View team site files in Explorer without syncing
Currently the method for mounting a O365 team site in Windows Explorer is quite cumbersome...one has to add addresses to trusted sites, sign in to the web and keep it signed in, copy URLs, mount a network drive, etc. There should be a way to see a team site's document library without actually syncing files to be stored on the user's PC. Many users prefer browsing folder to opening files directly from apps or via the Web. Ideally the UI and mechanism would be the same as syncing, without the sync (i.e. the user would still open files directly from the cloud instead of the locally cached copy).
Reliably mapping a network drive can be achieved through a third party tool like Zee Drive. More information here http://www.thinkscape.com/Map-Network-Drives-To-Office-365-OneDrive/ Zee Drive will keep you actively signed in to Office 365 so you can access your documents through Windows File Explorer.
Disclosure: Zee Drive is a tool my company develops
Ian Bruckner commented
This is the gap that's a deal-breaker for my organization, and I imagine many many others. The new ability to #sync team sites is a start, but we don't care about offline access to much as not filling up local hard disk space while still enabling fingertip access to files in our team sites.
Drew Turner commented
This would be awesome. The only thing that would need to be synced locally is the folder structure and file names, the rest could exist in the cloud.
You can "accomplish" the same thing with mapped drives or open in explorer > add to favorites. But then you will randomly get access denied messages when tokens expire, even if you use ADFS + Dirsync.
Having that "explorer view" functionality built in to ODB would be awesome.