Good news for OneDrive users … Microsoft has increased the amount of storage you get. Your 7 GB is now 15 GB, and that’s a free upgrade. And Office 365 now comes with 1 TB of OneDrive storage. So this gives you loads more space for your documents, photos, data and documents. OneDrive for Business users also get 1TB of storage per person.
So what is OneDrive? Well it’s cloud storage from Microsoft. Use it to store all your folders, files and data, and then access it from any computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection. OneDrive for Business is a part of the Office 365 suite. With Office 365 you also get SharePoint. Which is also cloud document storage. So what’s the difference? Well SharePoint is intended for data that you need to share. You can give everybody in the business access to your SharePoint site, or different departments access to different areas within SharePoint, but it basically works as a document sharing portal. A place for all your company documents, and you give access to personnel as required. OneDrive is designed for documents that don’t need to be accessed by multiple people. Files you need to store, use, but not share on an on-going basis. And OneDrive (as opposed to OneDrive for Business) is intended for personal use – your holiday snaps, family videos etc. Whereas OneDrive for Business is intended of course, for business use.
So, lots of choice, loads of storage, all in the cloud and all accessible from any location (with an internet connection) and on any device. Perfect!