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  1. Provide RSS/Notification on changes made to OneDrive or Share

    I like what Dropbox provides for free: an RSS feed for:


    1. Changes made to your OneDrive

    2. Changes made to a specific share

    This allows the owner to see what files/folders were deleted/renamed/created, by who, and when. As someone who collaborates a lot with colleagues, I'd like to know who's doing what to my share/project.

    38 votes
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    3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. NTFS-like permissions on Shares (Full Control, Modify: Delete/Rename/Create, Read-Only)

    Please provide Windows NTFS-like permissions on shared items, including: Full Control, Modify (Edit, Delete, Create), Read-Only.

    Currently, users can only Create or Delete items in a share, but are unable to rename. Only the owner can.

    Owner should be able to specify who can:


    1. Make permission changes

    2. Delete files

    3. Create files

    4. Delete files

    5. Whether user can ONLY make modifications on his/her own files/folders

    6. Whether user can make modifications on ANY file/folder in the share

    38 votes
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  3. For OneDrive for Business, set the default shared link to have an expiring date.

    For OneDrive for Business, set the default shared link to have an expiring date. For example, when I share a file with you, that link should expire after, say, two weeks. I should be able to change that default at the admin level. Or as a user I might want to change it per shared file. and when it is about to expire, please warn me so I can choose to extend it or not.

    41 votes
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  4. 1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Allow to mark files/folders to be available offline

    Allow to mark important files to be available off line.

    13 votes
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  6. Release notes

    Whenever the app is updated, we need to guess what the changes were. Please add release notes or a change log to the update.

    25 votes
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  7. File handling in Onedrive for Business

    Please add functionality to easily copy/move files inside OneDrive for Business. Also enable easy moving of folders in the web user interface.

    59 votes
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  8. Merge Work Folders, OneDrive, and OneDrive for Business

    I feel like the whole offering with OneDrive is really fragmented and needs to be simplified. There are a lot of good features spread across different products that should really be bought together a lot better. I wish there was just one app that users could install on clients for both business and personal, with some way to switch accounts.

    Anyway I have some customers that I am trying to move away from Google Apps and Dropbox to Office 365. One feature customers are really keen for, and would really help to convince them to move, is a way that…

    53 votes
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  9. Increase Download Performance

    Windows Phone users automatically uploaded their videos taken to OneDrive. However ability to stream or download the videos is terribly slow. Streaming incurs unbearable amounts of buffering, and download is painfully slow.

    Embarrassing when you are sharing videos with guests on Xbox or PC and the end to end Microsoft experience can't deliver.

    4 votes
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  10. Give user control the Cache on iOS and Android

    For iOS and possibly adroid, it is needed to be able to control how much memory will be used to cache files, such as how the Amazon Cloud app works. I would like to limit it to 500 MB, or 1 GB. I would like to be able to see what is cached and individually remove items from the cache. I would like to be able to fully clear the cache. I would also like to be able to mark cached files to be except from this clear (always keep on device). With only a 16 GB iPhone, I run…

    93 votes
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  11. Give a feature to import data from other cloud Storage

    This can be helpful for users as it can easily allow them to switch to OneDrive from google drive/dropbox/iCloud.

    1.I don't want to download all files and photos first and then sync with OneDrive. It should automatically fetch data if given the url

    2.Or linking of different accounts such as dropbox/google drive account with onedrive. It should allow users to easily switch from google drive atleast which is currently most popular service and is not as good as OneDrive.

    16 votes
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  12. Offline Sync for OneDrive Business Mobile

    Not just selective sync, but the ability to automatically sync files and/or directories offline on a mobile device. This would allow businesses to roll out materials to remote people (sales materials or whatever) and be available even if they are offline or in remote areas.

    10 votes
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  13. Full functional parity with all desktop and mobile operating systems.

    Microsoft has focused too much on forcing people to Windows. You need to realize that your customers use iOS, Macs, Android etc. All of these operating systems should have the same functionality that Windows gets. This includes Outlook for Mac getting OneDrive integration, full sharing capabilities for the iPad etc. If you want businesses to use OneDrive its going to need to live in a non-Windows world and compete with the Dropboxes of the world.

    15 votes
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  14. 1 vote
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  15. Corporate file shares replaced with One Drive for Business?

    Is it possible to create the equivalent of a network file share on One Drive for Business?

    We would be interested in knowing if we could replace our on-premise file servers with One Drive for Business.

    Create shared directories? Notify user/owners when changes added to the folders?

    11 votes
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  16. Allow comments on shared/public photos

    I link my OneDrive albums to my blog so public can click and view. They have expressed a desire to leave comments on certain photos and cannot.

    7 votes
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  17. 5 votes
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  18. Add auto-backup of file changes on an adjustable basis

    Applies to OneDrive in general rather than a client.

    The biggest thing that OneDrive is really missing from my perspective is automatic backups. I recently lost due to a bug a OneNote page and there is no getting it back. Period. If OneDrive had regular backups of all differences made in files it would act as my one storage place AND my backup and storage for me would be done for good. I could have simply gotten on and reverted my notebook to yesterday's version and, bang--three months of lost work would've been back (I would've been fine exchanging it…

    11 votes
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  19. Enable Context Aware Access Management for the Onedrive for Business client

    Currently Onedrive can sync to any device regardless the health/security state of the device (up to date virusscanner, pin/password protected device logon etc.)

    We would like to have the option that the Onedrive for Business client can only sync towards "trusted" devices (e.g. leverage Workplace Join) without blocking access to regular Sharepoint from untrusted devices.

    14 votes
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  20. Add ability to sync Office templates through OneDrive

    Allows office document templates sync through onedrive

    74 votes
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