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.
The naming of onedrive causes considerable confusion. There are so many similar products and as an admin I would like to disable all consumer products so I don't get users who accidentally log into the personal versions of any of them. They have school email addresses. Nothing they do with that login is personal. it is all business by the simple fact of the domain name.
Agreed. Might be that the consumer version of OneDrive could otherwise be renamed to something like "OneDrive for Home" to clearly differentiate - "OneDrive for Business" is not a premium/plus version of OneDrive, it's a different product just serving a similar cloud storage function. I have the same issue with user confusion between Skype for Business and Skype - the latter should have been renamed something like "Skype for Home".
Eric VanDeGenachte commented
The naming convention for this entire product line has caused me considerable confusion. "Goove" -> "Skydrive" -> "Sharepoint" -> "OneDrive" -> "OneDrive for Business" -> "Sites" -> "Team Sites," etc. It all gets quite confusing. People will sometimes shorthand ODFB as, simply, OneDrive and instantly make me think of the consumer/personal product, not the business product. I will be very happy when they give it a name that helps it stand out from "OneDrive."
Ashley Steel commented
Because I can't edit this now, for some reason, to make this a bit clearer:
The SharePoint Team Site synchronisation client (previously known as Groove) should no longer be called OneDrive for Business once the Next Gen Sync client is released (preferably it should be renamed /before/ it is released)
Simply "SharePoint Sync" would be better than leaving it as OneDrive for Business (which was always a poor choice of name considering it did more than just OneDrive for Business)
Paul Jones commented
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.