OneDrive (Office 365)
OneDrive, accessible from anywhere, is an online cloud storage service from Microsoft and offers 5 terabytes (TB) storage of space per individual. OneDrive is integrated with the Microsoft Office Online and Office desktop suites of applications. Office Online allows you to create and edit Office documents from any computer with just a web browser. With the OneDrive support in the Microsoft Office desktop applications you can also seamlessly access your OneDrive files from within those applications. OneDrive also supports collaboration features such as co-authoring, which allows multiple users to simultaneously work on the same document when it is stored in OneDrive.
Where to Get OneDrive
OneDrive is available to faculty and staff at UVA who use ITS-provided Office 365 email and calendaring. See the instructions below about how to access OneDrive.
How to Use OneDrive
How to Access OneDrive
There are several ways to access your files in OneDrive.
- The Microsoft Office desktop applications have built-in support for OneDrive. If you have your Office 365 account configured in the Office applications, you should see OneDrive as one of the locations you can use for opening/saving files. In order to open a file from OneDrive in this scenario, simply open one of the Office applications, choose Open, select OneDrive — University of Virginia, and then navigate to the file you want to open.
- You can access OneDrive with a web browser by going to the Office 365 Portal and logging in with your Eservices credentials. Once you are logged in, you will see the Office 365 App Launcher which shows a series of tiles similar to the Windows start menu. There will be tiles for OneDrive as well as the Office Online applications. Clicking OneDrive will take you to your OneDrive where you will see all your files. You can open Office documents straight from this interface by simply clicking on them. They will open in the Office Online apps automatically.
- You can install the OneDrive for Business sync client. See the instructions in the FAQ: How do I get the OneDrive for Business sync client? The sync client will provide access to a local copy of the files via Windows Explorer. Any changes to the local copies will be synced to OneDrive for Business, and if you update a file in OneDrive, the local copy will be updated as well.