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  1. Ability for OneDrive Admins to Flag Folders as "Do Not Sync"

    Ability for OneDrive Administrators to flag some folders in individual users cloud based OneDrive for Business libraries as “do not sync” so that the end-user cannot check them in the Next Gen Sync Client (NGSC) for synchronization to their local machine. The NGSC should honor that attribute and show the folder as “greyed out” – possibly with a hover over pop-up message stating that the folder cannot be synchronized locally because of IT policy.

    Options should be available for bulk application to all users OneDrive folders by specifying a folder name (or folder name pattern) to be flagged as non-synchronizable,…

    280 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Encryption at rest for personal onedrive

      Please please enable encryption at rest for personal onedrive accounts too. This is the only thing missing here. I will be forced to move to Dropbox if encryption at rest is not available for onedrive personal

      117 votes
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      • Download Bandwidth Throttling

        Even though the upload bandwidth throttling through GPO is already available, the download bandwidth throttling is even more important to guarantee that operational processes are not impacted.

        Please implement this as well.

        303 votes
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        • Admin Controls for OD4B Sync for total space consumed on PC

          We need the ability to control the total amount or % of space consumed on a PC device when sync'ing OD4B content. We are seeing where a user may have a large amount of data in OD4B (1TB+) and on laptops and surface devices this will consume all the available space. Controls that can be managed by the Administrator to limit the amount of space or the ability to sync only the tree structure (like on IOS) is required.

          303 votes
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          • Transfer ownership of a shared folder

            How to transfer the ownership of a shared folder? I created and shared one, and want to leave all the files with my friend and disconnect myself from the folder. I want her to become the owner (the folder becoming a natural part of her OneDrive collection). How do I (or we) do that ?

            136 votes
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            • Remove one Onedrive for business account

              With the next gen sync client you can add multiple OneDrive for Business account BUT when you want to remove one of them, it removes ALL the account

              Can you please update the Unlink OneDrive feature to allow to select which OneDrive for Business account we want to remove
              Thanks

              157 votes
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                • Exceeding sync item limit

                  *English follows Japanese

                  ■Title(件名):
                  同期可能なアイテム数を超えた場合の動作について
                  Exceeding sync item limit

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                  ■Description(内容):
                  同期クライアントで、公開情報に記載の [同期可能なアイテム数] について、該当のアイテム数を超えたら同期ができないようにしてほしい。

                  多数のアイテムを同期しているため、[同期中] [変更を処理しています] などのメッセージのまま、同期が中途半端な状態になると、PC 側とクラウド上のどちらのデータが最新かがわからなくなる。
                  あいまいなままでは利用の際に困るので、アイテム数が制限事項に抵触した場合、明確に [アイテム数が多いために同期できない] などのエラー メッセージを表示させ、同期できないようにしてほしい。

                  Disable syncing in sync client if “number of items that can be synced” limit, which mentioned in Microsoft official, is exceeded.

                  While syncing multiple items simultaneously, we get confused either the latest data is on client or on cloud as syncing process is incomplete state with message stating “Syncing” and “Processing changes”.

                  For improvement of usability and manageability, disable syncing when sync item limit is exceeded, warn users with error message “sync item limit exceeded”.

                  Thank you for…

                  16 votes
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                  • When deleting and O365 Buisness user, make it easy to move the files/folders to another user.

                    When an employee that uses OneDrive for Business leaves the organization there should be an option to move their files to another employee (superior, replacement, temporary, etc.).

                    Instead of having to download and then reupload the files to another user, it should be an option during the user deletion to move the files.

                    822 votes
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                    • Remote wipe of PC's for organizations

                      [Reuben updated the title for clarity]
                      Fairly self explanatory - Syncing company data to all of your personal machines is great but what happens when you leave the company or something needs to be retracted?
                      Having multiple copies of synchronized libraries on untrusted machines is a huge security risk, administrators should have the option to see which machines are synchronized to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint libraries and be able to stop synchronization and/or wipe information from these machines.

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                      • Regarding the save format of OneNote file stored in OneDrive for Business

                        *English follows Japanese
                        ■Title(件名):

                        OneDrive for Business に保存している OneNote ファイル を OneNote 2016 で編集する際の保存形式について
                        Regarding the save format of OneNote file stored in OneDrive for Business
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                        ■Description(内容):

                        OneDrive for Business に保存している OneNote ファイルを 共有設定で編集から閲覧へ変更するなどした際に OneNote 2016 では以前に開いたデータが残りエラーが発生し正常に動作しないため、OneNote の保存形式を Office と同様の保存形式で利用できるように希望します。

                        We realized that if users changed permission from shared setting of OneNote file which is stored in OneDrive for Business, the previous opened data is not deleted properly, and users faced unexpected behavior.

                        For improvement usability, we hope the feature will be implemented allow users to save OneNote files with same save format as Office client.

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                        10 votes
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                        • Provide us the information of IP addresses which are used on the services

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                          SharePoint Online や OneDrive for Business で利用する IP アドレスの変更予定と、インターバル期間を確認できるサービスを提供してほしい。
                          Provide us the information of IP addresses which are used on the services

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                          ■Description(内容):
                          SharePoint Online や OneDrive for Business で利用する IP アドレスの変更予定と、インターバル期間を確認できるサービスを提供してほしい。事前に情報を確認することで、ユーザー環境でのエラーの回避やメンテナンスの利便性が高まるため対応してほしい。

                          We would like to have an advanced notification for the change of IP addresses used on SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, and how much time we have before the change.

                          Those notifications or information will let us to prevent having error or improve maintainability on the user environment.

                          Thank you for your considerations.

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                          • Increase Storage Limit After Each Subscription Renovation

                            It would be great to have our storage limit increased with each subscription renovation, maybe 30 ~ 50% per year?

                            3 votes
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                            • Central reporting to see which users have synchronisation issues

                              Central repository or reporting capability to see which users have synchronisation issues

                              244 votes
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                              • Dashboard of All OneDrive Client Statuses

                                When looking at users who work in many locations across our organization, it would be helpful to have a centralized dashboard to look at what clients are syncing and include the following information: last time client synchronized, are there files that are failing to upload/download and the status of the client (sync pending, sync complete, etc.).

                                179 votes
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                                  • i been being attacked by a mac fisher for 6 yrs ,,,i narrowed his attacks too this since no matter where i go he deletes my connect ,

                                    he is a mac fisher and a comcast employee
                                    they attack by mac address and use the ghost prog ,,,hiding their identity ,,get rid the ghost prog ,,let them come in opem that site protects them

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                                    • Add ignore file (name/extionsion) / folder functionality

                                      Tired of synch errors for desktop.ini, something I don't have much control over. Should be able to tell OneDrive to ignore certain files / file types (support standard wildcards) or folders.

                                      168 votes
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                                      • Improve deleted user notice to reporting manager

                                        The plain-text, single paragraph notice is hard for many users to understand. Consider breaking up into several chunked paragraphs.

                                        An example of how this might be done is listed here:
                                        https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/improving-onedrives-deleted-user-notice-kevin-crossman

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                                        • Remote wipe of personal OneDrive

                                          Add options to manage computers connected to the account, allowing to delete all content from a lost computer (force remove/delete is required).

                                          124 votes
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