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two questions

1) When will the Mac OneDrive for Business Sync client allow Shared Folder access?

2) Will there be plans to add Drive letter or volume mapping to OneDrive similar to what Expandrive can do for Box? This would be awesome for replacing l

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I like this Varun...map drive to your OneDrive would be cool (for example, you'd have C:\ drive for windows; d:\ for DVD-ROM; O:\ for one drive). Awesome suggestion!

Can I expect to be able to sync "Shared with me" either in OneDrive Consumer and OneDrive Office 365?

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Hi Martin, We don't have any plans to support this at this time. If you're interested, please submit the request to UserVoice! Thanks! Stephen Rice

I have version 17.3.6743.1212 on my Windows 10 computer since 2017-01-24.
Is scheduled task "OneDrive Standalone Update Task v2" really required to get updates?
This includes action: %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe
Can I delet

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Hi Jorma,


We highly recommend against removing the OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe, or taking steps to disable auto updates of the onedrive client.  Auto updates ensure t

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The latest ODFB now syncs OD and SP team sites on Office 365. When will the NGSC of ODFB sync SharePoint 2016 "on-premise" OD and more specifically team site libraries? https://blogs.office.com/2017/01/24/onedrive-brings-new-file-collaboration-and-management-features-to-the-enterprise/

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Steve, we are still committed to supporting NGSC with SP On-Prem but don't have a timeline to share at this time.
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What's the timeline of the NGSC to support syncing with on-prem SharePoint Libraries?

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Nothing to announce at this time, but we hear you :)
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Update: The AMA Summary is posted! View in the Word Document or Sway


Thank you for joining us and voicing your questions and feedback during this fun and action-packed hour.  


We will put together a summary document of what was covered during and sh

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The AMA Summary is posted! View in the Word Document or Sway


Thank you for joining us. We hope to see you next time!



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Thank you team! Great discussions and information here.

What's the User Voice site for making and voting up change requests for OneDrive?

Thank you all! Have a nice evening. :)

That was fun! Thanks!

When can we see the on-demand sync feature? Is there a more specific timeline?


Today there is no simple way without 3rd part addons in Outlook to save an attached file in an email directly to a Sharepoint online site. This is a huge restriction for our cu

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Have you seen DetachPipe from DataMystic? 

Have you looked into using Flow? there are several templates to help you get started at https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/search/?q=attachment

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Hi Niklas,
On both of these, we can't give you specific timelines in a public forum, if you're a customer or partner (sounds like you may be a partner), we can have an off... Read More

Our organization (8000 users) has been looking in to how we can leverage OneDrive for a solultion similar to roaming profiles, but using OneDrive vs the LAN.  This will be great for us as it will ensure user data is backed up, can be accessed online and m

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We're in the middle of rolling this out to our company and will have over 1000 users on it at some point soon.  It's working very well with the minor issues you're refren

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Hi @Graydon Tredger - I believe your approach is quite sound.  We are challenging our selves to avoid performing legacy activites, just because we did this in the past -

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Our organization requires technology services for about 1,500 users. We currently redirect to network storage for all users. Like you, we have been seeking a way to u

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Hi Graydon,

Glad to hear you're finding success with this solution! This practice is being more commonly adopted in other organization's rollouts as well. The steps above... Read More
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I use OneDrive for Business at work (I'm a mechanical engineer), and uploading pictures and video in the OneDrive app on iOS is one of my favorite features. I love the fact that uploading through the app does not save the pics and videos on my phone (for

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you may want to take a look at uploading your videos to a SharePoint team site with a Media libary (these are designed for videos) or an even better approach would be to

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Thanks for the feedback.  We are working on enabling better upload experiences for OneDrive for Business.  No timelines to share at this time.

Do we have any metrics on Azure ExpressRoute impact on ODfB?

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Hi Ian, an investment in ExpressRoute can range into tens of thousands of dollars per month. Writing a business case for these investments is difficult without metrics (e... Read More
We don't have any public metrics at this time, but we have seen significant improvements, it depends on the performance you're seeing, where you are, etc.

I have noticed OneDrive sign in window to be shown on several ad screens at streets (the sign in UI was shown over the showcase presentation).


How do you suggest to easily prevent this to happen? Either for OneDrive UI or globally for Windows?

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I'm curious Martin - what do you mean by showcase presentation? Powerpoint is causing it to popup? What events trigger the OneDrive sign in window? Are you using multiple... Read More

The last time I installed OneDrive on new computer it took almost 10 hours to sync about 30 GB of data. The ISP bandwidth limit was 100 Mbps (30 000 / (100 / 8) = 2 400 seconds = 40 minutes). In most cases, the achievable throughput is very near 100 Mbps.

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Hi Martin,


We're always working to improve performance of the OneDrive sync client.  There's always a combination of considerations like location (being a big one), tim

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I am still confused if they need different versions of the OneDrive Sync client? We'd like to do both.

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How can we use groove.exe to sync with on-prem, after applying "onedrive.exe /takeover"? Is there any way to undo /takeover?
In my Windows 10, File Explorer, should I see a tab for SharePoint for my O365 sites that are syncing? I can sync OneDrive but not O365 SharePoint Libraries. I can sync S... Read More
You can use NGSC with SPOnline. You will still need to use the groove.exe client with On-Prem



I would like to know, how many times are my files replicated on OneDrive (with an Outlook.com account) and on OneDrive for Business?


Thank you. :)

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Sounds like Illan is trying to figure out if the files exist in both locations - personal one drive and business one drive.

 Hi Illan,


Can you explain a little bit more what you are asking about? Are you curious about cached copies in sync, or maybe on data backup & protection? Thanks!



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I'm curious how Microsoft handles MAC machines. From what I understand we can either allow MACs to sync or not. We cannot restrict based on domain membership.


30% of my users are on MAC. I'd like to allow them to sync, but only if they are domain joined.

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Our tests with domain membership appeared to work. Did I not test right?

Hi Michael,


The Mac client does not yet support this restriction at this time.  Our solution for you will be to bring Conditional Access support to Mac.  No timeline to

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