Overview of One Drive for Business for Students, Faculty and Staff
Posted by Tracy Brown, Last modified by Brendan Gentry on April 01, 2020 11:11 AM
Northwestern State University offers OneDrive for Business as part of Office 365 subsciption for students, faculty and staff. This service is managed by NSU Information Systems and is available to registered students, faculty and staff. OneDrive for Business provides file storage, collaboration, and communication with other NSU students, faculty and staff. You can load your OneDrive with documents, photos, and share them. You can access them anytime, anywhere and from any device!
The OneDrive for Business service is not the same as the OneDrive service offered by Microsoft to consumers. The OneDrive for Business is managed by NSU Information Systems. For information on the differences, see What is OneDrive for Business? on the Microsoft Office Web site.
OneDrive for Business summary of features
Store and share files
Access and synchronize files easily
Create and edit Microsoft Office files in the cloud with Office Web Apps
OneDrive for Business Applications (Client Software)
The OneDrive for Business applications are:
With OneDrive for Business applications, you can:
The following table summarizes support for the OneDrive for Business applications on several platforms.
Synchronization (or sync) allows you to designate one or more OneDrive for Business folders to be replicated on your local computer or mobile device. Once you establish sync, you can change a file in OneDrive for Business and the local copy of the file is updated automatically. Likewise, when you change a local file, it is updated in OneDrive for Business.
For Microsoft information on how to set up sync, see Sync a library to your computer.
Information from Microsoft
Microsoft provides extensive online help for OneDrive for Business. When using OneDrive for Business, click the question mark icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window to access Microsoft help. For information on how to use OneDrive for Business, see the guide and video on OneDrive for Business