I (and my users) often need to request large files from a contact outside my organization, but Office 365 and OneDrive do not provide this functionality in a simple way. Microsoft support tells me to “either create a shared Sharepoint site or ask the other party to upload files to their own OneDrive and share the file”. Both of these “solutions” require the other party to have a Microsoft ID and force me into the awkward position of being a Microsoft evangelist (as I tell them how to get a Microsoft ID, upload the file, and then share it with me).
It would be so much better if I could request files with a true “drop box” link; a reverse-sharing link that allows outsiders to drop files into my OneDrive storage similar to the key drop box at vehicle repair shops. I believe this would require Write-Only permissions for an external user.
For example, an auto insurance agent needs pictures of an accident from a customer using a secure method. They can email a ‘file request link’ to the customer, who can easily upload files to a folder in the insurance companies OneDrive storage.
I apologize in advance if posting a link to competitor’s functionality is considered bad etiquette, but I have experience with other file sharing services who have provided this functionality for a while. This video by ShareFile explains the functionality in better detail: http://support.citrixonline.com/ShareFile/help_files/SF040027
I (and my users) often need to request large files from a contact outside my organization, but Office 365 and OneDrive do not provide this functionality in a simple way. Microsoft support tells me to “either create a shared Sharepoint site or ask the other party to upload files to their own OneDrive and share the file”. Both of these “solutions” require the other party to have a Microsoft ID and force me into the awkward position of being a Microsoft evangelist (as I tell them how to get a Microsoft ID, upload the file, and then share it with…2,939 votes
We are rolling out Request Files to OneDrive for Business this month (November 2019). Anyone with the file request link will be able to upload files without having to sign in, no OneDrive account required. Best of all, uploaders will only be able to upload files. They can’t view, edit, or even see who else may have uploaded to the request.
There are multiple use cases where this feature can be extremely valuable – consider “Request for Proposal” (RFP) scenario where you need to collect bids from others, or a marketing professional accumulating quotes from various vendors for a campaign, a teacher collecting assignments , a manager reaching out for feedback from his team members or a financial rep or recruiter gathering documents from their clients- just to name a few.
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.
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?1,558 votes
More secure file sharing is now available in OneDrive for consumers! You can use the share dialog to select a link that will only work for the people you specify!
Automatically shorten urls for publicly shared items from OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online
Automatically shorten the urls for publicly shared items from SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, similar to what is available in OneDrive.
When the feature is complete the urls generated by Get a Link / Create Link should be shortened automatically (possibly using http://1dr.ms) and a similar feature should be introduced in Sharepoint Online document libraries.1,270 votes
We introduced shorter sharing links in OneDrive and SharePoint in 2018.
It should be easy to create a copy of a shared file to own OneDrive for Business.
For example: teacher creates a Word file and shares it to students. At the moment it is difficult for students to copy the Word file to own OneDrive for Business299 votes
You can do this today by opening the file and then selecting “Save a copy…” (if it’s an Office document) or “Copy to…” if it’s another type of file.
When I share a video from OneDrive for Business using a guest link, I want viewers to be able to play the video in the browser.
Currently, they have to download the video before playing it.240 votes
Now when you open a video link that works for “anyone”, the video will play for any recipient, on any browser, even if they’re not signed in.
Would be nice to check who or how many times shared item was accessed in some sort of reporting service.172 votes
The file hover card in OneDrive for Business enables users to see how many users have viewed a shared file.
More info about the file card here:
Allow custom branding of sharing email notifications169 votes
The company branding that you’ve configured in Azure Active Directory will now show in OneDrive sharing email notifications.
Enable a dropdown "Share file / folder" option on Desktop for OneDrive for Business (as Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive Consumer already has). Currently right-clicking on a file or folder provides a OneDrive for Business option on Desktop but nothing appears in the dropdown.90 votes
It would be good if you could easily identify who has shared access to a file or folder.
I would really like to see the a list of files that I have shared on OneDrive for Business. Please add a “Shared’ folder.
We need a “Shared” view in OneDrive for Business similar to how OneDrive personal has.88 votes
The Shared By Me view is now available in OneDrive for Business! Check out the “Shared” option in the left hand navigation to find it!
Make it possible to create a share forlder with Bill, send the link to him at email@example.com and let Bill just click on the link and download/upload files to that folder without signing. Folders could also be password protected so that Bill needs to write that to enter the folder.79 votes
Sharing links that work for “Anyone with the link” are supported in OneDrive for files and folders.
Shared With Me only shows files shared by colleagues within an organization. If files are shared from another organize they don't show up under the "Shared With Me" view. The only way to access files shared from another organization is to know the direct URL.67 votes
Shared with Me now shows files shared from colleagues in other organizations! Items are marked with a “globe” icon in the list.
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