OneDrive for Business is what every corporate backup should be
September 26, 2016

OneDrive for Business is what every corporate backup should be

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with OneDrive

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.
  • 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.
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.

OneDrive Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Storage Reports

Using OneDrive

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.

Evaluating OneDrive and Competitors

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.

OneDrive Training

Using OneDrive

It is really set up and forget. Nothing more.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Setting up. Just click OneDrive from SharePoint and follow the OneDrive wizard.
  • The backup and sync function happen in the background seamlessly.