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OneDrive for Business

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Service Description

OneDrive for Business is the Microsoft cloud service that connects you to all your files. It lets you store and protect your files, selectively share them with others, and access them from anywhere on all your devices.

What is OneDrive for Business?
  • Store your work or school documents and related files

All files that you store in OneDrive for Business are private unless you decide to share them. You can share files and folders with co-workers so you can collaborate on projects. When you’re signed-in to Office 365, you may share with partners outside of Vanderbilt.

Tip:  When you send email from Outlook Web App, you can attach a OneDrive for Business file as a link, instead of sending an attachment. When you Attach a file as a link, you automatically give the people you send the message to permission to edit the file. Plus, you save space in everyone's mailbox and encourage people to edit the same copy in OneDrive for Business.

  • Sync OneDrive for Business to your computer

To sync OneDrive for Business with your local computer, you'll need the OneDrive for Business sync app which lets you Sync files to your PC or Mac. This sync app is available with Office 365 subscriptions that include supported Office desktop suite applications. 

  • How is OneDrive for Business different from OneDrive?

Use the same apps to sync files down to your Windows PC or Mac, or get to your files from your Android or iOS device. You just sign in with your Vanderbilt account to use OneDrive for Business, or sign in with your Microsoft account to use OneDrive personal.

OneDrive is online personal storage that you get when you set up a Microsoft account to use services such as or Xbox. Use OneDrive to save documents, photos, and other files in the cloud, share them with friends, and even collaborate on content. When you subscribe to Office 365, you get 1 TB of storage and premium OneDrive features.

OneDrive for Business is online storage for work or school. Your OneDrive for Business is managed by VUIT and lets you share and collaborate on work documents with co-workers. Site collection administrators in VUIT control what you can do in your OneDrive library.

Although you can not connect your personal OneDrive to your Office 365 business account, you can copy or move files between them.

Support Contacts

Help Desk 
Partner Support  

Service Charges or Fees

There are no fees for this service. 

Requesting Service

Log into OneDrive for Business using your activated VUnetID and password. 

To request shared disk space for a department, complete this form and input "Department OneDrive" in the "Reason for your request" field:  SharePoint New Site Collection  

Documentation and Service Information Links

Related Services

Microsoft Office 365
Secure File Transfer



Service Category

Communication and Collaboration