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OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business and provides place in the cloud where you can store, share, and sync your work files. You can update and share your files from any device with OneDrive for Business. You can even work on Office documents with others at the same time using Office Online.

Uses for OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is the ideal location for users to store their local documents that would normally not be shared. It can also be used to store files in groups that are shared within an agency on a temporary basis. OneDrive for Business includes a synchronization tool that can be used to keep a local copy of files on a user's workstation in case there isn't an available internet connection.

For project documents or long-term file sharing, please reference Groups and SharePoint Online.

More information on OneDrive for Business utilization can be found at support.office.com.

Sharing and Permissions

By default, files stored on OneDrive for Business are visible only to the user that has uploaded the content. The web interface allows for sharing files or folders within an agency. Sharing outside of the agency is not permitted and has been disabled.

Storage Limitations

Each user has 1 TB of storage available as part of OneDrive for Business. This limit is not shared with any other users or other Office 365 services such as Exchange Online.

Historical Copies

Because OneDrive for Business is built on top of SharePoint Online, it utilizes the historical copy feature for common files, such as Word or Excel documents. To view older versions of a file, navigate to the file in OneDrive Online, right click on the file and select Version History.

Sync Client

The OneDrive for Business client is included as part of the Office 365 ProPlus installation for PC and can be downloaded separately for the Mac at onedrive.com.