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What Can OneDrive for Business Do For You?

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Do you know what OneDrive for Business can do for you? If you’re not familiar with Microsoft’s OneDrive for business, you’re missing out. OneDrive offers a ton of efficiency features that will help your business thrive. OneDrive for Business is Microsoft’s cloud storage platform that allows online and offline access to your documents. With 1TB of storage, your data can easily be accessed on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or even your smartphone. In this post, we will be discussing some key features of OneDrive and how its usage can help to improve your business practices.

Technology is constantly evolving and that means your workplace must keep up to stay efficient. More businesses are moving away from traditional local “on-premise IT services, to cloud-hosted business solutions. OneDrive makes it easy to Sync and share your documents with team members. This feature allowing easy collaboration on many types of documents. By storing your documents in the cloud, rather than on a physical device, you’re able to work with more flexibility. If you’ve been following our blog, you’ve learned that Microsoft ensures encryption on all of their Office 365 applications. For you, this means enhanced security features to ensure industry-standard compliance.

How Does OneDrive Work?

OneDrive works just like the ‘my documents‘ section of your computer does, providing a physical location for any documents. By syncing your files to OneDrive, your data will be simultaneously hosted on the cloud through Microsoft’s secure servers.

Many people are skeptical about cloud-hosted documents. They believe in the event of an internet outage, they will not have access to their data. This is where OneDrive thrives! By storing your physical data on your machine and the cloud, you always have access to your files. Unfortunately, natural disasters do occur. Have you ever thought about what could happen to your information if your office building were to catch fire? With OneDrive, your cloud-stored data can easily be reloaded onto another machine for quick access. This feature alone will guarantee to save your business both time and money. Cloud solutions are the way of the future and will only continue to improve as time progresses.

Collaborating is Easy with OneDrive

With OneDrive, you have the flexibility to work on a document with clients, or members of your team. It’s incredibly easy to share a document with editing permissions for two or more people, to make changes in realtime. With the collaboration tools within OneDrive, users also have the ability to limit permissions on who is allowed to do what with any given file. These permissions only allow shared users to print or view the document.

File Restoration for OneDrive

As many people know, there is nothing more frustrating than losing crucial documents and data. If lots of your OneDrive files get deleted, overwritten, corrupted, or infected by malware, you can restore your entire OneDrive to a previous time. Files Restore helps Office 365 subscribers undo all the actions that occurred on both files and folders within the last 30 days. For more information on how to restore your files in the event of corruption, follow this link to Microsoft’s support page.

How Can I Get OneDrive?

TRACKtown Computer Services is proud to offer migrations, maintenance, and support for all Microsoft 365 applications, including OneDrive. Already subscribed to Office 365 but cannot figure out how to set up certain features? Not a problem, give us a call to see how we can help to streamline your business processes.