OneDrive: A stripped down, cheaper, more efficient version of SharePoint
September 29, 2016

OneDrive: A stripped down, cheaper, more efficient version of SharePoint

Adam Lauer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with OneDrive

We use onedrive as a quick, easy alternative to SharePoint. It is mainly used within select engineering teams and has expanded to IT. It is a tool that each team chooses whether they want to implement it or not. The main benefit of it is it gives us a living document for installs and documentation that can be updated by anyone with access in real time with multiple collaborators.
  • Easy storage of Microsoft Office application files
  • Live collaboration with multiple users
  • Easy online and native app access
  • Sharing is not very granular
  • Storage limits
  • Web interface of directory is chunky and not elegant.
  • It has made our team much more efficient by easily accessing documents and editing them without having to check them out, edit, and check in. Great time saver.
  • It allows us to share documents with permissions across teams easily just using email verification instead of creating complicated roles and groups.
  • It is very similar to Google Drive, but better integrated for Microsoft based companies.
I would say OneDrive is better than Amazon and Dropbox and about on par with iCloud and Google. OneDrive was best for us since we are a Microsoft shop. Its storage, collaboration, and office integration made it the best option for us. Google Drive is also used by us when interfacing with external clients and contractors.
We use it for two main use cases. One is a running installation instructions sheet that developers write up when they are finished with projects and quality assurance uses to install and test the changes. These directions are then given to IT for deployments. It allows for quick transfer of knowledge and lets everyone view and edit it live. The second use case is to store a OneNote Notebook that we call our cheat sheet. It is basically a searchable knowledge base for our team to make us more efficient and quicken new hire's startup time. It is not good for hosting files outside the Office suite such as Visio and coding files.

OneDrive Feature Ratings

Video files
Not Rated
Audio files
Not Rated
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Device management
Storage Reports
Not Rated