Are you getting killed by the lag in OneDrive?



The Microsoft product OneDrive is proof that you get what you pay for. This free cloud storage resource is very slow to update the most recent revisions in your documents even when the update icon at bottom of word document indicates an update has taken place.

In fact, if you log into OneDrive and view your content, it will show the most recent and complete updated version. However, if you try to email or post/upload of said content some place, you will frequently be submitting a version that is as much as 30 minutes old!

I had worked hard all day to produce a cost analysis for a new lucrative account to my boss recently. Guess what? I ended up emailing him and old version that may have been cached or whatever at OneDrive. My boss came in with a WTF look on his face and did not care about my explanation regarding inherent lag in the substandard cloud service offered by Microsoft. MS started losing the tech wars way back when NetScape kicked their ass with launching of browser and have never caught up.


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  1. Stephen Donaghy has had similar experiences with a sluggish, slow, and sometimes nonresponsive MS business product:

    Okay, so I’m going to start yet another discussion one OneDrive’s incredibly slow syncing speeds.

    This is an issue with either OneDrive or Microsoft themselves, it is not a local issue(he provides proof of this claim if you read on) and the fact that several other people are having the same problems leads me to believe that there is an application issue.

    Let me begin with my machine specifications:

    CPU: Intel Core i7 4700MQ (2.4Ghz)

    RAM: 16GB (Rarely more than 50% in use at any time)

    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

    OneDrive for business came as part of an Office 365 installation.

    Of course, the first thing people are going to mention is my ISP or internet connection. For the record, I’m connected via Gigabit ethernet and local LAN speeds rarely drop below 700Mbps when the office is full.

    Our connection is a 50Mbit Leased Line. It is very stable and very fast and reliable. There is no throttling or traffic shaping of any kind due to it being a business connection and speed tests never indicate any kind of slow down or poor throughput.

    I have Dropbox on this machine and have had absolutely no issues syncing there, GB’s of files upload in a matter of minutes. Sending large attachments via Email, FTPing, etc. are all equally fast.

    OneDrive, on the other hand, is not fast at all(painfully slow for business product we are paying for). I uploaded an 800MB file at home (via the web interface) over 24 hours ago and OneDrive still hasn’t syncronised it with this machine. I added about 160MB of files (about 160 files in 12 folders) about 20 hours ago and it took about 5 hours to upload them. The same files were added to dropbox and it uploaded them in less than 5 minutes.

    So there is your evidence boys and girls! Would like to pull out and try another product but we are in too deep and over committed in terms of human resources and people on the inside here that feel like it is an installation problem or some BS that can be fixed in house!

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