In device-independent working, we should be able to take our profiles with us, and not only our files. That would be a “pro version” of the file-sharing application – a PROfile sharing version. In addition to giving me access to my files, it would give me my complete desktop environment, including all functionalities such as network drives and Internet Explorer favorites.
Providers of professional collaboration tools need to offer that kind of functionality, if they are interested in delivering a good user experience. And this functionality must be able to operate in the background, without the users having to be consciously aware of it. In addition, it also needs to work in hybrid environments, regardless of whether the relevant office suite is being operated on-premise, from the public cloud or from a private cloud. In closing, I offer some good news. This is all doable. Relatively easily, in fact.
So, start taking your profiles with you, and not just your files.