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UAlbany ServiceAvailable ToPurpose 

Can Share with UAlbany NetID Holders

Can Share with Others Outside UAlbany3


Files are Web Accessible from Anywhere

Can be Mapped as a Drive in Windows1Can be Mounted as a File System in Mac OS1Can be Mounted as a File System in Linux1Android AppiPhone/iPad AppSecure FTP

OneDrive for Business

UAlbany Mail customers individual use & shared use(tick)(tick)1TBautomatic (tick)(tick)2(tick)2
Office 365 GroupsUAlbany Mail customers shared use(tick)(tick)1TBby users(tick)

Microsoft TeamsUAlbany Mail customers shared use(tick)(tick)1TBby users(tick)

Home Folder (U: Drive)faculty, staffindividual use

5GB (with step increases to 10GB and 20GB)automatic
S: Drivefaculty, staff, studentsindividual use

100MB (with optional increases by request)automatic
Departmental Folders (V: Drive)faculty, staff, emeriti, volunteers, student employeesshared use(tick)
varies by divisionby request
U-wide Foldersfaculty, staff, emeriti, volunteers, student employees shared use(tick)
variesexceptional cases

1 Drive mappings are available from within the UAlbany network or from outside the UAlbany network if a VPN connection is made.  Note that the drive mapping (as opposed to Web access) allows you to save directly from any app on your workstation directly to the storage space.

2 Requires an app.

3 Defined as anyone that does not have a UAlbany NetID.

4 Requires a third-party app.

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