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  1. Embed PDF Preview on Website

    OneDrive for Business: Embed PDF preview on website using generated embed code.

    9 votes
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  2. Xbox Upload issue

    When uploading from Xbox captures, the Xbox says it was uploaded but it doesn't show up in my drive.

    4 votes
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  3. 2 votes
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  4. Be able to show folders that are not being synced on my pc or device.

    Be able to show folders that are not being synced on my pc or device.
    So we know that perhaps something is missing in a sync.

    2 votes
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  5. Sharing between OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business

    One should be able to share a file from a OneDrive Personal Account to a OneDrive for Business Account.

    Right now, the shared file doesn't appear in the receivers Business Account, but only in the Personal Account. But that is useless for people using Business primarily.

    Example:

    A private person owns a OneDrive Personal Account. He/She wants to share project files to a company, which will then work with these files. Sadly the files don't appear in the OneDrive for Business Account of the employee of the company, but they appear in the employees personal Account and mix up with…

    2,456 votes
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  6. Enable recipients to allow sharing of files

    When sharing files with specific users, allow those users to share the file with others (similar to sharing option for PowerBI Dashboards).

    1 vote
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  7. More secure file sharing for OneDrive Personal

    Today a shared folder or document ist just protected by the link to it. If someone captures the email containing the link, then he has access to all the shared files.
    To share more confidential files I would like to share with a specific microsoft account. Then the files are at least as secure as the microsoft account of the person i shared the files with.

    Marketing consideration:
    Why to pay for office 365 home for 5 family members when I can't share the 1 TB of OneDrive space securely with them?

    1,537 votes
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  8. Allow shared folders to be stored within sub folders

    The new feature that allows shared folders to be synced on the desktop is awesome.
    however, shared folders are added to the root of the OneDrive folder and cannot be nested into the file structure. That is an issue : the root folder will soon be full of random shared folder. Allow us to store them where they belong ! Think of project-related stuff, pictures that you want to store in your "summer 2015" folder,...
    Google Drive implementation is fine : you get an overview of all shared folders on the website ("shared with me" tab) and you can nest…

    4,718 votes
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    We’re looking at two related pieces of this:
    1) For OneDrive for Business, enable shared folders to be added to the root of the OneDrive folder at all (like in OneDrive Personal).
    2) For OneDrive across business and personal, enable shared folders to be placed into subfolders.

    We appreciate your patience; this is significant engineering work given the architecture of the products and our diverse customer base, spanning individuals to small businesses to multi-national enterprises to government agencies. We aim to address this while maintaining our industry-leading security, privacy, and compliance commitments.

    Thank you for the continued feedback.

  9. Expiration date on files and folders

    Sometimes you want to share some files or photos temporary with someone so that he/she can download. If you can select in the menu a date until when the folder is accessible the process is automated. I do not need to go back to the folder and remove the access rights manually. Also it makes sure that I do not forget to remove the access rights.

    597 votes
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  10. Add a notification possibility for download links

    I'm using OneDrive a lot for giving customers a download link for making files available
    I'm able to configure an expiration date but it would be great to have a notification by email
    when the file is downloaded so I can remove it.

    205 votes
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  11. shared folders show up in Photos app

    I love the new feature (released in July 2015 I think) where folders that are shared with me can be added to my OneDrive.
    However, I'm dismayed to learn that any photos in those shared folders do not show up in either:
    a) The Photos experience at onedrive.com
    b) In the new Windows 10 photos app.

    If I'm adding a shared folder to my OneDrive then I consider that folder to be part of my OneDrive just like all the other photos so i'd expect photos to show up in the Photos experiences. please could you change the Photos experience…

    365 votes
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  12. Allow others to upload & create files in shared folders without needing a Microsoft Account

    Not everyone uses Microsoft stuff. In order for OneDrive to truely be a place for collaboration, people without Microsoft accounts need to be able to access, edit and upload files to the folders that are shared.

    There is already a setting to not require a Microsoft account for viewing or editing. This should be extended to creating and uploading. Especially when the collaboration project requires large files.

    515 votes
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  13. Sharing files/folders to a Group does not show up in users "Shared with me" folder.

    When sharing a file or folder to an Office 365 Group, the users do not receive an invitation email and they can only access the shared files/folders via a URL link. These shares do not show up under their "Shared with Me" folder. This really defeats the purpose of sharing with a group. The idea is to make sharing with large numbers of users easier. Set up a group, then share with them. Please fix this.

    602 votes
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  14. Co-authored albums

    The new albums feature is great. But I can share albums only as read only.

    I would like a way to create a "Editable" album, where people I share the album with can add photos.

    267 votes
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  15. Allow users to subscribe to notifications on a shared folder

    OneDrive should allow users to subscribe to a shared folder and receive notifications when new content is added to that shared folder.

    This way you can share a folder once and keep adding content to it.

    490 votes
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    in the plans  ·  Omar Shahine responded

    Def important feature for our service. This one is behind making shared folders sync, but on the roadmap for sure.

  16. Share OneDrive sync client update timing with users in advance

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    OneDrive 同期クライアントの更新のタイミングを事前に把握しておきたい。

    Share OneDrive sync client update timing with users in advance


    ■Description(内容):
    OneDrive の同期クライアントの更新のタイミングを事前に把握しておきたい。

    背景として、テナント内で一斉に OneDrive の同期クライアントの更新を行うことで、ネットワークに負荷がかかる可能性がある。
    OneDrive の同期クライアントの更新は定期的にランダムに行われるため、現時点では更新を遅らせる情報のみしかない。
    そのため、OneDrive の同期クライアントが自動的に更新されないように管理する機能の実装をお願いします。
    また、事前に OneDrive 同期クライアント最新版の更新がある場合には更新するタイミングを把握できる情報の公開をお願いします。

    <関連情報>
    タイトル : グループ ポリシーを使用し、OneDrive 同期クライアント設定を制御する
    アドレス : https://docs.microsoft.com/ja-jp/onedrive/use-group-policy#EnableEnterpriseUpdate
    ※ OneDrive 同期クライアントの更新を遅らせる手順の公開情報です。

    We would like to know the OneDrive sync client update timing beforehand.
    We recognize that the network might be overloaded if the updates OneDrive sync client were performed all at once within the tenant.
    The update for OneDrive sync client is performed randomly, however, currently we only have the information to delay updating it.

    Therefore, we hope you to…

    7 votes
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  17. Allow customizing the sharing email title

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    共有先に通知されるメールの件名をカスタマイズしたい

    Allow customizing the sharing email title


    ■Description(内容):
    SharePoint Online および OneDrive for Business 上からファイルを共有した場合、共有先のメールアドレスに以下の件名の通知メールが届く。
    <共有元ユーザー名> さんが "<ファイル名>" をあなたと共有しました。
    この件名を共有元のユーザーが任意でカスタマイズできる機能をお願いいたします。

    As a user shares a file on SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business, the email with following title format will be sent to users who are shared to. For improvement of usability, allow us to edit the email title as needed.

    Email title: <Name of a user who shared the file >shared {File name} file with you.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    4 votes
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  18. For me to use the 100% onedrive - share equal dropbox folder

    For me to use the 100% onedrive - share equal dropbox folder

    It would be great if he shared a folder and made the folder locally equal to the dropbox, where several people can save and show the files to all that are allowed.

    In the dropbox when we share a folder, it appears to the person, everyone can save that folder locally on your PC.

    1 vote
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  19. Recent Files

    Have a 'folder' for recent files. Have a time limit in days. To add to this have a 'folder' for each collaborator. We can see work evolution and be able to see what collaborators are working on and the status of the work.

    If you really want to make this powerful allow for a comment on the work. "Jim, this is the latest version for our client approval. Please submit if you approve".

    In summary this is a simple dashboard of current work.

    1 vote
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  20. Allow OneDrive business to share and sync with OneDrive personal!

    I have a project with 75 partners! Some have OneDrive personal. I cant share and sync with them. So i need to swtich to dropbox or googledrive

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