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  1. 2,754 votes
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      169 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      929 votes
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        58 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We recently added the ability to transfer ownership to another user when deleting a user’s account from AAD from the M365 admin portal. If no entry is provided, the default will transfer to the manager. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/retention-and-deletion

        The manager or newly assigned owner will have the ability to sync that content or download and then move to a shared library or their own OneDrive.

      • 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,…

        335 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          328 votes
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            19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Central reporting to see which users have synchronisation issues

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

            324 votes
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              21 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              318 votes
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                11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.).

                226 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  209 votes
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                    7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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

                    198 votes
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                      13 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

                      192 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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 ?

                        157 votes
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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).

                          132 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow OneDrive KFM to work with folder redirected folders

                            Currently (OneDrive client version 18.131.0701.004) Known Folder Migration will not work with known folders that have been redirected. When this is configured, the end user sees "The <folder name> folder contains other important folders and isn't supported for file protection". It seems to want all known folders to be located in their default, local location (C:\Users\<username>\folder) and will not migrate/redirect if they're already being redirected.

                            The overwhelming majority of enterprise (and smaller) orgs do not store data on local workstations, and I don't see any use case for KFM because of this limitation.

                            35 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please extend the limitation of file paths for the sync on OneDrive for Business

                              *English follows Japanese

                              ■Title(件名):
                              OneDrive for Business における同期の 400 文字の上限の引き上げについて
                              Please extend the limitation of file paths for the sync on OneDrive for Business

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                              ■Description(内容):
                              以下の公開情報に、SharePoint Online および OneDrive for Business における同期の制限事項に、ファイル名のパスに、400 文字まで設定することが可能と記載がある。

                              <参考情報>
                              タイトル : ファイルおよびフォルダーを同期する際の制限事項
                              アドレス : https://support.microsoft.com/ja-jp/help/3125202/
                              ----------以下抜粋----------
                              SharePoint Online では、ファイル名のパスに、400 文字まで設定することができます。 一部のシナリオ (特に、ライブラリに非常に長い URL パスを設定している場合) では、文字数の制限が 400 文字を下回る場合があります。
                              ---------抜粋ここまで---------

                              しかしながら、日本語などのダブル バイト文字を使用している場合、Office Online や Office クライアント等で Office 対応ドキュメントを開く際に、ブラウザー側でダブル バイト文字はエンコードされ、 1 文字につきシングル バイト文字換算の 9 文字として計算されるため、すぐに 400 文字の条件に達してしまいます。
                              そのため、400 文字の上限値を引き上げをお願い致します。

                              We understand that file name paths are able to have maximum 400 characters on SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business as below information mention.

                              <Reference>
                              Title: Restrictions and…

                              13 votes
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                              • Increase the free storage

                                Giving only 5 GB for free on OneDrive is the worst idea. Google Drive offers 15 GB for free then why Microsoft's OneDrive doesn't? If 15 GB is not possible then give at least 10 GB of free storage! 5 GB is not sufficient for any one. Also Google Drive offers unlimited photos and videos upload on high quality, OneDrive also compromises in that part too! So sad to see how world's most richest man consume his money on his own fans & customers.

                                12 votes
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                                • Increase the filesize limit up to 100GB/File

                                  Microsoft, please increase the OneDrive filesize limit to a much higher size!

                                  The current filesize Limit is not up-to-date!

                                  11 votes
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                                  • 11 votes
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                                    • Update Quota Automatically

                                      When an administrator assigns a license with greater OneDrive Storage Capacity to a user, this quota is not automatically applied. Despite paying for and assigning the license with the greater capacity our team must use PowerShell to connect to these user's OneDrive sites and manually attempt to reset their quota. The challenge is compounded if a user is already at capacity as it would require having the admin, ask the user to clean up their storage space so that we can then come back and bump the quotas to what, we would have expected to have occurred when we assigned…

                                      11 votes
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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.

                                        Thank you for…

                                        10 votes
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                                        • Allow us to set external address as destination of notifications

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                                          ■Title(件名):
                                          SharePoint 管理センターにて、ユーザープロファイルの編集で "勤務先の電子メール" を外部メールアドレスに変更しても、SharePoint Online や OneDrive for Business からの通知メールが送付されない。

                                          Allow us to set external address as destination of notifications

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                                          ■Description(内容):
                                          過去のご案内事例にて、今まで SharePoint 管理センターから、ユーザープロファイルの編集で "勤務先の電子メール" を外部メールアドレスに変更することで通知先を変更することが可能だったが、現時点で外部メールアドレスに変更してもメールが通知されない。
                                          Exchange の契約のないサブスクリプションのユーザーは、外部メールアドレスに通知が届かなければ何が共有されたのかわからないままである。
                                          本機能について機能拡充を希望します。

                                          We used to be able to change the e-mail address for notification from SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business with entering external address into [Business email], but now the notification e-mail does not reach to the given address even though we change [Business email] section.

                                          Please put the behavior back to previous one, uses who don’t have Exchange subscription need to specify external address as the…

                                          10 votes
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