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OneDrive

Overview

What is OneDrive?

OneDrive from Microsoft is a cloud storage and file syncing service.

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  • Device sync (111)
    8.2
    82%
  • Performance (111)
    8.1
    81%
  • File search (113)
    8.0
    80%
  • Reliability (112)
    7.1
    71%

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Pricing

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OneDrive for Business Plan 1

$5.00

Cloud
Per Month (Annual Commitment)

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

$5.00

Cloud
Per Month (Annual Commitment)

OneDrive for Business Plan 2

$10.00

Cloud
Per Month (Annual Commitment)

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $5 per month
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Product Demos

OneDrive for Business: Demo of mobile device updates

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OneDrive for Business: Updates to web experiences

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OneDrive Ransomware Detection Demo

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Demo Army: OneDrive for Business Demo

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OneDrive Files On-Demand Install and Demo

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OneDrive for Business: Sync client updates demo

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Features

File Sharing & Management

Features that allow collaborators to view, work on, and organize files.

7.8
Avg 8.5

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Features related to security and administration for cloud storage platforms

7.7
Avg 8.7

Cloud Storage Platform

Features around the functionality of the cloud storage platform.

7.5
Avg 8.6
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Product Details

What is OneDrive?

OneDrive Video

OneDrive Demo

OneDrive Integrations

OneDrive Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

OneDrive from Microsoft is a cloud storage and file syncing service.

OneDrive starts at $5.

Reviewers rate Versioning highest, with a score of 8.4.

The most common users of OneDrive are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Being a Microsoft shop, the integration of OneDrive into the OS has been a boon to users. We have leveraged this integration by configuring the service to include the users desktop and documents folders to provide a seamless "cloud backup" of their important files. Through this, users always have access to their most important documents regardless of the device being used.
  • Simple user interface. Used in conjunction with the Windows OS, users simply need to know how to place a file in a folder and not have to deal with a complicated client.
  • Easily noticeable visual cues regarding the status of a document sync to the cloud drive.
  • Full Integration into other Microsoft products , e.g Office.
  • The web interface provides a familiar look to people accustomed to using Windows devices and an easy interface to learn for those who are not.
  • Better integration into other Operating Systems, e.g OSX and Linux. While a client can integrate with these, the experience is not as seamless as that in Windows.
  • Better image tools allowing online processing of pictures.
  • The ability to stream music from the service.
Working on the go has become the norm and OneDrive provides a valuable tool for individuals who need to be constantly on the move but may not want to carry a laptop with them that has the ability to share and edit documents from multiple devices. OneDrive has the capacity to enhance the productivity of either an individual or team. With online Office tools, users are no longer bound by their device and are free to work at home or at the beach.
File Sharing & Management (7)
82.85714285714286%
8.3
Versioning
80%
8.0
Video files
70%
7.0
Audio files
70%
7.0
Document collaboration
90%
9.0
Access control
90%
9.0
File search
90%
9.0
Device sync
90%
9.0
Cloud Storage Security & Administration (3)
80%
8.0
User and role management
80%
8.0
File organization
80%
8.0
Device management
80%
8.0
Cloud Storage Platform (3)
80%
8.0
Performance
80%
8.0
Reliability
80%
8.0
Storage Reports
80%
8.0
  • OneDrive has made device replacement faster as users no longer have many files stored locally.
  • Increase in productivity as users are now able to work from anywhere on practically any device they choose.
  • Decrease in downtime as users are no longer hampered by a faulty device. They can simply switch to another device and continue working.
While other cloud storage services exist, some with better compatibility to other Operating Systems, the integration of OneDrive has proven to be its winning feature. Organizations that use Microsoft products heavily would find it a valuable asset, with its familiar interface and plethora of features online. Users don't see it as something additional to learn but as an extension of a product they are already familiar with.
Users vary from general staff to managerial positions, with sales staff thrown in as well. As such, usage varies based on on staff functions follows:
1. For general staff the service is mainly used in as an online cloud backup for work related files. This allows staff to work on documents on their workstation without having to worry about uploading to a file server until they are ready to do so.
2. For managerial the above applies along with the ability to use the online features of document manipulation to work wherever and when ever they choose
3. For sales staff a combination of the previously mentioned features as well as some clever implementation to reduce downtime when replacing devices.
10
For effective support, staff trained in the support of general computer use and repair with knowledge of how cloud storage works are an asset. Such technicians should have a minimum 1-2 years OS support as special configurations with one drive require support personnel be familiar with how OS configuration is done.
  • Allowing users to work from any device at anytime, anywhere.
  • Provide a collaborative platform that allows document sharing that works with existing company technologies
  • Real time sync of files and documents to the cloud service allowing the user to seamlessly move between devices
  • Reduce user downtime by syncing a users laptop\pc user folders to the cloud service. Through this, an indirect backup is achieved allowing a new laptop\PC to be issued without have to worry about file backups
  • Possible elimination of laptops\pc's for mobile users in favor of tablets with OneDrive as the primary storage for files.
  • Possible sharing of a single account among, for example, sales personnel and their support staff. Allows real time access to their files as they are uploaded. Of course, the necessary security will need to be in place to prevent documents from being incorrectly shelved.
Due to its tight integration into the Microsoft ecosystem and its bundling into the Office 365 service, continued use of the product is all but guaranteed. Unless there's a shift away from Microsoft, I can see no competing product offering the same ease of use and integrations taking the place of OneDrive
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
This is for OneDrive for Business. Note: I use OneDrive as cloud file repository and personal backup solution that has both PC and mobile access. At work, my colleagues (within the department) and my project team use OneDrive for Business to sync our project files and work files as a backup solution.
  • Seamless syncing and backup over a corporate network. There is no need for manual upload and download of files anymore.
  • Access is controlled via MS Active Directory. Our files cannot be accessed by others outside our department/project team.
  • Secured environment. Syncing to the server is over our corporate network and VPN from home.
  • Setting up folders can be done easily from SharePoint without much configuration.
  • Need to install OneDrive for Business. This is installed together with our Office Enterprise in our work laptops. We need the IT team to install this or [get it] pushed down from central management.
  • The disk quota is unknown. Unlike OneDrive at home, the available space is not really visible to the client.
  • After setting up the folder, it is hard to move it to another folder - for example moving from My Documents to D:/ Drive to reclaim space.
This is a good solution to store/backup work files that need a secure connection and servers, especially if the files are not allowed to be stored on public clouds. It would be inappropriate to use it as full laptop backup solution as the server side storage folder will be dependent on the SharePoint installation.
File Sharing & Management (7)
75.71428571428571%
7.6
Versioning
70%
7.0
Video files
70%
7.0
Audio files
70%
7.0
Document collaboration
90%
9.0
Access control
80%
8.0
File search
60%
6.0
Device sync
90%
9.0
Cloud Storage Security & Administration (2)
80%
8.0
User and role management
80%
8.0
File organization
80%
8.0
Cloud Storage Platform (3)
70%
7.0
Performance
80%
8.0
Reliability
80%
8.0
Storage Reports
50%
5.0
  • As an end user, OneDrive has been super useful for team and department use. As there is no actual access to the value of investment, ROI is not available.
  • Microsoft Server
Prior to OneDrive, our official backup recommendation was to copy important files to a personal folder on a mapped Network Drive. OneDrive blows this out of the water in terms of convenience and ease of use.
9
Service Innovation Department, Project Team
2
These are project managers that manage the vendors that support our SharePoint install.
  • Project Team document repository
  • Department files repository
  • Important work files backup
  • Sending large files as a workaround to email file size limitation.
This product is tightly integrated with our SharePoint and Outlook environment. The fact that it is as convenient as a cloud service that we are used to, but more secure is a winner.
Yes
Personal Backup Folder over mapped Network Drive. The convenience and seamless background sync.
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
OneDrive is extension of our current install of MS SharePoint and Outlook.
No change.
  • Self-taught
  • Setting up. Just click OneDrive from SharePoint and follow the OneDrive wizard.
  • The backup and sync function happen in the background seamlessly.
Yes, but I don't use it
It is really set up and forget. Nothing more.
June 03, 2016

OneDrive

Itsik Tsarfati | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use OneDrive to help with marketing personal share materials with ease, without complicated logins and VPN access.
  • Easy access
  • Large storage
  • Better integration with Office
  • It's a bit problematic with firewalls
OneDrive it is highly recommended when office documents are the main data.
File Sharing & Management (7)
77.14285714285714%
7.7
Versioning
80%
8.0
Video files
70%
7.0
Audio files
70%
7.0
Document collaboration
90%
9.0
Access control
70%
7.0
File search
80%
8.0
Device sync
80%
8.0
Cloud Storage Security & Administration (3)
76.66666666666667%
7.7
User and role management
70%
7.0
File organization
80%
8.0
Device management
80%
8.0
Cloud Storage Platform (3)
86.66666666666666%
8.7
Performance
80%
8.0
Reliability
90%
9.0
Storage Reports
90%
9.0
Integration with office
3
Marketing
1
IT
  • It's easy share data
dan berezowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
A few users are currently using OneDrive as a way to quickly and securely access business documents that are edited both in office, at home and on the road.
  • Easily integrated into Windows
  • Provides a convenient way to access documents among PCs
  • Give ability to share documents with others
  • Great multi-platform support
  • Better previews
  • More space for cost
  • Better backup abilities
Best use is when access to documents may be needed across multiple devices whenever needed.
File Sharing & Management (7)
85.71428571428571%
8.6
Versioning
N/A
N/A
Video files
100%
10.0
Audio files
100%
10.0
Document collaboration
100%
10.0
Access control
100%
10.0
File search
100%
10.0
Device sync
100%
10.0
Cloud Storage Security & Administration (3)
83.33333333333334%
8.3
User and role management
100%
10.0
File organization
100%
10.0
Device management
50%
5.0
Cloud Storage Platform (2)
100%
10.0
Performance
100%
10.0
Reliability
100%
10.0
  • Quicker access to files
  • Ability to share with outsiders
Feels like OneDrive is more secure than Google Drive. OneDrive also feels like it is a better integrated solution across multiple platforms.
Visual Studio.NET, MySQL, Microsoft Exchange
5
President, Vice President, IT and Sales
2
There are two main IT staff memebers, programmers, that are responsible for any questions or concerns that come up about OneDrive.
  • Simple
  • Integrated
  • Support multiple platforms
  • Allow easy sharing
  • Access being able to be given to non-employees.
  • N/A
We will be keeping our usage going and expect to expand usage to additional employees in the near future as we expand our sales side.
  • Integration
  • Sharing
  • None
Yes
Works as one would expect and seems to work very well across different platforms.
Simple interface and yet to have any problems.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
OneDrive is being used primarily by our social media and reporting teams. It is used to store and send reports, artwork, and other assets to members across the team and to the client.
  • OneDrive has the capacity to hold a lot of files.
  • The search function is pretty easy to use.
  • You can store and view metadata on assets.
  • It can handle multiple people logged into the same account at the same time.
  • You can easily create links to share work with other people.
  • I am unable to upload folders to OneDrive (I use a Mac), so I have to go folder by folder to upload content.
I think OneDrive is great if you're sharing an account with multiple people on a team, but it can be a bit cumbersome to use if you have multiple folders to upload from a Mac.
File Sharing & Management (7)
44.28571428571429%
4.4
Versioning
N/A
N/A
Video files
70%
7.0
Audio files
N/A
N/A
Document collaboration
60%
6.0
Access control
100%
10.0
File search
80%
8.0
Device sync
N/A
N/A
Cloud Storage Security & Administration (3)
50%
5.0
User and role management
80%
8.0
File organization
70%
7.0
Device management
N/A
N/A
Cloud Storage Platform (3)
N/A
N/A
Performance
N/A
N/A
Reliability
N/A
N/A
Storage Reports
N/A
N/A
  • We are able to share and access files off our company network, so even if you're away from work and/or it's a weekend, anyone on the team can access files.
  • Sometimes it can be a part time job for the person managing the account because they need to manage permissions and folders.
  • The client is easily able to access content meant for them.
I feel like Dropbox is easier to use and it allows for folders to be uploaded. Xinet has better security control over folders and assets. You can set usage rights so certain assets are available for certain periods of time.
Creative, reporting, client management, and project leads.
2
I don't think you need any specific skills, you just need to be organized. Some people due to the nature of their jobs will become more familiar with the program than others and will understand specific nuances.
  • We work with Microsoft.
  • The client uses it.
  • You can access files outside the company network.
  • Large capacity for storage.
  • Teams can use one account.
  • Sharing creative files between creative team members.
  • Organizing large assets on a monthly basis.
  • Searching and finding old assets
  • To share files between teams.
  • To share animations/video and their working files between teams.
The company will definitely renew the use of OneDrive. I currently work on another on another team and we don't really utilize it, so I'm not sure if I'll be using it again.
  • You can drag and drop files straight into OneDrive.
  • The search function is simple.
  • Sharing is easy.
  • I was not able to upload folders.
  • I was not able to sync OneDrive to my computer.
  • Sometimes the upload/download times were too long.
It's an easy program to use, but it didn't always meet my needs. I needed to be able to upload folders. Sometimes it took too long to upload large files. I couldn't sync the program to my computer. I didn't have control over permissions. And if I signed into Skype with a different account, I would get logged out of my team's OneDrive account.
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