OneDrive for Business is an online document storage and sharing tool that faculty and staff can access through the Office 365 Outlook Web App (OWA) at www.usc.edu/office365 or through desktop and mobile applications.
Features of OneDrive for Business
- Store up to 5 terabytes of documents.
- Share files with other USC Office 365 account holders, students, and anyone with a Microsoft account.
- Edit your documents online using Microsoft’s Office Online software.
- Upload files up to 10 gigabytes in size.
OneDrive for Business versus OneDrive
OneDrive for Business is not the same as the commercial OneDrive service that Microsoft offers to individuals for personal online file storage. OneDrive for Business provides online storage for your USC work documents and enables file sharing with anyone who has a Microsoft account, including your students and colleagues at other universities.
NOTE: Devices running the Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 operating systems have a built-in OneDrive app. This app works only with personal OneDrive accounts; you will not be able to use it to access your OneDrive for Business account. For information on apps that can access your OneDrive for Business account, please see the OneDrive For Business Apps for Desktop and Mobile Devices page.
Everyone with a Microsoft Office 365 account managed by USC Information Technology Services (ITS) has access to OneDrive for Business. To find out if you have an Office 365 account managed by ITS, contact your Local IT support representative.
You can access OneDrive for Business through the Outlook Web App (OWA) and through desktop and mobile software available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
Accessing OneDrive for Business
To access OneDrive for Business through the Outlook Web App, log in at www.usc.edu/office365 and click the OneDrive tab in the upper-left section of the screen.
For information on accessing OneDrive for Business through desktop or mobile applications, see itservices.usc.edu/office365/onedrive/apps.
NOTE: OneDrive for Business desktop clients use secure communications protocols.
For information on how to upload, share, and work with documents in OneDrive for Business, see itservices.usc.edu/office365/using.
What is OneDrive for Business? (MS Video 2:08)
When using OneDrive for Business in the Outlook Web App, you can also access Microsoft’s online help by clicking the question mark icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
USC-provided OneDrive (Microsoft Office 365) accounts are approved for the storage of many types of restricted information, including data covered under HIPAA and FERPA. Additional controls may be required, depending on the type of data and relevant regulations. For questions, please contact the Office of Compliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For assistance with OneDrive for Business, please contact the ITS Customer Support Center.
This is a free service.