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. Offeringa 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 Office, 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.

Pricing starting from:

US$5,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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.

  • Devices

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    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

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

    Pricing starting from:

    US$5,00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of OneDrive: 31

    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Archiving & Retention
    • Asset Library
    • Asset Sharing
    • Automatic Backup
    • Backup and Recovery
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Content Library
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Storage Management
    • Data Synchronization
    • Document Management
    • Document Review
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • File Management
    • File Sharing
    • File Transfer
    • Full Text Search
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile App
    • Multi-Device Support
    • Real Time Synchronization
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Third Party Integrations
    • User Management
    • Version Control

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,5 /5
    (10 423)
    Value for Money
    4,4/5
    Features
    4,3/5
    Ease of Use
    4,4/5
    Customer Support
    4,2/5

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    Mahmudul islam S.
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    • Industry: Civil Engineering
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    For official documentation must choice service

    Reviewed on 2021/10/19

    For official Use Onedrive provides pretty good support as cloud storage. Integrations with Office...

    For official Use Onedrive provides pretty good support as cloud storage. Integrations with Office 365 makes our work more easy. Work from remote place is very easy,by the help of work group sections and realtime synchronization. Top quality sequrity system provided by Microsoft help us to share files without any hesitation.

    Pros

    Sequrity of Onedrive is the best of it, it has high quality encryption, for this we can easily share our official files, without any hesitation. Storing files in cloud is easy and organized, can able to store perfectly. Backup of that files also extraordinary, it's also give warning before any delatation. By mistake any files delated ,I can easily recover later. Realtime syncing with team member is awesome. Data organized properly in onedrive storage, super easy to find the files by search option. Integration with office 365 , help me to utilize my times perfectly.

    Cons

    For large files opening I feels like it lags some times, other than that is very perfect for me. Copying multiple folder little bit tricky for new users. They can also improve their Mobile UI.

    Zeynel A.
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    • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Microsoft Onedrive

    Reviewed on 2021/11/27

    I mostly work on Microsoft Office document, so onedrive is the best tool for me to save, backup,...

    I mostly work on Microsoft Office document, so onedrive is the best tool for me to save, backup, share my documents online. Especially for document that I need to edit daily or weekly basis.
    I also use Onedrive when working on a document as a team.

    Pros

    + For Microsoft Office users OneDrive is the best cloud management software. You can work on office files in cloud just like you can do in your computer.
    + Once you sync OneDrive with your PC you don't need to worry about uploading or copying your documents. Just save it and it is uploaded to the cloud.
    + When I open a multi-page document, it starts where I left before. This is really helpful when dealing documents that require to edit daily basis.
    + It's very effective and easy to collaborate on a document as a team. We can edit documents without singing in.
    + Private older feature is available

    Cons

    - Strorage limit is to low, compared to other alternatives.
    - When sharing a folder, name of the folder that contain what I shared, becomes apparent to the other participants as well.

    Chris T.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • 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.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    OneDrive is a favorite for online storage

    Reviewed on 2021/09/24

    OneDrive is a great cloud-based tool, that for some users was simple to understand and the sync...

    OneDrive is a great cloud-based tool, that for some users was simple to understand and the sync agent lets you only download the files you use on a regular basis. The only issues we encountered is when a personal onedrive was synced to a computer or logged into a web browser and the users would confuse the two versions (business and personal)

    Pros

    Easy to use, availability, integrated into our Office 365 environment without additional tools

    Cons

    Some training for end-users, confusion between personal and business versions for customers

    Alternatives Considered

    Box and Dropbox Business

    Reasons for Switching to OneDrive

    Making it easier for the users to adopt and utilize in our Microsoft Office enviroment.
    Sharudin J.
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    • Industry: Commercial Real Estate
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    OneDrive Review

    Reviewed on 2021/10/16

    I love using the sync function on my desktop. I can simply drag and drop my files in there and...

    I love using the sync function on my desktop. I can simply drag and drop my files in there and instantly get them from another device.

    Pros

    Integrating OneDrive with the Microsoft suite makes sharing documents with colleagues a breeze.

    The function of syncing the cloud directly onto your desktop on your PC is just so convenient to back up your documents and accesing them on any other device.

    Cons

    Sometimes the software can be buggy when syncing to your desktop. At times you may have log on issues, or files not syncing.

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    OneDrive FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for OneDrive.

    OneDrive offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$5,00/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+

    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, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

    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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