What is OneDrive for Business in Office 365 operated by 21Vianet?

OneDrive for Business is your professional library—the place to keep your work documents and other files. When you store your files on OneDrive for Business, only you can see them, but you can easily share them with co-workers. Your files are safely kept in the cloud with SharePoint Online or on your company’s SharePoint Server 2013 servers, depending on what your company has set up.

Note: This article applies only to Office 365 operated by 21Vianet in China.

OneDrive for Business lets you:

  • Store and organize your private documents and other files in a secure location in the cloud or on your company’s SharePoint servers.

  • Share items in OneDrive for Business with other people in your organization and give them permission to review or edit the content.

  • Synchronize files and folders in your OneDrive for Business and other SharePoint libraries with your computer, so you can access your content offline.

Note:  In the header or elsewhere on your SharePoint or Office 365 site, you may see the term OneDrive used as an abbreviation of OneDrive for Business.

OneDrive option

About the OneDrive for Business library

A OneDrive for Business library is made available to you as a service through your organization’s Office 365 or SharePoint Online account, or through its installation of SharePoint 2013. You organize and store your documents and other files in your personal OneDrive for Business library, and from there you can easily share files and collaborate on documents with co-workers in your organization. See your Office administrator for details about whether a OneDrive for Business library is available to you.

OneDrive for Business provides you with a personal library for business, where you can upload and access documents, photos, and other files from your computer. Your OneDrive for Business library is managed by your organization and from there you can easily share and collaborate on content with co-workers. In addition, with the OneDrive for Business client application, you can synchronize library files and folders with your local computer.

Note: The OneDrive link at the top of your Office 365 or SharePoint 2013 pages is an abbreviation of OneDrive for Business. This refers to your OneDrive for Business library.

To use your OneDrive for Business library:

  • Click OneDrive in the header above a SharePoint or Office 365 page and add or work with files and folders in the library from the Quick Launch on the left.

For more information about using your OneDrive for Business library, see Manage your information.

About the OneDrive for Business client sync application

OneDrive for Business sync is a client application that lets you synchronize your OneDrive for Business library and other SharePoint team site libraries with your local device.

Note:  You can sync SharePoint 2013 libraries with OneDrive for Business. To sync SharePoint 2010 libraries to your computer, use SharePoint Workspace.

The OneDrive for Business sync client is available with Office 2013 or with Office 365 subscriptions that include Office 2013 applications. If you don’t have Office 2013, a free download of the OneDrive for Business sync client is also available.

To use the OneDrive for Business sync client, go to your OneDrive for Business library or the team site library you want to sync to your device, and click Sync at the top of the page.

For more information, see Sync a library to your computer.

Guidance

For details about using OneDrive for Business libraries and the OneDrive for Business client sync application:

Manage your information

Manage document privacy

Manage document versions in your OneDrive for Business library

Follow documents to track them

Collaborate on documents

Sync a library to your computer

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