Don't default to OneDrive when saving files w/Word, Excel, etc
Very annoying on a laptop that may or may not have Internet. All Office interactions should be with the local copy of files, with sync in the background.
Currently if I open a file on C:/Documents, Work recognizes it as a OneDrive folder and interrupts my editing with errors if I try to Save and am no longer connected to the Internet. This forces using Save As to save a copy of the file to the local folder that I opened the document from originally - very annoying - the error and the extra effort.
If Word just worked with the local file, OneDrive would sync it in the background when I am connected again - without intervention. This is how Dropbox works. It is much better for the intermittent connectivity of laptops and tablets.
Suzanne Artzberger commented
Agreed! this is going to push me back to Dropbox. Really tired of the bandwidth used, slow response and inaccessibility/inability of working on documents when internet connection is dropped.
Thomas McKay commented
I could not agree more! Just make it work like Dropbox & watch the users multiply tenfold. Of course the already slow servers might then not be able to handle the traffic. Slow? yes if you upload RAW photo files. Dropbox is quicker by a factor of 10.
Agreed. Very annoying, but typical Microsoft.
Break basic functionality to implement new broken "smart" feature that no one wants. Trying to save an excel file locally in Onedrive folder breaks excel, makes unusable file, and generates 5 error messages!
Now that's a great new feature !!!