Microsoft has released a new Version of the Next Generation Sync Client (NGSC) for OneDrive and OneDrive for Business with the Version Number 17.3.6517.0809 and you may download the new Version from the Microsoft Download site. But you should do it only, unless you do not receive it automatically.(All my clients were updated automatically)
The Update Automatism is different from the known Update mechanism (Update, WSUS and C2R [Click 2 Run].
My Criticisms to Microsoft:
- Less technical information about this mechanisms
- less (technical) information about changes
- So now we have the following picture:
|Device / Web||NGSC Version|
|Microsoft OneDrive Download Site||17.3.6517.0809|
|Microsoft Office Change Log||17.3.6517.0809|
What has been changed?
only one line:
Fixed a few regression issues that caused the sync client to crash.
That’s minimalistic. Why does the size of the OneDriveSetup.exe has increased more than twice? (17.3.6514.0720 = 8.829 KB versus 17.3.6517.0809 =20.253 KB)
This time exist three different Sync-Clients to OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Team Site (Office 365) and Groups (Office 365) and the different on Premise Variants. And if you use Windows 10 OS, you have installed the NGSC on your device.
|Operating System||Destination||Sync Client / Version|
|Windows Vista,7,8.0,10||OneDrive (Personal)||NGSC 17.3.6517.0819|
|Windows 8.1||OneDrive (Personal)||SkyDrive.exe 6.3.9600.17484|
|Windows Vista,7,8,8.1,10||OneDrive for Business||NGSC 17.3.6517.0819|
|Windows Vista,7,8,8.1,10||SharePoint Office 365 *||Groove 15.0.4849.1000|
|Windows Vista,7,8,8.1,10||Groups Office 365 *||Groove 15.0.4849.1000|
|Windows Vista,7,8,8.1,10||SharePoint on Premise||Groove 15.0.4849.1000|
* According to the Microsoft roadmap you may also use the NGSC to sync document libraries to SharePoint Team sites and Groups till end of the year 2016
In this Blog Post (German language) I have described, where you may download the old Groove Client.
Next Generation Sync Client
The always newest Windows Version you may download directly form Microsoft here.
You also may give feedback to Microsoft about OneDrive and OneDrive for Business via UserVoice.
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