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Office 365 - OneDrive for Business

OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service. OneDrive for Business allows you to store, sync and collaborate on documents with others. OneDrive for Business lets you update and share your files from anywhere and work on Office documents with others at the same time.

If you are already familiar with OneDrive, note that OneDrive for Business is different from OneDrive. OneDrive is intended for personal storage separate from your workplace. OneDrive for Business is online storage intended for business/educational purposes. Your OneDrive for Business is managed by your organization/educational institution and lets you share and collaborate on documents. Microsoft provides additional information on the difference between OneDrive for Business and OneDrive
Read our FAQ OneDrive for Business Standard for Faculty/Staff


July, 2017:  Starting July 11, 2017 CCC Faculty/Staff will be licensed to use OneDrive for Business. CCC students who had used OneDrive for Business in the past, may notice changes to how files are shared from OneDrive for Business. Refer to the restrictions section below, the OneDrive for Business FAQ and the OneDrive for Business Standard for Faculty/Staff use.

If you had been using OneDrive for Business before July 7th and synced your files to your PC using the Microsoft OneDrive client, read this article on how to rename your local PC folder.


  • 1 TB (terabyte) of storage for all your documents.
  • Synchronize files across all your devices so you have your documents wherever you are using the OneDrive mobile app or the Microsoft OneDrive client for your PC or Mac.
  • Quickly search and find the documents you need.
  • Easily collaborate by sharing files with others and co-authoring documents
  • Version History and Recycle Bin features


  • Storing of Outlook data files (*.pst) is not allowed.
  • Faculty/Staff usage needs to comply with the OneDrive for Business Standard including not storing DCL3 data in OneDrive for Business.
  • Anonymous sharing is not allowed. When a file is shared, users will be prompted to login to access the shared document. CSCU Faculty/Staff/Students must use their university or college provided Office365 account. Other users without a CSCU Faculty/Staff/Student account will use a personal Microsoft Account to access the shared document.