Wow! Skydrive Pro, what a great invention! (I know, It has been out there for a while already…)
I assume that you all know what Skydrive Pro is all about, but to just real short sum it up, SkyDrive Pro is:
A client application that allows a user to keep files synchronized between his device and his online SharePoint document library.
Now, the thing is, that apparently, you are not really supposed to run Skydrive pro unless you with that mean to it against anything but Office365…seems like this was meant to be but is slowly turning toward not meant to be…
I do realize that Office 365 is the future for Microsoft, but when such a great feature is available, and it must be a rather easy task to get the functionality dynamic so that you can connect to any webfolder, it is a shame that the support for running Skydrive Pro as a SharePoint onprem has so little support.
From my tests and research this is what works and what does not work:
|Windows 8.x x64||Windows 8.x 32bit||Windows 8.x RT||Windows Phone||IOS||Android||Mac OSX|
|App to Onprem *||No||No||No||Yes||No||3rd party||No|
|Desktop to Onprem**||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|App to Office 365 ***||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||3rd party||No|
|Desktop to Office 365 ****||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
Please, do let me know if I am missing out on anything in the chart!
|Windows 7 uses the same App and Desktop application as Windows 8x|
* The App model with the possibility to connect to SharePoint 2013 Onprem
** A Desktop integrated application that connects to SharePoint 2013 Onprem
*** The App model with the possibility to connect to SharePoint Online/Office 365
**** A Desktop integrated application that connects to SharePoint Online/Office 365
So, if you want to make use of your internal onprem SharePoint 2013 farm for Skydrive Pro, you have to rely solely on Windows 8x or Windows Phone (Available in the Office hub)
|The Skydrive pro desktop klient is available in Office 2013 versions as well, except for the Office 2013 for Windows RT|
|Skydrive pro requires SharePoint 2013 or Office 365 (Eligable subscriptions)
SharePoint 2010 works only with SharePoint Workspace on Windows OS
What is SkyDrive Pro in SharePoint 2013 and how does it relate to SkyDrive?
How to setup SkyDrive Pro on Mac OSX