Microsoft Office 365: OneDrive for Business at UWRF

The university no longer provides new employees with S: drives (on-site storage). All faculty and staff have access to the OneDrive for Business feature in our Microsoft Office 365 environment.

What is OneDrive for Business?

OneDrive for Business is an Office 365 cloud storage service available to all students, faculty, and staff at UWRF. You can store, sync, share and collaborate on your personal work files.

OneDrive for Business offers the following benefits:

  • 1 TB of secure storage space that is available from any computer or mobile device
  • The ability to share documents with other UWRF faculty, staff, and students
  • Files are backed-up in real-time (if using the sync-client, see below)

How do I access OneDrive for Business?

Web access is available but using the sync client on your computer is the preferred method for backing up files in real-time.

Using the Sync client for PC

If you have Windows 10 or Microsoft Office 365 installed on your computer, you already have the OneDrive for Business sync client on your system. If you don't have Windows 10 or Office 365, you can download the OneDrive for Business sync client. Once the sync client is installed, follow these instructions to configure the OneDrive sync client.

After the sync client is installed, OneDrive is an option in your browse list:

OneDrive is now accessible as a file location and you can create folder structures, save and edit files, share for real time collaboration, and ensure your files are backed-up in real-time.

Using the Sync client for Mac

The sync client for Mac can be downloaded here. 

OneDrive is now accessible as a file location and you are able to create folder structures as if it was a local folder. Any files stored in this folder are automatically synced and backed-up in real-time.

Using a Web browser to access OneDrive

Access OneDrive for Business by logging into the Office Web App portal and selecting the app launcher button at the upper left, then selecting on the OneDrive icon.

Using a Mobile Device

The OneDrive for Business app is available for Windows phone, Android and iOS devices from the relevant app stores. Once installed, you are prompted to log in with your university credentials.

Sharing files, collaboration and general usage


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