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    239 comments  ·  OneDrive Sharing & Collaboration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    thinking about it  ·  Eugene Lin responded

    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.

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    Steve commented  · 

    Obviously there are some considerations wrt users circumventing the costs associated with OneDrive for Business and Personal wrt to the different costs, but this needs some consideration given the nature of the divide between work and home. Two years with nothing to show for it suggests this is a place ideas go to die.

    For example, here are some potential solutions to your problem. You could:
    - Make users associate a personal account with a business account (and dissociate on either end when the employee moves on).
    - Associate user data against the business' directory of employees.
    - Limit the functionality of accessibility on the personal (cheaper) side.
    - Define the access parameters
    - At least relax the sharing requirements between users/businesses who are paying customers (aka restrict free accounts).

    At least one of those would be a good launch-off point to polish.

    Ultimately, with all the training literature trying to push business' more onto the cloud, business users need to hedge their bets due to accessibility concerns. If an external contractor is going to use OpenOffice or Libre, I can't control their processes, and thus can't force them to conform (since it would ultimately be at my own expense). In that scenario, I would then need to hire additional document control personnel to coordinate the management of information since there are extra hoops to jump through (as I can't have an engineer or manager sitting around porting documents), which I'm really not going to do when things need to run leaner these days, not heavier.

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