Microsoft OneDrive for Business Reviews & Product Details

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What is Microsoft OneDrive for Business?

Microsoft OneDrive for Business lets you securely store, access, share, and collaborate on all your files from anywhere. -Access your files anywhere across all your devices -Store and organize your work documents in a secure location in the cloud.​ -Share documents with others and work together in real time. -Get 1 TB of storage per user and upload files up to 250GB in size. ​ -Synchronize documents stored in the cloud to your computer or mobile device so that you can access your documents offline. Back up and protect your files so you can easily recover from accidental deletes or malicious attacks.

Microsoft OneDrive for Business Details
Product Description

With Microsoft OneDrive you can store any file on your SkyDrive and it's automatically available from your phone and computers. No syncing or cables needed.


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Seller
Microsoft
Ownership
NASDAQ:MSFT
Company Website
Phone
+1 (877) 276-2464
Year Founded
1975
HQ Location
Redmond, WA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$125,843
Twitter
@Microsoft
9,300,495 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
193,766 employees on LinkedIn®
Description

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. Flagship products include Windows, Office, Azure, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Xbox; Skype; and Windows Phone.


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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

OneDrive syncs with all other Microsoft Business suite programs. OneDrive syncs with Sharepoint and other applicaitons Microsoft programs are used throughout our organization so each computer and user can sync with the other easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The program lacks intuitiveness that is necessary for business productivity. It is labor intensive to load files and find what is needed. There are many steps required to access the desired file. On a large global organization network, a search for a particular document brings up all files with a hit for that keyword. This is challenging when one only wants to view documents from within their particular department. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Microsoft OneDrive is the home for all "big-picture" administration level documents and files. This gives one location to access all these files needed to conduct our work on a global level. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IO
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Brand name is very well known but product is lacking in terms of its competitiors like Dropbox and GoogleDrive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

MSFT OneDrive is a bit pricier than its competitors and does not offer additional securities for file hosting and sharing. Is it fully secure? It's a shot in the dark. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's competitors are a little better - Dropbox, etc Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MSFT OneDrive's cloud storage capabilities is not enough for all of our business tasks. Dropbox or Google Drive is a better solution for backing up and restoring our company's business files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Audit Senior
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

OneDrive is able to grab files within emails and makes them available to view, edit and share in online environments only. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Its not as good as other file sharing platforms and that too within Microsoft environment. The compatibility seems to be very little. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There is no need to download, edit, save and share a file. This helps edit the files live within emails and share the changes version. Save alot of time saving and retrieving those files with one time use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Social Media and Graphic Designer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I don't use Microsoft OneDrive that often. As the graphic designer for my company, I am the only team member that uses a Mac computer. Any and all Microsoft apps seem to have a difficult time running on, and connecting with Macs. I avoid using any Microsoft apps as much as possible. I really only use it for my email. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the compatibility. My email is always losing connection on iPhone and Mac computer. When I try to sign into the OneDrive using a PC computer, it tells me that my user profile does not exist, because I set it up on my Mac. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I personally am not using it to solve anything. It actually makes things more difficult for me, since I am the only team member not using a PC. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The price of OneDrive service is probably it's only positive point. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Constant disconnection is quite an issue in OneDrive for business. Conflict resolving mechanism is also not optimal and often needs manual interruptions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If the budget can be scaled up, probably other competitors provide a more reliable service. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing data and sharing files with colleagues Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

the capacity and the possibility to access computer files that are not sincronized, thus not using any space. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

the sharing permissions and the difficulty to view file history Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

great to share with few users, but really complicated to manage multiple teams Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

File sharing was solved, but with many issues following that... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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EM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I like that they are connected to other Microsoft products and services. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It’s too many clicks and takes too long to loads. Interface is not modern enough nor intuitive either. I can not collaborate with colleagues well when looking at the same document. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Only use if you’re investment in other Microsoft products and services, it’s a great compliment to there other products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I do like it’s connected to my Microsoft email server and I can remain in my account to access my documents. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Marketing Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Being able to access documents from anywhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have had numerous issues with syncing. I have had to re-upload all of my documents on numerous occasions because the sync has stopped working. To be honest, I switched to Dropbox. I have had no problems at all with Dropbox! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be careful of the syncing and periodically double check that your current documents are in the cloud. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main benefit is being able to access documents from anywhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Stores data in cloud for security and accessibility, automatically saves files Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Cloud storage has a specific folder/destination on computer, which is different than local drive and documents/desktop, making navigation trickier, I'd rather it just save everything on my computer, the auto-save feature has to be turned on manually and slows down the computer to a crawl, crashes frequently and updates are annoying and frequently slow down the computer and crash other applications. RAM and CPU hog. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing data and saving data in the cloud for more security and accessibility Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The set up of the application is nice, but needs improvement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The system goes down a lot and takes over a day to get back up and running. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure that you computers and devices can support the software effectively. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this to solve the issue of join emails and materials being sent to everyone. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that you can make folders and share them across the organization Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's very glitchy and the link do not always work for out side parties. Also, depending on how the permissions are set, it can cause issues when sharing with people out of the organization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Train your employees on permission settings as best as possible - they can cause many issues Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Passing files back and forth and collaboration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Designer for User Experience, Web, and Graphics
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Microsoft Office 365 was implemented by my organization about 2 years ago. It is a convenient option to store and share files with people in my organization. The space provided (500GB) is more than sufficient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

While it is convenient (my organization didn't have online storage like OneDrive before), it has an awful user interface. It feels very unstructured, and the search isn't helpful for may cases. Especially in a professional setting, I strive to keep my files organized, but there is simply no easy way to do it with OneDrive. We also had issues with transferring files from leaving staff members to current ones, and lost file access in the process. It is not easy to share files with clients outside the organization.

The link structure is bloated and very long, takes up several lines in an email and is non-descriptive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Looking at other options may be helpful, I think Google Drive or a simple Dropbox may suffice in most cases, and offer a more structured user interface. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OneDrive provides a way to store and share files with others, most convenient if you want to share within the organization. Many files are too large to send via email, so it is convenient to share a link to the files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Associate Product Marketing Manager
Computer Software
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that you are able to use PowerPoint, excel and word. I also like that you can switch to desktop version for the full functionality of those programs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don’t like how it can be complicated to share with others. It isn’t as easy to collaborate and comment in. I don’t like how the online version doesn’t have the same features as desktop for PowerPoint and excel, which I typically need a lot. I don’t like how you can’t add what people have shared with you to your onedrive it is just under a section of what people have shared with you. I currently have to bookmark everything and it is hard to keep track of. Google drive is way better for sharing, adding and collaborating. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is supposed to make it easy to host and share documents as well as collaborate but it is ten times harder to use than google drive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It has the basics to enable you to save and share documents with your colleagues and to organize those documents into folders. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how the sync from offline to online sometimes doesn't work right, or how sometimes it will say the file is locked because someone else has it open even though they closed it (sometimes it even says I have locked the file for editing but I'm the one trying to edit!). I also don't like the sharing options, it's confusing and difficult to figure out who has access and in what ways. For example I will try to copy the sharing link so that anyone with the link can view and I still get requests for access. Lastly the revision history isn't as good or reliable as Google's in my experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest benefit of OneDrive you can't get with Google is that the documents are actual Microsoft word and Excel and PPT documents, which a lot of people prefer over Google docs. And in that case it is a workable system for saving, managing, and sharing documents in an org. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mining & Metals
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

That if properly educated about the software prior to company install, I should have access to all documents in one place. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Computer runs super slow while this is syncing, save feature requires constant connection, and forget accessing even your personal documents if you lose the login and have no access to the original computer! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Talk to IT before this installation, and backup your personal data/files & folders. Turn off auto sync for desktop, documents, & phot’s, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

So far, it has just created problems that include excel crashing constantly, I have to save off-network & then re upload the files to efficiently work in office programs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AR
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

OneDrive allows users to backup important files. Collaborate and share with others and have a location to access files from virtually anywhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Microsoft has changed the login processes and the interface for sharing files. One used to be able to login with almost any account, now must be Microsoft, must be business, must not have any other Microsoft web login connected. File sharing is more difficult since they removed the familiar file explorer navigation look and the right click to access the share permissions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

good for small groups that know how to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One allows for easy backup of files. Sharing is more difficult but is still a benefit if one can figure out the interface. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like having the ability to share, save, work and check my emails all in one place Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In the files it's not easy to navigate and the more you have the worse this is. If you try and use search to find the file good luck, it will all keep reloading the page so if you have to go down a long list, you will never get past the first page. At least we can't. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have a lot of files that you will need to access later be VERY specific on how you label them and put then in folders. The less folders the better if you plan to find that document in the future. It gets backed up and slow easy too so don't upload too much at once. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly the storage and email capabilities are best, but we are shifting at this point to use Google because it's way easier to use and find files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Intern
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

In theory, this sounds great. Being able to share files from computer to computer securely. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In practice, it's rare that this application does what it intends without any hiccups. More often than not, I have an issue with it. I rather use Google Drive for file sharing even though it may not be as secure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The files I attempt to save sometimes show up on OneDrive and sometimes they don't. The files I want on OneDrive aren't there when I need them and the files I don't want find a way to show up somehow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graduate
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The fact that is cheaper than drobox business. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

That 1 Tb is very small storage for businesses to store data. also I don't really trust in regarding how safe it is. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I Recommend not to buy is as 1 TB storage is very small. however, I stop using it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My storage was full very quakily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Creative Director
Design
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The idea of an entirely Microsoft based eco system was inviting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One Drive was a part of it of the natural Microsoft eco system. However, we found that our design files continuously corrupted. Working through Teams with files stored on One Drive meant multiple users could technically work on the same file. However, in the world of design this is guaranteed corruption. What was worse is that our shared Microsoft documents were also corrupting. Despite version history, it created for an extraordinary number of lost staff hours. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take a hard look at Dropbox or Box. Both have proven to be infinitely more reliable in a design environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sharable cloud storage with team access and permissions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UL
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Having all your information in one central location to make it easy to access and viewable for everyone with the simple click of a bookmark. Whether you are home or at work, or anywhere on the go. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Cloud base - sometimes it crashes and isn't available, and has error messages, definitely room for improvement here. When you soley rely on cloud based and have no backup it's a risk you face though. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure your business is one that can fully support a cloud based server.

If you are unable to fully be cloud based I would not recommend, or at least have some sort of backup in the case that your server was down. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can access my files from anywhere on any device, at any time and help my colleagues out, or customers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Test Automation Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We can upload and share files with colleagues at our company with OneDrive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The file manager is very limited, after I uploaded somehing, I have no option to manage or view it in the browser view, mostly it can only sync my files, upload, download, but I need to manage my files on my PC in the sync folder. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend OneDrive because it can be easily integrated with all of the other Microsoft products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We share files with our colleagues with OneDrive in our office, because this is the only software, which is accepted by our IT department. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Salesperson
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best part of Microsoft One Drive is the ability to store files on the app. It's also easy to access from the desktop and works very well with Windows programs. All the computers in the dealership that I work in do come with this program on it already, which has been helpful. It removes the need for new employees to implement the tool and can be an easy way to share files such as sheets for new guests, information that we should all have access to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's not always easy to rely on as I've been quite sure I saved something in the One Drive and in all actuality it did not really save. This is something I've come to know and accept of the program but it does take away the whole purpose of it. Why else use a storage system? It has been hard to remember to use the program as well and because of that we have pretty much gone away with it. We would prefer to use Google Docs instead, honestly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's ok, but maybe try Google Docs instead. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been able to share files with other people through One Drive. It's not a terrible way to do so. All computers in my work place come with One Drive as they are Microsoft based computers. I don't mind the interface of the system, although file uploading could be a little bit better. One of my coworkers uses it religiously and also uses it to share with non-profits that he does work with. He uses this program in the dealership to connect non-profits with the dealership as this business does do a lot for the community and he's basically the community outreach guy and also designed the website along so uses this a lot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UD
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's easy to use, I can't say much because I'm not very impressed with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. Uploading / copying .. etc takes a very long time.

2. There was a bug of locking a user (me) out of folders they're invited to share.

3. The UI is very uninviting, like it works but I'm not excited about using it, a bit boring and less spacious in comparison to other products.

4. File editing in parallel with other users (designers) proved to be a disaster. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make the processes I mentioned above (file moving, file sharing and editing) smoother. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Less costly since we already used microsoft subscription, didn't make sense to go out and buy yet another product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Research Assistant Professor
Higher Education
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The layout is simple and the aesthetic is nice and streamlined. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I find that it is difficult to pair Microsoft OneDrive with other applications. It took me forever and a day to pair it with other apps that I use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have to use this for work, but it wouldn't be my first choice. It does make me look more official though than a standard email site like Google or Yahoo. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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