SkyDrive/OneDrive Sync

Is there a way to improve the sync speed, or sync on demand?

I created a new folder in One Drive two days ago and put some pictures in it. Today I open One Drive on my desktop at home and the fold is not even showing up. At the top it says all files are up to date, but if I go to the web version, I see the files. I experienced this before and it took almost a week for files to show everywhere. Is this the nature of the service? If so, this is really unacceptable. I need to be able to drop a file on my desktop and open my tablet and immediately see it, or at least manually sync and get it. Am I missing something?