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OneDrive for Business Sharing Folders & Files

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So we have Office 365 Midsize Business version. Everyone of our users has their OneDrive for Business App installed on their desktop and their iPad. Is there anyway to share folders and files with people so that everyone can see what it shared inside the Desktop App and iPad. We switched from Google Apps to Office 365 and google apps had this ability but it does not look like OneDrive does? The only way we can see shared folders is by logging into Outlook.Office365 and going to the One Drive section.




We do have sharepoint with this subscription but it does not seem like you sync a SharePoint TeamSite to the iPad App for OneDrive for business.

Does anyone have a solution to this? Is it even currently possible? Does anyone have any suggestions.

Thank You

Joe
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You can sync entire SharePoint sites if you want, just navigate to the site and click the "Sync" link in the top right area. If you want to share files from the personal OneDrive of the user, you can as well do this.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/support/sync-onedrive-for-business-or-sharepoint-site-libraries-to-your-computer-HA102832401.aspx
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Yes both these I am aware of.

The whole purpose is to get everything to be seamless with the iPad and Desktop apps. I can sync the sharepoint site to the Desktop app but it will not sync to the iPad app.


I can share files from OneDrive to other users but those Shared files will not show up in the One Drive Desktop App or the Ipad app. The only way we can view those files is by logging into outlook.office365.com and going to the One Drive tab.
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by:Vasil Michev (MVP)
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You cannot sync the "shared with me" folder if that's what you mean. It's a virtual folder. You can sync a folder that another user has shared with you. Even external users can sync it.
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This is not the case. For instance one user in their onedrive folder has shared a folder called 2014 with our entire organization. But this folder does not appear other users onedrive apps. They can only see it in Web browser.
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Vasil Michev (MVP) earned 400 total points
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It will not appear automatically in OneDrive, you need to browse to it and select to Sync it. It will show up in the 'shared with me' folder (eventually), but you cannot sync that one.

And this is why Sites/libraries are for, just ask the users to put those documents in a central location so that everyone will need to sync only one thing...

Alternatively you can publish links to the Office apps:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/manage-my-site-settings-HA102459836.aspx#_Toc287005293
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Well I just confirmed from talking to Microsoft support that these feature I am asking for is not currently available with OneDrive Business.
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Microsoft has confirmed this is not possible.
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