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How can we improve the OneDrive experience on Windows?

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.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Ken commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Adrian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is key funcionality I've been waiting for so long now. So many other cloud storage services have it. Why don't you MS?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please Update me if the function is in place - in the meantime we switch the users to Dropbox Business

      • Zoheb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please let us know the dates.
        This is something onedrive personal can do but onedrive for business can't.

      • José commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It makes no sense at all that this feature is not developed yet.

        Is there absolutely no workaround to this? We´ll have to forget about using OneDrive

      • Esme Guevara commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there a firm date for the roll out? I love using sharepoints with guests but the UI and UX on the guest side is terrible and we've been given feedback on this. The OneDrive sync would fix all these issues. Thanks.

      • Gavin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature would be super handy for all small businesses who collaborate together and share files across o365 organisations.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this needs to get resolved. I have customers reverting back to dropbox for this functionality. As of right now, MS stands to lose 30 onedrive subscriptions over this

      • JOZ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am working as an outside consultant (not within their IT environment) with international organizations, that have SharePoint/OneDrive for Business. They can share their files with me, but I am not able to sync them on with my computer and I always have to open the MS files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) in the online version of MS365 - very annoying. This would be a great feature to have. Please set to highest priority! Thanks!

      • David Regis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our vendors needs to be able to sync files to their computer. These are our files and we should be able to decide who can or cannot sync them. Why is Microsoft controlling who can sync files?

        Please fix this issue ASAP!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sharing through O365 OneDrive web-interface works with other O365 tenants. Can't unterstand why OneDrive client does not support with feature.

        Very much needed!

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