We face these exact same challenges and it is making it hard for us to convince our users of the utility of odfb vs competing products. I would add to the list that when users are added as non-licensed, this means that they can’t even open documents shared with them in the full versions of Office. They are limited to editing in the browser. Coming from competing products, this is completely impossible to understand for many of our users. It needs to be fixed, everything on this list does.
We agree 100% with the suggestion and are exploring ways to enable this. This represents a significant amount of engineering work hence we don’t have a schedule to share yet.
And vice versa, obviously :)
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According to this article, encryption at rest is for personal OneDrive is done at the server side: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trustcenter/security/encryption (see the section named “Microsoft Office 365”, but is that what you mean? To my knowledge encryption at rest on the client side is only possible with bitlocker, which would protect both OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. Azure Information Protection is a paid option for businesses which will protect individual files. Having said all of that, I really wish there was a way to encrypt the local OneDrive and OneDrive for Business folder it self, so that other admin users logging on the same machine couldn’t access it.
Great idea :) - perhaps coupled with DLP labels...
I fully agree with this one. There is such an opportunity here to make OneDrive a platform for all kinds of files. Imagine using OneDrive as storage for Adobe Cloud. So instead of having files stored with Adobe, they would be stored with Microsoft. You could the choose to edit the files directly from OneDrive. Much like how Office Online can edit files in Dropbox.
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Great suggestion and something we’re thinking about. Thank you!
We hear the exact same issue from our users - at least allow OneDrive Personal users to sync these files/folders, have them show up under "Shared with me" etc. - btw. our users are also complaining that external users cannot open files directly in their locally installed versions of Office... hard to understand, when you have a fully licensed version of Office 2016 installed, but cannot open the files that someone has shared with you...
I am puzzled as to why this hasn't gotten more votes or comments... I have discovered that you can most likely solve the problem by assigning a license to external users but that isn't really fair. If they already have a licensed version of Office, they should be able to work on the files that I share with them from that licensed and locally installed version.
We’re looking at two related pieces of this:
1) For OneDrive for Business, enable shared folders to be added to the root of the OneDrive folder at all (like in OneDrive Personal).
2) For OneDrive across business and personal, enable shared folders to be placed into subfolders.
We appreciate your patience; this is significant engineering work given the architecture of the products and our diverse customer base, spanning individuals to small businesses to multi-national enterprises to government agencies. We aim to address this while maintaining our industry-leading security, privacy, and compliance commitments.
Thank you for the continued feedback.
Talked to a user today. They are using Dropbox, because it allows them to organize everything freely...
This is something we hear often from our users. Obviously it should apply to shared folders synced down on pc’s as well.
What's puzzling is that the web versions of both OneDrive and OneDrive for business have the separate "Shared with me" tab. Obviously the OneDrive team knew this and made a decision not to implement it, most likely due to time constraints or lack of developer resources.
Optimally I would like to be able to specify myself where to put synced folders, like we could in the good old Live Mesh days...
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.
This is still a huge issue for us, at least in the conversation of trying to convince our users to not use alternatives such as Dropbox. Obviously team sites are meant for those types of content, but it is inevitable that OneDrive for Business also ends up being a place where people store a lot of stuff. The result is that we have to move stuff around manually, then reshare it and recreate links, which we then have to redistribute... this confuses users.
It would be much better if all sharing links were unique and not tied to the URL of the owner of the OneDrive folder. Then it could be possible to move folders around or change ownership of it. Just like dropbox...
I think at the very least the people with whom files and folders have been shared should be notified if those folders and files are about to disappear. Once the original user loses access, the manager could also be notified automatically and be given the opportunity to go in and move files elsewhere such as to a Sharepoint site, etc.
Wanted to provide an update here: this is something we’re planning on doing, but don’t have a timeframe to share yet
A tree view should obviously be integrated into mobile apps as well as the UWP version of Windows Explorer, whenever it comes out... UWP Explorer should be able to integrate with all kinds of cloud storage providers and other apps, of course.
This would be a killer feature for our OneDrive for Business users. It should thus work for both personal and business accounts as well as Sharepoint document libraries. In fact, everything on the left side of the web view, should be arranged into a tree view, including “Shared with me”.