Microsoft will release a revised iOS OneDrive app and a beta of OneDrive for Business for OS X "later this month," and will implement syncing of shared folders "by the summer," Jones added.
Jones did not reveal a date when placeholders, or rather their replacement, will reach Windows 10, saying only that it would be by the end of 2015. He asked testers to be patient.
"For those of you in the Windows Insider Program and running the Windows 10 Technical Preview, thanks for bearing with us as we make these changes," Jones said. "Be assured that we have a clear roadmap to bring the best experience we can to you between now and the end of the year."
Some were willing to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt. But others had had it.
"This blog post is more than just a rehash of earlier statements. This time, they're telling us exactly why they're throwing us under the bus," said someone identified as "jim" in a comment appended to Jones' post. "And telling us to stay there because they might — maybe — do something to help us out, at some unspecified future date. I don't see anything here that I'd call a 'commitment' to restoring placeholders. I just see more hand-waving about delivering a great experience, and vague promises that everything will be made right, eventually."
On the discussion thread, another commenter summed it up. "Guys, stop writing anymore, really. Nobody reads these but us," griped "Onur."
That thread on Microsoft's feature feedback site had more than 9,300 "votes" for a return of placeholders as of early Friday.
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