OneDrive recognized as a Forrester Wave Leader in Hybrid Enterprise File Sync and Share

This post has been republished via RSS; it originally appeared at: Microsoft OneDrive Blog articles.


Last week we announced that Forrester published their report The Forrester Wave™:  Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) Platforms —Cloud Solutions, Q4 2017, placing Microsoft OneDrive in the “Leaders” position. In addition to being positioned as a Leader, Microsoft was ranked highest in current offering and tied for second highest in strategy.


Today we are proud to announce that Forrester has also placed Microsoft OneDrive in the “Leaders” position in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – Hybrid Solutions, Q4 2017, ranking Microsoft highest in strategy and second highest in current offering.


The Forrester report states, “Microsoft offers hybrid mode with SharePoint on-premises and OneDrive in the cloud. Microsoft delivers workplace productivity, file-sharing, and content management capabilities that are increasingly powered by cognitive content services. Customers using SharePoint on-premises will get the best user experience for EFSS when using the cloud-based OneDrive for Business in a hybrid configuration. The security and compliance center portal enable life-cycle management, legal holds, and investigative searches via a single interface.”


We believe this recognition demonstrates our commitment to our customers by ensuring that OneDrive provides the best file sharing and collaboration capabilities, including:

  • Best with Office 365—OneDrive is included with your Office 365 subscription and is the only solution that enables you to edit and co-author Office documents across browser, mobile, and desktop apps—along with intelligent discovery and insights powered by the Microsoft Graph.
  • Support for a broad range of file types—OneDrive can store any file type and, in addition to Office files, now can view over 270 file types, including Adobe Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (AI), Acrobat (PDF), as well as video, 3D formats, and DICOM images.
  • Security and IT confidence—OneDrive leverages Microsoft security capabilities such as Data Loss Prevention (DLP), eDiscovery, Customer Key (BYOK), and data retention controls with consistent management across Office 365.
  • Deployment flexibility—Customers can choose their deployment model—cloud, hybrid, or on-premises. Customers moving to the cloud can leverage no-cost Microsoft FastTrack deployment, adoption, and migration services.
  • Cloud leadership and compliance—With 100+ global datacenters and Microsoft’s global network edge—combined with compliance standards, including ISO 27001, AICPA SOC 1/2/3, FISMA, FedRAMP, FERPA, EU Model Clauses, and contractual commitments to the GDPR—we offer customers trusted enterprise-grade compliance and security.

Beyond today’s great news from Forrester, at Microsoft Ignite, the OneDrive team shared over 100 new features delivered in the past year, including: Files On-Demand, secure external sharing without an MSA, file preview support for over 270 different file types, and updates to our highly rated mobile applications (4+ stars on both iOS and Android).


Every day more and more customers like Accenture, Lowe’s, Rackspace, and DBS turn to OneDrive for secure file sharing and collaboration from anywhere, on any device. To learn more about how OneDrive can help you do more, visit our website

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