What is OneDrive?

OneDrive is an Internet-based storage platform with a significant chunk of space offered at no cost to you. 

Think of it as a hard drive in the cloud, which you can share, with a few extra benefits thrown in:

  • access your files from anywhere
  • share with others
  • current and previous versions are available through Version History
  • recycle bin retrieval
OneDrive is similar to Dropbox and Google Drive, but it is the UTHSC-supported solution. OneDrive, like all of our Microsoft 365 products, is a secure, supported, powerful and no cost to you solution.

OneDrive for Business

Designed for business, OneDrive lets you access and share your files with others - within UTHSC or externally - from anywhere. 

As an integral part of Microsoft 365, files can be shared from SharePoint or Teams.

You have control of the security of your files - you can grant someone read-only access or allow them to edit the document.

Use OneDrive instead of your hard drive for document storage to:

  • Create and access your documents remotely and from any device (desktop, laptop, tablet, phone).
  • Create folders of research documents or work-related documents, with UTHSC and non-UTHSC colleagues.
  • Collaborate with co-workers by sharing Microsoft documents, files, images, and folders.
  • Access files, images, and folders without the use of our Virtual Private Network (VPN).

OneDrive for Personal Use

Designed for personal use, OneDrive lets you access and share your files with others from anywhere.

  • Store personal photos, files, and folders and share them with other people anywhere. 
  • Create albums of pictures for family and friends.
  • Files and photos are backed up - no more losing your important information!