New sync client must support team sites
Horrified to read this in the FAQ for the new sync client:
"Our focus right now is exclusively on OneDrive for Business cloud sync. We’re still looking at our broader sync strategy for Team Sites and On Prem. The existing sync client for OneDrive for Business will continue to support sync in these solutions."
Sync of team sites is very important. I know several businesses who only use the team site (because they want to share documents).
If you still have to run the old, broken sync client for team sites this is a massive disappointment and means users will still face sync errors, strange error messages etc.
We’ve recently rolled out support for syncing your Team sites (including O365 Groups) and shared OneDrive for Business folders. You can read more here: https://blogs.office.com/2017/01/24/onedrive-brings-new-file-collaboration-and-management-features-to-the-enterprise/ Thanks!
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Very disappointed with Microsoft and the development team on the release date of the new sync client that will support sharepoint sync. We have customers holding out for this, and have already lost one customer of 6 years who has had enough of the sync problems and was no longer willing to wait nor continue to pay us for any work done on Office 365 and we could no longer keep continuously providing free support. We also no longer recommend Sharepoint and OneDrive for Business to any other clients as it is too unstable, and costs us far too much in time, money and reputation.
It is now my opinion that we adopted and promoted Office 365 too early based on marketing and promises from Microsoft then end result to date being, high stress, lost clients, lost client confidence in us, damaged reputation and some clients have even had staff resign as they were fed with all the sync issues around Office 365. Maybe in 2017 things may be different, however this is of no comfort now and until these issues are resolved we will continue not to recommend using Sharepoint on Office 365. Unfortunately believing in Microsoft and recommending the use of Sharepoint in Office 365 was one of the worst business decisions that we have made and has caused our company irreparable damage and large financial losses. I now have the joy of confronting our existing client base and telling them there will be no hope until towards the end of this year.
Jared Pickerell - Troy USD 429 commented
Disappointed on the delivery timeline of end of 2016 but happy to finally see it officially on the schedule with something more definitive than "sometime in the future". 2016 is better than never I guess!
Johan A commented
Does this mean new client for OneDrive for business OnPrem?
Please add support for OneDrive for business OnPrem on RDS/VDI...
Forbes Baylis commented
Come on guys, you've known about this problem for long enough, so why will it take until Q4 2016 until we get a real fix? We need this fixed NOW!
Marcos Duran commented
This is ridiculous!
When I first tried to use team sites I assumed they simply would sync already. Unbelievable this feature is not in there yet and we as a company need to wait almost another year for it. Sorry but how am I going to say to people in out company "use OneDrive" when basic stuff does not even work? How should people collaborate? As a Windows and OSX using company this is even worse as the OSX sync client is a total mess :(
Sorry for being so negative but I have a hard time recommending OneDrive to people...
End of 2016 for Sharepoint sites? Only last week I was told by the local MS Partner rep end of June. I'm done. Were can't deal with 9 more months of ODB ****. I'm moving all my clients to DropBox.
to sync the library site we have to wait the end of the year... some positive answer? :-)
Finally some positive news. Although I hoped for a faster timeframe at least this is heading in good direction.
This is terrible. It put's in jeopardy our IT plan for SharePoint 2016 Deployment across our Enterprise. It also provides non-IT Management ammunition to make the argument to move to DropBox.
Where is the RoadMap and Timeline? Why is there no answer yet?
A new synclient for sharepoint is essential, but why not one step further and give us persistant mapped drives.
After just over two weeks after moving off of OneDrive for Business connected to Sharepoint and moving onto Box integrated with Office365, my users are all so happy that the ordeal has ended for them. I'd been holding on to OneDrive for Business for a couple of years telling them that the client must be fixed soon and they held on unhappily. Now they are happy campers! Box has so many features for business file sharing and it's reliability is so strong that I can't imagine Microsoft ever catching up, and I really suspect that they don't really want to.
Seriously? You are still THINKING ABOUT THIS?
How long of a thinking do you need to do?
What are we going to do to sync share folders? This is unbelievable.
I guess Microsoft employees don't use the OneDrive Sync for SharePoint Libraries. If they did they would have fixed this a long time ago. The Sync Utility is one of their worst applications ever!
Our company and our customers would really like to have OneDrive's new sync client to support team site libraries!
Thinking about it. A critical business process is sharing of files amongst staff members and you are "thinking about it". You didn't have to think too hard when you put up New Zealand's prices for Office 365 by 22%. How about you put at least 22% more effort into actually doing something about making a critical function work. This is holding up several of my client from moving their file storage into the cloud despite paying for it. I don't want to have to deal with broken sync clients, limitations on the number of files in a team site and poor sync performance. Currently my users are resorting to Google Drives and Drop Boxes to share which is a nightmare for me to manage. HURRY UP!!!!!!
Andrea Morgantini commented
Any news? We really need this. Or not, if the documents libraries had the same functions as "move" and "copy" as the new OneDrive UI in office 365.
Brian Collins commented
An update on this would be outstanding. We NEED this.
Any update Microsoft?