Disable the cloud storage
You should be able to use the office programs without having to store things in the cloud. We have strict policy against storing things in the cloud so we can not use this software. We should be able to store documents and files on the device.
Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now. But who knows – if enough customers ask for it, we’ll definitely reconsider. You can see what’s happening with Office 365 on the Office 365 Roadmap.
Frustrated 365 user commented
This is definitely one of those BAAD ideas. Having to log-in every time you try ti use excel, is creating a lot of frustration and impacting productivity. We already stop syncing because of the long drag this creates. It is very annoying. Please make it so that we can work offline when and if we want. Log in onto Outlook in order to use any of the products if counterproductive. Even when you disable all the save to cloud. It still asks every time.
Seems that every new Microsoft feature pushes me one step further towards Linux.
Forced telemetry, forced updates, forced reboots, forced cloud.
Not for me.
I see this is old. But save to cloud is the worst, most destructive feature I've encountered in any program. I'm unsure what benefits you thought save to cloud provided. Here are some of what I see:
My big investment in SSD RAID wasted. Now I get to wait for my ISP before I save my work. From < 100ms to several seconds or longer.
Files very frequently becoming corrupt due to bad sync. Now when I start Excel I have a little chore to figure out what you did to my files "which file do I save" . This can take 5 minutes or more.
Now MS has to spend time developing a niffty user interface to undo the corruption of the files that should never have been an issue in the first place.
Before you blame this on me. It happens on all my computers and is a function of bad design of office and forced saving to OneDrive. Turn if Off!
I would like cloud storage to be disabled.
I would like to disable the cloud feature!
Frankly speaking it's a disgrace for Microsoft that it's not possible to disable the cloud storage - or at least give the customer the option to disable the cloud as default saving option. This seriously impacts my usage of office as a power user, as I often "by mistake" save to the cloud instead of local. And I never intend to actually save to the cloud. I'll have to look into alternatives unless you reconsider this data-greedy and customer unfriendly move.
"But who knows – if enough customers ask for it, we’ll definitely reconsider."
That'll be difficult if we cannot add our votes to this question now that it's locked ...
Microsoft forces the OneDrive install. So if you disable "OneDrive for business" Microsoft sneaks in the install of "Microsoft OneDrive".
It is to bad Microsoft has taken this route. This means organizations requiring security should not use Office 2016.
+1 for Lawrence McKay. Remove the SharePoint and/or Office Online licensing and this option goes away.
Lawrence McKay commented
this can be done anyway. just remove the Onedrive / Sharepoint licence component.