Microsoft OneDrive for Business

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Attention Winona State Community

This will change as of May 27th when Winona State goes to Microsoft Office 365. Watch your email for details.

Anyone with a WSU network account has access to a special Microsoft Live SkyDrive cloud storage service. Please read the rest of this article to learn more about SkyDrive and how to save your files out to your Microsoft SkyDrive account.

To access your web version of skydrive type in your address bar skydrive.live.com and you should be directed to its online features.



SkyDrive: What Is It?

Microsoft SkyDrive is a password-protected hard drive out in the cloud. You can use it to store thousands of files and can get to them anytime you’re online and can access them from virtually any device.

  • Get 7 GB of free online storage.
  • Store, access, and share thousands of documents, photos, and Microsoft Office files
  • Access files from anywhere online & view photos from most web-enabled mobile phones anywhere you have Internet access
  • Control who sees what with password protection
  • Save to the folder or Drag and Drop: Uploading content is as easy as saving directly or dragging and dropping the files to the SkyDrive folder.
  • Working on a project with classmates? With shared folders, the whole team can upload, download, and collaborate on documents and other files

Why Use SkyDrive?

  • Access your SkyDrive right from Windows Internet Explorer—photos, documents, and all your other important files.
  • Quickly add new files to SkyDrive by dragging them to the SkyDrive folder.
  • Easily organize your files and folders in SkyDrive, just like any other folder.
  • Connect back to your PC if you forget to put something in SkyDrive.

Installing the SkyDrive App

How Do You Save Files To Your SkyDrive?

There are two ways to save files to your SkyDrive account.

  • Upload files
  • Use Microsoft Office Web Apps
  • Share and Collaborate
    • Also note that there is a 50 MB maximum single file size. You cannot upload a file that is larger than 50 MB to your SkyDrive.
  • Select the Sync a Folder link, find the folder on your laptop that you would like to synchronize with your SkyDrive, and select it. From now on, whatever you save inside that folder will be copied into your SkyDrive. It can be accessed from the web and you can install Windows Live Mesh on any other computer that you own, designate a local folder and synchronize it with the SkyDrive folder you just created. That would create three copies of the content in that folder: one on your original laptop, one online in your SkyDrive, and one on your second computer.

SkyDrive Apps for iPhone and iPad

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