Microsoft OneDrive: A cheat sheet


For Windows 10 and Office 365 users, the default cloud storage service is Microsoft OneDrive. Use this guide quickly get up to speed on Microsoft’s cloud storage app.

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In the span of about a decade, always-on, always connected cloud storage has evolved from a novelty feature only embraced by the most adventurous tech savvy individuals to a common feature used by practically everyone with an internet-connected computing device. Cloud storage systems are now an expected standard feature for smartphones and PCs alike. Speaking practically, a computing device that does not have cloud storage access of some kind is likely doomed to fail.

For Microsoft Windows 10 users, the standard and default cloud storage service is Microsoft OneDrive, which is included as an integral part of most common installations of the operating system. This personal version of OneDrive offers a basic slice of the cloud where users can store documents, screenshots, photos, podcasts, and other common file types.

For Microsoft Office 365 subscribers, the standard and default cloud storage system is OneDrive for Business, which offers the same functionality of the personal version plus some enhancements that are important for productivity applications and business operations. Feature variations for OneDrive for Business are specifically tied to individual Office 365 subscriptions.

To help IT leaders quickly get up to speed on Microsoft OneDrive, TechRepublic has compiled the most important details and related resources on Microsoft’s standard cloud storage system into this guide, which we’ll periodically update as new information becomes available.

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