Why we didn't select OneDrive as our corporate file sharing solution
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January 23, 2018

Why we didn't select OneDrive as our corporate file sharing solution

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Overall Satisfaction with OneDrive

OneDrive is enabled on all our users because of our O365 subscriptions but the official solution that is promoted and supported is Google Drive. The only real plus value of OneDrive is the huge 1TB included of storage with O365 subscriptions. The OneDrive client is also useful to sync Sharepoint sites.
  • Only solution to sync Sharepoint sites
  • Best storage to price ratio
  • Good integration on Windows
  • OneDrive client is horrible on macOS
  • Official OneDrive client is non-existent on Linux
  • OneDrive support on older Windows versions like 8.1 and less is still buggy
  • Sharepoint still tries to use the old OneDrive client by default. You need to go in the setting and tell it to use the new client.
  • Even if it is a lot better then before, OneDrive client is still often not able to sync folders with huge items or a huge amount of small items.
  • OneDrive allows our users to sync and share Microsoft Office documents via shared SharePoint sites
  • OneDrive with it's 1TB storage allows our users to publicly share huge files that would otherwise require an paid storage upgrade on Google Drive side
  • With Sharepoint and the Office inside web browser, it allows us to create, edit and save files from a phone, tablet or from a computer that doesn't have Office installed
The only things that OneDrive does better then everyone else is the integration into Sharepoint/Office documents and the 1TB storage at this price range.

Our corporate solution is Google Drive mainly because of the robust client, better cooperation inside documents, better support for other OSs, etc.

If you really need to storage OneDrive is probably the cheapest option out there, but you would also not need the more advanced features that most others offer.
OneDrive has the best storage to price ratio of any solution I know. It is also the only one integrated into SharePoint, so if you already have everything in Sharepoint, OneDrive is probably a must. Otherwise, it's not really the best for document cooperation, the client sometimes feels it's in beta even after all this time and it's lacking behind on features like live downloading of files (Drive File Stream) or video playback (Youtube like playback).

OneDrive Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Storage Reports