What is OneDrive for Business?

OneDrive for Business gives you one place to store, share, and sync your work or school files.

As part of the University of Chicago’s Office 365 service offering, you can save your files in OneDrive and then work with them from almost any device.

  • Upload files from your PC, Mac or Mobile device.
  • Share files with others.
  • Give others permission to edit files and work on them at the same time.
  • Get to your files from anywhere, on your computer, tablet, or phone.
  • Sync OneDrive for Business to your PC or Mac, so you can access your files even when you’re offline.


Why use OneDrive instead of Box, Tank, or Google Docs?

OneDrive is another cloud-based file sharing system. There are many options that the University offers today that fill the need to collaborate amongst groups.

A few tips: continue to use your current file sharing solution for group related items. The project recommends the use of OneDrive for Business for the storage of personal files at this time. OneDrive does offer advantages such as 1 TB of storage per user and seamless integration with Microsoft Office products.

OneDrive is best used for personal storage and must not contain any PHI or HIPAA data.For guidance on the appropriate use of Box to store PHI or HIPAA data, please access this link.