OneDrive

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About OneDrive

OneDrive is a secure access, sharing and file storage solution which enables users to store and share photos, videos, documents, and more anytime, anywhere via any device, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobiles. Offering a centralized platform, OneDrive gives users quick access to all of their photos and documents. OneDrive allows users to keep all of their favorite photos and videos safe, even if something happens to their device, with remote device wiping technology.

Users can also share files or entire folders, like photo albums, without attaching anything. Since OneDrive works with Microsoft 365, users can create, edit and share their documents easily. OneDrive supports other collaboration tools such as real-time co-authoring, which allow users to work with anyone inside or outside of their organization. Users can use built-in search and discovery tools to find relevant files quickly.

Native mobile apps for Windows, iOS and Android give users the flexibility to access and share files on the go, via any mobile device. OneDrive also supports a number of security features including device access rules, device reports and remote device wiping. Users can also track which files are being shared, and with whom. In-app sharing enables each employee to seamlessly share and set specific access permissions for their files, based on the organization’s settings.


Key benefits of OneDrive

  • Smart files: Access OneDrive files anytime, anywhere without using all your storage or bandwidth. Choose the files you want online and offline.

  • Easy saving: Every Windows Store app can save files directly to OneDrive without any extra work

  • Camera roll backup: Choose to automatically upload all of the photos and videos you create with your built-in camera to the Camera Roll folder, in either good or best quality. It even works on a metered connection.

  • Sync settings: You can now backup as well as sync your PC/device settings, including start screen settings, installed apps, app data, and even your Internet Explorer favorites.

  • Mobility: Native mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows phones give you the flexibility to access and share files on the go.

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    Habibah
    Habibah
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    • Industry: Telecommunications
    • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Essential especially to backup work files.

    Reviewed on 20/05/2021

    My Microsoft 365 account included OneDrive, which was an excellent complement to the other...

    My Microsoft 365 account included OneDrive, which was an excellent complement to the other software. To enter my files, I don't need to signed in to another service. It allows me to view my files from either computer or a smart device at any time at a low cost. The file structure is close to that of most personal computers, and it makes it simple for me to handle files, whether I'm copying, transferring, or changing their names. Even my massive drawing files open quickly and easily, allowing me to operate on quickly.

    Pros

    OneDrive allows me to keep files on the cloud and retrieve them from whatever device, even when I'm not at the workplace. This comes in handy when I need to share files from my smartphone on social media, particularly on pages that are only available on mobile devices. I have a powerful CPU with plenty of storage, but I often build massive illustration and digital images that would start filling it if I do not have backup storage.

    Cons

    It's nice to have my files with me everywhere I go, but each time I open a file, a copy is saved on my laptop. Until I uninstall it, this will gradually take up precious storage space. I didn't know it until my CPU was clogged with redundant files that took up a lot of bandwidth. It took me some time to find a way out how to safely clear the storage space.

    Fritze Anne Khaye
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    • Industry: Consumer Services
    • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    My One Drive review

    Reviewed on 22/10/2023

    Better value and excellent Windows integration. Additionally, Microsoft offers the office suite at...

    Better value and excellent Windows integration. Additionally, Microsoft offers the office suite at no additional cost. Microsoft's mobile applications are excellent, and the online connectivity is faultless.

    Pros

    The format of its files is identical to that of the Documents folders on our own computers. Hence, it is available and simple to comprehend. The desktop application is wonderful! You might mistake it for a regular computer folder since it is so beautiful. Lastly, the interface! A clear, basic, and stylish user interface is crucial to me as a user with a lot of files to manage. I can concentrate more on my job when my files are well organized, easily accessible, and well-sorted, as opposed to when I have to sort them periodically. Simply put, this program is unique to OneDrive. The three best qualities of OneDrive that make it stand out from other cloud storage services are these three aspects. The feature that allows you to define "shared by you" and "share with you" makes it safe to follow the files that are occasionally cast. Users can also keep track of the precise moment and action made by the file's modifier—a guest of the contributor.

    Cons

    Large files can occasionally take a while to load on mobile devices. Some less tech-savvy coworkers find it a little confusing to see duplicate files listed—one set on OneDrive and another on the desktop. I try to explain to them that in case their computer goes lost, it is connected to an external box that is keeping the identical data.

    Alternatives Considered

    WPS Office

    Reasons for Switching to OneDrive

    I enjoy that OneDrive comes built-in with Windows and that I don't need to maintain an extra program.
    Chris
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Great for certain uses, not for others

    Reviewed on 05/10/2021

    I've never had the constant prompt for re-sign-in with DropBox; it just always works. OneDrive...

    I've never had the constant prompt for re-sign-in with DropBox; it just always works. OneDrive lacks a LAN Sync, so it has to go to the Internet for everything even if everyone on your team is on the same network. It has really been useful however for remote work as long as everyone stays signed in and synced. We have to train users to be on the lookout in the system tray and make sure they have a blue cloud before they shut down. We've had people sign in after a week of vacation, and the sync start back up and wreak havoc. If OneDrive has an error it's too quiet about it, you can be working on files all day and not know it hasn't synced if you're not looking for it.

    Pros

    I really like that this offers to back up your local desktop / documents / pictures. There's also the version control so you can easily retrieve a deleted file or go back to a different version if you mess one up.

    Cons

    From an administrator standpoint, trying to get users on-board with it can be challenging. OneDrive will just sit quietly in the system tray signed out or not syncing in a lot of cases. Users will ignore or click away any of the alerts and the files won't get backed up. You have to actually turn on the "important files" backup, it isn't on by default. It can mislead users into thinking their stuff is OK while OneDrive might be wanting YET ANOTHER SIGN-IN and quietly sits in the tray doing nothing.

    Alternatives Considered

    Dropbox Business

    Reasons for Switching to OneDrive

    Price and built-in to Windows.
    Tom
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Excellent built-in solution for O365/Windows users

    Reviewed on 24/03/2024

    Pros

    With OneDrive, you can toss all your files, pics, and vids up in the cloud. No need to worry about running out of space on your devices, and you can access your stuff from anywhere with internet.

    If you're into Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, OneDrive plays nicely with them. You can edit and collaborate on your docs straight from the cloud, which is super handy for group projects or just sharing stuff with friends. Make a change to a file on your laptop? No worries, OneDrive syncs it up across all your devices automatically. So, you're always working with the latest version, whether you're on your phone, tablet, or computer.
    OneDrive makes it easy to share files or folders with others. You can work on stuff together in real-time, which is awesome for team projects or when you're brainstorming with friends. Your files are safe with OneDrive. They've got all sorts of security measures in place, like encryption and multi-factor authentication. Plus, they back up your stuff regularly, so you can breathe easy knowing your important files are protected.

    Cons

    One drawback of using OneDrive is that the free storage limit can be relatively small compared to other cloud storage services. While it offers a decent amount of free space, users may find themselves needing to upgrade to a paid plan if they have a large amount of data to store. This could be a downside for those who are looking for extensive storage options without wanting to pay for additional space.

    Mark Joseph
    Mark Joseph
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    • Industry: Financial Services
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Cheaper Alternative to Dropbox plus Added Benefit of Microsoft Office Products

    Reviewed on 11/10/2020

    I have been using one drive for 2 plus years now and I could say it was a great decision to...

    I have been using one drive for 2 plus years now and I could say it was a great decision to transfer from dropbox to one drive.

    Pros

    For several years I used dropbox to store files. Then I realized that there is a cheaper option and it is One Drive. This software is relatively cheaper at 1TB file storage. It also allowed me and my family members to share the software because it can be shared up to 5 users if you use the family plan. Overall, we are very satisfied with this software.

    Cons

    The software has some minor bugs if you use it with a Mac and not on a Windows OS. Further, the uploading of the files takes longer unlike in dropbox, the uploading is faster because dropbox only uploads changes made to the file and not the entire file. Further the problem is also when one drive detects duplicate files for example you are using your one drive in your macbook and windows laptop. There are times that the files get duplicated. It would have been nice to allow us to see those duplicate files so we can decide which one to retain or not. It seems difficult at this point. But I am hoping in the future versions it will be easier.

    Alternatives Considered

    Dropbox Business and pCloud Business

    Reasons for Choosing OneDrive

    One drive was cheaper and more value for money

    Switched From

    Dropbox Business

    Reasons for Switching to OneDrive

    Again because it was cheaper and has free microsoft office programs
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    OneDrive FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for OneDrive.

    OneDrive offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: USD 1.99/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    OneDrive: Free storage for personal files. OneDrive for Business Plan 1: $5.00 user/month (annual commitment) OneDrive for Business Plan 2: $10.00 user/month (annual commitment) Contact Microsoft for detailed pricing information.

    OneDrive has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    OneDrive supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    OneDrive supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    OneDrive integrates with the following applications:

    Microsoft 365

    OneDrive offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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