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.
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.
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 1,000 GB of cloud-based file storage.
What is the maximum file upload size for OneDrive?
OneDrive allows you to upload files up to 10 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.
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.
OneDrive for Business – App for Mobile Devices
There is a OneDrive for Business app for iOS and Android phones and tablets. The app allows you to store, access, and share work documents and other files in the cloud from your mobile device.
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.
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.