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4 Beginner Tips on OneDrive for Business

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The more you use Office 365, the more indispensable OneDrive for Business becomes. But if you’re new to the Office 365 experience, you may not be using ODfB to its full potential yet.

If you’re still storing your files on your local hard drive, or if you’re not saving your Office 2013/2016 files to the cloud, you need to brush up on your OneDrive skills! Check out our four tips below:

1. Easy ways to save to OneDrive for Business

Did you know you have multiple ways to save your files to OneDrive for Business? There are three easy methods that you will find in this video: creating a new file from OneDrive itself so the file is saved/synced automatically, saving to OneDrive from Office 2013, and dragging & dropping to the OneDrive web interface from File Explorer on your PC.

2. Sync and find your OneDrive for Business files

Once you’ve saved all your files, how do you ensure that they’ve actually synced with your device? And then how do you find those files on your device? First, this video will walk you through the manual sync process. Next, you’ll navigate to the OneDrive for Business folder on your PC.

3. Stop or pause OneDrive for Business syncing

Working on a low-bandwidth connection? Syncing a large batch of files, and need to pause the process? Sometimes you may need to temporarily stop or pause your OneDrive for Business sync process. If you’d like a detailed demonstration of this process, check out the video above.

4. What’s the difference between OneDrive and SharePoint?

OneDrive for Business (ODfB) and SharePoint Online (SP) are related components of Office 365, with overlapping architecture and features. If you use both OneDrive and SharePoint at work, it can get a little confusing. Click on the link above to learn more.

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