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Windows 11 preview update enables deeper OneDrive integration

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Windows 11 Build 25145 is now available to users in the Dev Channel with some minor new features. For example, Build 25145 allows for closer integration between OneDrive and Settings. Likewise, it also improves Braille driver support for Narrator and adds a new password solution for local administrators.

These enhancements are only available to members of the Dev Channel. According to the release notes, Windows 11 Build 25145 adds Braille Driver Solution. The company says Braille devices will now work better because they can switch smoothly between Narrator and third-party screen readers, as Narrator will automatically change Braille drivers.

To get started, users will need to remove Narrator’s current braille support if it’s already installed by navigating to Settings > Apps > Optional Features > Installed Features. In the Installed Features section, locate Accessibility and expand the option that allows you to view braille and finally remove the feature.

After removing the existing feature, you can go to Settings > Accessibility > Narrator > Braille and download braille. Once done, go to Settings > Accessibility > Narrator > Braille and start using the drivers provided on the screen.

What’s New in Windows 11 Build 25145

One of the key features in Windows 11 Build 25145 is deeper OneDrive integration. As you probably know, Microsoft has been working on OneDrive integration for Windows 11 22H2. It is already possible to configure OneDrive as the default file explorer folder so that you can easily access documents and other files stored in the cloud storage service.

OneDrive for Windows 11

Build 25145 introduces the OneDrive subscription management experience to the Accounts page in Settings. You’ll see the OneDrive Standalone 100GB plans on the Accounts page, so you can view current cloud storage usage, recurring billing, payment method, and more.

Windows 11 OneDrive Settings

Because OneDrive is deeply integrated into Settings, you’ll receive cloud storage notifications in the Windows Settings app. This happens when you are near or above the OneDrive storage limit.

A banner will also appear on the Account Settings page alerting you about your OneDrive storage usage.

As mentioned at the outset, there are other OneDrive-related improvements on the way to Windows 11. For example, users can add a OneDrive folder directly to the File Explorer sidebar. In the same way, you can configure OneDrive as the ‘home page’ of File Explorer. It provides quick access to items stored in the cloud storage.

It’s worth noting that these new integrations aren’t guaranteed to make it to the next major update to Windows 11, but there’s a chance these changes will roll out as part of a cumulative update in the near future.

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