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.
For detailed plan information on subscriptions that enable users for Microsoft OneDrive, see the full subscription comparison table.
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|
|Sharing and collaboration 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.
For technical information about OneDrive, check out the following resources:
- Microsoft OneDrive Blog
- For most subscription plans, the default storage space for each user's OneDrive is 1 TB. Depending on your plan and the number of licensed users, you can increase this storage up to 5 TB. For more information, see the Core features in Compare OneDrive cloud storage pricing and plans.
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.
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.