Office 365 Updates

Office 365 Update: OneDrive for Business File Hover Card

OneDrive for Business File Hover Card is a new Office 365 feature. With File Hover Card, as soon as you hover your mouse over a file you will be able to see file details such as access stats like number of views, who viewed, and who modified. Owners of files stored in OneDrive for Business will also be able to view this information.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 23760.

How does this affect me?
The File Hover Card quickly displays file access statistics that help you gain valuable insights into who in your organization has accessed Office files that you’ve shared. In OneDrive for Business, when hovering over a file you’ll be able to see total views, the number of colleagues who’ve viewed, and the list of colleagues who’ve viewed. In SharePoint Online document and page libraries, you’ll be able to see the number of views and number of colleagues who’ve viewed files and pages.

Another aspect of this feature allows file owners the ability to see if their colleagues have viewed their files. This feature is only available when files are stored in OneDrive for Business. This setting is on-by-default. If you wish to hide the viewer list, as administrator, you can turn this feature off in your Admin center settings before it becomes available to users across your organization.

OneDrive for Business File Hover Card will be rolling out to Targeted Release organizations in the coming weeks, and we anticipate completion of the rollout to Standard Release organizations in late-February.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?
You do not need to do anything, but you may consider updating your user training and notifying your helpdesk. Please click Additional information to learn more.

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  • Reply
    June 23, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    HOW do I turn off this “feature”? It’s distracting and I hate it. It does nothing for me other than make my blood pressure go up.

    • Reply
      Jasper Oosterveld
      July 3, 2018 at 8:21 am

      I don’t think you can turn this off.

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