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  1. Make Onedrive Universal App a Windows 10 build-in app!!!

    Make Onedrive Universal App a Windows 10 build-in app!!! And remove the old desktop sync client(OnedriveSetup.exe based client) from windows 10!!!

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    not right now  ·  5 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Ability to save files "Online Only" to OneDrive in Windows 10 Mobile

    On Windows 10 desktop, the Settings app gives you the ability to store your personal files & folders (Documents, Pictures, Music, etc.) in OneDrive. Screenshot for reference:

    http://i.imgur.com/AMw4PzJ.png

    Notice that some user folders are still missing, e.g. "Desktop", "Favorites", "Videos", etc. -- hopefully these are coming soon! See this suggestion (erroneously marked "completed") for more details:

    https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/8083425-locate-documents-pictures-music-video-desktop

    However, on Windows 10 Mobile, this option is missing entirely. There is no way to save your files "Online Only" to OneDrive. Here's a screenshot of the same exact Settings page on W10 Mobile, which only gives you the options to store your…

    504 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not right now  ·  Douglas Pearce responded

    Thanks for the suggestion. We are looking at ways to offload more storage to the cloud, but we aren’t likely to build a generalized solution to this in the near future. If you want to talk specifically about photos, screenshots, or recordings, you may want to split this up into separate requests.

  3. allow the user to select whether to open files in the online app version, or in the native application

    When I click on an Office file in my OneDrive, the system default is to use the online / browser version of the office app (Excel, word, etc.). I would like to be able to set the default such that the file opens in the native application, not the browser version.

    256 votes
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    5 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not right now  ·  Douglas Pearce responded

    Thanks for the suggestion. Just being transparent, we aren’t likely to get to this in the near term.

  4. Make it possible to ignore build artifacts

    When using OneDrive as a location development projects (e.g. Visual Studio Projects, nodejs, ...) the folder contains a lot of build artifacts which shouldn't be uploaded to OneDrive. Those files can't be put outside of the OneDrive folder because the development tools expect them to be there. This causes unnecessary load and other problems (e.g. long file paths) for the local machine and the OneDrive service.

    OneDrive should be configurable at the folder level to include/exclude certain files. Configuration could be done in a '.onedrive' file for example and work recursively in the folder tree (like gitignore).

    The .onedrive file…

    140 votes
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    12 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not right now  ·  Douglas Pearce responded

    We like the suggestion and the approach with the .onedrive file. But we want to be transparent that we aren’t likely to get to this in the near future.

  5. Sync Start menu / Start screen across our devices to OneDrive (please read)

    OneDrive used to support syncing your Start experience across your devices. It was always an option, along with syncing your wallpaper, lock screen, and other settings to OneDrive across your devices. Unfortunately, OneDrive in Windows 10 no longer supports this feature. Let's take a look at the three main problems, and see why the time has never been better for Start sync:

    Difficulty #1:
    In Windows 8.1, many Windows Phone apps weren't available on PC and vice versa, which meant Start sync left "holes" where certain apps didn't exist on a given platform. However now with Windows 10, we have…

    570 votes
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    16 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Allow control of space allocation for Office365 subscribers

    With the recent news of Microsoft removing unlimited storage many people including myself are upset since we paid for Office 365 under that assumption. What I would like to see is at least allow me as the main subscriber decide how to split the 5 TB my account is allowed since I can have 5 users each allowed 1 TB. This would allow me who needs more storage to take it from family members who don't need it, yet doesn't cost Microsoft anything additional.

    82 votes
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    19 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not right now  ·  Douglas Pearce responded

    We’re not announcing additional changes to our storage plans right now but thank you for the suggestion.

  7. freenas

    create a plugin for syncing to freenas

    110 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not right now  ·  Douglas Pearce responded

    Thanks for the suggestion. Just being transparent this isn’t something we’re likely to get to in the near future.

  8. make it possible to copy a calendar event from one calendar to another inside Office 365.

    We should be able to copy an event on one of our calendars and paste it onto another one. For example, I have a personal calendar and a calendar for my library that I created. I should be able to copy back and forth between them. Please vote for this feature!

    106 votes
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    11 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Stop creating unwanted folders

    Every time I start up OneDrive for the first time a new folder named 'Documents' is created. A cloud service like OneDrive is supposed to sync the files and folders that I define on the server one-to-one without creating new, unwanted folders. Now I have to delete this folder three times a day and I'm fed up with it. The same goes for the camera roll functionality, which creates a new directory structure to back up the pictures, instead of letting the user define where to store the files. Think about usability please!

    402 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not right now  ·  Douglas Pearce responded

    Thanks for the suggestion. We are looking separately at camera roll from folders like Documents and Pictures. If you want to split this up, we’ll prioritize them separately.

  10. Rename the existing OneDrive for Business client before the Next Gen Sync client is released

    To prevent the inevitable confusion that is soon to hit users, please make sure to rename the OneDrive for Business app/programme (currently bundled with Office) to something that isn't named after the product it will no longer have anything to do with.

    37 votes
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    not right now  ·  5 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Please Add A Manual Sync now button on desktop icon

    Please Add a Manual Sync now button when clicking the desktop icon (windows 10) I often find that the files aren't uploaded when they are saved. I don't leave my computers on overnight, this means usually after saving my work on my computer I shut it down. On windows 8.1 I normally would just click on the cloud icon and manually sync. Without that button I'm already noticing files not being updating on my other PC and I have no way to force it to update. Thank you!

    125 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Recognise GPX files and display route in map

    Many hikers, runners and cyclists record their journeys using mobile GPS and save them as GPX files. It would be useful if these files can be recognised in OneDrive and displayed in Windows Maps.

    Opening a GPX file would display the route, and the 'Details' pane could contain the extra information about distance, speed, elevation, altitude, heart rate, etc.

    With many GPX files stored in a OneDrive folder, it would be awesome if all the routes could be shown together in one Windows Map to obtain an overall view.

    When a GPX file is shared the 'Directions' feature in Windows…

    103 votes
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    3 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not right now  ·  Douglas Pearce responded

    Thanks for the suggestion. Just being transparent that we are unlikely to get to this in the near future. It could be a great opportunity for the dev community!

  13. Selective Sync + Smart File Hybrid

    Both placeholder files & selective sync both have their pros and cons. Please think about taking the pros from both and creating an innovative hybrid (Pros & Cons section below).

    ======== Hybrid Explaination ========

    The 2 parts of this hybrid feature:
    (1) Selective sync selects the folders to appear.
    (2) Allow these files/folders from (1) to be right-clicked & kept online, so they can be treated as placeholders.

    The result:
    1] For folders that are non important for one desktop/laptop, we can leave them out entirely.
    2] For the important folders with large files (projects, videos, ISOs), we can see…

    132 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi folks – Appreciate the thinking and write-up. We’ve spent some time thinking about this and it’s unlikely to be our approach. That’s partly because it really compromises both sides – one of the reasons people like selective sync is the simplicity of what it means. And on the other side, placeholders allowed you to see everything without having to decide on syncing.

    Keep the ideas coming!

  14. 222 votes
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    9 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not right now  ·  Douglas Pearce responded

    Thanks for the suggestion. Just being transparent, but this isn’t something we’re going to do in the near term.

  15. Embed a photo album to a website as a slideshow

    Ability to embed an album to a webpage. This way someone can view my OneDrive photos without leaving the webpage. It would be nice if the embedded album showed a single picture at a time in an <iframe>with an option to arrow over to view the next photo in the album.

    116 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not right now  ·  Douglas Pearce responded

    Thanks for the suggestion. Just being transparent that we are unlikely to add this directly to OneDrive, but you can share your OneDrive photos in Sway today. Take a look at http://sway.com.

  16. I want to be able to change the owner so files take up their space

    I love OneDrive, I love its features and I don't want to switch to some other cloud provider because I run out of space.

    I have the Office 356 subscription for me and my family and, as the techie in the family, I was asked to upload and provide photos and videos for everyone. Which I did, enjoying them on our phones and all...

    Now, most of my family's photos and videos are on my account, shared with them. I wish I could make them the owners of their files and folders, before my space runs dry.

    87 votes
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    5 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not right now  ·  Angus Logan responded

    Hi Robin, thanks for the idea. This isn’t something we are looking at building in the near future but what you could do is have the person you want to “move” the files to create a folder and then share it and then move those files into that folder.

    thanks
    Angus

  17. Support for major ebook formats (e.g. mobi, epub, ...)

    Hi,

    Having the ability to open and read ebooks and documents in various formats straight from OneDrive.com can add more value to this great cloud application and storage.

    It is currently possible to open pdf files which is awesome and great; however, opening mobi, epub and other file formats is dependant on client's machine which can be limiting. Adding this feature through an extension or providing it natively through OneDrive Word Documents application can help users to have less dependency on their environment and devices.

    Thanks a lot. :)

    125 votes
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    2 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Loosen up on content allowed on OneDrive -- current policy would ban most users

    After hearing about users who had their entire Microsoft accounts frozen without warning and without being allowed to retrieve their data, apparently over files that they'd uploaded (privately) to their OneDrive, I looked into the Code of Conduct again and was baffled by how broad the restrictions are. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-live/code-of-conduct

    Taken broadly (which Microsoft apparently is doing, based on previous suspensions) this would prohibit storing TONS of harmless, legal, common content. Given that Office 365 users receive 1TB/unlimited OneDrive storage, presumably we're encouraged to use it as a backup service and transfer much of our hard drive there. I would very…

    140 votes
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    5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not right now  ·  Omar Shahine responded

    You referenced an old page. OneDrive is covered by the new Microsoft Services Agreement – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/servicesagreement

    3. Code of Conduct.
    a. By agreeing to these Terms, you’re agreeing that, when using the Services, you will follow these rules:
    i. Don’t do anything illegal.
    ii. Don’t engage in any activity that exploits, harms, or threatens to harm children.
    iii. Don’t send spam. Spam is unwanted or unsolicited bulk email, postings, contact requests, SMS (text messages), or instant messages.
    iv. Don’t publicly display or use the Services to share inappropriate Content or material (involving, for example, nudity, bestiality, pornography, graphic violence, or criminal activity).
    v. Don’t engage in activity that is false or misleading (e.g., asking for money under false pretenses, impersonating someone else, manipulating the Services to increase play count, or affect rankings, ratings, or comments).
    vi. Don’t circumvent any restrictions on access to or availability of the Services.
    vii. Don’t…

  19. Include Editing features for photos in one drive . It would be nice if an unlimited photo upload @ reduced size similar to that's of Google

    In addition to above said Editing and Unlimited Photo space @standard size . Search should be improved for example if I tried to search my photos taken at some place ,I should be able to do that for example like saying / searching say "My photos in London " etc., Similarly searching by date , Peoples name if they are tagged ,(Although tags which created by default such as #Text ,#Screenshot etc., are pretty useful but I want them to be directly searchable from search bar or using Cortona )

    33 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not right now  ·  Douglas Pearce responded

    Thanks for the suggestion. Just being transparent that this isn’t something we will likely get to in the near future.

  20. Microsoft should buy Dropbox software

    As the developers group at Microsoft is not able to produce an app to synchronize also shared OneDrive folders, I recommend to ask Dropbox to sell their software package to Microsoft. (Server, Desktop app, web app....). Microsoft should buy all rights on this software and glue a label "OneDrive" on it.
    The big benefit for Microsoft loyal customers would be, that they do not have to wait longer for 'shared folder synchronisation' any more.
    Oh yes, and please throw away then the old OneDrive Service, maybe also the development staff can help somewhere else.

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