Check In/Check Out by "OneDrive for Business" client.
I want to checking in/out the file in OneDrive for Business client.
OneDrive for Business client mean Windows Explorer OneDrive for Business folder.
Thanks for the suggestion. Just being transparent that this isn’t something we’re likely to add to OneDrive in the near future. SharePoint does have this functionality today and we’d recommend using a Team Site for this scenario. The sync client handles treats documents that have been checked out from a Document Library as read only.
This capability is there, but only for Office documents, from within the particular client application (ie Word documents in Word, etc)
Problem is for non-office documents.
Just to be clear... If we are syncing documents from sharepoint online document library using next generation sync client, option to check-out file from synced folder should be working?
This is really poorly considered, Douglas. Check-in/check-out in the synchronization tool is immensely useful. It would give you parity with a source management solutions.
WOW, what a mess this is! With all due respect, the lack of congruity between SharePoint and OneDrive check in/out capability is a HUGE problem.
My users need to be able to access SharePoint document library files offline via OneDrive, with the same read/write permissions as if they were online. Since that is not possible, standard processes must be recast for trivially different circumstances, substantially impacting user-friendliness and reducing process buy-in.
To add to the problem, the recent Office 365 updates, which include in-app collaboration and the new, always-on-by-default Autosave, cause unwanted, near-constant autosaving & document versioning (and really screws up document-change-based SharePoint Alerts to boot).
To wit: For users with Edit permissions, editing in both SharePoint and OneDrive must be (1) AVAILABLE, (2) OPT-IN, and (3) IDENTICALLY CONFIGURED between the two apps. Otherwise there is NO configuration that meets all customer needs.
All the limitations of OneDrive client are killing its deployment. We want checkout/in option available from client interface as well as capability to interact with local files even if we activate the "Minor/Major" and restrict only published version access to standard Reader of the library.
We don't know how your product group if defining the objectives and features to be deployed but surely not by asking customers apparently. And that is a shame that an admin says things incomplete. Actually if you have activated Checkout to edit document in your library you can't even add a document directly in the client !!!!
It is worse than that - Libraries which allow draft versions that are only visible to those with write access are also synchronised as read-only.
Ricardo Diaz commented
This just killed half of the locally synced libraries we and my clients use
Yes....look for the "go back to the old/classic interface" link . It's small and in a grayish, not very bright color.
Alex, is that true? I'm on OneDrive for Business and still can't see to option for checking in and out a document.
as of Jan'17. This is available if you more the OneDrive interface to the the old version.
... -> advanced -> checkout
Yes - this is a stupid feature to remove, given the increasing use of SharePoint as a document management system. Why on earth would I want a read-only copy that i can't change? I can't even add a folder (which doesn't have a concept of check in or checkout). I can't drag files which are brand new (e.g. they would be version 0.1).
Harvey Kaslow commented
Restore the ability to sync with OneDrive with checking out files required for editing. This was possible with the original OneDrive for Business
Votting to get this fixed. But Actually, non-intuitively, this works as you would expect if (for example in Excel 2013/Windows7) you open the file by going to Open -> Computer -> Browse -> C:/Users/<your account>/Sharepoint/<etc etc your file>.
Where Sharepoint is a sharepoint you connected to your OneDrive for Business. If I do this, CheckIn/Out in Exel IS there.
If I open the file by going to Open -> Other Web Locations -> Etc on Sharepoint then the CheckIn/Out in Excel isn't there.