Synchronizing SharePoint Online document libraries with Windows Explorer has always been a hot topic. My post on the topic from October 2011 has been viewed more than 10,000 times.
In previous versions of Office 365 its been possible, yet a little frustrating to setup and use on a daily basis. Especially the authentication part (a saml token timing out) has caused lots of discussions.
In the current version of Office 365 the synchronization is taken care of by a component known as the "SkyDrive Pro Windows Sync client". It installs with Office 2013 (soon available as a standalone download if you do not have/need Office 2013)
The SkyDrive Pro Windows Sync client
Anywhere to get more details on when we can expect a standalone client? This could be a huge win for people who don't want to disrupt users currently on Office 2010 or for PCs where there is no Office client for whatever reason.
These are all the details I have, sorry.
how do I sync to sharepoint if I allready have files and folders in my skydrive pro at my pc? we are using office 365 business premium.
Great documentation, but we are still looking for working link in Windows Explorer to a SharePoint shared librarie.
The desktops in the office should not sync all the shared data locally to the machines.
With skydrive pro it is not linking to the offsite location, but works from a sync principal, or am I missing the key here?
How can we configure it on Windows RT?
What if we hit the 5000 file limit cap using the SkyDrive Pro client?