OneDrive - Syncing and Sharing Data

Data Storage

OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud based storage solution that comes as a part of Office 365. Data is stored off-campus in a non-university owned data center. Indiana State University has a signed agreement with Microsoft to reasonably safeguard data against inappropriate use and or disclosure. Files are encrypted both at rest (in OneDrive storage) and in transit (between your workstation and the cloud).

For Faculty and Staff: Please refer to the related article Data Security and Management Standards for acceptable methods of information sharing and document storage

Syncing Data

Syncing your data means that you will have a copy on a local computer as well as in the cloud. When data is saved  into your OneDrive folder it is then "copied up" to the cloud.

How to sync data with OneDrive on Windows

How to sync data with OneDrive on MacOS

Sharing Data

You can use OneDrive to share Microsoft Office documents, other files, and entire folders with people. The files and folders you store in OneDrive are private until you decide to share them and you can stop sharing at any time.

How to share OneDrive files and folders

Managing Shared Data

Data you've shared with others and data that has been shared with you can easily be managed from OneDrive.

How to manage data shared with you

How to manage data shared by you

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