OneDrive is a cloud-based content management solution that provides organizations with a platform to collaborate, share and store documents. This system enables cross-platform synchronization and prevents data loss.
OneDrive allows users to collaborate and share documents in real-time with team members and clients, and managers can access, review and edit. It assists users in file management by restricting file access within teams and organizations. In addition, the system shares real-time notifications whenever a file is viewed or edited.
OneDrive auto-tags photos by detecting visuals saved in the cloud that makes them easier to search and organize. In addition, the solution enables users to share and access files 24/7 from any mobile device.
OneDrive provides free storage up to 5GB and is available on Windows, Android and iOS devices.
Debbie from Qualtek
Employees number: 21 to 50 employees
The number one advantage of this product is that its supported by Microsoft. Microsoft will continue to support this product, so you do not have to worry about losing your data or running into major issues.
The software works very similar to any other cloud based system, but being integrated into the OS is very helpful. No additional Apps to slow your system down.
If you are trying to use a Mac with this product, it works, but not as good as on a PC. This is to be expected.
I recommend trying out this software, as well as the competitors such as dropbox or google drive to see which software you like the best.
Gabriel from Matvey Home Care, Inc.
Employees number: 6 to 10 employees
Great across microsoft platforms but a little confusing to use. Good for cloud storage but the syncing takes up a lot of space and very hard to tell the program what to sync. I have my work drive that sync with my personal drive sometimes.
The syncing is very hard to use when needing to use for multiple purposes like work and personal uses. Everything syncs together and I can't have that on my work drive.
Good for personal use, but be careful when using for work. Keep only on one computer/device.
Lauren from Florida Virtual School
Employees number: More than 1,001 employees
Included with Windows 10 and compatible with Microsoft Office suite and other frequently used programs. We actually use it in an online education environment by hosting our OneNote shared files through OneDrive. I like how free storage is offered to a point, and there is a lot of help available on online forums.
You don't get a whole lot of space for free. We mostly share PDFs amongst teachers. Sometimes they can get really large. We have to constantly clean out our folders and back them up so we don't have to pay for extra storage. The nice thing is though, it really works pretty well as long as you're not doing anything fancy. Just try not to move files around too much - folders stop syncing if you mess with it.
There are a TON of options out there. We've evaluated Box, Dropbox, OneNote, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Google Drive. None of them are perfect. Consider how much space you need first. Then look for reliability - the last thing anyone needs is having their files lost. I'd consider ease of use last. If something is harder to use but has all the functionality you need, consider it. There is a lot of help on the web through videos and forums and online support from the software developer.
Mitch from Bay Town Creative
Employees number: 2 to 5 employees
There is an inherent feeling of Trust for me with OneDrive since it is a MicroSoft product, and it integrates seemlessly with my network.
That being said, I use it much less than I would. It is very personal cloud storage, good for backing up your photos but not moving files to clients or sending files to be output at printers etc.
Make sure it suits your needs before you pay for any extra storage. If you want to send links outside of your trusted circles send them to yourself first to make sure you are not giving away access to folders you don't intend, I don't know that there is much granular control here.
R. J. from Qualtek Electronics
Employees number: 51 to 100 employees
The best part of this product is it is completely integrated with Windows 10 as well as the office suite. I can make modifications to an office file such as word, and then send it to another colleague who can continue on in the editing process. Multiple copies do not need to be saved. It is a very fluid process
Sometimes the interface to try and find where to save the files to can be difficult for less savy tech people. Also they seem to constantly change how much storage you get.
I would see if this product would work well if you are editing office files quite often (excel, word, powerpoint), and see if you can streamline your process and make it more efficient.