Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Storage of University Documents
OneDrive for Business is a cloud based service where you can backup files and have access to them from mobile and other devices. OneDrive for Business promotes collaboration by allowing sharing of files with in domain individuals (with @duq.edu email addresses). One Drive for Business, as with email, is NOT the place to store social security numbers, student grades, or credit card numbers.
Employees: OneDrive for Business is NOT designed to be a folder and file share for departments, please use Einstein, Plan-Bud, or similar technology for this purpose.
PLEASE NOTE: Your license for these products is tied to your Duquense account and will go away with your Duquesne account. Accounts automatically expire 12 months after graduation. Please be sure to have everything backed up.
The OneDrive for Business application is available as part of the Office 365 suite of program which includes; Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and others. The installation for these applications is available within your Outlook email account. Simply click the gear icon on the top right and select Office 365 settings. Installs are located under "Software" on the left hand pane.
Sharing and Uploading
OneDrive is designed for sharing. Please see our documentation below for some introductory instructions on sharing and uploading your files.
Please Note: Users outside Duquesne without Microsoft accounts will need to create one in order to share documents
Please review this document for assitance with uploading files.
For sharing documents and checking permission level please check out our pdf here.
For help finding and moving files please click here.
Versioning allows users to retain multiple copies of a document. Allowing users to go back to earlier versions.
Please review our versioning documentation here.
For information on restoring previous version please click here.
OneDrive for Business allows users to create office documents firectly inside the OneDrive application, no installation nessesary.
For information on creating documents please check out our PDF.
You can edit document directly from within OneDrive for Business using the office application. You can also save documents directly to your machine, edit, then re-upload to the OneDrive for Business site.
Please check out our documentation for more information.
Checking In/Out Files
When collaborating with others it is important that users are not writing over each other work. By checking in and checking out files within OneDrive for Business you can be sure that changes made to the file are correct.
Click here for more information on checking out files.
Repairing OneDrive for Business
You may have need to run a repair on your OneDrive account. This repair can correct issues with sync errors and files being unavailable. Please check out our documentation here.
For further information and frequently asked questions direct from Microsoft. Please visit their page here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/onedrive-help#onedrive=other