What is OneDrive?
The OneDrive brand covers both an online storage system and a sync client application that runs on PC/MAC and mobile
OneDrive Online Services
How does it work?
OneDrive simply picks up on changes made on the device and once a document is saved, it syncs that content back to the cloud to be stored and made available for use.
Some of OneDrive's Features
OneDrive facilitates all of Microsofts Online Collaboration features, including co-authoring, universal access and sharing.
Files on Demand
Using a lot of storage in the cloud but only have a small SSD? No problems, now in Windows 10, you can use files on Demand. This means that OneDrive will sync a blank version of the file and will only populate it with Data if you open it or tell it to always keep on the device.
Known Folder Migrations (Coming August 2018)
In the business environment, historically, we would redirect documents and desktops to an on premise server. Now with OneDrive, we can set-up known folder migration. Meaning that your Documents, desktop and pictures can automatically be re-routed to OneDrive, so you don't have to worry about saving to an unfamiliar location.
Let Office 2016 sync my changes
To make the sync happen more efficiently and to enable the collaboration features, you can now set Office 2016 to sync changes. OneDrive will still sync new documents and everything else, but Office documents will benefit from faster and more frequent synchronisations.
File History and Recycle Bin
One of the more important features and not one many people are aware of is the file history and recycle bin. Changes and deletions are not immediately permanent in OneDrive. In fact File history is now being made mandatory (you don't have to turn it on by default) and the recycle bin keeps documents for 30 days out of the box. You access these by accessing your OneDrive in your internet browser
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