SharePoint Updates

Office 365 Update: SharePoint sites syncing with the new OneDrive sync client

The latest version of OneDrive sync supports syncing of shared OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online sites. Starting mid-August, the “Sync” button on SharePoint site libraries and Office 365 Groups will point to the latest OneDrive sync app, as opposed to the previous OneDrive for Business sync client that it points to today. The new sync client will improve reliability and performance and will offer new features, such as selective sync, support for large files (up to 10 GB), and removal of the 20,000 file sync limit. Updates to the new sync client will occur independently of Office and Windows updates.

How does this affect me?

You are receiving this message because our reporting indicates one or more users in your organization are still configured with the previous OneDrive for Business client. You’ll be automatically and seamlessly transitioned to use the new OneDrive sync client for files from SharePoint Online sites if any of your users are still configured with the previous OneDrive for Business client. Users not already using the latest sync app will be upgraded to the latest version. The SharePoint admin center will no longer have the option to sync SharePoint sites with the previous OneDrive for Business sync client. On-premises instances of OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online site libraries with Information Rights Management enabled, and SharePoint Online libraries using external sharing will continue to not be impacted by this change. We’ll begin gradually rolling this out to customers mid-August, and the rollout will be completed by the end of September.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more.

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