224 votes10 comments · OneDrive on Windows » Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand) · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →James Stetson commented
How about this scenario: I have 50 file servers with 20TB of data on them. I migrate these to a series of 50 OneDrive for Business Teams (one for each server). If I had a reliable client API scripting capability, I'd automatically map all 50 of those into the new (beta) OneDrive for Business client that supports Files on Demand. By default, the new client does NOT synchronize all files. It merely provides you the navigation capability of all files on all file servers right from your desktop. I've tested this and it is awesome. It even allows you to navigate folders when you have no network connectivity. if I had a robust client API, I would automatically connect every OneDrive client to all 50 OneDrive sites and let people find the project folders they want to sync as they need them. Having a robust and fully supported Client API would allow me to move all of my servers into the cloud almost immediately.