Microsoft launches new OneDrive API on GitHub

Microsoft has announced the release of a new OneDrive API on GitHub. It allows developers to integrate OneDrive into their apps to store and manage user data across all major platforms, including Windows, the web, iOS, and Android.

According to Microsoft, The OneDrive API provides better speed and functionality and user can build on a scalable cloud storage platform that reaches users across the entire family of Microsoft consumer services. Although the previous Live SDK will be available in this latest version.


The OneDrive API will provide a foundation to continue evolving the platform and enable all developers to access the full functionality of OneDrive. Microsoft highlighted some new features in this release:

  • 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

The company said that internally it is beginning to use the new API in all of its apps. This ensures that everyone is building on the platform with the same set of tools. The release of OneDrive API is just a beginning, company is working on a lot of other improvements and features that we will release throughout the year. So stay tuned for more…a lot more.