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Looking for some advice.  I have a client that is looking for a solution for a few people offsite.  They's like to do a simple sync of their data files to a cloud service.  They are already on Office 365, so email is easy.  What do people do for actual data?  Skydrive Pro I suppose is an option but not sure how easy/user friendly that would be.

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-Joe
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by:Cliff Galiher
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Depending on which Office 365 plan you have, you may already have OneDrive for Business. Unless there is a specific feature that it doesn't offer, that's what I recommend. No reason to pay for two cloud sync services when one will suffice, and the "free" cloud sync services aren't for business use.
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by:Joe Thompson
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Thanks Cliff.  I'm actually not sure if OneDrive will meet the needs.  As an example, can OneDrive Sync particular folders from an SBS realtime and can users then create a mapped drive to that synced location?
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No and yes, in that order. You won't find a sync service that works in real time. The only way to do that is to do simultaneous writes and that'd both kill latency and reliability if a write failed because of a network outage. So that limitation isn't unique to OneDrive.
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by:Joe Thompson
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Thanks for the advise.  I ended up going old school: VPN to the office so they would have direct (slow) access...
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