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If you have an on-premise file server which contains a company's main data, can this be simply copied to SharePoint (in an Office 365 environment)?

If this is possible, can you then synchronise specific content to a users folder on their PC/laptop, e.g. their home drive and perhaps the a department shared data?
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Files can be synced from SkyDrive to a local computer using the SkyDrive client.


Using the same client you should be able to copy files from a file server location to a SkyDrive.
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HypervizorAuthor Commented:
Thanks.

So, you can install the SkyDrive client on a PC and use that to copy all of the data on the file server?

What happens with file permissions - do these all have to be reset or is there some form of AD integration which will preserve the security groups?
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Correct you can use the tool to copy and paste files.  Basically it's like opening two Explorer windows and dragging files over.  File permissions will not follow the files into the cloud.
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HypervizorAuthor Commented:
Wow - that's seriously unimpressive.

You have to re-create your whole security groups and folder/file permissions!
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
It's to be expected.  Your AD permissions don't mean a thing to the Office 365 cloud.
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HypervizorAuthor Commented:
It should do - Microsoft have Windows Azure - which in turn will provide AD synchronisation to their cloud - which in turn should be providing that level of integration.

Also, within Office 365 users and groups etc. can be synchronised to the Office 365 estate (using hybrid deployment).
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HypervizorAuthor Commented:
So, just to summarise... You can synchronise all of your file server data to SharePoint/SkyDrive Pro (regardless of quantity) and staff can be given permissions to the data based on access permissions, but these access permissions need to be completely re-created?
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
I'm not agreeing with the "regardless of quantity" comment.  There are size limitations.

I'm saying that the client can be used to drag files into the cloud.  The client can also be used to sync SkyDrive with local machines.

As far as permissions, you'll have to test and see.  SkyDrive wasn't intended to completely replace File Servers as we know them.  They are intended to put the permissions power into the end users hand, allowing them to determine who to share files with.
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HypervizorAuthor Commented:
OK. So I guess upload 1TB of company data just isn't going to work :)
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HypervizorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the link. OK, so that makes more sense - it's just personal user repositories - there's not really a common file storage area and even if there was, there's a 25GB cap on it?
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Right.
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HypervizorAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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