Users can now synchronize files automatically between OneDrive and SharePoint. Microsoft promises a uniform sync experience for all files in Office 365. Customers should obtain the latest in the first quarter of 2017, the final version.
Microsoft has the conference Ignite 2016 used to inform about innovations for OneDrive and SharePoint. This includes the synchronization of SharePoint Online Libraries with shared folders on OneDrive. However, the feature is currently only available as a preview . The general public, it will probably not be available until the beginning of 2017th.
The activities of the sync function can track the new Activity Center of OneDrive client users. In addition, Microsoft is currently on iOS and Android a notification for shared via OneDrive files. In addition, the OneDrive app for Android is now able to access files from SharePoint Online.
“We promised a unified sync experience for all your files in Office 365, on OneDrive and SharePoint away”, according to an entry in the Office blog . “Announce today is proud to announce the Preview this highly anticipated updates to both PC and Mac.”
SharePoint Sync will now be added to the OneDrive sync client published last year. It offers users the flexibility to select only the folders you want to make available offline. “Now you have an easy way to any Office 365 files to make available offline. And with a seamless upgrade from the old Sync Client (groove.exe) we make it even easier. “
The new synchronization to release first for the customers in the coming months. In the first quarter of availability should then be extended to all customers. In May, Microsoft had the feature yet announced for the end of 2016 – later than expected by some customers or hoped.
In addition, Microsoft also presented details Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016th. The update will be released in November and improve inter alia the user experience of OneDrive for Business and enable own tiles in SharePoint App Launcher. Also new is the OneDrive API 2.0. However, the Feature Pack is only customers with Software Assurance.
Microsoft also confirmed that Outlook Mobile no longer uses Amazon Web Services. The emerged from the takeover of accomplice e-mail client will now be completely driven through the Microsoft cloud, the company said. The caching of mailbox data outside of Office 365 now belongs to the past.