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
Wow. Would have thought this was a no brainer...
Please escalate this!
I still can not believe this has not been rectified or at least explained why it is not being looked at. As others have said below this is yet another nail in the coffin of what used to be a great product.
We have waited a long time for this, but it's not even made it to the roadmap. There's also another post here with close to 500 votes: https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/7881969-allow-external-onedrive-for-business-users-to-sync
If you wait too long with this you are forcing customers like us to jump ship and pay for a competing product, and once that happens - how are you planning to get those customers back? In our case, the project of evaluating alternatives has started. If the external sync doesn't get more attention soon then I'm going to have an impossible job convincing employees to stay with OneDrive for Business.
Rick Burleigh commented
With a marketing department that has many external collaborators, this feature is critical! It makes no sense to require the Teams tenant pay for the 365 license that the Guest tenant has already paid for. Please focus on usability.
This is really a very big downside in using OneDrive in multiple organizations. This is really a big issue! Please solve it!
Bob Vale commented
Why is this still "On our radar" it's been over a year now.
Angus Gibbins commented
This has completely screwed me at work, I just planned an Office 365 migration not realising this scenario isn't possible. Why this isn't an option is beyond me!
It would be Nice if this problem was mentioned somewhere with Microsoft , i spent whole week,looking for solutions for this error , and now i see this. ..... can’t believe it .
If i’d know this issue i had planned my work otherwise
SharePoint and Office365 is supposed to be all about collaboration and sharing of content.
Synching of shared content with OneDrive across organizations is an absolute must!
This was possible with the old "groove" version of OneDrive for Business and this feature should not be disabled going forward! Business processes of organizations are going to break the moment Office is getting upgraded!
Just lost a 200 seat E3 deal over this issue... worth looking at yet?
Sébastien François commented
We really all need this improvement, such a disapointment in comparison with competitors products !
At first my understanding was that it is a free client problem.
Now we have a partner (different tenant) with their own OneDrive account. We cannot cross sync!
Erik Nordenberg commented
After talking to MS support yesterday I got this "update" on the matter on e-mail:
"Hi, As I further check on your request yesterday, I do apologize at this time there is no definite time and answer if the feature will be implemented any time soon. I do not want to set any false expectation at this point.Hoping for your understanding on this,
Jo Ann, Office 365 Support"
- No, I do not understand this, I expect an update on this, the 5th highest ranked idea here right now. If there is a reason please let us know what it is. Maybe then I have some understanding. I want to know:
1. status right now ("there is no definite time and answer" is not really a status...
2. reason why
Martinho Vasconcelos commented
This radar is not working so well... more than 1, ONE year!!
Erik Nordenberg commented
could not believe this was still an issue so I contacted MS servicedesk. "Hi, I have a question: Can external sharepoint users sync files from doc lib to their local computer?". The answer was, yes! Then I spent about 45 min with MS on the phone for them to show me how its done... Only to find out what all of you have been saying in this thread, ITS NOT POSSIBLE. What they suggested was for me to wote on ideas concerning this issue. Seriously, whats the point? The idea has over 1000votes and one, ONE YEAR OLD comment from MS. Bad is an understatement, if MS took away this feature, the least I expect is for them to explain why and not leave these ideas unanswered, bad!
Chris Andersen commented
I had my OneDrive for Business running smoothly, syncing data from another organisations sharepoint site... suddenly... wont work... so i cleared it out and went to reinstall ODB... only to find that the new "updated" OneDrive client is blocking my installation of ODB!!! The ability to collaborate in this way was the whole point of taking the subscription.... now I can only access the data over a web browser. wholly inadequate!
[Deleted User] commented
Any updates? This functionality is very important for most of our clinet that moved or thinking to move to the o365.
J Jacobson commented
Isn't it more work for MS to have to maintain multiple versions of sync for clients? Is this on the roadmap yet? I cannot ask clients to have to install and manage multiple versions of OneDrive on their computers. Thank you!!
We need this function - now.
Another one here to say this would be a welcome feature!