Microsoft OneDrive: SharePoint & using the standalone installer

Microsoft OneDrive is a pretty good tool to sync OneDrive cloud storage with your Mac. It is quite similar to Dropbox, Box or Google Drive.

But when you use Sharepoint, it becomes incredibly useful. You can sync your Sharepoint folders locally! This is a feature that was recently merged from OneDrive for Business. All you need is to install Microsoft OneDrive on your Mac, connect to your SharePoint server, go to the folder you want to sync and click "Sync".

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This is something that will make your Mac users pretty happy. 

Please note that the Mac App Store version don't have the same features as the standalone install. Version numbers are very similar, but the App Store version is sandboxed while the standalone version is not. It means that some feature will only be available in the latter version. So get the standalone version here. Microsoft is not so vocal about it.

You will find more information on the configuration keys you can use to manage Microsoft OneDrive here: Configure the new OneDrive sync client on macOS.

There's also two interesting scripts you can use, which you can find in

  • CollectLogsStandandalone.command will collect logs and settings and zip them on the desktop
  • ResetOneDriveAppStandalone.command will delete containers, logs, settings, finder extension and keychain items. 

It may be a good idea to create two Policies accessible in Jamf Self-Service to execute one or the other.