OneDrive for Business is an online document storage and sharing tool that USC faculty, staff, and students can access through their ITS-provided Office 365 account. OneDrive for Business files can be shared with other USC Office 365 account holders and external (non-USC Office 365) users. Faculty, staff, and students can use Office Online (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) software to work with files in OneDrive for Business.

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 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.


  • Store up to 250 gigabytes of documents (except iVIP and Org OneDrive accounts which will be limited to 100 gigabytes). 
  • Share files with fellow USC faculty, staff, 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.


  • Available to all current USC faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Shared Drives are available for appropriate use cases to faculty and staff.  They require sponsorship from a UTC department member. Requests for Shared Drives must be submitted by UTC members in ServiceNow. Contact your local department for more information.   
  • Note: Access to these storage options end one year post-departure from USC unless an official leave of absence is filed.


  • OneDrive is a free storage service for all current USC faculty, staff, and students.

Helpful Links

ITS Support 

  • The ITS Service Desk provides support to the USC community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 
  • Call (213) 740-5555 and choose option 2 to receive assistance. 
  • Report an Issue on the ITS Service Portal.
  • Search for information on the ITS Service Portal.
  • Email for support from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.