Microsoft OneDrive is part of the Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) suite of applications and services. OneDrive is included as part of every Microsoft 365 plan.
Once the OneDrive application is installed, which is supported on Microsoft Windows and MacOS, it creates a OneDrive folder on your local device. This folder acts in the same way as a standard file folder, but instead the contents are synchronised with the associated OneDrive’s cloud storage.
1TB of storage (per active licensed user) is included in a Microsoft 365 subscription. Folder structures can be created in the same way as any other file storage location to help keep things organised.
Files are not automatically kept on your local device unless you specifically choose a file or folder and select “always keep on this device”. You can still see and browse to all your files, but the files are downloaded from the cloud when opened.
Sharing files in OneDrive is a simple right click, and then selecting to share. Several options are available, which includes sharing as read only or as an editable version. A password can be added to protect a file for additional security.
Sharing of company files and information can be a concern to business owners. You will be pleased to hear that our support team can configure central control over such settings, allowing us to increase or relax security settings as required.