Enable syncing of files across O365 organizations
Many customers wan't the option to collaborate with OneDrive cross o365 organization, and have the option to sync the shared files with OneDrive. Right now you are only able to sync files shared within your own o365 organization. Right now the only option is to browse to the shared link and access the files. Trying to use "sync" will result in an error in OneDrive (next gen sync client) as shown in attached file.
Thank you for all the interest in this feature. We have rolled out a public preview of B2B sync. For more information click here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/b2b-sync
Pierre Fréchette commented
Documentation states "Multi-Factor Authentication from an external organization is not yet supported."
"Not yet" as in "it is coming" or "never"? This is currently a showstopper for us.
Additionally, I tried it without MFA and it's true it works fine in Windows 10. However, what about the OneDrive or SharePoint app on iOS and Android? It appears impossible for a guest user to sync the content of a document library on their iOS or Android app.
We're trying to move away from SharePlus, but OneDrive or SharePoint on iOS/Android do not easily allow users to add document libraries by providing a site Url.
Please add this basic functionality of sharing one drive data between two users of different domains of separate office 365 tenant and than able to scyn the data in app
Hans Brender commented
For all: Read the Microsoft documentation about B2b HERE. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/OneDrive/b2b-sync
One restriction: MFA is not supported
Nicholas Amadori commented
Not working if the organization has Multi factor authentication enabled.
Additionally, I was syncing a directory before the company introduced MFA. The change broke completely OneDrive client, I had to reset the application and add again all the synced folders.
D. Peter commented
Same as below users said... to assume that every client is using enterprise O365 is a bit weird. In fact, most of our customers are using Dropbox and other solutions because it precisely allows for offline sync. Maybe it has something to do with sharing your TBs of storage with non-O365 customers (thus non-paying customers) BUT at least allow the free 5GB of every OneDrive "Personal" user to be used as quota. Or find another way of dealing with this… users want offline sync and they expect not to pay for that, at least up to a certain point. Teams is otherwise a wonderful product, so please make this work!
Same here, its an important feature
"Boom! It's done"... Not really. This ONLY works with other users who are also in an O365 organization, which is often NOT the case for consultants. To be useful, this needs to work for personal OneDrive accounts too.
Do you already have a release date for Germany ?
Can you also add syncing to personal accounts? We don't always expect our clients to be enterprise.
Andrew Woodward commented
Looks good and a welocome addition - can you confirm when this will be available on iOS and Android sync clients?
Kayzandra Bond commented
Syncing folders from outside organizations is must. We had this from 2015. It was very inconvenient to take it away.
No ADAL is a real issue. The likely users will have the full intune experience. Frustrating that a gmail account works but a fully qualified intune user/device can't sync.
Still getting the: Sorry, OneDrive can't add your folder right now
All the sharing settings are fully checked and ADAL is off.
Won't work, still the same issue.. bit sad for being SHAREpoint
Wonderful start but still a huge problem.
Disable ADAL gives other problems we can't accept.
Is there a timeplan on fixing this with ADAL on?
Anyone else receiving "Sorry, OneDrive can't add your folder right now / Please try again." even when all requirements are fulfilled from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/b2b-sync#b2b-sync-requirements ?
Interestingly we can sync other external tenant libraries from same client / account, just not one specific tenant's SP libraries by some reason. This checklist also passes - https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/odfb/2017/02/07/sorry-onedrive-cant-add-your-folder-right-now/ so not sure what else could cause this error
C Colley commented
You guys need to expand on this to compete with DropBox, Box, etc. We really need the ability for our resellers that are not on 365 to sync some of our files to their computer and/or the OneDrive app.
It's good to see that you pushed this out for B2B but you're operating in a silo as if every company is on your platform.
Good start. Would love this to also work with guest team members using individual accounts (trustees for a charity in this case), so not a whole other organisation but individuals with personal email addresses.
I've seen a lot of coming soon, shortly, 2019 but I would really appreciate a comment of when we can expect to see this. I didn't know of this shortcoming when switching to O365 and using Sharepoint/onedrive from Dropbox but now it looks like we will have to switch back.
Almog Aley-Raz commented
Will greatly appreciate an ETA for this feature. No good way to collaborate with partners who need local file access without this.
[Deleted User] commented
I just spent a couple of hours trying to see if our business could dump our current Dropbox business account and use SharePoint sites instead. As with most other businesses, we have to share files/folders all the time, so syncing externally (both from and to us) is a must. I was genuinely surprised when I realised O365/SharePoint/OD cant do this already. Wow.