OneDrive Storage, MS Office Web Apps

What is OneDrive for Business?

OneDrive for Business is Microsoft’s professional online cloud storage solution. Much like Dropbox or Google Drive, OneDrive for Business allows you to store documents online allowing you to access your files from almost anywhere that has an internet connection. OneDrive applications are available for your desktop and most smart phones, which allows for easy access, synchronization, and the transfer of large files.

Visit Microsoft’s OneDrive page to find out more.

What are Microsoft Office Web Apps?

Bundled into your OneDrive account are Microsoft’s Office Web Applications which include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Files are saved using standard Office extensions, such as docx, so there will be no compatibility issues when viewing your files with the desktop version of Office. All files are automatically saved in your OneDrive account so you can access them from almost any web enabled device through your browser.

Visit Microsoft’s Office Web Apps page to find out more.

How do I access OneDrive and Office Web Apps?

  • You can access your OneDrive and Office Web Apps through the OneDrive tab in your EagleConnect.
  • Access your EagleConnect account at https://it.unt.edu/eagleconnect

How much storage space do I have through OneDrive?

OneDrive offers 25 GB of cloud-based file storage.

What is the maximum file upload size for OneDrive?

OneDrive allows you to upload files up to 2 GB.

Share Files through OneDrive.

OneDrive allows you to share your files with others. Files can be shared privately or publicly and Office Word Apps can also be shared for editing.

Instructions for sharing files through OneDrive.

OneDrive for Business Desktop Application.

OneDrive offers a desktop application available for Windows only. This application will allow you to automatically sync files between your desktop and OneDrive account.

Overview and instructions for installing the desktop application.

OneDrive for Business – App for Mobile Devices

There is a OneDrive for Business app for iOS and Windows 8 mobile devices. The app allows you to store, access, and share work documents and other files in the cloud from your mobile device.

Accessing OneDrive and Office Web Apps on a Mobile Phone

Most modern phones should be able to access OneDrive through the web browser to store, access, and share documents. Editing Office Web App files on your phone may work depending on your device, but at this time most phones display an error.

To access OneDrive on your mobile phone:

  • You may initially be taken to the EagleConnect mobile site. Please click on Log-in.
  • iPhone: Your iPhone browser should display a mobile version of your EagleConnect Inbox. To access OneDrive click on the symbol, select …Office 365, and choose OneDrive.
  • Android: You will need to use the “Desktop Version” in your mobile browser. In our testing we found that the Chrome Browser offered the best experience, even allowing us to edit some Office Web App documents.

Accessing OneDrive and Office Web Apps on a Tablet

Most modern tablets should be able to access OneDrive through a web browser. On your tablet you should be able to create and edit as well as store, access, and share documents.

I already have a UNT SkyDrive account.

Over the summer of 2013, existing SkyDrive accounts were moved off of EagleConnect and moved to Microsoft’s live.com platform. All of your files are still accessible.

More information on accessing your old SkyDrive account and transferring files between the accounts

Do Alumni and Retirees have access to OneDrive and Office Web Apps?

OneDrive and the bundled Office Web Apps are available to current students only. Alumni and Retirees will retain access to their EagleConnect email account, but will not have access to the included OneDrive and Office Web Apps.

You can sign up for a free SkyDrive account at www.live.com.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions regarding the EagleConnect upgrade please contact the UIT Help Desk, 940-565-2324, helpdesk@unt.edu, Sage Hall, Room 233.