Onedrive is unfathomably slow … and it can’t even hide it
Onedrive is unfathomably slow. I have a 15KB Excel file and it takes Onedrive regularly a good 5 minutes to sync this tiny file (with a good 8 Mb/s Internet connection). Even worse though, Onedrive is incapable of hiding its performance problems. From a user’s perspective one would expect that Onedrive would allow me to continue my work while it tries to upload 15KB. But no. What happens is that if I save a file while that file is still being uploaded, Excel will grey out and I cannot continue my work until the pending and the new save have been synchronised. No, no, no, this is not how you write programs! It cannot be true that in the year 2015 I still have to think about when to save my files in order to not disturb the synchronisation algorithm. I would bet that a Computer Science 101 class is capable of solving this trivial problem in 30 minutes (e.g., caching). So in short: (1) Bring Onedrive up to the speed of 2015 and not 1995. (2) Hide the complexity of the synchronisations process. All the users has to do is save. Just. Save.