ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud

Storage and Synchronisation

This section describes the design decisions associated with One Drive Storage and Synchronisation for system(s) built using ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud.

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OneDrive and SharePoint can synchronise content locally through the OneDrive for Business client. Content can be “pinned” for offline use, ensuring that specific content is available offline, and changes are merged later. The Sync Administration screen provides control Synchronising of File in OneDrive and SharePoint. The sync client is required to provide the ability for end users to work offline from Microsoft Office 365.

Storage and Synchronisation Configuration Choices:

ConfigurationValueDescription
Show the Sync button on the OneDrive WebsiteCheckedThe synchronise button enables OneDrive files to be synced locally through the OneDrive for Business client.
Allow syncing only on PC joined to specific domainsCheckedAccess to OneDrive content and synchronisation is controlled via Conditional Access, so this setting is not configured. Domain GUIDs to be provided by the Domain.
Block syncing of specific file typeUncheckedFile type synchronisation is not restricted. Microsoft Defender for Office 365 provides additional protection against malicious files.
Days to retain files after user account is marked for deletion365 daysMust align with the organisation internal record keeping policies.
Limit OneDrive user Capacity1024GBDefault setting.

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