What is OneDrive

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Cloud storage is an Internet-based service that allows storage of files at offsite locations and access to those files from Internet-connected devices. Examples of popular cloud storage solutions include OneDrive, DropBox, Google Drive, iCloud Drive, and Box.

OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage solution. It provides online storage that can be accessed from nearly anywhere, and enables collaboration through file sharing with others.

OneDrive can be used to…
• Store files in a centralized, secure, easy-to-access online location (University accounts each have 5 TB of online OneDrive space)
• Collaborate with others through file sharing
• Synchronize files across multiple devices so that files can be quickly accessed, even when not connected to the Internet (there is currently a sync limit of 20,000 files)
• OneDrive should not be used in place of making backup copies of files

Note: OneDrive (personal) and OneDrive - University of Wyoming are not the same services. Use UW’s OneDrive for securely storing campus files and sharing them with co-workers.

Note: OneDrive only allows uploads of up to 10GBs at a time.

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