Microsoft announced a new sync management capability for OneDrive for Business that allows a company’s Office 365 administrators to limit file syncing to specific domains.
By allowing this control over which domains files can sync to, this new feature limits the possibilities of a company’s data leaking out of organization controlled domains and into unmanaged home and personal computers.
This latest announcement follows on the heels of Microsoft’s unveiling at Ignite of a new plans for OneDrive and OneDrive for Business that include selective sync, more advance Office integration, more feature rich mobile applications, a new OneDrive for Business browser experience and stronger IT and security controls.
Since the original announcements out of Ignite, WinBeta has covered the rollout of features such as OneDrive for Business and Outlook web app updates.
Today’s new feature helps ensure that while Microsoft is improving the functionality and experience of OneDrive for the user, it is also working to improve admin controls over growing security concerns that any organization should have when moving data to the cloud.
Expect more announcements over the summer and beyond as the plans discussed at Ignite included the ability to select files for offline viewing on mobile devices, a new unified sync client, and a new OneDrive for Business browser experience sometime in Q3. Additionally, the Ignite announcement reconfirms plans are continuing for moving to unlimited data storage in OneDrive for Business in 2015.Further reading: Microsoft, OneDrive for Business