Upgrading to SharePoint 2013 and require syncing files down to your desktop without having to upgrade to Office 2013 to get Skydrive Pro?
On the 20th of May 2013, Microsoft published a standalone Skydrive Pro client. The standalone SkyDrive Pro sync client allows users of SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online in Office 365 to sync their personal SkyDrive Pro and any SharePoint 2013 or Office 365 team site document libraries to their local machine for access to important content on and offline.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
Can be installed alongside Office 2010 and Office 2007. However I haven’t really seen many Office 2007 installations on Windows 7.
Limits on syncing content in SkyDrive Pro and other SharePoint libraries
Note the following limitations related to syncing libraries to your computer with SkyDrive Pro:
You can sync up to 20,000 items in your SkyDrive Pro library, including folders and files.
You can sync up to 5,000 items in other SharePoint libraries, including folders and files.
In any library, you can download files up to 2 GB.