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  1. Enable FLAC Music Streaming from OneDrive

    Many users today have FLAC music libraries. FLAC (free lossless audio codec) is a free, open-source, CD-quality file format which is in many ways superior to MP3. Unfortunately, you're currently unable to stream FLAC music from OneDrive through Groove Music.

    Personally speaking, all but a few of my songs stored in OneDrive are FLAC format. Unfortunately, Groove music doesn't recognize these songs unless they are saved to my device locally. Therefore my Groove music library on my Lumia 950XL is empty, aside from the few songs in OneDrive I have saved as MP3s. Even if you search for a song…

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      62 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • More secure file sharing

      Today a shared folder or document ist just protected by the link to it. If someone captures the email containing the link, then he has access to all the shared files.
      To share more confidential files I would like to share with a specific microsoft account. Then the files are at least as secure as the microsoft account of the person i shared the files with.

      Marketing consideration:
      Why to pay for office 365 home for 5 family members when I can't share the 1 TB of OneDrive space securely with them?

      907 votes
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        30 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow the mac version to install OneDrive folder at removable disk

        A lot of macs have expensive and limited SSDs and it would be convenient to be able to put the OneDrive folder at a external drive.

        702 votes
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          59 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remote wipe of PC's for organizations

          [Reuben updated the title for clarity]
          Fairly self explanatory - Syncing company data to all of your personal machines is great but what happens when you leave the company or something needs to be retracted?
          Having multiple copies of synchronized libraries on untrusted machines is a huge security risk, administrators should have the option to see which machines are synchronized to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint libraries and be able to stop synchronization and/or wipe information from these machines.

          367 votes
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            4 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Syncing over LAN

            This would allow multiple PCs / Devices with the same OneDrive account to sync over the local LAN network. This makes a huge difference when setting a new PC (or restoring one) as you can transfer 100's of gigs over the LAN much faster and without impacting your Internet bandwidth cap.

            3,151 votes
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              148 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable file versioning / history for all types of files (not just Office types)

              I know you can recover previous versions of Microsoft Office files in OneDrive. But in Dropbox and Google Drive, you can recover previous versions of any file type (and this has been a long standing feature of these services). Please give us the ability to restore previous versions of any file type in OneDrive.

              5,023 votes
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                217 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable sync client to allow editable synching of team sites with mandatory metadata columns

                As at 23rd Jan 2017 the newly relased One Drive for Business synch client enables synching of Team sites BUT if any libraries have mandatory meta data or require check out, the synched folder/library is read only. This cripples collaboration by teams on documents. This needs to be fixed

                482 votes
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                  39 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • prevent shared files from being downloaded

                  I think it would be great if there was some setting to turn download's of a shared file or folder ON\OFF... what I mean is suppose I want to share a File\Folder with someone, I would only want them to be able to view\edit it online and not be able to download it onto their computer.. to take this idea further, it could also be helpful if you could prevent copying content from shared files... the download permission could probably be visible once a user decides to share a particular file with someone

                  1,384 votes
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                    134 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Duplicate files/photos ( duplicates )

                    Like other suggestions I would like a way to not have duplicate files/photos, to save space.

                    Can we have some specific way to:

                    1) run a "duplicate" search that can automatically delete files/photos based on a name, size and date
                    2) search for duplicates and then list them all in name order, showing name, size and date to then give option to review then delete
                    3) a file compare search for similar looking files, then the option to delete one(s)

                    4,868 votes
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                      119 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Separate folders for each device backing up to the camera roll

                      If you have multiple devices that would take advantage of the camera roll there should be an option to put them in separate folders. IE if you have an android phone, ipad, etc each device should be given the opportunity to use a subfolder (Camera roll\ipad and Camera roll\android)

                      1,648 votes
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                        95 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow sorting of onedrive photo albums

                        Allow the new OneDrive photo albums to sorted alphabetically and the sort order fixed

                        359 votes
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                          41 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Sorting photos

                          When sorting photos by date, the app seems to sort by date modified as opposed to the date when the photo was taken. When looking at pictures, it is more helpful to sort by the date the picture was taken. It would be helpful if the app could read the meta-data of when the picture was taken and sort that way instead of by when the file was created or modified.

                          288 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Live Photos

                            With the new iPhone 6s and iOS 9, are there plans to automatically upload the mov file that is created as part of the "live photo". It would be nice to make it an option, similar to how uploading videos is an option. Thanks.

                            1,088 votes
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                              73 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow shared folders to be synced to local drive even if no editor permissions

                              Allow shared folders to be synced to local drive even if no editor permissions

                              Usecase: Use "share a folder" to actually deploy something on a users machine (for working offline) but prevent them changing and therefor possibly damaging the stuff you shared with them. For this we currently use Dropbox but would rather use the builtin OneDrive which would be easier to maintain in the long run as less extra software

                              1,057 votes
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                                10 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  24 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    7 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Download Bandwidth Throttling

                                    Even though the upload bandwidth throttling through GPO is already available, the download bandwidth throttling is even more important to guarantee that operational processes are not impacted.

                                    Please implement this as well.

                                    249 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add the ability to people tag

                                      I would like the ability to tag faces on pictures that have been uploaded to OneDrive. Currently Windows Live Photo Gallery has this ability and is generally really good at guessing faces. Also, Facebook has facial recognition that is about 97% accurate.

                                      My request is:
                                      -add ability to group pictures by people, adding this as an option along the top row, where we currently only see "Photos Albums Tags" right now. Any untagged picture will show in 'untagged'
                                      -add facial recognition to suggest tags for pictures
                                      -make this facial recognition at least as good as that in Windows Live Photo…

                                      2,754 votes
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                                        56 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add support for RDS and Azure RemoteApp

                                        Please add support for RDS and Azure RemoteApp to the 'Next Gen' client. At least the following scenario's should be supported:

                                        - RDS Session based Desktops
                                        - RDS Sessoin based RemoteApps
                                        - RDS VDI
                                        - Azure RemoteApp

                                        Both the User Profile disk and Roaming Profiles should be supported as storage solution within RDS and Azure RemoteApp. Since more customers are migrating to Office 365 the support for this client in RDS became more and more critical.

                                        391 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for the suggestion. We’re thinking about it, and our supported scenario available today is to use the Universal app or the website where users can access their data in OneDrive and Sharepoint without sync’ing all the files in advance. Don’t forget that Office natively supports opening and editing these files, too!

                                        • Allow OneDrive for Business Sync Client to recognize domain-bound Macs in the Enterprise

                                          Allow OneDrive for Business Sync Client to recognize domain-bound Macs in the Enterprise.

                                          Our company recently adopted the OneDrive for Business (OD4B)next generation sync client. As part of this adoption our internal Information Security team has set a security policy allowing only domain-bound workstations to leverage the OD4B sync client.

                                          We are binding our Mac workstations to our corporate domain, just like our Windows workstations; however, Microsoft has told us that Macs are not truly bound to our corporate domain -- they are simply "associated" with our domain meaning our Mac workstations fall outside of this domain-bound security policy. This…

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                                            26 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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