Overall Satisfaction with OneDrive
I was introduced to OneDrive for personal use via a free 200gb space offer through my Samsung device. Like DropBox, I am able to share files and folders with whomever I choose. I can also sync a specific folder on my hard drive with my Onedrive account. What attracted me to OneDrive a little over two years ago over DropBox, was OneDrive's pricing flexibility. I pay for plans that are closer to my needs and budget. But once I moved our MS Exchange email services to the cloud, my team pretty much had all the space they needed. For me, however, the greatest selling point is its integration with the Microsoft Office Suite. I don't have to sync OneDrive to my devices (especially when I have 1TB of information in the cloud) but I can still have easy access to view and edit documents online without having to download them.
- Integration with Office Products
- Great way to display photos and video
- Sharing capabilities (for personal OneDrive accounts)
- Easy control over which folders are downloaded to the computer (for personal OneDrive accounts)
- I'd like there to be easier ways to allow access to OneDrive Business folders (like the implementations used in OneDrive Personal). I understand many organizations aim for security, but for small organizations, having to admins needed to allow external users access to folders is a pain.
- I'd like it if OneDrive Business wasn't so integrated with Sharepoint. While Sharepoint offers many great features, it's too cumbersome to take the time out to learn at this point.
- Document collaboration removes the need to email back and forth the changes made.
- OneDrive Business doesn't allow for easy sharing with those outside the organization unless they've been added as users. Requires clients to have to login to access a file. By that time, they are calling me frustrated with having to login to view the project in progress.
- OneDrive Personal offers a lot of great plans depending on the space you need. For personal use, I've needed no more than 200gb in which I pay $2 a month
- I get 1tb of space with a $5 a month subscription to MS Office 365 which handles my email needs as well.
OneDrive compares with Dropbox, Google Drive and Box.com. I've chosen OneDrive because of its integration with Microsoft Office Products and the Windows 10 OS.
If you are looking for a perfect fit for your Microsoft Office products and Windows 10 system, I'd definitely recommend OneDrive. I write a lot of production scripts, and being able to collaborate on documents on OneDrive straight lessens the back and forth steps in our workflow. I'm also an avid Surface user and being able to work on the Surface while on the road and have my docs automatically sync with my desktop computer is huge convenience to me.
OneDrive Feature Ratings
3 - In our organization, OneDrive is primarily used in our office to collaborate on Microsoft Word and Excel documents. We also use OneDrive to share graphics, videos, and other project files within the office and with clients. We find that the space that comes with our Office365 user plans (1gb each user) to be ample enough for our interoffice needs.