OneDrive for Business | Next Generation Sync Client (all Versions)
The Next Generation Sync Client will be automatically updated. If you feel, that this is not working for you, you may download here the newest Version. And here is the Microsoft Change log about the different versions.
Remarks about version 17.3.6798.0207
There are so many versions between 6743 and 6798, but the only statement from Microsoft is: Fixed the top issues related to sync reliability and application stability.
Remarks about Version 17.3.6760.0105
Microsoft has corrected the old item. but there is no Download for this version
Remarks about Version 17.3.6743.1212
For this version there is no changelog. But it is a Preview version, and you should read all documentation about it.
Remarks about Version 17.3.6720.1207
This version is installed with the Windows 10 Insider Build 14986 or 14393. After theses releases Microsoft also has released this verion to other groups. There ois a issue with the US chnagelog website, becauuse Microsoft cut out the version 6705.1122 and replaced it with the version 17.3.6720.1207
Remarks about Version 17.3.6705.1122
You see in the Changelog, that this version is a released Version and a Public Preview with the same number. In the MAC Area you see, that there are two different versions. So for MAC User, they now have a separate Download Link, because Apple does not change the version, so there is still an old version there.
The difference with both versions
Both versions have the same functions, but the Preview has some more, but you have to do something manually to get the new functions from the Preview.
The Release Version now will be available to more users around the globe.
If you want to test the new functions of the Preview version, you have to read the following articles:
This Microsoft Article will tell us, how we are able to switch from Groove.exe to Next Generation Sync client to sync data from Office 365 document libraries to local machnies. But also the restrictions.
In this article, also from Microsoft, you see the manual steps, like to download and install a Registry-Key. You have to read this manual until the end, because there are some issues with the Internet Explorer.
You get some new features from the Preview version, if you do some manual steps. And this is the reason, why the Next Generation Sync Client is not global available. These manual steps must be automatically….
Remarks about Version 17.3.6674.1021
The Version 17.3.6674.1021 was first published as a preview version and now as a Released Version. This Version will work only with Office 365. And I advise you urgently, to read the following Microsoft Document. So with this Version you may sync data from
- OneDrive (Personal)
- OneDrive for Business
- Files in Document-Libraries at Team-Sites
- Files in Document-Libraries at Groups
- Files, Shared with me
Keep in mind, that the version 17.3.6674.1021 does not automatic changeover your old Groove.exe libraries.Also you have to install a registry Key, to sync from Groups and Team Sites. Again: Read the following Microsoft Document
I received an Email form the Microsoft Product Group, regarding the different versions:
- The last full Released Version has the version number 0809
- Version 1021 is an Interim Update and Release
If you tenant is set on first Release, then you are able to use version 1021, to sync data from team sites. But you have to install the version manually and set the registry key. Do it with the Microsoft Document.
The next full version will come this year with a version number 11xx
To sync data with all SharePoint Server OnPremise (all Versions), you still have to use the old “Groove.exe”. Here is the Microsoft Download site for the 32- and 64 Bit Versions of the different Groove.exe.
Next Generation Sync Client
(Table with all Versions)
|02/16/2017||17.3.6798.0207||Released Version Download|
|01/23/2017||17.3.6760.0105||Released (no Download)|
|12/14/2016||17.3.6743.1212||Public Preview Download|
|12/14/2016||17.3.6720.1207||Released Version Download|
|12/01/2016||17.3.6705.1122||Released Version. Download|
|11/10/2016||17.3.6674.1021||Released Version. Download|
|10/19/2016||17.3.6673.1011||Public Preview Download|
|09/26/2016||17.3.6642.0922||Public Preview Download|
|08/15/2016||17.3.6517.0809||Released Version Download|
|05/11/2016||17.3.6390.0509||Released Version Download|
|04/14/2016||17.3.6386.0412||Released Version Download|
|01/23/2017||17.3.6760.0105||Released Version (no Download)|
|12/01/2016||17.3.6720.1207||Released Version Download|
|12/01/2016||17.3.6705.1122||Released Version Download|
You may download the newest Version for MAC via Apple Store and now also via Download Link