Sync Up - a OneDrive Podcast

Episode 10: Data compliance and governance with OneDrive

June 10, 2020

This month Ankita and Jason talk with Sesha Mani, Group Program Manager at Microsoft, responsible for the core parts of OneDrive and SharePoint around Data Governance, Compliance and Security. He spearheaded the security in Microsoft 365 service from its inception days. We also learn of each person's first memorable music concert.

Episode 9: Data security for OneDrive

May 12, 2020

This month Ankita and Jason talk with Senior Program Manager Sanjoyan Mustafi about data security. Sanjoyan takes care of Conditional Access, Sensitivity Labels, DLP and other security related features. The group also reveals their go-to working-from-home snacks. And, the special topic this month is about the challenges for parents while working from home.

Episode 8: 5 ways to use OneDrive when working remotely

April 14, 2020

This month we talk with OneDrive Senior Program Manager Stephen Rice about the best and most productive ways to use OneDrive when working remotely. We discuss accessing and storing files, sharing securely and effortlessly, making collaboration done easily, protecting and managing files, and more. The team also reveal which Star Wars film they think is the best when first starting the series. And Jason's special topic this month is ‘How to have a better conversation.'

Episode 7: OneDrive mobile app for Android

March 10, 2020

Our OneDrive team has been busy rolling out new and exciting options to our Android app of which everyone might not be aware. This month we talk with Eli Waalkes, the OneDrive Android Program Manager, and Daniela Dimitrova, Designer for OneDrive Android. Hear about hidden gems, the design behind the design, dark mode, On this day, how to beta test the latest and greatest, roadmap updates and more. Also, Jason and Ankita discuss the important of Reverse Mentoring.

Episode 6: Deploy OneDrive at scale

February 6, 2020

How does Microsoft deploy and configure OneDrive across all of its employees and how does it make that work? Today we talk about how to plan for and execute a successful OneDrive deployment across PC and Mac. Guests include Gaia Carini, Principal PM Manager for OneDrive Sync, and Drew Madelung, Tech Architect and Microsoft MVP, who discuss how to best move your company to Microsoft cloud technologies. Also, Jason and Ankita talks about the benefits of implementing #NoScreens meetings at work.

Episode 5: Empowering Mac Users

January 5, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the importance of empowering Mac users when using OneDrive in macOS. Guests include Brittany Chua, Software Engineer for OneDrive, and Jonathan Leung, Program Manager for OneDrive. The team talks about the major functionalities supported by OneDrive in macOS, unique challenges and differences between Windows and Mac, Office Collaboration Sync Integration (OSCI), tips for new Mac users and admins, and more. Also in the show, the team's Top Song from 2019, and Jason's book recommendation for the new year.

Episode 4: Customer Success

December 12, 2019

In this episode we focus on the importance of change management and product adoption. Guests include Allan Bourne, Director of Customer Success at Microsoft, and Matt Wolodarsky, Senior Program Manager on the OneDrive and SharePoint customer engineer team. Both help customers successfully adopt and get full value from their investments. Also in the show, favorite holiday treats, OneDrive November Roadmap highlights, best practices, awareness initiative tips, and so much more.

Episode 3: Ignite News and Announcements

November 12, 2019

Join the OneDrive team as they talk about the engineering and design behind some of the main highlights from this year's Microsoft Ignite, including 100GB file sizes, differential sync, request files, and the team's favorite things to do in Orlando. Our guests are Lauren Khoo, program managers on OneDrive. We also discuss the importance of Mental Health Awareness in the workplace and ways to encourage a supportive work environment.

Microsoft Ignite Bonus: Project Cortex

November 4, 2019

In this bonus episode, we're excited to publicly reveal Project Cortex, Microsoft's mission to be able to reinvent content services, enterprise content management, in a way that takes advantage of the cloud and our investments in AI, and allows you – the user – to create your knowledge network – the union between people, content and work processes. Mark and Chris talk with Adam Harmetz, Partner GPM over SharePoint experiences, and Naomi Moneypenny, director of program management across this new product and project focusing on knowledge in Microsoft 365.

Episode 2: Files Find You

October 8, 2019

In this episode, we focus on the importance of confidence for both end users and administrators regarding file sharing. End users need to have confidence when sharing files regarding security and collaboration. Administrators need to confidence in their responsibility as protectors for their organizations, and to do so in a seamless and consistent manner. We talk with Catherine Feldman, program manager on OneDrive, and Michael Pierce, senior design manager for OneDrive, discussing the engineering and design behind OneDrive’s file sharing experience.

Bonus - Introducing The Intrazone "OneDrive Personal Vault"

September 30, 2019

In this bonus episode, we introduce The Intrazone's episode about today's release of OneDrive consumer's Personal Vault, a new set of features to help you keep your information secure, safe and easily accessible on the cloud. We talk with Ryan Hoge, principal group program manager for OneDrive, and Paul Diamond, project manager on the OneDrive consumer team. Also on the show, we talk with OneDrive consumer Chris Leadley to get his perspective on using Personal Vault.

Episode 1: Files, Files, Files

September 10, 2019

OneDrive is designed to connect you to all of your files in work and in life. Microsoft's Ankita Kirti and Jason Moore go behind the scenes talking with internal and external experts to reveal how OneDrive can work best for you. In this episode we talk with principal design manager Carlos Perez about the future of coherent files experiences across Microsoft 365.

Sync Up a OneDrive podcast Trailer

August 28, 2019

Welcome to the new podcast SYNC UP, a show about OneDrive – the intelligent files app for Microsoft 365. We’ll take you behind the scenes of OneDrive, shedding light on how OneDrive connects you to all your files in Microsoft 365 so you can share and work together from anywhere. Hear from experts behind the design and development of OneDrive, as well as customers and Microsoft MVPs. Each episode will also give you news and announcements, special topics of discussion, and tips and best practices for your OneDrive experience.


Streamlining deployment and configuration of OneDrive

October 29, 2019
Over the past few months we have hosted webinars sharing multiple advantages of OneDrive that enable people to have ubiquitous access to all their files-online and offline, enhance mobile productivity and effectively share within and outside their organizations.

In this webinar, we focus on the deployment and configuration of the OneDrive Sync app at scale so you can successfully implement and leverage the benefits of the intelligent files app for Microsoft 365 – OneDrive.

We often get asked “How has Microsoft configured OneDrive?” or “What would the OneDrive product team propose as best practice for deployment?” So here it is! A set of deployment best practices that result in a great user experience and engagement – what we call the Sync “ideal state”. These are based on us working with many organizations externally as well as our own IT department here at Microsoft. The goal being a move closer to enabling a more “modern desktop” experience.

This session is followed by an “Ask me anything” session at

Microsoft OneDrive for Mobile

In an era of rapid digital transformation, how we work is changing. Work does not solely revolve around an office space and we are expected to be productive even when we are working remotely or traveling.

In this webinar we will demonstrate these effective functionalities and discuss end user scenarios that can make you productive . We will also showcase the refreshed look and feel of the OneDrive mobile app that we have recently released.

Simplify Collaboration

Strong teamwork is the foundation of most successful businesses, whether the team is located in a single office or working together virtually across the globe. Whether you are engaging with third-party vendors or telecommuting co-workers, having the right tools for collaboration makes all the difference.

In this session we will demonstrate how OneDrive makes it easy to share files securely within and outside our organization as well collaborate on them in real-time with your colleagues.

Syncing up with OneDrive

To get work done from anywhere, across your devices, you need ubiquitous access to all your files – online and offline. Business information needs to be up to date and in reach, without compromise. Digital natives and mobile professionals expect this. And OneDrive does not disappoint. OneDrive is the intelligent files app for Microsoft 365 – your conduit to access, share and collaborate on all your files anytime, from anywhere, and across all your devices.

In this webinar, we will demonstrate the advantages of OneDrive sync client that can help you be productive and stay connected to all your files without using the storage space on your device. We will also showcase the ease with which admins can manage and protect their organization’s data with effective sync policies.

There are currently no upcoming webinars. Please check back soon.

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