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OneDrive for Business

What is it?

OneDrive for Business is Cloud storage that allows users to store and share files and folders online. 

Where to get it

OneDrive for Business is available to staff and students at the University.

  • You can login to Office 365 to gain access to OneDrive for Business from anywhere with an Internet connection 
  • And/or install the OneDrive for Business app onto your computer. An installation guide can be found on our knowledge base.

Why should I use it?

  • 5TB of free cloud storage
  • Share work with everyone
  • Collaborate and work on documents together with your colleagues and friends
  • Microsoft managed service with 99.9% reliability

Use of OneDrive

  • Ensure there are no contractual restrictions on use of Cloud Storage for the work you wish to store in One Drive.
  • Use OneDrive for collaboration but be mindful that any documents used by a team will need to be moved should the owner of the document leave.
  • Please read the University of Reading's usage requirements regarding OneDrive.

Useful links/guides

Microsoft has provided some user guides to help you get up and running with OneDrive for Business:

Support for Microsoft products
Microsoft has an up to date support section which will answer most questions and queries. If your question isn't answered, please use the IT Self Service Portal.
Teaching, Library or Lab PCs on campus
If you are using teaching desk PCs, or PCs in the Library or PC labs, please see this page for information about the location of your saves.