I really enjoyed my time at the Dogfood Conference in Columbus on Friday. The attendees were great and my talk on OneDrive Sync was well attended. There were lots of questions, but I was still able to power through my slides and the demos. I want to express my thanks to the conference organizers and the attendees for the wonderful conference. I really enjoyed myself and I hope to be invited back to speak again next year.
I promised attendees that I would post the slides, so I’ve uploaded them here. If you didn’t get a chance to respond to the survey I posted you can also find a link to that here:
An update to the OneDrive Next Gen Sync client that rolled out beginning in early January has limited where you can place the sync folder for your OneDrive files. The target is now required to be a New Technology File System (NTFS) formatted drive. When commenting on this Microsoft says that non-NTFS drives have never been supported, but that the client didn’t check in the past. The change, according to Microsoft, is just tightening up the error checking in the OneDrive client and not implementation of a new feature. According to Microsoft that’s why the change was released with no notice. It should be noted that OneDrive system requirements don’t list the NTFS limitation. Resilient File System (REFS), Microsoft’s newest formatting, is also not supported. User’s should plan to update the format of their drives to NTFS if they plan to use the OneDrive Next Gen Sync client.