Imagine you could see all your clothes in your cupboard, but it didn’t take up space. And how wonderful would it be if your cupboard automatically moved clothes that you haven’t worn for years (or don’t fit you anymore), into the spare bedroom’s closet? Oh wait, it does exist, for your files. Meet #StorageSense & #OneDrive #FilesOnDemand

Let’s first create some awareness. I have way to many awesome men in my life that I want to be around when I grow old.

More about Movember:


Sign up to raise funds and awareness for all the dads, brothers, sons and friends in your life. Together we can make a difference for men’s health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Click here to learn more or register (ZA link, should reroute to your region).

What is Files On-Demand?

OneDrive Files On-Demand helps you access all your files in OneDrive without having to download all of them and use storage space on your device.  Read more…

So, files on-demand helps me free up space on my computer by not downloading the files that I don’t work with often. In below example you’ll see folders with invoices. I don’t need access to the previous years (when I’m offline). I can still see the folders and documents as well as the document properties, but I would have to be online if I wanted to open one.

Next to the name you’ll see the status column (1) which indicates whether it’s available offline and if I right-click on a folder / document I can download it (Always keep on this device) or decide to Free up space (if I don’t need it offline anymore).

What is Storage Sense?

Starting with Windows 10, Storage Sense has embarked on a path to keep your storage optimized. We’re making continuous improvements in every update. In the next Windows 10 feature update (build 17720 and later), we’re adding a new capability and making a few changes to Storage Sense’s behavior. Read more…

Storage sense works in the background on your PC to make sure it’s fully optimized when it comes to storage. With the new Windows 10 update, it now also includes our files on-demand which means it will look at older, unused “downloaded” files and Free up the space for you.

One less thing to worry about. 🙂



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I’ll be speaking at The European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference in Copenhagen, 26 – 29th of November. #ESPC18 @EuropeanSP Also honored to be a community reporter at the event. Hoping to see you there!

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New Initiative:

Every couple of months I’m going to travel to a new country, rent a motorcycle, and travel to as many communities as possible, for 15.2 days. Purpose would be to create awareness around Digital Literacy and give users an overview of Office 365 Apps and Services and how it can transform their lives. I’ll do video and written blogs to capture and share my journey and experiences.

Feedback would be crucial, and I’ll be using Microsoft Forms & Flow to gather valuable feedback for myself and Microsoft. I will be inviting other community members to join me on my journey when I’m in their respective areas.

Of course it wouldn’t be possible without sponsorship to help support this cause. Reach out if you’re interested on getting involved in any way, here’s a link to a Microsoft Form that can be completed: