About the Service
OneDrive for Business is a personal document library intended for storing and organizing your documents and other files. You can access your OneDrive for Business files from anywhere. You can also choose to share files with others within and outside the University. Everyone at UAlbany has a 1TB quota, and this space remains available as long as you have a UAlbany Mail account.
Storage of University Documents
OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, and the University's network drives - your departmental folders (V: drive) in your divisional file space or in your home folder (U: drive) - are appropriate storage locations for University data, including many kinds of Category 1 Protected Data. Please see this chart for storage requirements covering various protected data types.
Another major feature of OneDrive for Business is the Office Web Apps. When you use a web browser to access OneDrive for Business, you can create and edit Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.) without having Office installed on your workstation.
There are several avenues for getting connected to OneDrive for Business, depending on the computer or device you are using. Consider trying out all the avenues that apply to you so you can get the most out of OneDrive for Business.
Using the Space
How you use the OneDrive for Business space can vary depending on which avenue you are using to connect to OneDrive for Business.
Quota and Current Usage
Everyone at UAlbany has a 1TB quota for OneDrive for Business. There is no option for a quota increase.
Restoring Deleted Files or Folders
Sharing Files or Folders
Files that you store in OneDrive for Business are only visible to you unless you decide to share files or folders.