Integrate with History File
Windows 8/8.1 supports File History which allows you to see all previous versions of files on your folders, which is specially useful for a little in loco version control when dealing with projects that has many changing files.
But currently this feature requires another disk drive or a network drive.
Windows could automatically use OneDrive to store those files for each account, and present them to the user, downloading the previous versions as needed (similar on how OneDrive currently works on 8.1)
Thanks for the suggestion. OneDrive integrates with file history for users to have additional backups on other devices, but we do not intend for OneDrive to be a file history repository at this time.
Actually, I personally think it would be perfectly enough to point "Previous Versions" from File Explorer's context menu to the new OneDrive recovery feature. No extra work to be done - just call the OneDrive recovery API. Or failing that, launch the OneDrive recovery website and take me straight to the file I contexted from.
David Stocks commented
I don't se why you "don't intend for OneDrive to be a fole history repository". It would be well worth buying extra space for this.
Nathan Chan commented
I would love to see this change. I have purchased Office365 with 1TB on OneDrive. My laptop only has 512GB so there is no way to truly utilize the 1TB. File History would be a great added bonus for my laptop while utilizing the storage I obviously will not use up with just my standard hard drive. It would increase the value of both Windows 10 and OneDrive. Thanks!!!
Totally agree. And please check this: http://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/6736939-better-file-protection-version-history
+1 .. OneDrive should be integrated with built-in backup tools in Windows. Now it's a system app, and going even deeper in Windows 10, why not use it as one of the options for backup locations? Though MS should first add deduplication and differential uploads to make this feature really useful (quick enough)