OneDrive for Business - Implement shared folder syncing to desktop client
We need the ability to sync folders that have been shared by another Onedrive for Business user with the desktop client. You just rolled this out for personal OneDrive, but it seems like it's more important for Onedrive for Business.
We’ve recently rolled out support for syncing your shared OneDrive for Business folders and Team sites (including O365 Groups). You can read more here: https://blogs.office.com/2017/01/24/onedrive-brings-new-file-collaboration-and-management-features-to-the-enterprise/ Thanks!
Trevor Fry commented
It's 2017... and syncing shared files is still not working. We have been patiently waiting for this feature for far too long. I will be making the case to my organization's leadership for migrating all of our data to Google Drive because, unlike OneDrive, it does function as we expect it to. I'm simply blown away at the fact that Microsoft has neglected this aspect of file sharing. It seems every other cloud service on the market has this capability except Microsoft. WTF? Microsoft may be a leader in technology but they are ranking dead last in the Cloud computing department. Major fail.
We decide to move to Office 365. After using for a while we recognise that we cannot sync shared folders, becoming much less usagable. Is there any alternative way? If not, we have to think of Google
It is clear that Microsoft does not care about business users of OneDrive, else how could such a basic, necessary function still not be implemented?
- They already have your money from your Office365 subscription.
Thanks for making me have to create google drive user accounts for my users, Microsoft. We all know how much the users like having another password to remember.
Funny how Google has online team collaboration and sharing working perfectly right out of the gate, but MS Office still can't get it after 27 years.
I hope Dropbox and Google Drive teams sent you a nice fruit basket for all the business you are driving to them from your complete incompetency in this area.
We work with O365 and Power BI and we we're with great expectations by moving our server file tree into Onedrive for business and quit Google drive for work. Honestly when we tried to implement a simple procedure as sync a shared folder into your computer and we discovered it's not possible i was astonished. This takes 1 minute to implement in google drive for work !!! The most funny part is when i discovered this option is possible in one drive personal which is free edition !! So you pay for a service and you lack one of the most important features and the free edition got it for free ??
Even looking at sharepoint we also discovered you can't implement a workaround. So since this is a crucial feature for our company we're start looking for replacements in power bi since in O365 there isn't a valid competitor.
Microsoft needs to look into the product offer and features, re-structure and simplify. At some point it looks like they have tons of products overlapping each other.
I commented on this issue 6 months ago and like others was expecting this to be resolved by the end of 2016. It really is time for an update from MS with a new 'target date'. We don't want a workaround involving sharepoint. We have never used sharepoint and frankly we are not interested in spending time getting it to work. We just want a simple sharing of folders with local syncing to hard drives that works. If you don't know what we are talking about just install Google Drive and see how it works!
This is ridiculous! How this can't be still implemented? OD4B IS USELESS FOR COMPANY USE, DO YOU HEAR THAT FFS??? We moved to office365 because of "team colaboration, sharing and working on one file by many users", and none of this is true. You are marketing liars. I wish there was O365 plan that exclude crippled onedrive, sharepoint and all ****, just stay with exchange server and desktop apps.
After 1 year of using O365 we are still on file sharing server and VPN for remote users. NOTHING CHANGED in means of "team collaboration". I wish we could go back.
Right now just use Dropbox or Google Drive for colaboration and cloud sharing because its working as it should.
Glad to see other people are having the same issue. I work for a company of about 80 individuals scattered across the country.
This is a MUST HAVE feature. Especially for business customers.
Same here, I'm ready to start rolling out an update for our remote staff, it would be easy to adjust and use a cloud storage competitor. Can we all have an update.
Şahin Boydaş commented
the lastest version for mac which I downloaded from here
is keep crashing after we are clicking sync from sharepoint.
Şahin Boydaş commented
We can't do away with networked drives at our office until we are able to easily share documents among users. This is the one functionality we need most in a cloud based solution.
end of the year? What year did you mean? 2017 is here and still no news?
I just rolled out a new process for workflowing documents in my office. I would have preferred to use OneDrive, as it is already part of our Enterprise package. But without the ability to sync shared folders, it makes the process far too cumbersome. We've had to use Box instead.
[Deleted User] commented
This feature is so badly needed that you'd think it would be standard... Please Microsoft, let's make MS Office Great Again.
I see there is a Twitter button above... don't make me tweet about this at 3am!
Andres L. commented
Sadly, the last comment is not true. According to https://fasttrack.microsoft.com/roadmap, the OneDrive for Business Shared folder Sync option is still on development phase.
Shared folder sync is implemented and works great. The article that Jason has posted shows the feature is available. I use with my assistant and works just fine.
I'm already using a competitor that allows use of this functionality. I'm looking for a reason to move to OneDrive for Business, but I'm not convinced yet. This is basically non-functional for me without this feature.
Status? This is really hindering my adoption of onedrive and may encourage us to use a competitor.
Any update on this??? The last release was on Dec 14 - when can we expect to be able to implement this on our business team?
What is the status of this? If no update then I have no choice but to ditch one drive and use an alternative.