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How to use OneDrive for Business vs SharePoint
Article: KB0013309 Published: 22-08-2018 Last modified: 13-08-2020

How to use OneDrive for Business vs SharePoint

All Deakin Staff have access to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. This article will help you to understand when you should use OneDrive for Business VS SharePoint.

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is an integral part of Office 365 or SharePoint Server, and provides place in the cloud where you can store, share, and sync your personal work files.

You access your OneDrive for Business via the Office 365 portal sign-in. You can also sync the OneDrive for Business files to your computer, and then you’ll be able to access your files in a local folder titled “OneDrive – Deakin University”. By default everything stored in OneDrive for Business is visible only to you, but you can share files with individuals, groups, or everyone in your organization.

  • OneDrive for Business is used for storage and one-off sharing

  • It stores business documents for your own use in OneDrive for Business

  • You can find and edit your documents, or you can share them with specific people. You can sync them to your computer or device.

  • You can control who has access to your file.

More Information:

Share Documents in OneDrive for Business


You will have access to SharePoint via your Office 365 portal. You can store documents and other files there, as well as share and collaborate with your team or within organization. You can set up a SharePoint site for each of your teams to access, with dashboards that give team and company notifications. SharePoint also has sync capabilities

  • SharePoint is used for project-based management sites, human resources portals and more.

  • It stores documents for a team in a SharePoint site.

  • All members of the team can find and edit documents. Team members can work on them from their own computer or device.

  • Permissions are centralized and controlled by the people in charge.

More Information:

Access to SharePoint Site

Find a SharePoint Site

SharePoint Training


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