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OneDrive for Business

Your personal storage library in the cloud

OneDrive for Business is part of the Microsoft Office 365 collaboration and productivity tools delivered in the cloud. Using your University of St Andrews account you can easily upload and share files with colleagues in and outside the organisation. OneDrive for Business allows you to synchronise and access files between multiple devices; desktop PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Please see the user guide here for detailed instructions;

Note that CONFIDENTIAL or STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL documents should not be stored in OneDrive if the data will be synchronised onto non University owned devices. For more information and guidance see the Storing University Information in the Cloud and the Information Classification Policy web pages.

OneDrive for Business allows you to store up to 100,000 individual files. There's a 15GB limit for each file that's uploaded.  For further details please see the restrictions and limitations link below;

If you can't sync files between your computer and OneDrive for Business, it might be due to problems with the OneDrive for Business sync client. If the OneDrive for Business sync client isn't functioning properly, follow the steps in Microsoft's Fix OneDrive for Business sync problems article.

If you are a Mac user and you have problems syncing with OneDrive for Business please read the MacOS Sync Guide, which you can download via the link on the right-hand column on this page.

Sign in to Office 365 here

Remember to use your and your University password.

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User guides

MacOS Sync Guide (PDF, 871 KB)

OneDrive for Business user guide (PDF, 2,182 KB)

Office 365 groups (PDF, 1,440 KB)

Skype for Business user guide (PDF, 1,972 KB)

Contact details

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University Library
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St Andrews
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