OneDrive Features

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Hello

 

I was at Ignite last week and was watching a presentation on OneDrive that allows employees to sync Sharepoint sites without downloading all the content.

 

meaning if I have a sharepoint volume (maybe a Microsoft Team, Outlook Group or something) that has 20GB of files, but Onedrive only shows them as stubs on my desktop and represents them as cloud icon.  I can then click the file i want from the File Explorer and it will download it as needed from the cloud minimizing the space used on my hard drive.  

 

I can't seem to find more information about this feature. Can you help elaborate on what this feature is and where i can find it?

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I believe you are talking about the Files On Demand feature.Still in the pipeline i believe.


@Paul Rosenberg wrote:

Hello

 

I was at Ignite last week and was watching a presentation on OneDrive that allows employees to sync Sharepoint sites without downloading all the content.

 

meaning if I have a sharepoint volume (maybe a Microsoft Team, Outlook Group or something) that has 20GB of files, but Onedrive only shows them as stubs on my desktop and represents them as cloud icon.  I can then click the file i want from the File Explorer and it will download it as needed from the cloud minimizing the space used on my hard drive.  

 

I can't seem to find more information about this feature. Can you help elaborate on what this feature is and where i can find it?


 

 


@Paul Rosenberg wrote:

Hello

 

I was at Ignite last week and was watching a presentation on OneDrive that allows employees to sync Sharepoint sites without downloading all the content.

 

meaning if I have a sharepoint volume (maybe a Microsoft Team, Outlook Group or something) that has 20GB of files, but Onedrive only shows them as stubs on my desktop and represents them as cloud icon.  I can then click the file i want from the File Explorer and it will download it as needed from the cloud minimizing the space used on my hard drive.  

 

I can't seem to find more information about this feature. Can you help elaborate on what this feature is and where i can find it?


 

It's available as part of the Windows Insider preview program (yes, Windows, not Office). Read here: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/06/13/onedrive-files-demand-now-available-windows-i...

This is suppose to come on the Windows 10 update to be released on the 17th of October

And it will not be available in any other previous Windows version.