Microsoft announces file sync between OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online team sites

Microsoft today announced several new features in OneDrive for Business to make it easier to work with files in Office 365. They announced the much-awaited file sync feature between OneDrive and SharePoint Online team sites—including files used inside Microsoft Teams and OneDrive folders—shared by others across PC and Mac platforms.

  • Syncing SharePoint sites and OneDrive for Business shared folders—The ability to sync SharePoint Online team sites directly to OneDrive makes doing this easier and simpler for users. Additionally, you can now sync a OneDrive for Business shared folder.
  • Standalone Mac client—Microsoft is releasing a new standalone client for Mac. The standalone client allows admins to control features like enabling sync status as well as visual overlays in Finder, adding a Finder shortcut for OneDrive, and the ability to set up OneDrive sync to run at sign in. This latest client also has built-in multi-language support. You can download the standalone client for Mac file here.
  • Activity center—The activity center is now available in the latest OneDrive sync client for Windows and Mac—giving you detailed visibility to the most recent sync activity and status. Simply click the OneDrive icon in your system tray (PC) or Finder (Mac) to see your file sync status and activity.

Microsoft is also improving the sharing experience both in and outside the organization. They have simplified the sharing experience that keeps users better informed on the scope of their sharing and explicitly calls out if the recipients are external to the organization. The sharing pane allows them to easily modify this, including the ability to set an expiration duration on anonymous guest links. They are also releasing a much-simplified account setup process for external users.

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