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OneDrive for Business in Office 365 Starter Guide

This article covers the basics for using OneDrive for Business in Office 365.

Using OneDrive in Office365

Applies To: OneDrive for Business Office 2016

To use Office365 ProPlus (locally installed apps), you must be logged into the application and on the internet at least once every 30 days to avoid a degraded user experience (view files only, no ability to edit).

  • The benefit of using ProPlus is that you are able to access Office from five different devices. (work,tablet,phone, home computer, etc.).
  • Office365 ProPlus is locally installed on your system and available to use at all times. You do not need a constant Internet connection.
  • ProPlus has advanced features and commands that are not available in the online version of Microsoft Applications.

Video Tutorials

OneDrive Basics Video Training [1:00]

Share files in OneDrive for Business [2:03]

Store files in OneDrive for Business [1:15]

Non-video Tutorials

OneDrive Training

Sync files in OneDrive for Business

Lynda.com offers a variety of additional tutorials. See the article Logging Into Lynda.Com Online And Using Tutorials For Office365 for a list of tutorials and information on using Lynda.com.

Get Started With OneDrive for Business in Office 365

Log in to Office 365

Upload files to OneDrive for Business

Drag files to OneDrive for Business

Share files in OneDrive for Business

Sync your files


Log in to Office 365

  1. Go to the Office 365 Login Page and enter your CNetID@uchicago.edu email address.
    Office 365 login page
  2. When you enter your email address, Microsoft will automatically redirect you to the Office 365 for The University of Chicago. Use your CNetID and password to log in with Shibboleth.
    Shibboleth login page
  3. After you log in, you will see the Office 365 landing page. Click OneDrive.
    Office 365 Landing Page

    Note: The first time you click OneDrive, you will see some setup screens and instructions while your personal site is being set up. You may have to wait and then click OneDrive again before continuing to the next step in the tutorial.

Upload files to OneDrive for Business:

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your CNetID@uchicago.edu e-mail address.
  2. At the top of any page in Office 365, click OneDrive. Or click the Office 365 app launcher icon and then select OneDrive.
  3. Select Upload.
  4. In the Choose File to Upload dialog box, select the files you want to upload.
  5. Click Open.

Drag files to OneDrive for Business

  1. At the top of any page in Office 365, click OneDrive, or click the Office 365 app launcher icon and select OneDrive.
  2. Open File Explorer, and select several files.
  3. Drag them from File Explorer to OneDrive for Business.

Share files in OneDrive for Business

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your CNetID@uchicago.edu e-mail address.
  2. At the top of any page in Office 365, click OneDrive, or click the Office 365 app launcher icon, and select OneDrive.
  3. Drag the files into your Shared with Everyone folder.
  4. Alternatively, if you already have the Share window open, type Everyone instead of the name of a person.

Sync your files

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your CNetID@uchicago.edu e-mail address.
  2. At the top of any page in Office 365, click OneDrive, or click the Office 365 app launcher icon and select OneDrive.
  3. On your OneDrive for Business page, click Sync.
  4. At the prompt, click Sync Now.
  5. If the sync app is not on your computer, it will download automatically.
  6. You can click Show my files to open the synced OneDrive for Business folder in File Explorer. The folder appears in your Windows Favorites as OneDrive for Business or as OneDrive - University of Chicago.



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Owner:Bob C.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2017-03-21 21:34 CDTUpdated:2017-04-26 14:41 CDT
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