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OneDrive for Business

UW OneDrive for Business is the University of Washington subscription to OneDrive for Business, a Microsoft online service that provides resources for cloud file storage and collaboration and allows you to access your files from multiple devices.

Accessing OneDrive for Business

Eligibility

  • UW OneDrive for Business is enabled automatically for all current UW students, faculty, and staff.
  • Sponsored UW NetIDs and UW affiliate NetIDs are not automatically enabled but can be enabled using the Provisioning Request Tool (PRT) – see this page for more info.
  • Shared UW NetIDs are not automatically enabled but can be enabled using the Provisioning Request Tool (PRT) – see this page for more info.

Features

Store and share files

  • Store up to 5TB of data in the cloud.
  • 100GB maximum file size
  • Store HIPAA and FERPA protected data
  • Share files with UW users (A UW NetID is required, more below)

Access and synchronize files easily

  • Access files using Web browsers or mobile devices
  • Access files directly from Microsoft Office desktop applications (with appropriate client software installed)
  • Synchronize files in UW OneDrive for Business to your computer
  • Synchronize files in SharePoint Online document libraries to your computer

Create and edit Microsoft Office files in the cloud with Office Web Apps

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote

External Sharing Disabled

External Sharing is disabled on UW OneDrive for Business accounts, which means you will not be able to share files outside of the UW, i.e. with individuals with a non-UW email address.  This restriction was implemented after careful consideration of the risks and challenges associated with monitoring the potential sharing of sensitive information (e.g. HIPAA-protected PHI data) outside of the UW using OneDrive for Business.

If you’d like to utilize the UW OneDrive for Business platform and share with external users, you can request a UW SharePoint Online site collection with External Sharing enabled.

Click here to request a UW SharePoint Online site collection.

More Information

Support

  • If you have questions about any of the above, contact help@uw.edu.