You’re trying to “install” Office365/SharePoint on a Mac by providing a user access to Office365 through Finder. I use the “install” in quotes because the process is technically connecting, no installation is occurring. Unfortunately, the SMB://server.office365.com connection does not work when connecting to SharePoint 2013 or Office365, however, there is another option – Microsoft Document Connection.
Licensed users of Office365 can download Office for Mac to their Mac as one of their 5 licenses allotted. Once installed, Office provides a tool called Microsoft Document Connection
What Users Can Do With Microsoft’s Document Connection
Check in/out documents
What Users Can NOT Do With Microsoft’s Document Connection
Save from Office applications directly to Office365/SharePoint
Navigate Office365/SharePoint sites from the Mac Finder window
Add a favorite from the Microsoft Document Connection to the Finder favorites section
Launch Microsoft Document Connection on the Mac
The application will load
Click the Add Location button
Specify the URL of the SharePoint site. Note that this can be a sub-site if needed. Remember also that the user must have rights to this site.
Ulysses Ludwig is a SharePoint architect with over 16 years in the IT and computer industry. Ulysses' primary focus is SharePoint but he dabbles in the latest web technologies and likes to develop software in his spare time.