OneDrive becomes the default save spot for Office 365 apps

It’s official; Microsoft has made OneDrive and SharePoint Online the default save spots for Microsoft Office 365 apps. By moving the user experience to the cloud even more, what’s in store for us in the near future?

From February and onwards, Microsoft Office 365 apps will have a new default save spot. This is the case for both the Windows as well as the Mac versions of the software suite. From now on, the following types of files will be saved to the cloud instead of the local hard drive:

– Excel

– Word

– PowerPoint

Specifically, OneDrive and SharePoint will be the default destination where these types of files will be placed immediately upon saving them.

Officially, Microsoft’s plans were first announced on the 25th of January this year. If you remember what happened with the Known Folder Migration in 2018, you’ll find this case to be quite similar. When their decision first hit the news headlines last year, the company decided to move user data away from the users’ local machines and onto the cloud – OneDrive consumer and business.

Of course, you’re by no means locked into having to accept the new direction of things – there’s an option to turn it off if you don’t like it for any reason. Simply change the default working folder, and it should be taken care of. Moreover, according to Microsoft, the new changes won’t affect the default options that administrators have chosen to set up on the company computers.