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OneDrive vs. Share Point: File Storage Strategy

OneDrive and SharePoint are very similar when it comes to file storage. While SharePoint offers much more than just file storage today, we will be focusing on only the storage aspects of these two Office 365 applications.

OneDrive is an excellent application for storing personal files that rarely get shared with others. The only way to share files in OneDrive is to go through the process of enabling files to be shared. Because you need to go through a step-by-step process to share files in OneDrive, it makes it the better choice for storing personal files. 

SharePoint, on the other hand, can be used to set up private sites that enable you to share files with a select group of people. Once you set up a SharePoint site, everyone in the selected group will have access to the files placed into it. Because of the ease of access, SharePoint is an excellent option for sharing files with different departments in your organization or projects with different clients.



Visit our Office 365 Learning Center for more information on our Office 365 Training. If you are interested in learning more about the differences between OneDrive and SharePoint we have two webinars that provide in-depth detail of each application.

OneDrive Cloud Storage - What It Is and How To Use It: This course will provide a comprehensive review of the OneDrive features and how to develop a deployment strategy that works best for your organization. If you deploy OneDrive for Business without a plan, you can quickly end up with a mess on your hands! This course will help you prevent that from happening.

Office 365 SharePoint - What It Is and How To Use It webinar: This course will provide an in-depth review of what SharePoint has to offer and how to use the wealth of its functionality. Adequately understanding SharePoint will significantly improve information and file sharing within your organization, as well as with people external to your organization.

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