At Microsoft Tech Summt DC, I led a deep dive presentation on OneDrive for Business. A question that came up which I wanted to research more was around shared documents: if a shared document is moved or renamed, do the shared URLs continue to work? In SharePoint 2016, Microsoft added Durable Links, which enable users to share a document with the knowledge that moving or renaming it won’t break someone’s bookmarked link to it.
Technically, Durable Link works using a unique ID assigned to a document. The Document ID is included in the URL shared to other people, allowing the physical location to not matter; It provides an abstract between the physical structure of your sites and libraries and the ability to load a document.
This is important in OneDrive because, simply put, OneDrive is just another interface for SharePoint, geared towards the individual. The content owner can simply turn on Durable Links and the problem of orphaned links is a thing of the past. Mostly.
For full details, check out the full post over at the AvePoint Blog.