Because Ransomware: OneDrive for Business to Get "Files Restore" Option

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Feb 4, 2016
Microsoft will add a new feature to OneDrive for Business that will let users create backup points and restore to previous versions of their entire OneDrive account.

The new feature is codenamed Files Restore and Microsoft says it will allow users to recover files "from disastrous events such as mass deletes, corruption, and other data loss scenarios."

OneDrive "Files Restore" is different from "Version History"
OneDrive already had a "Version History" feature that allowed users to go back to previous versions of each file, allowing users to revert edits or even recover accidentally deleted files.

The new Files Restore feature will let OneDrive users roll back their entire account —all files and folders— to a previous time and date.

Featured scheduled for December, delayed for January
Microsoft revealed it was working on such a feature at the end of September 2017, during its yearly Microsoft Ignite developer conference. Back then, it released the following screenshot of the Files Restore interface.

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