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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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      • Michael Holmes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Douglas, is there any time frame on this please? I have recently half moved a company from Dropbox to Sharepoint and I can't move the rest until this is added. They are all on Macs if that version of the onedrive app could be updated first ;-)

      • Niklas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need this feature! Tinking of dropping O365 as we can't work with our customers anymore. We have ot move to Dropbox.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a major problem for us. We may have to move to DropBox if it is not included ASAP.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Do you have a date for release of this, we have external users to our SP sites that need to sync up the document library! Please can you add this functionality asap!

      • Bruno Kanieski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, it should be a trivial problem to solve. Dropbox and other competitors have an intuitive way to share folder; onedrive somehow cannot share among different organizations.

        Please suggest an alternative asap.

      • Sunil Sharma commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there a work around present for this? My partners access a lot of documents from their O365 account. Accessing over web link is quite time consuming causing a loss in productivity. Please suggest an alternative asap.

      • Ari Z. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Need a solution ASAP. Can't compete against Dropbox and Google Drive without this feature @Douglas Pearce !

        Tinking of dropping O365 as we can't work with our customers anymore.

      • Ebin John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any update on this?
        Any timeframe that can be shared!

        We need to roll out OneDrive for multiple tenants, but without this feature, we are dead in out tracks!!

        Need a solution ASAP!

      • Andrew Parkinson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our client runs a chain of hotels. Each hotel has its own O365 tenancy with SharePoint sites. Management have their own tenancy for organizational data on SharePoint. Management need to be able to sync the SharePoint data from the other tenancy SharePoint sites. It does not make sense to have a licenced account for each user on each tenancy in our scenario. We do not wish to merge each tenancy into one as the hotels are to be later sold. Please allow this feature.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        no one can solve this problem from supporting team.........never use onedrive for business and change to use Dropbox instead.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How do you expect to compete with Dropbox et al when you disable business critical features like this when releasing new versions?

      • Iain Wyatt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Have just encountered this issue, need a resolution soon. can we get an indication of the timescale on this?

      • Lammert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've even tried granting a license to external people, but that also does not solve this issue unfortunately.

      • Lammert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When we tested this using the old OneDrive for Business client it worked, now that we've rolled out across 15 offices it no longer does, which is quite disappointing. I hope this can be prioritized. In our day to day work, collaborating on documents with external users is a standard (and arguably the most common) scenario.

      • Raymond Gan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My company has three O365 platforms, the people always need to edit and share files to each others. This will be an amazing function we really want.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just ran into this problem with an O365 customer of ours attempting to give access to a shared folder in their organization to several guest users - some with personal Microsoft Accounts, others from another 365 tenant - and none of them were able to sync the shared folder to their workstations to work on the files locally. The only thing I've been hearing all day is: "why is this not as easy as Dropbox?" Please consider this as an extremely important collaborative feature.

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