OneDrive service description

OneDrive for work and school accounts is online storage space in the cloud that's provided for individual licensed users in an organization. Use it to help protect work files and access them across multiple devices. OneDrive lets you share files and collaborate on documents, and sync files to your computer. Learn more about OneDrive features, functionality, and pricing.

OneDrive is included in Microsoft 365 and Office 365 plans, in SharePoint plans, and can also be purchased as a standalone plan.

Available plans

For detailed plan information on subscriptions that enable users for Microsoft OneDrive, see the full subscription comparison table.

Feature availability

The following table lists the major OneDrive features available across plans. Certain caveats apply. See the footnotes for further information. This table may change without notice. For a full list of feature availability across OneDrive plans, go to Microsoft OneDrive. More in-depth descriptions for some of these features will follow.

Feature Stand-alone plans Small business Enterprise Education Government Nonprofits 
Storage1,2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sync features Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sharing and collaboration features Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Web features Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile features Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IT admin, security, and compliance features Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

1 For information on OneDrive storage per user, you can check OneDrive in the Modern Work Plan Comparison or the Microsoft 365 User Subscription Suites for Small and Medium-sized Businesses.
2 Storage allocations in Education tenants may be limited. Please see Office 365 Education service description for details.

Learn more

For technical information about OneDrive, check out the following resources:

Supported uses

With OneDrive for Business, every person can easily store, access, and share their work files in their personal online storage space in the cloud. OneDrive for Business storage is provisioned on a per user basis and is designed to serve the needs of individual users.

Storage of data other than an individual's personal work files, including system back-ups and departmental and organizational level data, is not supported, nor is the assignment of a per user license to a bot, department, or other non-human entity. SharePoint is the best solution for more advanced content management and collaboration, including storing and managing files, communications, and intranet sites across a team or organization.

Licensing terms

For licensing terms and conditions for products and services purchased through Microsoft Commercial Volume Licensing Programs, see the Product Terms site.


To keep track of upcoming changes, including new and changed features, planned maintenance, or other important announcements, visit the Message Center. For more information, see Message center.


Microsoft remains committed to the security of your data and the accessibility of our services. For more information, see the Microsoft Trust Center and the Office Accessibility Center.