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What is OneDrive for Business?

OneDrive for Business is used for file sharing and storage. You can store your files in OneDrive for Business, and access it from anywhere from any device. The files can be shared with other people on a permission basis.

OneDrive for Business is a suitable replacement for ‘My Documents’ folder of your local computer. Since each user can get unlimited storage at mere $10/month (see the plans below), why pay thousands of dollars in physical SAN storage? With your data files stored in the cloud, you avoid the possibility of data corruption due to hardware failure.

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OneDrive for Business Plan 1

OneDrive for Business Plan 2

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Best for requirements
  • File sharing
  • OneDrive Storage
  • File sharing
  • OneDrive storage
  • Advanced security
  • Compliance capabilities
Services OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2
Features
OneDrive Storage limit 1 TB Unlimited*
Store files up to 15 GB in size
Word Online, Excel Online and PowerPoint Online
Desktop and browser-based experiences
Move and manage files between OneDrive and SharePoint
Built-in search and discovery tools
Sync local copies of files for editing offline
Compliance Features
Advanced data-loss prevention to identify, monitor, and protect sensitive information
In-Place Holds to preserve deleted and edited documents for eDiscovery
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*Unlimited OneDrive storage for subscriptions of five or more users. Microsoft will provide initial 5 TB of OneDrive storage per user.

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Why use OneDrive for Business?

OneDrive for Business is a better substitute for your physical storage devices. Here’s why:

Save massive storage costs

onedrive for business cloud storage spaceOrganizations can save huge storage costs by replacing physical hardware with Microsoft’s cloud storage. After using OneDrive for Business, you may never want to go back on your physical storage devices. We can even go the extent of saying that USB flash drives, memory cards, compact disks, hard disks, and digital video disks can become obsolete in future. Just like magnetic tapes were replaced with disks and then USB flash drives, all physical storage devices are going to eventually meet the same fate.

Integrate with other Microsoft products

onedrive for business integration with office products In Outlook, when your email attachments exceed the size limit, it is stored and shared via OneDrive for Business by default. It is synchronized with other Microsoft tools such as SharePoint, enabling you powerful integrations with other products. It is a perfect way to share your large files without worrying about hardware failure or malware infection on PCs. Your data is practically safe forever on OneDrive for Business.

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OneDrive for Business (Plan 1) is available with following plans:

    • Office 365 Business
    • Office 365 Business Premium
    • Office 365 ProPlus
    • All Office 365 Enterprise plans: E1, E3, E5
    • Standalone plan as mentioned above:
      • Plan 1 – With 1 TB storage
      • Plan 2 – Unlimited storage (see the storage limits in plan above)

Use massive storage space

onedrive for business storage limtEven with the minimum OneDrive for Business plan (Plan 1), you get 1 TB of storage. With that amount of massive storage, here’s what you can store in a month:

  • 1000 hours of high-definition video
  • 15,000 hours of online gaming
  • 20,000 hours of HD audio
  • Over 60,000 high resolution images
  • Over a million e-books in your digital library
  • Over a million Microsoft Office files including documents, spreadsheets, slides

Store 360o panoramic images

Store 360 degree panoramic images in OneDrive for business This is the latest feature in OneDrive for Business offered by Microsoft which improves the visual OneDrive user experience. OneDrive for Business can store 360o images which are captured in a panoramic mode. Within OneDrive, you can zoom and pan images captured with a 360o camera. All you need to view your 360o images is open them within OneDrive through Image Viewer. You can rename your image filename to end in “.360.jpg” to allow OneDrive to detect your 360o images.

Can you replace your company’s file server with OneDrive for Business?

You can move your user home folders, roaming profile folders, existing My Sites to OneDrive for Business. However, if you want to completely move your company’s file server, we suggest you to combine OneDrive for Business with SharePoint sites for better granular control of access rights and server settings. In case of individual user files, OneDrive for Business is perfect storage for you. It is similar to a personal library which can be shared only after permissions granted by you.

Now you may think, that’s all fine but is there anyone who is actually using OneDrive for Business? Well, here’s a little fact for you:

A Microsoft study reveals that more than 85% of Fortune 500 companies including Accenture, DBS, Textron, Shire use OneDrive for Business as their primary storage.

Businesses are rapidly transitioning towards cloud for every facet of technology including file sharing and storage. If you do not catch up now, you will be lost behind in this ever-changing technology scene.

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OneDrive For Business – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is OneDrive for Business?

OneDrive for Business is a web service that offers resources for collaboration, communication and storage. It can be a one-stop storage solution for every file be it photos, videos, and documents. Store the files securely in one place and access them from anywhere. Using OneDrive for official purpose is known as OneDrive for Business.

What is the advantage of using OneDrive for Business?

The most basic advantages of OneDrive for business are – save a backup copy of your files, access your files from anywhere, easy switching between different devices, sharing files and collaborate with your colleagues from anywhere, and free access to Office Online.

Can I share my files or subfolders via OneDrive for Business?

Yes. It is possible to share your files and subfolders through OneDrive with a simple drag and drop. If you want to share an existing file stored in OneDrive to other people, you can simply click the ‘Share’ button, choose ‘Invite People’ and type the email addresses of the people you want to share files within the organization. You can also control access permissions in the drop-down menus.

What are the security features in OneDrive for Business?

Like all other Office 365 products, OneDrive for Business comes with a security guaranteed by Microsoft. It also has a specific security feature called OneDrive Personal Vault, which allows you to protect files with 2-step authentication. The steps can be biometrics with face or fingerprint recognition, PIN or OTP sent on your registered device. With Personal Vault, the security for OneDrive goes a notch higher.

What OneDrive for Business plan is suitable for my organization – Plan 1 or Plan 2?

Selecting the right OneDrive for Business plans depends on your business requirements. Large enterprises who have strict compliance requirements tend to go for Plan 2 as it offers advanced security and robust compliance features. In addition to all the features of Plan 1, Plan 2 includes unlimited storage space* (see conditions in the table), and compliance features like In-Place Hold and Data Loss Protection (DLP). If you are not very much concerned about the compliance features, you can opt for Plan 1.

How does OneDrive for Business work?

Getting started with OneDrive for Business is simple. Move files from your PC to OneDrive for Business by moving or copying them. The new files can be saved in OneDrive to Business so that it can be accessed from any device. All the business documents can be automatically saved to OneDrive for Business, so they are always backed up.

What is the difference between OneDrive vs OneDrive for Business? Are they same?

OneDrive is used for storing your personal files online which is managed by you. OneDrive for Business gives each member of your team a place to store documents, collaborate with colleagues, share files with SharePoint and is managed by your organization.

What are the security features in OneDrive for Business?

Like all other Office 365 products, OneDrive for Business comes with security guaranteed by Microsoft. It also has a specific security feature called OneDrive Personal Vault, which allows you to protect files with 2-step authentication. The steps can be biometrics with face or fingerprint recognition, PIN or OTP sent on your registered device. With Personal Vault, the security for OneDrive goes a notch higher.

Can I share my files or subfolders via OneDrive for Business?

Yes. It is possible to share your files and subfolders through OneDrive with a simple drag and drop. If you want to share an existing file stored in OneDrive to other people, you can simply click the ‘Share’ button, choose ‘Invite People’ and type the email addresses of the people you want to share files within the organization. You can also control access permissions in the drop-down menus.

Can I access OneDrive for Business from a web browser?

Yes. You can access your OneDrive for Business from a web browser, or you can download an app. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS operating systems. With standalone OneDrive for Business, you also get web-based versions of MS Office.

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