What features does OneDrive
for Business have?
for Business is a fully supported storage solution which removes the need to
have personal Google Drive or Dropbox accounts for your files. OneDrive
can be integrated with your computer as a sync folder so that files appear
just as with any other folder, and you can open and edit files stored in
OneDrive directly from your Office suite programmes.
- Large Capacity - Store files of up to 10Gb in size, to a total storage capacity of 1Tb.
- Accessible - Apps are available for iOS, Android and Windows devices
to allow you to view and manage your files.
- Versioning - View, download or restore a previous version of your
- Integration with Office - automatically open and save files to your
OneDrive straight from Office.
How do I use it?
for Business can be accessed directly from your browser at onedrive.plymouth.ac.uk, and files can be saved
to OneDrive for Business from Office 2016 programs.
You can also access it from the University portal portal.plymouth.ac.uk by clicking on the OneDrive tile.
You can also install the OneDrive sync client to help manage your files directly from your computer.
With the free mobile apps, you can access your files through nearly any connected device, such as
smartphones and tablets.
On University staff computers you can install the desktop sync client from Software Centre (PC) or the App Store (Mac).
Your files are available from nearly anywhere. You can manage your files from any computer with the internet,
and grant access to colleagues and even associates at other institutes, to view
and edit files with you.
for Business is an enterprise service from Microsoft, so they protect any data we
entrust with them. You use your Plymouth University login to access OneDrive for Business, rather than your own google or dropbox
one. All data is stored in European servers and is subject to EU data security laws and
regulations, such as EU Safe Harbour and EU Model Clauses.
Read more about Compliance. (The University has an Education E1 licence)
When naming your Files and Folders, we recommend no more than 170 characters from the start of your first Folder to the end of the final Filename. We also recommend not including any spaces in your File or Folder names as these take up unnecessary characters.
There are also a number of special characters that cannot be used in Filenames and Folders.