OneDrive (formerlySkyDrive) is an onlinecloud storage servicefrom Microsoft. OneDrive integrates with windows 10 to be the default location for saving documents, giving Microsoft account users five gigabytes of free storage space, before giving options for upgrades.Content Continues Below
OneDrive allows users to save files, photos and other documents across multiple devices. A user could save their document on one computer, sign into another, and access their document from there. It provides relatively easy access to cloud storage space, allowing options to share content with othersand act as a for files. A user can also save their files in OneDrive and have it automatically sync on other devices.
How it works
OneDrive integrates withMicrosoft Officeso users can access Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents in OneDrive. It doesn’t require a download and should already be a part of Windows 10. The system allows users to simultaneously edit Office documents, edit documents in browsers, and create and share folders. OneDrive also offersFacebookintegration, automatic camera rollbackupand the ability for users to email slide shows.Users can also scan documents and store them in OneDrive.
Users can choose where to save data -- on OneDrive or File Explorer. Those who want to use OneDrive as a data backup platform should have data saved in both locations. However, other users can choose to store their files in either or.
OneDrive also lets users share files stored in OneDrive with anyone by setting the file to “public.” OneDrive is also available on mobile platforms such as for Mac, iPhone and Android.
Another feature, called Personal Vault, allows users to store important files with additional protection. Personal Vault allows users to access stored files only with a strong authentication method or adding another layer of identity verification -- for example, biometric authenticationmethods, PIN, or a code sent to the user via email or SMS.
OneDrive comes with 5GBof free storage; users can add more storage space upgrading to a different home or business plans. The home plans include the free basic 5 GB plan, a $1.99 a month 100 GB plan, a $69.99 Microsoft 365 personal plan with 1 TB of storage space or a $99.99 Microsoft 365 Family plan with 1 TB for six different users -- offering a total of six terabytes for that one plan.
For enterprise customers, Microsoft offers OneDrive for Business. OneDrive for Business is a standalone product separate fromOffice 365but is included with Office Online. It includesmultifactor authentication, built-incompliancestandards and auditing and reporting capabilities. OneDrive for Business offers three different plans at three different prices. Each plan, from cheapest to most expensive, will increase the features and amount of storage space with cost. Business Plan 1 is available for $5 per user per month, Business Plan 2 is available for $10 per user per month while Microsoft 365 Business Standard is available at $12.50 per user per month. The highest set range of data storage is up to 1 TB per user.