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  1. Support for embedding video

    Now we can embed on website/blog our documents, presentation, txt file, photos, exe file (!)... but we CAN'T embed our own video!

    I think, that is not a technical problem, but fear before pirating films - ofcourse, it is important, but lock a embeding function is not a good way to fight with pirats.

    Please, add option to embedding our own video.

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      2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please fix MIcrosoft update bug...

      OneDrive creates a temp file called aria-debugger. It's huge...40 g bytes, and keeps growing, grabbing all the free space on the hard drive.

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        9 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Prevent ODB users from emptying the second stage recycling bin

        My understanding is that when a document is deleted from a document library it goes into Trash for 93 days. After this 93 days documents get moved to the second stage recycling bin for a further 93 days. Therefore a deleted document is only truly deleted after 186 days (unless someone empties the recycling bin manually). The second stage recycling bin is only accessible by site collection administrators.

        This is all well and good but what about OneDrive for business recycling bins. They follow the same policy 93 + 93 days, but in this instance the user is a Site…

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          0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Slow download speed.

          I have 1888 pictures and it's taken 24 hours to get to number 464. The wifi is strong here so that couldn't be the problem. Faster downloads speed.

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            21 comments  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add the auto tags back to source source files (my offline copies)

            The auto tags feature is great!! I love it so much, I would love it to actually write those tags back to my offline copies of the files so that as I work with them in Lightfoot, WLPG or, really anything but onedrive.com, that same metadata is available.

            This would need to be configurable on/ off as I'm sure some people don't want you messing with their pictures.

            This supports the idea of truly portable files that are the same no matter where or how I look at them.

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              5 comments  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow the sync client to store files on network drives

              This was already posted (http://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/6329917-update-onedrive-for-business-to-sync-with-a-netw?page=1&per_page=20) and 241 people voted for it, but the deadly "Declined" status make the idea ineligible for support from the community, even though two pages of comments suggest there is a need for this feature. The fact is, businesses (including education organizations) have limited local storage and users that roam all over campus. We can't even use the sync client if it only stores files locally.

              In addition, MS has not just opted to not develop this option, it's actively disabled some of the "creative" ideas people suggested to make this work. That's frustrating.

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                3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow OneDrive to sync to a folder that already exists

                This would be helpful in a corporate environment so that you could redirect your user folders to your OneDrive for business folder (Desktop / Documents / ETC) with GPO and have them sync their user files to the cloud automatically. Then in the case of a lost/Stolen and possibly Cryptolocked laptop you can retrieve the users files without effecting their ability to use them when not in the office.

                A previous version actually allowed for this to work, however the newest version (17.3.6381.0405) stops you from using a folder that already exists.

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                  4 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Possibility to customise the invitation mail with my company brand and send the invitation mail from my company mail account.

                  Customers need to brand the Invitation mail with logos...
                  e.g. a bank could not send inviations from/with microsoft logos and from a microsoft mail address.

                  The mail should be branded with customer-logos and sent from a customer mail address.

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                    6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide the ability to set an alert in OneDrive for Business from the Standard view (not the Classic OneDrive)

                    Provide the ability to set an alert in OneDrive for Business from the Standard view (not the Classic OneDrive). Each folder or document should have the ability to have a “follow” or “alert” associated with it, without having to go to the “classic OneDrive”. Utilize a “right-mouse” button to allow for the “alert” or “follow” function.

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                      4 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix incorrect calculation of remaining free space when using Symbolic Links

                      Creating a SymLink in the local OneDrive folder to another drive may incorrectly disable the "OK" button in the selective folder sync dialog. Reason: the calculated remaining free space on the local drive (used for the OneDrive folder) is incorrect.

                      Example:
                      Drive C (size 200 GB, 150 GB free) contains the OneDrive folder which contains a Symbolic Link to D:\syncme
                      Drive D (size 1000 GB) contains 300 GB content in D:\syncme
                      => The remaining free space on C is being calculated as -150 GB (or less), i.e. the OK button cannot be selected, even though there is still free space…

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                        15 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow others to edit or collaborate on shared albums

                        I would love to be able to create shared photo albums that can be co-owned as opposed to simply shared. It would be nice to be able to give permissions to someone else so they can share their photos to the album as well.

                        An example of this is the following. When I was recently in Europe with my girlfriend, we both took lots of photos with our phones and they were uploaded to our respective onedrive folders. Now it would be nice to be able to create an album (not a shared folder) of the trip where we can…

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                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add the equivalent of .gitignore

                          This request keeps coming up and keeps getting closed so we can no longer vote on it, this is ridiculously counter-productive. Even if the feature is unlikely the entire point of this site is to gauge support for feature requests, by all means respond but don't just close it.

                          In short, add the ability to ignore certain files or folders from sync using something like a .onedrive file. I don't want my node modules syncing with ondrive and bogging sync down.

                          https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/6988070-use-a-file-to-ignore-exclude-files-or-folder?page=1&per_page=20
                          https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/10720758-make-it-possible-to-ignore-build-artifacts

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                            3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide the setting that enables displaying a preview first when opening Office Online files.

                            *English follows Japanese

                            ■Title(件名):
                            MC131670 について

                            Provide the setting that enables displaying a preview first when opening Office Online files.

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                            ■Description(内容):
                            MC131670 について Office Online のファイルを開いた際の動作として、従来のプレビュー画面を先に表示するようにする設定を提供してほしい

                            There is something I would like to ask you about the behavior when opening the Office Online file described in MC 131670.I hope the setting will be available that enables displaying a preview first when opening Office Online files as before.

                            Thank you for your consideration.

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                              0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Prevent user from desynchronizing some folders

                              It is recommended by Microsoft to redirect "Known folders" to OneDrive for Business.

                              Source Microsoft: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Redirect-known-folders-to-OneDrive-for-Business-e1b3963c-7c6c-4694-9f2f-fb8005d9ef12?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

                              Desynchronizing a folder on OneDrive also removes it from the computer. This behavior generates side effects when desynchronizing "System/Known folders" (ex: Desktop)

                              Is there any plan for adding a GPO that could prevent users from desynchronizing some of their folders ?

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                                0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Preserve file dates while syncing

                                OneDrive for Business sync client(s) should preserve creation- and modification dates when files are added to the library.

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                                  4 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • make it possible to completely uninstall onedrive.

                                    Microsoft should make a patch that enables the customer to completely uninstall onedrive. Any software should be available to those who want it, or want to pay for it. But forcing it upon customers is unacceptable and undemocratic. Please discuss?

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                                      7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make OneDrive WebDAV network drive an option when setting up OneDrive.

                                      Make OneDrive WebDAV network drive an option when setting up OneDrive.
                                      1. Sync Everything (For laptops and desktops with plenty of storage)
                                      2. Selective Sync (For laptops and tablets that are offline often)
                                      3. Map Network Drive (For desktops and devices that are always online)

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                                      • Add ability to sync Office templates through OneDrive

                                        Allows office document templates sync through onedrive

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                                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • OneDrive for Business and Windows Terminal Servers

                                          I would like better integration with Windows Terminal Services. You have to create user rights in Office365 and Terminal Services if the files are housed in a drive other than C: on the terminal server. This is of course double work. The other option is to load OneDrive in the user profiles on the C:. This avoids the need to manage rights on the terminal server and only through Office365, but it saves the files multiple times and eats up space. There should be a way to control rights only through Office365 and save the file only once on the…

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