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  1. Prevent shared files from being downloaded

    I think it would be great if there was some setting to turn download's of a shared file or folder ON\OFF... what I mean is suppose I want to share a File\Folder with someone, I would only want them to be able to view\edit it online and not be able to download it onto their computer.. to take this idea further, it could also be helpful if you could prevent copying content from shared files... the download permission could probably be visible once a user decides to share a particular file with someone

    2,874 votes
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    Earlier this year, across the various options of sharing links, we introduced the capability of “block download” enabling you to keep your content in the cloud by not allowing users to download Office files. This capability helps you avoid out of date copies and maintain access control. Today, we are glad to announce that shortly, you will be able to apply the same functionality to images, 3D, PDF files and more.

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-OneDrive-Blog/Celebrating-top-OneDrive-moments-at-Ignite-2019/ba-p/963182

  2. Request that someone sends a file to me

    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…

    2,898 votes
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    165 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-OneDrive-Blog/Celebrating-top-OneDrive-moments-at-Ignite-2019/ba-p/963182

  3. 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
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  4. Create a copy of shared file to own Onedrive for Business

    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 Business

    299 votes
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  5. Allow a Guest Link for a video to play in the browser

    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
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  6. Shared folders/files Usage

    Would be nice to check who or how many times shared item was accessed in some sort of reporting service.

    172 votes
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  7. Customize file sharing email notifications

    Allow custom branding of sharing email notifications

    169 votes
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  8. OneDrive for Business Sharing Link on Desktop

    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
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    boom! it's done  ·  11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. "Shared By Me" in OneDrive for Business

    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
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  10. Upload to a shared folder without loging in

    Make it possible to create a share forlder with Bill, send the link to him at bill@gates.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
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  11. Shared With Me view should show files / folders shared from other organizations

    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
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