OneDrive

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About OneDrive

OneDrive is a secure access, sharing and file storage solution which enables users to store and share photos, videos, documents, and more anytime, anywhere via any device, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobiles. Offering a centralized platform, OneDrive gives users quick access to all of their photos and documents. OneDrive allows users to keep all of their favorite photos and videos safe, even if something happens to their device, with remote device wiping technology.

Users can also share files or entire folders, like photo albums, without attaching anything. Since OneDrive works with Microsoft 365, users can create, edit and share their documents easily. OneDrive supports other collaboration tools such as real-time co-authoring, which allow users to work with anyone inside or outside of their organization. Users can use built-in search and discovery tools to find relevant files quickly.

Native mobile apps for Windows, iOS and Android give users the flexibility to access and share files on the go, via any mobile device. OneDrive also supports a number of security features including device access rules, device reports and remote device wiping. Users can also track which files are being shared, and with whom. In-app sharing enables each employee to seamlessly share and set specific access permissions for their files, based on the organization’s settings.


Key benefits of OneDrive

  • Smart files: Access OneDrive files anytime, anywhere without using all your storage or bandwidth. Choose the files you want online and offline.

  • Easy saving: Every Windows Store app can save files directly to OneDrive without any extra work

  • Camera roll backup: Choose to automatically upload all of the photos and videos you create with your built-in camera to the Camera Roll folder, in either good or best quality. It even works on a metered connection.

  • Sync settings: You can now backup as well as sync your PC/device settings, including start screen settings, installed apps, app data, and even your Internet Explorer favorites.

  • Mobility: Native mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows phones give you the flexibility to access and share files on the go.

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    4.5 /5
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    Value for Money
    4.4/5
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    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.4/5
    Customer Support
    4.2/5

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    Habibah
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    • Industry: Telecommunications
    • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Essential especially to backup work files.

    Reviewed on 2021/05/20

    My Microsoft 365 account included OneDrive, which was an excellent complement to the other...

    My Microsoft 365 account included OneDrive, which was an excellent complement to the other software. To enter my files, I don't need to signed in to another service. It allows me to view my files from either computer or a smart device at any time at a low cost. The file structure is close to that of most personal computers, and it makes it simple for me to handle files, whether I'm copying, transferring, or changing their names. Even my massive drawing files open quickly and easily, allowing me to operate on quickly.

    Pros

    OneDrive allows me to keep files on the cloud and retrieve them from whatever device, even when I'm not at the workplace. This comes in handy when I need to share files from my smartphone on social media, particularly on pages that are only available on mobile devices. I have a powerful CPU with plenty of storage, but I often build massive illustration and digital images that would start filling it if I do not have backup storage.

    Cons

    It's nice to have my files with me everywhere I go, but each time I open a file, a copy is saved on my laptop. Until I uninstall it, this will gradually take up precious storage space. I didn't know it until my CPU was clogged with redundant files that took up a lot of bandwidth. It took me some time to find a way out how to safely clear the storage space.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Translation & Localization
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    A wonderful tool to achieve tasks

    Reviewed on 2023/09/11

    As translator and trainer my experience with One Drive be described as fruitful and effective...

    As translator and trainer my experience with One Drive be described as fruitful and effective experience in achieving tasks. By one Drive I can control who has access to file sent specifically in privacy and questions of payment in advance.

    Pros

    The easiness of use One Drive is so simple, has a lot of facilities specifically in file sharing, backup recovery and accessibility.

    Cons

    Direct downloading in mobile App because it needs many steps. Permission alert in storing data transferred by Microsoft Teams . Editing videos to be shared after editing on social media.

    Alternatives Considered

    Google Drive and Adobe Creative Cloud

    Reasons for Choosing OneDrive

    Because I first use Google drive and I have a lot of files stored there. Some clients have no experience with One Drive but familiar with Google drive.

    Switched From

    Google Drive

    Reasons for Switching to OneDrive

    Because I use One Drive everyday. To me it is treasure
    Chris
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Great for certain uses, not for others

    Reviewed on 2021/10/05

    I've never had the constant prompt for re-sign-in with DropBox; it just always works. OneDrive...

    I've never had the constant prompt for re-sign-in with DropBox; it just always works. OneDrive lacks a LAN Sync, so it has to go to the Internet for everything even if everyone on your team is on the same network. It has really been useful however for remote work as long as everyone stays signed in and synced. We have to train users to be on the lookout in the system tray and make sure they have a blue cloud before they shut down. We've had people sign in after a week of vacation, and the sync start back up and wreak havoc. If OneDrive has an error it's too quiet about it, you can be working on files all day and not know it hasn't synced if you're not looking for it.

    Pros

    I really like that this offers to back up your local desktop / documents / pictures. There's also the version control so you can easily retrieve a deleted file or go back to a different version if you mess one up.

    Cons

    From an administrator standpoint, trying to get users on-board with it can be challenging. OneDrive will just sit quietly in the system tray signed out or not syncing in a lot of cases. Users will ignore or click away any of the alerts and the files won't get backed up. You have to actually turn on the "important files" backup, it isn't on by default. It can mislead users into thinking their stuff is OK while OneDrive might be wanting YET ANOTHER SIGN-IN and quietly sits in the tray doing nothing.

    Alternatives Considered

    Dropbox Business

    Reasons for Switching to OneDrive

    Price and built-in to Windows.
    Margie
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    What I like about OneDrive

    Reviewed on 2024/03/25

    I use it daily. I like that I can access it from anywhere and that it syncs automatically.

    I use it daily. I like that I can access it from anywhere and that it syncs automatically.

    Pros

    I like that it is part of my Microsoft 365 subscription and is not any additional charge. It has a lot of space to use and even more for storage and automatically syncs and backs up for me.

    Cons

    I was not a big fan to start because I was used to another service. So the transfer of files was not very smooth, in fact some files were completely lost.

    Jill
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    • Industry: Consumer Goods
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    One Drive is my one drive for productivity

    Reviewed on 2023/10/23

    We have solved the issue of sharing large files without having to download them to a drive and then...

    We have solved the issue of sharing large files without having to download them to a drive and then bring the drive to the person I wish to share the files with. OneDrive has made this quite easy and therefore saving me time.

    Pros

    One of the most impactful features is being able to access all of my data on all of my devices from anywhere.

    Cons

    The only issue I encounter often is when someone is trying to share a file with me. If I look at my computer files under OneDrive it doesn’t show up. I have to open OneDrive in Microsoft Edge first and then open it through there. Otherwise it doesn’t show up in my files.

    Alternatives Considered

    Google Workspace

    Reasons for Choosing OneDrive

    The cost of the storage I needed was a main reason we switched from Dropbox to OneDrive.

    Switched From

    Dropbox Business

    Reasons for Switching to OneDrive

    OneDrive was more cost effective than other products.
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    OneDrive FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for OneDrive.

    OneDrive offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$1.99/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    OneDrive: Free storage for personal files. OneDrive for Business Plan 1: $5.00 user/month (annual commitment) OneDrive for Business Plan 2: $10.00 user/month (annual commitment) Contact Microsoft for detailed pricing information.

    OneDrive has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    OneDrive supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    OneDrive supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    OneDrive integrates with the following applications:

    Microsoft 365

    OneDrive offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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