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What Is OneDrive?

Microsoft OneDrive is a web-based digital asset management solution that allows businesses of all sizes to efficiently manage, collaborate, and share files. Administrators can set up a private or public site for authorized users, who can then create online folders to store their documents. Businesses can share sensitive data without revealing proprietary information by allowing only authorized people to access the folder. Users can also access and edit documents within the same collaborative environment to increase efficiency. The Microsoft 365 interactive scanning app lets users scan and convert paper to searchable PDFs directly from their device.

Who Uses OneDrive?

Web-based digital asset management solution, which assists businesses of all sizes with file management, collaboration, document scanning, and personalized search.

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Reviews of OneDrive

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Oscar
Oscar
Manager in Mexico
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Good storage solution

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: In general we liked it a lot.
We were able to simplify many of our collaboration tasks.
He also helped us with the hardware migration, since we focused on acquiring more robust equipment with SSD solid state hard drives while increasing our spending, since we spent a large part of the storage in the cloud.

Pros:

What we liked the most was the amount of storage it offered per user. We were also impressed that it comes bundled with our office 356 and email solution. Additionally, together with the Share point tool, its use is optimized.

Cons:

I particularly don't like that it is not a highly adopted solution by third parties. Many of our customers and business partners use Google Drive and not One Drive services. This makes file sharing and collaboration not totally transparent.

Ali
Ali
Information Technology Adviser in Azerbaijan
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Your files above your head on the clouds with OneDrive!

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: If you need a simple and functional software with all the features for backup in the clouds, Microsoft OneDrive is your answer. Working with Andes is very enjoyable and simple.

Pros:

Transferring personal files and photos with OneDrive is very simple. Microsoft knows how to simplify complex software and at the same time be very fast, smart and powerful with highest security features. All our personal and organization files are stored in Microsoft Safe Clouds via OneDrive. In sending files with large sizes, all you have to do is attach the file link to the person via OneDrive or attach the file from there. Also now Backing up files is very simple now via OneDrive. Extremely simple and very smart in doing things and very smart and fast backup.

Cons:

Features such as link expiration after a specific date or password for files are very important and must be added to this platform.

Claude Real
Business analyst and graphic designer in Canada
Graphic Design Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Great cloud storage but lacks storage capacity

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Overall my experience with OneDrive is great and I would definitely recommend for people with low storage needs, but if someone needs more storage capacities, Apple iCloud and Google Drive offers more options on storage capacities.

Pros:

OneDrive is a wonderful cloud storage option. Its security is strong and you can easily manage the permissions on your contents. Also it integrates very great with all Microsoft softwares and devices, even on Android, iOS and MacOS.

Cons:

OneDrive is limited to a maximum of 1TB storage capacity, therefore if you're a graphic designer or someone working with other graphic content like me, you'll find that capacity very low and will probably have to look for other cloud storage option like I did. Also, if like me you have to use linux on occasion you will find very anoying to be forced to go to OneDrive via the web browser because Microsoft still refuses to create a linux version of OneDrive Desktop.

Andressa
administração in Portugal
Automotive, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Need more free space

3.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: I use ONE DRIVE a lot.
I save all my photos and files.
However, I think there could be some improvements.
Mainly with the issue of storage space.

Pros:

It allows the storage of files, images and documents.

Cons:

The downside is the limited free storage space.

Samantha
Contract home healthcare manager in US
Hospital & Health Care, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: My over all satisfaction to one drive isits the best I've found yet .

Pros:

It's everything I need in one, from sending pics to transferring files plus it has an automatic back up in case if something happens it is saved

Cons:

The cost it took to purchase the software