Microsoft OneDrive For Business
What is Microsoft OneDrive for Business?
Microsoft OneDrive is the cloud service that connects you to all your files. It lets you store and protect your files, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere on all your devices. When you use OneDrive with an account provided by your company or school, it’s sometimes called OneDrive for Business.
“Essentially the concept of OneDrive is simple: upload your files, and access them from anywhere. You have about 7GB of personal storage, or more depending on things like whether you have a Windows Phone associated to the account, or if you spend more to get more. Making simple collaboration possible.” – Sharegate.com
Benefits of Microsoft OneDrive for Business?
Personal Cloud Storage for Employee Collaboration – Microsoft OneDrive for Business gives employees a place to store files and work on documents that is accessible from anywhere. People can generate documents within their OneDrive space or upload documents and files and have a multitude of tools at their disposal to organize their personal content. One of the biggest advantages for OneDrive for Business is that it empowers users to easily interact with MS Office files. Business users with OneDrive for Business have the full functionality of PowerPoint, Word, Excel and most other Office 365 applications that interact with it seamlessly in multiple ways.
Share Files and Manage Security – Microsoft OneDrive for Business enables users to securely share information and control levels of security via direct access or links for editing or viewing files. This can also be done at the folder level within OneDrive to enable access to a set of files or folders within the drive.
OneDrive Has A Mobile Device App – Microsoft OneDrive for Business can be installed on and synced to any Android or Apple mobile device or laptop and is super easy to use. Some licenses enable organizational controls around which devices can access Microsoft OneDrive for Business information, and from which IP addresses and domain users can connect to their OneDrives for Business.
Microsoft OneDrive for Business Integrates with Microsoft Teams, Exchange Email and SharePoint – The personal “Chat” spaces in Microsoft Teams that enable shared persistent chat conversations with one or more users utilize OneDrive for Business to enable those users to share files. When you upload a file to Teams, it is actually uploaded into your OneDrive for Business and automatically shared with the other users in your chat.
Syncing Files – The Microsoft OneDrive for Business application for Mac and PC allows for the syncing of files to a user’s computer. It also enables the syncing of documents stored in SharePoint sites, which makes it all the more powerful for organizational collaboration.
Co-Authoring – This live editing feature can be done by multiple users at the same time. You can view the edits that a user is making as you work on documents together.
Still Have Questions?
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|Ample online storage space|
Keep all your files in one place, including files up to 10 GB in size.
|1 TB cloud storage per user||*5 TB of cloud storage per user for subscriptions with at least five users|
1 TB of cloud storage per user for subscriptions with less than five users
Get more done on your phone and tablet with the OneDrive for Business app for iOS, Android, and Windows.
Get more done on your phone and tablet with the Outlook app for iOS and Android.
Sync files across devices and access them anywhere, even when you’re offline.
You can flag one or more files for offline access and then open them when you’re not connected to the Internet, ensuring access wherever you are.
Easily share your files with colleagues, business partners, or customers. You control who can see and edit each file.
Coauthor and collaborate on documents with ease, using Word, Excel, and other familiar Office applications.
|Data Loss Prevention (DLP)|
Advanced DLP capabilities allow you to identify, monitor, and protect sensitive information.
Rights Management Services enables you to restrict access to documents to specific people and to prevent anyone else from viewing or editing them, even if they are sent outside the organization.
Use In-Place Hold to preserve deleted and edited documents.