Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Sync OneDrive to your computer, part of SharePoint Online Essential Training.
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- [Voiceover] So, here I am boldly saving all of my files in OneDrive for Business. Which is great, because then, when I want to use those files all I need to do is have some connectivity. I can be working on my Microsoft Surface tablet and work with my files that are in OneDrive. Which is great, because I don't have a lot of extra storage space on that tablet and I don't want to use it for files that I can store in the cloud. Same thing's true for my desktop and, also, for my iPad.
I can access my files that are stored in OneDrive for Business with any of these devices. However, it's useful for me not to have to be online all of the time with these files. Sometimes, I would like to be able to take these files offline. And, I can do that very easily. And, I can specify different files for my Surface tablet, for example, than for my desktop. Because, I have lots of space for storage on my desktop and it's fine with me to keep copies of everything that's in OneDrive, even if I wish so that I can go in , edit a file.
And then, it will synchronize with OneDrive for Business. There's our keyword, synchronize. Because, we need another piece of software to be able to synchronize our OneDrive files with different devices. There is a new OneDrive for Client sync client. It's called the Next Generation Sync Client. If you are using Office Pro Plus, if you are using Office 365, many of the enterprise plans, you're already going to have a synchronization client.
But, in case you don't, let me show you a link for information on the OneDrive for Business sync client for SharePoint online. And, that link is right here. It's a bit.ly link so it's case sensitive, sync, the number one, and drive, all in lower case. If you need to install the OneDrive for Business client, this is where you'll find it. But, many of you will have it already. Let's go see how it works. Here I am in my OneDrive and I'm going to choose sync.
It says sync this library to your device for easy access. By the way, this is the link to go get a OneDrive for Business app, for example, for an iPad. But, I'm going to choose sync now. It says contacting the server, this may take a moment. And, this is the first time that I'm syncing this OneDrive with this computer. So let's see how it works. It says are you ready to sync your OneDrive for Business documents. And, it's actually these documents right here.
It's a SharePoint URL. It says you'll find your documents in file explorer. Say OK, sync now. And, I could've chosen a new location to put those documents into, but this is just fine with me. I have a small number of documents, although I have a couple of videos so they'll take up some space. And, the first time it syncs, it will take longer because its syncing all of your documents with your local computer. In the future, your changes will be incremental.
And, it will often sync in the background as you are moving on to other tasks. It says your files are syncing as we speak, go take a look and watch them come in. I can click show my files, notice demo files, geni only documents, shared with everyone. So, remember that shared with everyone has a document in it already, not yet here. I could sit and watch them come in, but I don't really need to. We know that this is going to happen. To be able to access the OneDrive sync tool, what I can do is go to my taskbar.
And, there's a blue cloud. Let's see how we're coming along. Five files remaining, probably some of the larger files. I'm going to open my OneDrive for Business folder, right here. And choose a folder, for example. Notice that I have choices about sharing here. I have, on the home tab, the ability to create new folders, to move items, to copy them, and so on. And, the ability to change my view, this isn't a standard dialog box.
I can zip items, I can email them, fax them. I can join a group. I can stop sharing and modify the security on any of these items.
AuthorGini von Courter
- What is SharePoint?
- Understanding SharePoint roles
- Searching SharePoint sites
- Editing, saving, and sharing documents
- Using OneDrive for file storage
- Working with libraries and list apps
- Creating custom and dynamic views
- Changing file, item, and list settings
- Using the SharePoint social features, including your newsfeed and Delve
- Building site collections
- Working with app parts and web parts
- Displaying images and media
- Integrating SharePoint 2016, Office 2016, and Office 365
- Customizing search in SharePoint
- Adjusting SharePoint permissions
- Creating content types and document sets
Skill Level Appropriate for all
SharePoint Designer 2013: Custom Workflowswith Gini von Courter6h 51m Intermediate
1. Introduction to SharePoint
2. Working with SharePoint Sites
3. Editing, Saving, and Sharing Documents
4. Working with List Apps
5. Building Site Collections and Customizing Sites
6. Modifying SharePoint Pages
7. SharePoint Online on Mobile Devices
8. Integration: SharePoint 2016 and Office
9. Social Networking in SharePoint
10. Customizing Search in SharePoint
Search in SharePoint Online7m 52s
11. SharePoint Permissions
12. SharePoint Content and Documents
13. SharePoint Workflows
14. SharePoint Site Templates
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