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
This is something we’re looking at, no dates to share yet.
Roland Kreuzinger commented
Please also include editing of metatags using Windows Explorer
This syncing issue is a horrible user experience and may be the reason why my company chooses not to move forward with its O365 license.
Vicki Little commented
This has been going on far too long and now there are issues syncing with the old groove.exe One Drive for Business, I'm sure orchestrated by Microsoft. If One Drive for Business could do it, I'm sure that Microsoft can figure a way to make it work with the new one Drive Client since that is what they want us to use. This is ridiculous!!!!
Josiah Thomas commented
Yup. This is important...
An essential feature and being able to sync with mandatory columns can't come soon enough
Doug Peterman commented
Think about this from the perspective of Enterprise Records Management requirements. Many organizations manage content using managed metadata for multiple purposes including views, records retention, etc. Setting columns to be required helps to enforce this metadata. Not allowing users to edit files with required metadata using OD4B sync severely impacts adoption of SharePoint Online by essentially taking away the familiar file explorer user experience. The lack of this feature negatively affects many large organizations. This issue directly conflicts with the recommendation at https://support.office.com/en-us/article/troubleshoot-mapped-network-drives-that-connect-to-sharepoint-online-ef399c67-4578-4c3a-adbe-0b489084eabe?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US. This has now been a problem for over 2 years, please take this seriously.
Keith Davies commented
Any updates on this yet?
Valérie P-R commented
Les usagers qui commencent à utiliser SharePoint dans mon organisation ont besoin d'être guidés et veulent voir l'astérisque rouge à côté des champs obligatoires. Quand pourront nous indiquer des colonnes obligatoires, sans que la synchronisation ne soit en lecture seule, et sans que les documents restent checked-out ?
This absolutely has to change. IRM/DLP is becoming a mandatory feature for sensitive data and telling customers they have to pick between regulatory/security and OneDrive is ridiculous and massively damages workflow continuity.
Any progress on this issue?
Same issue here. Users are pulling their hair cause of this. why you collect feedbacks if you dont want to make any changes. you are driving your users away.
This severely limits versioning control on SP sites.
Please make serious and a more timely review on this to allow editing through the sync client again.
Sebastian Berchtold commented
Is there any update about that issue? It's really bad, that we can't handle that for our project.
Spencer McCallum commented
What is this? A SharePoint for ants? How can we be expected to teach users to learn SharePoint Online... if they can't even sync required metadata to file explorer?
Derek, this is just a small...
I don't wanna hear your excuses! The feature has to be used by at least... 1,496 more users than this!
It seems so bizarre that this isn't implemented.
Rich Burdes commented
Discovered today that should you add required fields to your onedrive for business library - sync wont work any longer for that onedrive. I know the cases of a onedrive holding mandatory data would be rare, but why prevent sync? how could this user work offline
This issue has crept in for us mid-rollout and is going to cause us no-end of problems if the config is not changed. In order to remove the read-only status on any docs opened from sync'ed libraries, the only answer is to ensure site-owners a. deactivate any local check-in/ out setting, and b. to remove any required fields. On up to 700+ libraries
This will severely impact a big user adoption plan, and planned benefits identified as collaboration and flexibility seriously dented.
Massive backward step that is going to cost us a lot of money.
Please pass this to the development stage. 90% of our user base uses their online document libraries in classic Windows Explorer via OneDrive sync since 'working on the web' is too difficult (and they don't want to change). The inability to require check in/out is pushing them away from the SPO platform.
Please implement a solution for this, we have the same issue.