I'm helping a friend changing to Office 365 for Business.
Using OneDrive seems to be a bit of a challenge. Firstly, the file name lengths seems to be a problem. We had some files moved to onedrive that couldn't be opened until we renamed them to a shorter file name (even if they were synced correctly). Also in some cases "Save a copy" couldn't create a file with the same filename length as the original file (in same folder) but had to be shortened. Afterwards the file name could be renamed to original length. Pretty annoying.
The question here is: Is it possible to make Office apps such as Word and Excel use the onedrive folders as a traditional file system? Ie. file is saved to filesystem and ODfB then syncs the file, just like all other apps use onedrive? It seems as if Office insists on talking to sharepoint directly as soon as a onedrive folder is selected, but can that be disabled somehow?
I know that this would disable the possibility of more than one working on the same document at the same time but that wouldn't be an issue here. It would make onedrive look more like a traditional file share.