Durable links should be valid even after any action like rename doc/rename lib/move across webs/move across site collections....and so on.
There was a lot of promises but now Durable links are not better then Document ID. They are worse.
Make it useful not useless. Lets make documents durable links really durable. I don't care how the technology is called. Me and our customers really need solid technology that is available already on different platforms. Why you don't you use search to be used if document is moved across site collection? Why only Microsoft documents reflect Durable links? Why there is still missing documentation on Durable links?
Hey Microsoft, there are also other formats than Office the users are saving to SharePoint!!!
As a SharePoint consultant I am really disappointed what you promised and what you really implement.
Matt Jablonski commented
This title needs to be updated to be more relevant, something like "Tenant wide durable links".
What you are asking for is what they term a GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) which is a true persistent link. Come on Microsoft you cannot supply us with an online document storage facility without them.
Tas Ranson commented
This is a major requirement to have a mature document management approach using Sharepoint Online. Without it, any multiple document information system becomes almost useless. The effort to update links in end documents when a target document is renamed or moved can be massive.
Martin Coupal commented
Please provide a REAL durable link functionality that support files being moved anywhere in SharePoint. And also provide a real MOVE functionality that is not implemented using a copy & delete.
This lack of crucial features and low vote rate let me think that SharePoint is not really being used as a real, solid EDMS system. Wake Up Microsoft or at least let us know where you are going with this.
One of major issue with this is the move action is [Copy + Delete] which generates new document id even if the document is moved to other library in the same site.
Andre Monaghan commented
Our organisation has same problem. New "Durable" links break when moving a document to a different site in SharePoint online, whereas the previous DocID redirect method worked. Only Microsoft would replace a working document location service with a broken one.
Even if we use durable links in present form, it downloads the document instead of opening the document. It will need three click before one can start working on the document. Very unpleasant user experience.
No more votes but I agree very much!