What is This Service

OneDrive for Business is a part of Microsoft Office 365 and provides a place in the cloud where you can store, share, and sync up to 1TB (1024GB) of your work/school files. You can update and share your files from any device with OneDrive For Business. You can even work on Office documents with others at the same time. OneDrive for Business is managed by TRU’s Office 365 administrator.

OneDrive for Business is different from OneDrive, which is intended for personal storage separate from the workplace.

Note: TRU’s Office 365 OneDrive for Business is an excellent alternative to Dropbox or Google Drive as data is safely stored on Canadian servers.

Who is Eligible

All TRU staff and students are eligible for OneDrive for Business after having their account enrolled with Office 365. More information on how students may self-enroll can be found in this article here: Download Office 365 for Students

Note: After retirement, termination, or graduation, staff and students will lose their OneDrive for Business account as the license is stripped from their account.

Where Can I Get This Service

Download OneDrive for Business for Windows: Download OneDrive for Business - Windows

Download OneDrive for Business for Mac: Download OneDrive for Business - Mac

How Do I Use This Service

To use this service, please ensure that IT Services has either set you up with a staff account or you have self-enrolled in Office 365 for students. After signing up for Office 365 and downloading the One Drive for Business application from the appropriate link shown above.

After installing the application, a folder will be created on your PC called "OneDrive - Thompson Rivers University" where you may organize and store your data using the Cloud.

If you have no accounts presently signed into OneDrive, open OneDrive from the start menu after installation and sign in using your network credentials.

More information on managing your storage in OneDrive may be found here: Managing OneDrive Storage

More information on syncing and cloud file management in OneDrive may be found here: Issues with Syncing and File Management for OneDrive


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