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OneDrive for Business lets you access your University files securely in the cloud

OneDrive for Business

All Staff, Associates and Students are now able to access a new, secure online file sharing tool called OneDrive for Business via Office 365 on a Windows or Mac computer.  Please note that this is separate from your personal OneDrive if you use that. 

OneDrive for Business should be used for storing your work-related files, so please do not load your music collection or personal photo albums to it.

OneDrive for Business is perfect for working collaboratively with University colleagues, Staff or Students, or external contacts.    External contacts do not need to have a OneDrive for Business account themselves; they can be sent a Guest link to access an individual document or a folder.

OneDrive for Business provides you with 1 Terabyte of online storage and is simple and easy to use, like other online files sharing tools, for example, Dropbox and WeShare.

The University of Exeter has signed up to Microsoft's via JANET's terms and conditions to ensure that our data is stored in the EU and UK. Other cloud storage providers such as Dropbox do not guarantee that, and are not supported by the University's central IT department.

You can access OneDrive for Business securely using your university login details on any computer or internet-enabled device via either iExeter or via the app launcher menu in Office 365

You can also download the OneDrive app to your tablet or smartphone via the relevant App store.

Once you’ve uploaded your work files to your OneDrive for Business account, you’ll be able to access them at home, in the field, or anywhere when you are on the move. 


Help Guides

For further help, please read the FAQs 

For full details and screenshots on how to access and use OneDrive for Business please see the guide
How to Use OneDrive for Business in the cloud ‌

For full details and screenshots on how to access and use OneDrive for Business on Macs please see the guide 
How to Use OneDrive on MACs

For details on how to use OneDrive for Business on open access Student computers please see the guide
How to Use OneDrive on Student Computers 

See Microsoft's online guide What is OneDrive for Business