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OneDrive gives you one place to store, share, and sync your work or school files.

As part of your organization's Office 365 subscription, or SharePoint Server, you can save your files in OneDrive and then work with them from almost any device.

Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account, so you can:

  • Upload files from your PC or Mac.

  • Share files with others.

  • Give others permission to edit files and work on them at the same time.

  • Get to your files from anywhere, on your computer, tablet, or phone.

  • Sync OneDrive to your PC or Mac, so you can access your files even when you're offline.

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As part of your organization’s Office 365 subscription, or SharePoint Server, you can save your files in OneDrive and then work with them from any device.

To get started, go to OneDrive in a web browser. Sign in to Office 365 and in the App launcher, select OneDrive.

If you’re not on Office 365, use the web address your admin gave you.

To add files, click Upload or you can drag files from your computer straight to OneDrive. OneDrive supports a wide range of file types so you can upload and view almost anything.

All your files are private unless you decide to share them.

If your organization allows it, you can share with partners outside your organization.

The icon and description show you which files you’ve shared.

When you give a co-worker permission to edit, you can edit Office documents at the same time and from anywhere: on the web, your desktop, or even a mobile device.

Saving your files in OneDrive, means your files are secure and available anywhere, through a browser or with the OneDrive app, available for Android, iOS, or Windows Phone.

You can add, manage, and share files when you’re on the go.

And with the Office apps installed, you can create and edit Office documents right on your mobile device.

You can also sync OneDrive to your PC or Mac, so you can access your files even when you’re offline.

If you make changes to files while you’re offline, those changes are automatically synced the next time you connect to OneDrive.

For more information, go to aka.ms/learnonedrive.

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