We are using Office 365 Sharepoint for storing One Note files. The users access these files via a mapped drive on their PCs. The users work on the notebooks with the desktop One Note application. The mapped drive is just pointing to the online Sharepoint site where the files are stored. This setup works but the issue is that when a user wants to create a new notebook or file...the mapped drive frequently displays an error saying it cannot be accessed. This is because the user needs to re-authenticate with Office 365. That means they have to:
1. Open Internet Explorer (no other browser, not even Edge, works)
2. Log into Office 365
3. Open Sharepoint
4. Navigate to the Site and go to Documents
5. Select to 'Open in Windows Explorer'
6. Now they can access the mapped drive.
7. In the OneNote desktop app, they can now browse to the drive to add/create new OneNote files.
Clearly, it's too many steps to reasonably expect users to do every time they want to create new OneNote files.
Microsoft has built the 'One Drive for Business' app for syncing files but unfortunately OneNote files are a special case where this app doesn't work. All the app does is create a URL shortcut to the location of the file online. There is no way the user can use this sync function to create new OneNote files.
What is the best way to set up this sync so users can avoid the hassle of doing steps 1-7 every time they want to create a new One Note? Maybe Microsoft hasn't built a way...are there any third party applications which solve this problem?