Real Time File Sync and Collaboration on OneDrive and SharePoint
Collaborating in real-time, whether on Microsoft Office Online, Sharepoint or Microsoft Teams is not as instantaneous as it should be. Delays in syncing of changes made caused a lot of miscommunication on what has or has not been done that can or cannot be seen by the other person.
When editing Sharepoint files on the App instead of on the Web, it locks the other person out from viewing and collaborating real-time. On OneDrive, it doesn't happen, so I switch to Microsoft Teams. It is unfortunately too slow to show changes and not everyone is able to access the file on Teams.
It's a real problem if Real-Time Collaboration and Sync is a feature that OneDrive wants to promote but cannot effectively execute.
Please allow better real-time syncing and reflection of changes for collaboration efforts using OneDrive and any other support apps to facilitate collaboration.
Try mapping a network drive to your files with Zee Drive http://www.thinkscape.com/Map-Network-Drives-To-Office-365-OneDrive/ Zee Drive works more like a traditional file server so files saved will be available for other users closer to real-time.