Office 365 OneDrive

OneDrive will soon replace the "P drive" personal file storage for faculty & staff. We're now ready to share how you can get started with this exciting service.

What is OneDrive?

Part of the Office 365 suite, OneDrive is cloud-connected file storage. It's accessible from all of your devices both on-campus and off and keeps files safely backed up in case your computer is lost or replaced.

Top 5 reasons to use OneDrive

  • Access your files on or off campus without the need to "VPN"
  • Easily share your files with others, selecting if they can view or edit
  • Keep your work safe - you won't lose files if your computer is lost or replaced
  • Revise a shared copy and avoid sending email attachments with new versions
  • Save and retrieve your recent files on Office Apps from any device

Training Resources

The quickest way to learn more about any part of Office 365 is our online resources. You'll find a few of them below. We also conduct periodic awareness sessions in a casual "lunch and learn" environment. 

What about my department's shared files or "I drive"?

We'll be working with each department in the coming months on what strategy will be best. For now, these sessions are focused on personal files and those shared with only a few people.

What if I don't have or use a "P drive" today?

Recently hired employees were not automatically issued a P drive as we begin to transition to OneDrive. Others may not have used it before or created a personal folder inside their department's I drive. In these cases, we recommend moving whatever files you use that are stored in other locations. This might include My Documents, desktop, USB drives, or other locations. Keeping your files in one place - in OneDrive - avoids duplicate versions, searching for a file, and keeps it safely backed up.


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