Quick start with Crescendo for Microsoft OneDrive

If you use OneDrive from Office365 suite, you can easily create branded iPad experience in minutes without engineering or development. Learn how simple that is.

Organizations can curate specific content libraries needed by their mobile workforce, geographically dispersed workers and partners.


Plan, Create then Curate and Distribute!

Crescendo for Microsoft OneDrive does not require any engineering or development effort.

There are three steps to deployment.



Plan your content 
 and content hierarchies.

Create your 
 Crescendo theme/s


Will you copy over existing 
 files and folders, or will 
 you create content? 
 How will the content be updated?


Will you have custom folder 
 icons, colors, logos, etc?

Set user access and permission levels on OneDrive. Ensure users have OneDrive accounts and iPads


How to set up a Crescendo Case?

Crescendo Case is a OneDrive folder that has been marked to be available in Crescendo – with all its subfolders and content.

You may have many folders in your OneDrive account, but only need few of them to be available in Crescendo. Those will be your Crescendo Cases.





Create/name a folder* in the root folder** (Files) of your OneDrive account.

– You can create multiple Crescendo folders as needed.

** – You can create Crescendo folders outside of your root folder – ask our support team to activate this option for your license when needed.

Add [Crescendo] – Crescendo in square brackets – as part of the name of your chosen folder. The added part will not be displayed by Crescendo  – it is only to mark this folder as a Crescendo Case.
You only need to mark the top-level folder – its subfolders and content will be available in Crescendo automatically.


Crescendo Cases are just like any other folders – you can share them, set permissions, copy, rename etc.

When you share a Crescendo Case, it keeps the [crescendo] part of it's name. Your collaborator do not need to mark it as a Crescendo Case again – it will show up in his Crescendo app automatically.

To create Crescendo Cases you need at least Editor access to organize and mark your folders
. Your collaborators may use a reduced access permission level that allows only for document viewing and downloading.


3. Proceed to copy, move, or create content within the Crescendo folder in OneDrive. Crescendo supports folder hierarchy of OneDrive. Organize your files as you see fit!

 You are ready!

Congratulations. Your Crescendo Cases are now set up – launch Crescendo on the iPad, login with your OneDrive credentials and your Crescendo Cases will be available.

When you start Crescendo for the first time, it will sync your Crescendo Case(s) to the device. It may take up to several minutes, depending on your network performance. Once synced, Crescendo will only sync new and updated files.

TIP: By default Crescendo checks for content updates every 15 minutes. If you upload new files on OneDrive and prefer Crescendo to sync immediately – use two-finger double-tap gesture in the app. This will force immediate synchronization.

Next step: Create your own Crescendo Theme!

You can easily modify the look and feel of your Crescendo: the background, colors
, icons and much more.

Learn how to do it with our Theming Guide

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