Customer has 10 remote offices / single user at each and all have Office 2013. Outlook is already syncing to on premise server. File server in HQ to be accessed by staff, with files shared out to the external staff.
Have tried BTSync, but it's not a 'commercial' product and still under development
Currently using OwnCloud to sync the files to each office, but slow ADSL causes issues on folder operations.
So this weekend just gone, thought I would have a little play with alternatives. Googl drive seemed the most likely way forward, cheap, lost of space but the moment I opened an excel spreadsheet, it was converted to gsheet and saved as such, so the HQ staff can't open it in Office.
So tried O365 despite vowing to never touch it. Trialed ODFB as all they need is the ability to open docs on line and sync back the changes to the file server for the local staff. Should have been the ideal product. Not a chance....
ODFB sync tool crashes constantly, assuming it's not running the cpus at no less than 25%
Discovered that there is a 20k file limit despite a large storage capacity
Very slow uploads, I mean 3Gb over the weekend slow
Then I started to have a play...
Online word, yes you can open a file, but there's no 'Save as', you can't import a picture from the O365 library nor rename files.
I know you can download to a local word. I know I can install ODFB on each machine and sync, but the point was to have a single central sync and the external staff work 100% within a browser. They have simple tasks, simple spreadsheets so a browser based office should be more than enough for their needs.
It could have been a great product, but it's not quite there yet.