Staffs are hardly in the office and there is no centralise server. With multiple device ranging from laptop/desktop, tablet and phone with multiple OS such as Windows 8 and MAC, Android, Windows 8 and iOS, sharing document across the user is very challenging.
Exploring Office 365 for OneDrive for Home Drive and Sharepoint Team site for Shared Drive.
By the time this document is written, there is no OneDrive for Business for MAC however there is a work around to use Document Connection in Microsoft Office 2011
The minimum requirement is to have Office 2011 Service Pack 1 Service Pack 1 came with Document Connection application which is allowing to connect to Sharepoint and OneDrive/Skydrive
Here’s the steps:
1.Go to Finder > Applications > Microsoft Office 2011 > Microsoft Document Connection
2.On Document Connection, go to Preference and ensure untick Enable Basic authentication
3.On Document Connection, select Location > Connect to Sharepoint Site
4.On Address, type in the following: https://[your_organisation_name].sharepoint.com and click Connect
5.In Office 365 login screen, type in your username and password
6.If the connection is successful, it will have 4 folders: Documents, Form Templates, Site Assets and Style Library. This will be your Shared Drive (corporate drive).
7.Do the same thing for OneDrive for Business. On Document Connection, select Location > Connect to Sharepoint Site
8.On Address, type in the following: https://[your_organisation_name]-my.sharepoint.com/personal/[your_user_name]_onmicrosoft_com/Documents and click Connect. Note: fill in your username in [your_user_name]
9.In Office 365 login screen, type in your username and password
10.If the connection is successful, it will have 1 folder: Share with Everyone. This will be your personal Home Drive (personal drive)
11.Ensure that on the left hand side of the Document Connection has 2 Sharepoint connection ie. [your_organisation_name].sharepoint.com and Documents
- Microsoft Windows 8
- MAC OS 10.x
- Microsoft Office for MAC 2011
- Microsoft Office 2013
- Document Connection for Mac Problems – http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/153/t/173626.aspx
- OneDrive for Business: Mac – http://it.wvu.edu/services/office365/onedrivebusiness/mac
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