Microsoft highlights the differences between OneDrive and OneDrive for Business

Sean Cameron


Given the high number of options available for services such as OneDrive, it is understandable that some have difficulty in understanding which option is best for them. To this end Microsoft, via Lumia Conversations, has clarified the difference between OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.

As is shown, if you intend to use the service for storing your photos, music and documents, but only need to have one account, then plain OneDrive is your best option. Designed for personal use, it allows flexibility across various devices and operating systems, for a low monthly fee.

OneDrive for Business is another proposition altogether, not intended for personal use and controlled by the employer. If you intend to use a number of different accounts, and have large scale data storage needs within your organization, this beats out the free option significantly both in the capacity and the functionality it offers.

And, as stated by Microsoft,

“OneDrive for Business is part of Office 365 or SharePoint Server 2013, and customers receive 1-terabyte of storage to store and work from as part of an Office 365 subscription.”

The Lumia Conversations post goes on to feature an infographic put together by ShareGate, highlighting the differences between the two services in graphic detail, be sure to check it out.

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