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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

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      • Gaurav commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't get what is the point of read-only syncing in such scenarios then? Any library created for business processes & collaboration WILL have mandatory columns! And Microsoft has disabled editing such documents in the new version and calling it NEXT GEN ... what a joke. @DouglasPearce it's been more than a year and you are still "thinking" about it??!!! Any progress update would be really appreciative.

      • Chris Aiken commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a major limitation to effectively utilizing SharePoint. We're attempting to utilize SharePoint without folders and need to make meta data mandatory. Please fix this. This seems to be impacting many customers.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This really erodes user confidence. We hit this today with a Team Site, the funny thing is the metadata isnt actually mandatory but it is still causing us issues. Check In/Out is disabled and we even tried turning off Version History, but still had the issue.

      • Lea commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just spent an hour with a new client sorting this issue. In the end we had to remove the required columns in the document libraries in order to enable sync. Please fix this!

      • Tiago Freire commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Still thinking about it.
        The lack of this puts companies in a hard position of forfeiting many of the advanced features of Sharepoint to retain the syncing ability, OR jump in a full web workflow, which is not always viable. Sadly, (although it has many unique features) the web library "file explorer" is too limited compared to the feature set and performance of Windows File Explorer, besides requiring internet all the time (obviously).

      • Ben commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any update on this? That's a big problem for us. This "issue" has to be solved urgently!

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