Office 365 - Getting Started with OneDrive for Business

Microsoft OneDrive for Business, or OneDrive for Business, is a file-hosting service that is operated by Microsoft as part of its suite of online services. It allows users to store files as well as other personal data in the cloud. Files can be synced to a PC and accessed from a web browser or a mobile device, as well as shared publicly or with specific people.

Note: UW-Madison's Office 365 administrators cannot assist users in moving any data out of OneDrive for Business or OneDrive for Business.

OneDrive for Business and Office 365

  • Can I use my personal Microsoft account's OneDrive for Business with UW-Madison's implementation of OneDrive for Business?

    No. However, you can merge the files by using the OneDrive for Business sync client (Windows only). If you want to move the files from your personal OneDrive for Business to UW-Madison's implementation of OneDrive for Business, you can simply copy and paste.

  • How is OneDrive for Business different than OneDrive for Business?

    OneDrive for Business is online personal storage that you get with either a Microsoft account or Use OneDrive for Business to save documents, photos, and other files in the cloud, share them with friends, and even collaborate on content. You’re free to decide how you want to use it.

    OneDrive for Business is online storage intended for business purposes. Your OneDrive for Business is managed by your organization and lets you share and collaborate on work documents with co-workers. Site collection administrators in your organization control what you can do in the library. Note: OneDrive for Business is the version contained in UW-Madison's implementation of Office 365.

  • How much storage space does OneDrive for Business give to each user in Office 365 within UW-Madison?

    Each user gets 1 TB (terabyte) of storage space in the cloud. However, users who want additional storage can request it as needed by contacting Microsoft Support.

  • Who can see the files that I store in OneDrive for Business?

    All files that you store in OneDrive for Business are private unless you decide to share them.

  • Who can I share files in OneDrive for Business with?

    You can share a file within anyone by providing direct access or via a specific url. Learn more.

Desktop and web

Mobile devices


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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2017-07-11 13:13 CSTUpdated:2018-02-16 13:01 CST
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