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SkyDrive Pro client now available as standalone download. Hurray!

When I published my first blog post on SkyDrive Pro, you guys asked me a lot of questions. Some of them I even knew the answer to! When I wrote that article the only way I knew of to get the SkyDrive Pro client was with the Office 2013 installation. One of my astute readers asked if there was a way to get the SkyDrive Pro client if you didn’t have Office 2013. At the time there wasn’t. I’m happy to report that those dark days are behind us. This week Microsoft released a standalone SkyDrive Pro client installer. Our prayers have been answered. This can be installed along side Office 2007 or Office 2010, and it can be used to sync with SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, and Office 365. Is there anything this can’t do?

So get on out there and install that SkyDrive Pro client and start syncing with your SharePoint libraries. All the cool kids are doing it.




Anything it can't do?

How about syncing a library with multiple MMS columns? 
 on 5/23/2013 8:18 AM


Since Skydrive Pro was included with the Office Pro license - I am wondering if this separate download is license-free (considering the customer already has WinCAL, SharePointCALs and SQL licensed)?
 on 6/13/2013 3:30 AM

Re: License

I'm not sure about the licensing. You do not need to put a code in when you install it, so I assume it's free to use. I briefly looked at the EULA and it looks like it's just the regular Office 2013 license. If yopu're an individual, my advice is that you're fine. If you're a company talk to your Microsoft rep..

Todd O. KlindtNo presence information on 6/17/2013 8:54 AM

Doesn't work on Terminal Services

So, again, muddled licensing picture. I had a co-worker install this on a server that happened to be running Office 2013 for remote app users via Terminal Services. I had no idea this was even installed, and then the co-worker came back and told me that the stand-alone installer refused to run saying I needed a VLK-edition of the installer.

Obviously in this case I should just do an MSI modify on the existing Office installation, but I could foresee other instances where this installer may fail and Office isn't actually installed.
 on 8/15/2013 9:23 AM

Re: Doesn't work on Terminal Services

Thanks for the information. I wonder if the SkyDrive Pro client is installed with Office, instead of the standalong installer it would work better. I don't do anything with Terminal Services, so I'm not very familiar with it.

Todd O. KlindtNo presence information on 8/16/2013 10:10 PM

Looking for old version


I am looking for the old version of SkyDrive Pro which is not available at anymore. Instead, it links to a newer version that is not compatible with SharePoint 2010. Would you still have the old installation file?

It would be of great help! :)

Thanks in advance,
 on 2/19/2014 4:18 AM

Also looking for old version

I am also looking to download the older version to use it with Sharepoint 2010.  If someone finds it please post a download link!  Thanks!
 on 4/16/2014 11:02 AM

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