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Access OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams lightning fast with Windows Explorer
KONNEKT brings files that are stored in SharePoint Online document libraries to your Windows File Explorer.
KONNEKT works online. It does not sync files to your local disk and waste space there. That is why KONNEKT does a great job in VDI environments like Citrix or Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD - fka Windows Virtual Desktop WVD).
The main differences between OneDrive Sync Client and KONNEKT are:
Feature
OneDrive Sync Client
KONNEKT
Are the files synced to the local machine?
Yes
(at least partially)
No
Automatically map the SharePoint volumes, the user has access to
No
(Users mark libraries to be synced manually)
Yes
Drive-Letter support
No
Yes
Can Administrators define which volumes and drive-letters to map?
No
Works in VDI environments (e.g. Citrix or AVD/WVD)
limited
Yes
Support for UNC addressing
No
Yes
You have the option to use KONNEKT side-by-side with Microsoft 365 or stand-alone by replacing the OneDrive client. But in every configuration KONNEKT is a helpful leap to the Office 365 ecosytem (Office, Outlook, SharePoint,...) by providing not only the documents and data but also the right options to jump directly to the Sharepoint Online Site, providing the links to share or make the versions of a file accessible.

Architecture

KONNEKT is a client-side tool - there is no backend. Data is transferred directly between the KONNEKT client and the SharePoint Online services. Thus, the data neither run over external systems, nor are they stored on the publisher systems. KONNEKT uses the native Microsoft APIs (Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Graph) with standard Microsoft authentication to access Microsoft 365. This means that conditional access is also effective for access from KONNEKT to SharePoint Online.

Features

Features
Explanation
Drive Letter Mapping and Network Shares
Uses a deeply integrated network provider technology. A sophisticated implementation allows UNC paths and drive letter mapping.
Explorer Integrated
Integrates into the Windows File Explorer structure.
Citrix and Terminal Services Support
Transparent access to any SharePoint from Citrix and Terminal Services
Multitenancy
Connects to multiple tenants simultaneously
Co-authoring
Supports the co-authoring of Microsoft Office 365
These docs cover the technical aspects of KONNEKT. All other information can be found on https://konnekt.io/
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