Today we’ll discuss latest OneDrive for Business Updates – Default Links, Copy\Move Files and Folders to SharePoint Sites, Next Gen SYNC Client restrictions and limitations that apply when you use OneDrive for Business (onedrive.exe) or OneDrive for Business for Mac OS X to sync SharePoint Online OneDrive for Business libraries to your computer.
Default Links –
The current behavior of “Get a link” in SharePoint Online and Office 365 is to provide a link that is used for Anonymous Access if anonymous access is enabled in your company.
In SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, when a user wants to share a document or folder using “Get a link” it creates a anonymous access link to be sent to others. With new feature, you can now set the default type of link to something more restrictive, while still allowing users to select other types of links as needed. Default links is a new feature for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint online.
Microsoft will be gradually rolling this out to First Release customers in August, and the roll out will be completed by the end of the month.
In your office 365 Tenant Go to the Office 365 admin center -> SharePoint admin center, then choose Sharing. Next, choose the options from Default link types as seen in the figure below.
These changes will be reflected across tenant when a user uses “Get a link”.
For example, if I select Direct – only people who already have permission option as below.
Resulting “Get a link” link where only people who has access to the items being shared can use the link.
Copy files and folders from OneDrive to SharePoint –
Microsoft has started to roll out the much awaited feature for Copying files and folders from OneDrive from business to SharePoint Sites. This feature will start rolling to First release customers in August 2016.
Users will see this new feature when they select a file in OneDrive for Business and click Copy to. In the Choose destination pane, users will see their SharePoint sites and Office 365 groups in the Recent, Frequent, and Followed lists. Modern Copy/Move works for both modern and classic experiences on target team site document libraries. You can copy single files, multiple files, or whole folders, preserving metadata.
THINGS TO NOTE :
- Users can copy files from OneDrive for Business to SharePoint sites only if the admin has turned off scripting for personal sites in the SharePoint admin center (under Settings > Custom Script).
“If scripting is turned on, the option to copy to sites or groups won’t show up for users.”
- Currently, this feature has a 50-MB file size limit. Support for copying larger files is in the works and expected to be fully rolled out by early next year.
Next Gen Client Update –
Beginning in May 2016, Office 365 customers with fewer than 250 Office 365 licenses will be required to use the OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client to sync OneDrive for Business files. This requirement has been rolled out between May 2016 and July 31, 2016 and will not apply to on-premises customers or customers with more than 250 Office 365 licenses.
Restrictions and limitations when you sync OneDrive for Business libraries –
See this article that provides information about the restrictions and limitations that apply when you use OneDrive for Business (onedrive.exe) or OneDrive for Business for Mac OS X to sync SharePoint Online OneDrive for Business libraries to your computer.
See the list Here.