#Microsoft365 – OneDrive for Business is part of Office 365 and also a storage place in the cloud for your work related files. Access your files from any device and co-author files with your co-workers.

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index page.

Important to know:

  1. OneDrive is meant for personal storage and OneDrive for Business is for workplace content.
  2. Through Office 365 you get 1 TB of space (this can be managed and changed by your administrators).
  3. Files are private until you share them.
  4. Files can be shared outside of your organisation (again depending on the settings managed by your administrators).
  5. Outlook now allows sharing OneDrive files via attachment or link. Note that links gives the people you send it to permissions to edit.
  6. OneDrive for Business can be accessed Online and/or synced to your PC (you will see it in your File Explorer) as well as through an App on your phone.
  7. OneDrive for Business can be purchased as standalone plans separate from Office 365.
  8. OneDrive for Business was previously known as SkyDrive Pro.
  9. Now includes Files on Demand – which allows for you to see all your files without downloading them. Simply select the file you want to download.
  10. Real-time Co-authoring is available on files in OneDrive.
  11. Office 365 Admin center provides a dashboard which includes active user count, file storage utilized, and allows drill-down into each user to see last activity date, number of files, and storage used.

What is OneDrive for Business?


Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

Feel free to #AskBraam if you have questions or would like me to write about a specific topic. I’ve created a Flow to monitor Twitter for the #AskBraam hashtag and will try my best to incorporate any questions into the blogs, or answer them directly on Twitter. This is a “Learning through Sharing” approach to teach my pet sheep about Microsoft – read more on this here.