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This is something we’re looking at, no dates to share yet.Alex Carlock commented
Please stop thinking about it and do it. I have end users who are asking me to create old school file shares that they'll have to use VPN to access because of this issue. If handling mandatory columns is too hard, at least start with Check Out/in. The old client had that so you should be able to replicate that in the new client.
5 votesAlex Carlock commented
With client drives getting smaller (think tablets with 128 GB of total space) and OD4B getting larger (1TB-5TB) there's currently no good way to see my files. Not all applications can open files directly from OneDrive for Business, and with a small drive, I can't sync everything locally. If I could map a drive to OD4B, then I could use it as a regular drive even if the contents are online only. Another option would be to create virtual junction points in the OD4B sync folder that point directly online. Then it would appear that I'm opening/saving a file locally, but I'm really working in the online file.
Wanted to provide an update here: this is something we’re planning on doing, but don’t have a timeframe to share yet