparison, Office has already been downloaded 340 million times on iOS and Android devices according to this official page. Lastly, Microsoft shared that the online service has a 99.999% sync reliability, which is especially important for enterprise customers looking to move their business to the cloud.