Release a OneDrive for Business client for Mac OS X
A Mac OS X client still hasn't been released for OneDrive for Business.
Thanks all for the feedback – we’ve just released our MacOS OneDrive for Business Preview sync client. You can read about it and get access to the download here: https://blog.onedrive.com/your-work-and-life-on-all-your-apple-devices/.
When can we see folders shared with us?
The sync client is very needed for businesses which have converted from GoogleDocs or DropBox. Team members are beginning to migrate their files back to the former clients and that is not what we want in the organization (business). The team members are frustrated with the all of a sudden drop in ability to sync.
IT'S DONE ??? A preview since January 28. AND NOW????
I share everyone's sentiment here. OneDrive has poor support for OSX and it is single handedly making it impossible for me to keep my organization on Office 365 alone. We have to migrate to Box just so a handful of Mac users (key ones for that matter), can collaborate with the rest of the organization. It's a shame.
How can Microsoft have a functional consumer OneDrive but for business users, only this disastrous, battery-killing, unpratical (no check marks) OneDrive for Business "Mac preview", which has been out since January now? We have just deployed Office 365 in my company and Mac users will need to keep using other cloud services... Pathetic.
Microsoft, please do something, there are plenty of Mac business users who want to use all of Office 365 -- for now they can't.
Azzam Daaboul commented
One Drive for Business for Mac is very needed!
You guys are doing a really bad job with OneDrive for business. Broken, half finished applications with the promise that issues will be addressed soon. your competitors have left you behind and your loosing customers. This preview nonsense right here is a great example. Shame on you guys. How can you call this done?
This thing actually sort of works (although it is still Beta after 6 moths). However, it eats so much battery it is virtually unusable. I had to turn it off, which sort of defeats the point of it. It hogs insane amounts of diskspace, power and CPU usage.
OneDrive for Business "App not currently available."
The preview app (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45519) is unusable. It cannot see long file names, specially in nested folders and actually causes my MBP to stop charging the battery. I am forced to use the OneDrive Personal (15Gb) connector on Mac OSX and forego the 1Tb that came with my Office 365 Business subscription.
In short I cannot fully use the Office 365 resources. My MBP, iPhone and iPad app (Word, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Powerpoint) must all use my OneDrive Personal account, not my 365 business account because I cannot sync the OneDrive for Business account to my computer.
The https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/download/ page allows download of the OneDrive personal connector but shows "App not currently available" for OneDrive for Business.
Please release the OneDrive for Business connector soon...soonest, it is the missing link.
The Onedrive sync app KILLS my macbook battery. I noticed that my Macbook Air battery suddenly was dying like a HP Windows computer - found the culprit - the one drive app.
David Rose commented
This sync service is awful and rarely working for our clients with MAC's. Why isn't there a check mark system like the PC version? It's very difficult to see if the files/folders have synced.
Onedrive personal for MAC has a check mark system!
Please add that feature immediately!!
no update for the preview after 6 months?????
Hello - I have installed this but I see I cant seem to synch any document libraries from Office365? Is this intentional. Also I cant seem to uninstall it from my Mac.
You got to be kidding with this. I WANT to switch from Google Apps for business to Office 365, but it seems like I can't.
Tim Gillespie commented
OneDrive for Business client for Mac uses a lot of CPU because it's cache breaks every time you reboot/ restart.. and gets caught in a loop trying to repair..
Manually delete the cache folder and it will, for a short time, work OK w/o high CPU usage.
I found the cache here; you may see a slightly different path
Delete the OfficeFileCache folder, restart OneDrive and it will re-create it.. and work for the duration until rebooted.. Sometimes longer.. but don't count on it..
Bob Anderson commented
Well, I am astonished at the perseverance of the MacOS folks to waiting for OneDrive to be compatible.
I signed up for OneDrive/365 for Business last week and took the monthly rate view as I wanted to make sure it worked on my mixed platform office!
Interesting how the truth comes out when one is trying to deploy!
So far, not impressed with the Mac side of the play, going to give it till Thursday and if not running smoothly, will cancel till Microsoft gets their game going!
Do't have the patience or time to screw around!
Great in theory, unusable in practice. Causes MacBook Pro to heat up dramatically and kills battery life. Waited for a long time for this. Disappointed.
Great that this has been released as beta, however it is almost unusable due to high processor load - only non gaming app that causes fans to speed up, and drains battery life on Mac Book Pro
Jackson Kohn commented
I've been using the preview for about a month now, and I can say that it's slightly disappointing.
Each time I start up my system, I get an error about files that can't be synced, even though I resolved the previous file name issues and reinstalled. It also uses a TON of resources, even when it isn't syncing. It writes GB upon GB to disk even though there is nothing new to sync. My system (6 Core Mac Pro w/64 GB of RAM) seems to slow down considerably when the sync app is running, even when there isn't anything new to sync.
Why is there so much activity when there is nothing new to sync?
Hello there. ODFB uses a LOT, LOT, LOT of energy and give a lot of problems to use it. I find it a lot of time blocked.