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Next Generation Sync Client | Sync now with # and % in filename

18. April 2017 1 Kommentar

Office 365, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, Microsoft

A few days ago, Microsoft announced a new feature for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online. The user may now sync data with  “#” and “%” in the files- or folder name. Perfect for the users, but wait: The admin has to switch this feature on, and there is no switch in the admin console.

I have had about 120.000 files synced to the cloud into different Office 365 areas: SharePoint Team sites, Groups and OneDrive for Business. And there were some documents, where the Next Generation Sync Client gives out an error message and I have to change that manually (There were old documents about the language C #  in the filename…)

Next Generation Sync Client: Error message for invalid character in File- or folder name

Many user do not understand this. Yes, we know from past: here were many characters, that may not used in file and folder names. And Microsoft has promised, that the last 2 characters will be removed in the first quarter of 2017. And now it’s ready.

Requirements

All things, that followed, has nothing to do with all OnPremise versions of SharePoint and the old Groove client respectively. If you are a frequent reader of my blog posts, you know, that the Next Generation Sync Client (NGSC) will work only with Office 365 and OneDrive Personal.

 

Storage Omission of “#” und “%”
SharePoint Server on Prem NO
OneDrive for Business on Prem NO
SharePoint Online
Libraries in Team Sites und Groups
YES
OneDrive for Business YES

When is this feature available?

No, because there is no switch for the admin; the adminstrator has to deal with PowerShell. For all Office 365 tenants, that will be established after June 2017, this function is set automatically.

So the cmd-lets for Showing / Changing is: Get-SPOTenant / Set-SPOTenant

and the parameter for changing are: SpecialCharactersStateInFileFolderName

There are three different values:

Value description
Allowed Allows # and % characters in file and folder names in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business document libraries.
Disallowed Disallows the # and % characters in file and folder names in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business document libraries.
NoPreference # and % support will be enabled by Microsoft on your Office 365 Tenant when available. NoPreference state is the default state before we enable # and % on behalf of Office 365 Tenants following the schedule mentioned previously. In this state, # and % are turned off and tenant admins can run Set command to switch it to either Allowed or Disallowed. Once it is set by tenant admins, Microsoft will not change the setting when we enable on # and % on behalf of Office 365 Tenants. In addition, this is a read-only state, so it can not be set by running the Set command.

Before we use PowerShell to connect with SharePoint Online you must ensure, that the SharePoint Online Management Shell is installed. You may download it from this Microsoft site. Even you have it installed, look for the latest version. Start the Powershell online Management Shell, or you use Windows Powershell ISE.

Bevor wir uns per Power Shell mit SharePoint Online ver

Even if you are not use PowerShell each day, I will describe the few steps.

Picture descriptions
Office 365: SharePoint Admin Center Login into Office 365 as a SharePoint Administrator or a Global Teanat admionistrator and switch to the SharePoint Admin Center

We need the part with the tenant name from the URL. Here
https://mvpt01-admin.SharePoint.com

Now a few lines of PowerShell code:

$TenantURL="https://mvpt01-admin.sharepoint.com"
$SharePointAdmin="Hans.Brender@mvpt01.onmicrosoft.com"
Connect-SPOService -Url $TenantURL -credential $SharePointAdmin
Get-SPOTenant

So the first line shows the assign of SharePoint URL, in the second Line the assignment of your SharePoint Administrator or your Global Tenant administrator. In the third line we use the function Connext-SPOService to connect to the Tenant, a popup window will open and ask for the admin’s credential. The last line we call the function Get_SpoTenant and then we get:PowerShell: Get-SPOTenants Results

after the first Call you see the value NoPreference  for SpecialCharactersStateInFileFolderNames

With Get-SPOTenant you read the data, with Set_SPOTenant you could write or change the data. To Allow # and % as a valid character in a file- or folder name, you have to write:Set-SPOTenant -SpecialCharactersStateInFileFolderNames Allowed

to Disallow:

Set-SPOTenant -SpecialCharactersStateInFileFolderNames Disallowed

To Disconnect from you teanant you write Disconnect-SPOService ein.

Important: If you have changed the value, it takes a while, until the changes are affected!

Keep in mind , the changes are for Files /and or folders, not for SharePoint sites (web objects) or Site collections. Developers should also read  for API changes

Next Generation Sync Client: File name with formerly known restricted characters

OneDrive for Business: File name with formerly known restricted characters


Summarize:

There are only a few lines of code, but then administrators of companies will have less work with their users, because they do not understand, why there is a problem. Unfortunately is code only works in Office 365 and not on Premise

Users with a NAS like Synology will get into trouble, if you switch and have data in OneDrive for Buisness with these characters. The reason is, that they will use the old API

Who knows  SaRA?
Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365 with version 16.00.1702.0000 also do not know theses characters, but Microsoft has confirmed me, that this will be changed in the near future.

Source and Original: Microsoft Tech Community
Bill Baer describes the original and also has changed his FileChecker Migration Assistant

Next Generation Sync Client | Jetzt auch # und % im Dateinamen

12. April 2017 3 Kommentare

Office 365, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, Microsoft

Nur ein paar Tage über der ursprünglichen Ankündigung hat Microsoft ein weiteres Feature für OneDrive for Business und SharePoint Online angekündigt. Der Benutzer wird jetzt auch Dateien mit “#” und “%” im Dateinamen synchronisieren können. Noch ist es nicht soweit. Und der der SharePoint-Online Admin wird das auch explizit freischalten müssen. Noch ist es aber nicht soweit

Vor kurzem habe ich über 120.000 Dateien in die Cloud synchronisiert. Dabei sind auch ein paar Dokumente dabei gewesen, welche die noch unzulässige Zeichen enthielten. Dann gibt es eine Fehlermeldung und der Benutzer muss manuell eingreifen. (Bei mir waren das alte Dokumente, als C# als Programmiersprache etabliert wurde)

Next Generation Sync Client: Fehler, unzulässiges Zeichen im Dateinamen

Das ist für viele Benutzer nicht nachvollziehbar. Und Microsoft wollte das im ersten Quartal 2017 bereinigen. Mit ein paar Tagen Verzögerung ist es jetzt implementiert.

Voraussetzungen:

Dies gilt nur für den Next Generation Sync Client, der alte “Groove Client” wird nicht unterstützt. Wer regelmäßig meine Blog Posts liest, weiß, das der Next Generation Sync Client “derzeit” nur mit Office 365 und OneDrive Personal (also in der Cloud)  funktioniert.

Speicherort Wegfall von “#” und “%”
SharePoint Server on Prem NEIN
OneDrive for Business on Prem NEIN
SharePoint Online
Bibliotheken in Team Sites und Groups
JA
OneDrive for Business JA

Ist dieses Feature sofort verfügbar?

Nein, denn, und das werde ich noch beschreiben, der Administrator muss dazu selbst Hand anlegen. Und das nicht über die Web-Oberfläche, nein PowerShell ist angesagt. Für alle Office 365 Mieter, die ab dem Juni 2017 erstellt werden, ist diese Funktion dann automatisch eingestellt.

Das Kommando für die Anzeige / das Ändern lautet: Get-SPOTenant / Set-SPOTenant

der dazugehörige Parameter: SpecialCharactersStateInFileFolderName

Der Wert kann dabei 3 Eigenschaften einnehmen

Wert Beschreibung
Allowed Erlaubt # und % Zeichen im Datei- und Ordnernamen in SharePoint Online und OneDrive for Business  Dokumenten Bibliotheken
Disallowed # und % Zeichen im Datei- und Ordnernamen in SharePoint Online und OneDrive for Business  Dokumenten Bibliotheken werden nicht unterstützt.
NoPreference Das ist die Default Einstellung. Die Unterstützung von # und % Zeichen im Datei- und Ordnernamen wird durch Microsoft unterstützt. Dies geschieht nach und nach bei den unterschiedlichen Mietern. War der Zustand bis zur Unterstützung bereits in einem anderen Zustand, wird dieser nicht überschrieben. Diese Eigenschaft ist Read-Only, man kann Sie , wenn einmal geändert, nicht wieder setzen.

Bevor wir uns per Power Shell mit SharePoint Online verbinden, muss sichergestellt sein, dass die SharePoint Online-Verwaltungsshell installiert haben. Diese können Sie hier herunterladen. Auch wer die SharePoint Online-Verwaltungsshell bereits auf seinem Rechner installiert hat, sollte diese auf die neuste Version updaten. Starten Sie SharePoint Online Management Shell oder aber Windows PowerShell ISE.

Nicht jeder benutzt PowerShell jeden Tag. Deshalb werde ich die einzelnen Schritte hier beschreiben.

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Office 365: SharePoint Admin Center Melden Sie sich im Browser als SharePoint Administrator oder globaler Administrator an und wechseln Sie dort in das SharePoint Admin Center

wir benötigen den Part mit dem Mieter-Namen: hier
https://mvpt01-admin.SharePoint.com

hier jetzt die paar Zeilen PowerShell Code:

$TenantURL="https://mvpt01-admin.sharepoint.com"
$SharePointAdmin="Hans.Brender@mvpt01.onmicrosoft.com"
Connect-SPOService -Url $TenantURL -credential $SharePointAdmin
Get-SPOTenant

In der ersten Zeile wird der Variablen $TenantURL Ihre SharePoint Verwaltung zugewiesen. Zeile 2 ist der Anmeldename des SharePoint Administrators oder des globalen Administrators. In der dritten Zeile werden diese Variablen  dem Connect-SPOService zugewiesen, ein Fenster öffnet sich und Sie müssen Sich mit dem SharePoint-Administrator authentifizieren. Das ist die Anmeldung. Die letzte Zeile ruft Get-SPOTenant auf und hier erhalten Sie das Ergebnis

PowerShell; Function Get-SPOTenant; Ergebnisse

beim ersten Aufruf steht bei SpecialCharactersStateInFileFolderNames natürlich NoPreference

Wenn Get-SPOTenant für das Auslesen zuständig ist, kann mit Set-SPOTenant etwas geschrieben werden.  Wenn wir also # und % als Zeichen in einem Datei- oder Ordnernamen erlauben wollen so lautet das Kommando

Set-SPOTenant -SpecialCharactersStateInFileFolderNames Allowed

das Verbieten:

Set-SPOTenant -SpecialCharactersStateInFileFolderNames Disallowed

Um sich wieder abzumelden geben Sie Disconnect-SPOService ein.

Wir der Wert mittels PowerShell geändert, so dauert dies eine geraume Weile, bis das Kommando wirkt!

Die Funktion bezieht sich auf Dateinamen und Ordner, nicht jedoch auf SharePoint Sites (Web objects) und Site Collections

Für alle Entwickler: Man sollte sich die API Änderungen anschauen

Next Generation Sync Client; Dateinamen mit Sonderzeichen

OneDrive for Business: Dateinamen mit Sonderzeichen


Zusammenfassung:

ein paar Zeilen Code und schon haben Administratoren weniger Arbeit mit Benutzern, die sich schon oft gefragt haben, warum hier ein Problem vorliegt. Leider bisher nur in der Cloud verfügbar.

[12.04.17 Nachtrag] wer eine NAS wie Synology benutzt, wird Probleme bekommen, wenn er Daten aus OneDrive for Business sichert, den derzeit benutzt die NAS noch die nicht erweiterte API.

[13.04.17 Nachtrag] Kenn jemand SaRA?
Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365 in der Version 16.00.1702.0000 kennt die unzulässigen Zeichen noch nicht. Dieses, nennen wir es einmal Microsoft Universal Fehlerbereinigungstool wird aber fortlaufend erweitert, wir mir gestern Microsoft mitgeteilt hat.

 

Quelle: Microsoft Tech Community

Next Generation Sync Client | Registry key vs Admin-Center


OneDrive for Business, Microsoft

some people ask me: Do I have to set the registry Key TeamSiteSyncPreview in each Client, to sync document libraries from team sites or groups from SharePoint Online to my local device? With the Next Generation Sync Client, not the old Groove client!

My answer: Yes / No, it depends.

 

You know, that the Next Generation Sync Clients comes with Windows 10 OS or you may install it manually with other OS, and you will have selective sync with

  • OneDrive (Personal)
  • OneDrive for Business

Sync with Next Generation Sync Client  without  settings  in the  Admin-Center or installing the Reg-Key

If you want to sync data from other document libraries in Office 365 you need to set some switches in the admin portal of Office 365 and you need therefore admin credentials OR you install the registry Key TeamSiteSyncPreview  on you local device. But in this case you need local admin rights.

The difference is, that with the registry Key you open access to sync for other document libraries only for this device.. So you may read it from Microsoft. All other devices of your Office 365 tenant have no access. That’s ideal for testing with a test group of users.

If you want to enable the sync process with the Next Generation Sync Client  for all of your users you need the SharePoint admin of Office 365. And, you do not need to set this registry Key on local devices.

If you have set the Registry Key or having changed the settings in Office 365 you may then sync data from

  • OneDrive Personal
  • OneDrive for Business
  • document libraries in SharePoint Team Sites
  • document libraries in SharePoint  Groups
  • document libraries in SharePoint  Planner*)
  • document libraries in Teams

*) 03/23717 There is a known bug. You have to change to classic view

Sync with Next Generation Sync Client  with settings  in the  Admin-Center or installing the Reg-Key

What and where do I have to change/set in the admin Center of Office 365?

Open the SharePoint admin center.
In the left pane, click settings.
Make sure "OneDrive Sync Button" is set to "Start the new client." To sync SharePoint files with the new client, you must also sync OneDrive files with the new client.
For "Sync Client for SharePoint," select Start the new client.
Click OK

SharePoint Admin Center: OneDrive Sync

If you have made these changes and the users clicks on the sync button, the Next Generation Sync Client is launched. You also have the chance to install the newest version from the popup window.

But You have to know, and that’s very important:

These changes take several hours to propagate. To check that they’ve propagated, go to a SharePoint Online site and click Sync. In the browser dialog box that confirms the request to open a program, the "Program" should appear as "Microsoft OneDrive" and the "Address" should start with "odopen://"

Many issues I have heard, come from this point.

Next Generation Sync Client | Registrierungsschlüssel vs Admin-Center

24. März 2017 1 Kommentar

OneDrive for Business, Microsoft

Ich wurde schon des Öfteren gefragt: Muss ich den Registrierungsschlüssel TeamSiteSyncPreview im Client setzen, um auf Dokumentenbibliotheken von SharePoint Teamsites oder Groups in Office 365 mit meinem lokalen Windows Client zu synchronisieren? Wohlgemerkt mit dem Next Generation Sync Client, nicht mit dem alten Groove Client.

Die Antwort: Ja / Nein, das kommt darauf an.

 

Der Next Generation Sync Client, Bestandteil des Windows 10 Betriebssystems oder aber für diverse Betriebssysteme nachträglich installierbar, beherrscht von Haus aus selektive Synchronisation mit

  • OneDrive (Personal)
  • OneDrive for Business

Synchronisation mit dem Next Generation Sync Client  ohne Einstellungen im Admin-Center

 

Will ich mit mit anderen Dokumenten-Bibliotheken in Office 365 eine Synchronisation herbeiführen, so benötige ich geänderte Einstellungen im Administrationsteil für Office 365 und damit den SharePoint Administrator oder ich installiere den Registrierungsschlüssel TeamSiteSyncPreview  auf meinem Rechner. Dazu benötige ich natürlich lokale Admin-Rechte auf meinem Gerät.

Der Unterschied ist der, dass ich mit dem Registrierungsschlüssel genau dieses und nur dieses Gerät freischalte für die Synchronisation anderer Dokumenten-Bibliotheken. Das ganze hat Microsoft hier beschrieben. Alle anderen Geräte die sich mit Office 365 verbinden und synchronisieren bekommen keinen Zugriff. Damit kann ich bestimmte, ausgewählte  Benutzer zu Testzwecken für eine Synchronisation weiterer Dokumentenbibliotheken bestimmen.

Soll für alle alle Benutzer der neue Next Generation Sync Client benutzt werden, so kann dies der SharePoint-Administrator für Office 365 durchführen. Am lokalen Client muss dann kein weiterer Registrierungsschlüsse mehr eingetragen werden.

Ist der Key eingetragen oder sind die Einstellungen in Office 365 gesetzt, kann eine selektive Synchronisation mit dem Next Generation Sync Client mit

  • OneDrive Personal
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Dokumentenbibliotheken in SharePoint Team Sites
  • Dokumentenbibliotheken in SharePoint Groups
  • Dokumentenbibliotheken in SharePoint Planner*)
  • Dokumentenbibliotheken in Teams
    *) 23.03.17 Hier existiert noch ein Bug. Es muss zur klassischen Darstellung gewechselt werden.

Synchronisation mit dem Next Generation Sync Client  mit Einstellungen im Admin-Center

Was muss wo in der Admin Konsole von Office 365 eingestellt werden?

Öffnen sie das SharePoint Admin Center in Office 365
Klicken Sie auf Einstellungen
Wählen Sie für “Synchronisationsclient für SharePoint” die Option “Neuen Client starten” Und bestätigen sie das ganze mit OK

SharePoint Admin Center: neuen Sync-Client starten

Durch diese Selektion werden Benutzer, welche auf einen Synchronisations-Butten klicken, den neuen Client (New Generation Sync Client ) verwenden. Ist dieser auf dem Client nicht vorhanden, kann er von dem Popup Fenster aus installiert werden.

Das wichtigste ist im nachstehenden Satz beschrieben:

Diese Änderungen im SharePoint Admin Center können mehrere Stunden in Anspruch nehmen. Das ist abhängig davon, wie viele Benutzer in Ihrem Office 365 vorhanden sind und wie viele Objekte betroffen sind.

Hier ist die häufigste Ursache zu finden. Hier hilft nur abwarten.

Office 365 | OneDrive for Business, Team Sites and Groups – Overview

31. Oktober 2016 6 Kommentare

in this blog post I will show, where you store your documents in Office 365 and how do you sync these files to your local device. For better understanding I have created some pictures.

The company collaboration.com is migrated to Office 365. The CEO (User A) is happy, because the first step into the cloud was the mail migration and he may work as usual, send and receive Mails with his Outlook client. But he is not alone. All employees feeling the same. New for all Users of the company is the possibility, to save documents and files to the cloud storage called OneDrive for Business. But the Users accustomed, working with local saved documents on their devices. Therefore the administrators have installed the Next Generation Sync Client to sync all the cloud files to their local devices. The Users then will have access to their relevant documents, even if they are Offline.

Sharing of a document in OneDrive for Business

Only if  they want to share a document in their OneDrive for Business document libraries, they have to switch to the Web Browser,  (So the above picture shows, that User E shares a document with User K). User K may also access this shared document on his local device, when he has synchronized it.

But this Sharing feature is inconvenient. Users want to have a place, where they may store documents for her department and only certain Users may have access.

Summary:

Each Employee get storage in Office 365 for his business documents and he may sync these documents (or part of theses documents) to his local device.


 

Team Sites

Creation of a team site (admin)

The administrator of the company Collaboration.com creates the first Team Site. This Site is for the finance department.

Who has access to the Team Site?

Only the CEO (User A) and another User G have access to this site. Now they may store finance documents into the Team site document library and also may sync these documents to their local devices.

more Team Sites

Three diffrent Team sites and their members

The admin creates two more Team sites on SharePoint Online for department Marketing and HR. So you see, only the CEO (User A) have access to all of the three Team Sites. But the admin also provide different organization Units (OU) in the AD of Azure for future use. If the company growth, the admin have to assign new Users only to the right OU and automatically the new User get access to the Team Site.

Summary:

With Team sites in SharePoint Online department Users may collaborate with the different documents, without sharing these documents or folders. And the best: The documents may synced to their devices.


 

Groups

Some involved employees have a wish to establish a place, where they may exchange new ideas, have a calendar for all members of this place and also a Mail address. And they think they may do it without asking the administrator.

User A creats a Group

In our example the CEO (User A) creates a Group and called this Group G-Marketing. As mentioned, he’s not the admin. But he has ask his experts for a naming convention. The expert told him, if he creates a Group with the Name “Sales”, the  administrator is not able to create a team site with this name.

Other members of the Group

During the creation process, User A invites User D and K as members to this new group. So for discussion all three members may save documents in the document library of this group and, what surprise, they may also sync these documents to their local machines.

Groups and members: Mail and calendar

the Company Employees G and C for department HR and Sales do the same. But you also see, they have access via Mail and Calendar to their groups.

Summary:

You may create a group without Admin rights. Mails and a Group shared calendar will established automatically. Documents inside the document library may synchronized locally.


Sync to local devices

the last picture shows all synced places to a local device of the User A

local sync from diffrent areas to a users device

But you have to know: If a User has more than one device, you have to initiate all syncs to each different device. And the Next Generation Sync Client  (NGSC) supports selective sync, so the syncs may look different on each client. Also they my use the OneDrive App. This App substitutes the Web Browser, is quick, and the password credentials may stored inside the app.This app do not sore data locally, you need an internet connection. (I use this app to share a document, because it’s quicker)

Where should I store the documents?

My Business documents belong to OneDrive for Business. If more people come together, f.e talking about new ideas and store documents, you may use Groups. So Groups are dynamic. Inside a Group you do not have to share a document to another group member. So for Standard processes and their documents you should save the documents inside a document library of a Team site.

At this time, I write this blog post, you may Copy a document to another area. In the near future you will also have a Move function in the Web Browser.

Note:
For all this Sync possibilities you need to install the Preview Version of the Next Generation Sync Client with the Version 17.3.6673.1011.


Links:

NGSC (German language only)
Next Generation Sync Client – Was ist das ?

Installation
Next Generation Sync Client – new Preview Version available

Sync to all different areas in Office 365
Next Generation Sync Client | Sync to all doc libraries in Office 365

Naming convention in  Windows Explorer
Naming Convention in Explorer with the Next Generation Sync Client

OneDrive Group policies for Companies
OneDrive – Next Generation Sync Client |Group Policies

Sharing Teilen
Freigaben in OneDrive for Business | externe Benutzer

OneDrive App
OneDrive Universal App for Windows 10 available | a short test

Naming Convention in Explorer with the Next Generation Sync Client

12. Oktober 2016 10 Kommentare

Syncing to OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, team sites, groups and Shared with me data with the Next Generation Sync Client

If you use the Preview Version of the Next Generation Sync Client, you also should be familiar with the Naming Convention in the Windows Explorer. All pictures are made with the Preview Version 17.3.6642.0922 of the NGSC. (If you want to install this version, read here)

But you must note, that all changes, you will do in Office 365, like renaming the tenant name or team sites or Groups do not reflect in the Windows Explorer. Microsoft needs to improve. But as mentioned, it’s a preview.

Keep in mind:

OneDrive (Personal) is represented in the notification area with a white cloud symbol, all other (OneDrive for Business, Teamsites, Groups and Shared with Me) are represented with a blue cloud symbol. Many of you will only see two cloud symbols. And if you sync data with the old Groove client, you will have another blue cloud symbol. There is an easy way to look, which cloud symbol belongs to which sync client. You may read here.

With the the Next Generation Sync Client you may sync files with one(!) OneDrive (Personal), but also with data from an Office 365 tenant. Additional you may, if the admins allow that, sync data to other tenants. So for each tenant you will have at least one blue cloud symbol.

So lets go into deep for the naming convention:

OneDriveTenant-Name

This is for all synced data with OneDrive for Business

With OneDrive (Personal) the tenant name is replaced with the word “Personal”

Tenant-Name if you have only the tenant name you see inside all synced data form team sites, Groups and data “Shared with me

the next picture will show an example:

Two Tenants and one OneDrive (Personal) 1) OneDrive (Personal)

2) OneDrive for Business Tenant Hbsoft

3) OneDrive for Business Tenant BitTitan

4) Team-Sites, Groups und Shared with me data form the Tenant Hbsoft

If you drill down number 4…

Teamsites, Groups and Shared with Me synced data folder structure at this time, you do not see, where the data comes from.

Finance: Team-Website

Group Marketing: Group
(I have given this group name “Group Marketing” during the creating process, but normally users will not do that!)

Julian Versuch… : Shared with me synced data (from User Julian Versuch)

Marketing I: Team Website

Conclusion

If you change f.e. the Name of a group or a Team-Website, there is no reflection in the Explorer. As an workaround you have to “unlink this PC” or “End of Sync” , delete the data on your local machine and start the sync process again. And I know, that’s not a practical solution, if you have a lot of data. But let’s give Microsoft a change until the global availability of the final version.

OneDrive for Business | Next Generation Sync Client – first steps

19. Oktober 2015 31 Kommentare

OneDrive for Business, Microsoft

So it runs. We have to wait so long. And now it is available. The Preview of the Next Generation Sync Client. As we mentioned here, you may go to a Website to a waitlist for the Preview, and this Preview is now rolling out in waves.

If you received the mail and download the bits, you should also read the included Documents carefully.

In the past, there were two different Sync clients:

Sync-Clients:  Groove.exe and SkyDrive.exe

Both of these Sync-Tools should be replaced with One: The NGSC. But You have to know, that not all functions are available now:

So, you cannot use he Next Generation Sync Client with Team Sites nor Groups.

Sync-Client: Next Generation Sync Client

A local Synchronization with the Next Generation Sync Client is available this time only to OneDrive (Personal) and OneDrive for Business.
And only, if you have the right Operation System:

Success Next Generation Sync Clients no Success
Windows 7 Windows Vista
Windows 8.0 Windows 8.1
(will come in the first Quarter of 2016)
Windows 10  
MAC OS  

 

Installation (for example with Windows 10)

With Windows 10, the Next Generation Sync Client is automatically installed. But without the Preview Bits, you only may sync to OneDrive Personal.

Installation of NGSC The Installation Setup will install the NGSC. If You have Windows 10, the “OneDrive.exe” will enhanced. (it will install a newer version)
OneDrive Version: 17.3.5973.0929 It installs the Version 17.3.5973.0929

NGSC: Add Business Account Clicking with the right Mouse on the white Symbol in the Info-Bar, then settings, then you may click on Add Business Account….
Login with your Business Account Now you are able to go to your OneDrive for Business Account in Office 365
Login with your Business Account This Screen we have seen so often…
NGSC: Change Location to save your Data You may see a link to save to another location, but this function does not work.

[Update 10/22/15]
with NGSC Version (OneDrive.exe) 17.3.5979.1006 this will work.

NGSC: Selective Synchronisation Now you select, which folder should be local synced.

Yeah, this is the first time for a partial synchronization for OneDrive for Business.

and the result::

Success to  OneDrive (Personal)

Explorer View: OneDrive Personal

and OneDrive for Business

Explorer View: OneDrive for Buisness

Remarks:

With this Preview of the Next Generation Sync Client you now may sync with one Client Folders and Files to OneDrive (Personal) AND OneDrive for Business.

But we have to remember:

You need your old “Groove”-Client, to sync Data to SharePoint Team sites and Groups. For theses synchronizations the limit of 20.000 Files and also the 2GB File-length-Limit still exist. Therefore it is possible, to have 3 Cloud Symbols in the Infobar. A White colored Cloud symbol for OneDrive Personal, 2 Blue colored Ones, One for the old Groove-Client and one for the NGSC to OneDrive for Business.

And some people talked to me, that the 10 GB File Length Limit in her Office 365 tenant still exist.

Yes,  It is a Preview

 

Links:

OneDrive for Business | Next Generation Sync Client – Step Two
Next Generation Sync Client | ready for Enterprise?

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