OneDrive Software


 

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.

 

OneDrive - Setup
 
  • OneDrive - Setup
    Setup
  • OneDrive - View files
    View files
  • OneDrive - Documents
    Documents
  • OneDrive - Files
    Files
  • OneDrive - Syncing files
    Syncing files
  • OneDrive - Mobile devices
    Mobile devices
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Sohail from Accenture
Specialty: High Tech
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

April 2017

April 2017

So good, Its like its not even there

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Value for Money

Pros

Works as you want it but better, very easy to setup and use. Using it over a year with no issues. The programme hides in the background and syncs your files to the cloud without slowing down your PC and it does not kill your internet bandwidth.
you have the option to view and save files offline and anywhere from the one drive link online. this can be on any other computer or mobile device.
One drive is owned by Microsoft so you know that your files are very secure.
If you need to use it for back up, you can have the option to only save your files online so that you don't take up too much space on your local hard disk

Cons

None, I have been using this software over a year with no issues what so ever. Easy to use but it has many functions which sometimes you don't know about unless someone tells you about it or you find out by looking into it.

 
 

Adrian from MIT
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Seamless file sharing

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Value for Money

Pros

Similar functionality to Dropbox, drive, etc, with fairly seamless integration in windows. Integrates well with Office products, making it very easy to use. Possible to get some promosional space.

Cons

Cost can be significant if you need more space than the default. The app is mostly good, but sometimes reconnects and takes over your screen

 
 

Courtney from Directed Sensing
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Hard to sync with my PC

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Had a really difficult time connecting to OneDrive with my PC, and was unable to sync my laptop with the company Drive. The Help function was useless and it was going to take too long to sit on hold for customer service, so I just opted not to enable auto-sync. As a company, we ended up moving to Sharepoint instead of using OneDrive because a lot of us had trouble with the auto-sync.

 
 

Jorge from manesa
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2017

February 2017

OneDrive

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One of the best collaborative platforms I've used, you can easily share documents with your coworkers access your information no matter where you are even if you don't have your own computer. you can even get your info on your mobile device.

Excelente App

Pros

Allow other people to collaborate with your work or simple to work together on the same file.
good integration with office 365 and windows.
Allows you to work offline or keep all your files on the cloud without making copies to your hard drive

Cons

Expensive.
Slow
sometimes ask you a lot for your credentials its kind of annoying
you can find this kind of software for a whole less money

 
 

Natalie from Brigham Young University - Idaho
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Good product, especially for collaboration

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I use OneDrive mainly for collaboration on documents. One drive makes it very easy for multiple people to work on the same document at the same time.

I do like the ability Onedrive gives me to collaborate, and work on documents while I am away from the office.

OneDrive is an easy platform to use. We did have a little difficulty getting access to it, but I think that because of our companies set up. Once the permissions were set up correctly, it was been easy to use. Our office has users from tech novices to tech experts. We have found that even the tech novices can use OneDrive with little or no explanation.

The only drawback that we have experienced at all is that some of our excel documents have inexplicably, increased in size while we are entering data. At one point, our excel file jumped from 5.5 mg of data to 62.5 mg of data. In order to use it, we had to either download it or delete some of the newer versions and enter the data again.

I do like the ability to delete all versions or pick and choose which versions of work I would like to delete. I also like the ability to edit on or offline.



 
 

David from BYU-Idaho
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Seamless continuity between devices

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OneDrive is the best solution I have found to access the files I use from any of my devices. Whether it is my desktop computer at work, the notebook at home, my iPad or smartphone, as long as I have internet access, I can get to my files. And it is the easiest solution I have found. No syncing or entering passwords once you have it set up. And sharing files is just as easy.

 
 

Carrie from Regal Oak Counseling, LLC
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Access Everywhere

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I like the effortless way OneDrive updates and keeps everything in one place that can be accessed across devices. There is a minimum of 15GB storage space available, but you can buy more storage space at a very reasonable price. I was reluctant to use it at first as I was more familiar with other cloud-based solutions. However, when I needed to be able to access files in two separate locations I found out how easy it can be. I tried using a thumb drive to access files for the last minute presentation. I almost panicked when I realized the file was corrupted - until I remembered everything was also on OneDrive. I simply logged in and everything I needed was there. This is a very convenient tool that really came through when I needed it most.

Pros

Easy access, cloud-based file access, and sharing.

Cons

Accessing on multiple devices requires that you are mindful not to overwrite what you have saved from another device/location.

Advice to Others

Try it! You will be surprised how far 15GB goes when it comes to documenting storage and sharing.

 
 

Michael from Thriveworks
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Reluctant User Initially, but now...

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I was reluctant to use OneDrive at first, but not now. It's great. At first, I thought it was just another cloud-based storage, but it's not. OneDrive has saved the day for me on numerous occasions. The first time I used it was when I grabbed the wrong PC - my Powerpoint presentation wasn't there, but it was on OneDrive. Wow, what a relief. My OneDrive files saved the day.

 
 

Cody from Auburn University
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great product, especially for price!

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Value for Money

I used Microsoft OneDrive both personally and professionally. You can store your files for free up to 15gb on any device (it works just as well with Mac/IOS). This is a great value for free storage. After that, it is still relatively cheap. It essentially allows you to sync all your files into one place that is visible on any device. Once concern is that I get nervous about multiple Microsoft accounts and data security; however, that is more of a personal question as to whether you trust "the cloud." This is a great product for those who want to store information that will be easily accessible by multiple individuals in an organization or for someone who is simply trying to get rid of clutter on their current devices and need a cheap alternative to some of the more sophisticated software.

Pros

Free use for up to 15 gb, syncs in live time

Cons

Not really any cons, you know what you get for a great price

Advice to Others

You can give the product a try at a lower level (up to 15gb) and decide if it is right for you!

 
 

Brian from Midwest Foods
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2016

November 2016

OneDrive Review

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I briefly switched over to this platform because it was a cheaper option than what I was currently using. I found that it served my purposed of file sharing and even went above some of my expectations with the notification system. However, I was not a fan of the formatting and layout of the system.

 
 

Kathryn from JE Dunn Construction
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Construction Industry Professional Review of Microsoft OneDrive

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Current usage daily on mobile, tablet, and desktop in construction industry. Our team utilizes OneDrive for viewing blueprints, requests for information, uploading and posting submittals. Mostly an internal sharing platform for project team and company wide microsoft documents, excel documents and pdfs.

All the best of Google Docs - in a professional industry software.

Pros

- Cloud based sharing & viewing
- User ease to upload and download large file sizes
- Multiple user updating at the same time

Cons

- Internet based - changes can get lost if the internet gets dropped.

Advice to Others

Most efficient for large corporations and big project teams.
Excel editing while multiple team members are in the same documentation editing in real time = game changer.
Spent the upfront time training for your employees to avoid multiple calls at a later date.

 
 

Richard from usf health
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Not great for Apple Users

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As an apple user, I find this product very difficult to navigate of the cloud systems I prefer. It seems it is hard to direct and also separate files for different needs - like work or home. I prefer to use some of the easier cloud services like Drive or Dropbox. They are more intuitive and sync more easily.

Pros

Great if you're using a PC

Cons

Not great for apple users

 
 

Scott from Praeclarus Press
Specialty: Media
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Good Tool for storing your files

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Value for Money

OneDrive is a great tool for storing your files. With Windows 10 they have made it easier to get it set up and running for your use. Being that it is a Microsoft product you can trust that your data will be safe.

Pros

Easy sync setup for those who don't necessarily have a lot of data on there computers. There are great ways to add extra storage but be careful as most are for a year only and then you go back to the standard storage. it is any easy tool to use to sync and access your files from multiple locations. Great free tool from Microsoft for most users, and if you are using multiple Microsoft Office programs it is a great way to share and save your info.

Cons

Be careful logging in to your Microsoft account on more than one PC as it may try and sync to that computer as well. If you have a ton of data stored in OneDrive it can eat up your bandwidth and your storage on that PC as it try's to sync your content. OneDrive has become much better sense it's launch but take a look at your data storage needs first.

Advice to Others

Take a look at your storage needs first. Make sure that this is going to meet those needs and that you are not going to run out and be stuck in a situation of trying to figure out were you are moving next or how to add extra storage. Make sure the files you sync are all necessary in these cases. It is worth signing up for the other trial offers and getting the extra storage as these products can and will help you. Overall OneDrive is a great tool

 
 

Debbie from Qualtek
Specialty: Manufacturing

September 2016

September 2016

Onedrive works as expected as a cloud based storage system

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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.
Specialty: Healthcare

August 2016

August 2016

Bit confusing to use

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

Good for personal use, but be careful when using for work. Keep only on one computer/device.

 
 

Lauren from Florida Virtual School
Specialty: Education

August 2016

August 2016

Considered for education-related file sharing, and we chose OneDrive

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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
Specialty: Other

August 2016

August 2016

Almost what I wanted but not quite.

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Likes Best

There is an inherent feeling of Trust for me with OneDrive since it is a MicroSoft product, and it integrates seemlessly with my network.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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
Specialty: Distribution

August 2016

August 2016

Included with Windows 10 and allows easy transfer of files

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Likes Best

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

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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.

 
 
 
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