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Sharepoint 2013: Skydrive Pro / SharePoint Libraries – Install, description

How to deploy SkyDrive Pro 2013 Client as a stand-alone application

What is “SkyDrive Pro” Option and How to Activate it or Remove it from Context Menu After Installing Microsoft Office 2013?


SharePoint 2013 SkyDrive Pro problems with syncing and UI inconsistency will hurt adoption:


Introducing SkyDrive Pro

Skydrive Pro application?


SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro Explained (Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013):


With Office 2013, SharePoint Workspace doesn’t exist anymore.

It’s now replaced by SkyDrive Pro.

As part of the new features, SkyDrive is fully integrated to Windows Explorer: when you select a SharePoint library to keep available offline, the content is appearing on Windows Explorer in a Favorite place called SharePoint Libraries.

Out and about: New SharePoint mobile offerings:


  • no ability to keep SharePoint list available offline
  • SharePoint library size limit too restricted and not manageable
  • no way to synchronize the SharePoint content if you are not connected to CorpNet if you configured SkyDrive with SharePoint internal URL
  • trouble to keep SharePoint 2010 content available offline; this was due to a cache corruption (????) and was solved but as I was not the only one, it seems this part is not ready yet
  • it is not possible to create new document based on SharePoint document content type; if you want to create new document based on document content type, you MUST DO it from SharePoint (what the XXXX off ??)
  • ability to create ‘peer to peer’ share (ie without being obliged to pass through SharePoint) disappears

It’s also worth noting that SkyDrive Pro is definitely not a free-for-all when it comes to data storage. Microsoft has imposed the following limitations:

  • In your SkyDrive Pro library, you can synchronize up to 20,000 items, including folders and files.
  • No single file can be greater than 250 MB in size.
  • You can download files up to 2 GB from your library.
  • If a file is moved from a MySites location to SkyDrive Pro, any metadata and versioning is dropped in favor of new versioning in Sk/P.

If you’re running Office 2013 and feel like you need to wait to explain SkyDrive Pro to users, you can remove the hooks within Windows Explorer that expose the space. Just issue the following command at the elevated administrative command prompt:

regsvr32 /u "%programfiles%\Microsoft Office\Office15\GROOVEEX.DLL"

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