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Microsoft OneDrive is #7 ranked solution in top Content Collaboration Platforms. PeerSpot users give Microsoft OneDrive an average rating of 7.6 out of 10. Microsoft OneDrive is most commonly compared to Box: Microsoft OneDrive vs Box. Microsoft OneDrive is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 62% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 14% of all views.
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What is Microsoft OneDrive?

Microsoft OneDrive for Business gives you online storage that works seamlessly with the tools you use every day to create, communicate, and collaborate from your PC/Mac or your iOS, Android, or Windows device.

Microsoft OneDrive was previously known as MS OneDrive.

Microsoft OneDrive Customers

Chevron, Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, DBS, Nestle, Lowe's, MGM Resorts, Textron, MGM Resorts

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Microsoft OneDrive Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Microsoft OneDrive pricing:
  • "The price of Microsoft OneDrive is reasonable and compatible with competitors."
  • "This is a pricy solution, given that we are only using it at 50% capacity."
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    Sunil Mehta - PeerSpot reviewer
    Director, Customer Success at SAP
    Real User
    Top 10
    Secure data, helpful support, but more duplication file management needed
    Pros and Cons
    • "The stability of Microsoft OneDrive is very good, it is reliable. There were multiple instances where I had lost my valuable data on hard drives in several other places. However, with Microsoft OneDrive, I've never lost a single file."
    • "Microsoft OneDrive could improve because it doesn't support backing up .PST files, which are Outlook data files, and email archives. This is a substantial setback when it comes to Microsoft OneDrive."

    What is our primary use case?

    Microsoft OneDrive is used for anything and everything I have on my laptop, I backup on it. If I'm shifting to another laptop I can restore the data on that other laptop, the data is very secured. 

    Sometimes we share files with each other in a very secure manner. We upload the files onto SharePoint or OneDrive, and then send the secured link to the intended recipient.

    Overall the solution is used to backup data.

    What is most valuable?

    The main feature of Microsoft OneDrive is backing up data.

    What needs improvement?

    Microsoft OneDrive could improve because it doesn't support backing up .PST files, which are Outlook data files, and email archives. This is a substantial setback when it comes to Microsoft OneDrive.

    There are times when there are some syncing issues. The resolution of the sync issues could be more user-friendly. When you keep on uploading on Microsoft OneDrive, there are a lot of duplicate files which keep adding. There should be some mechanism to identify the duplicate files, and then clean them up in an automated way. Microsoft OneDrive could check for the duplicate files which are exactly the same and give recommendations in terms of, which one to delete, to allow more free space. A type of cleanup function.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Microsoft OneDrive for approximately five years.

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    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability of Microsoft OneDrive is very good, it is reliable. There were multiple instances where I had lost my valuable data on hard drives in several other places. However, with Microsoft OneDrive, I've never lost a single file.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalability of Microsoft OneDrive is not at all a challenge. I used to have 10 GB of storage every year and now, I have increased it to 100 GB because it was done very fast.

    We have approximately 40,000 people using this solution in my organization, which is everyone.

    How are customer service and support?

    I have contacted the support on one occasion. 

    I would rate the support of Microsoft OneDrive a five out of five.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup of Microsoft OneDrive is simple.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The price of Microsoft OneDrive is reasonable and compatible with competitors.

    What other advice do I have?

    My advice to others using this solution is don't back up your complete laptop, identify the folders you want to back up and back up only those. Otherwise, you will fill up your storage very quickly. It consumes a lot of data during syncs and other things, be judicious with those decisions.

    I rate Microsoft OneDrive a seven out of ten.

    I took off three-point for my overall scoring because the solution does not backup .PST files which are important for me.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud
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    Stavros Tsakmakas - PeerSpot reviewer
    Junior Middle Office Officer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Great access to multiple devices, with stability, at an affordable price
    Pros and Cons
    • "It is simple to use and it allows me to give me the opportunity to access anything I want from any device."
    • "I think it should be more user-friendly with more tutorials on the full scale of the program."

    What is our primary use case?

    I use it because I have to access my data with different devices. So, it actually helps me no matter where I am or which device I'm using to be able to not lose any of the files that I have. As for my personal use, I have it mostly to transfer my data and some information that I want, so I won't lose it from phone to phone, or in general, from a device that I am using.

    What is most valuable?

    It is simple to use and it allows me to give me the opportunity to access anything I want from any device.

    What needs improvement?

    I think it should be more user-friendly with more tutorials on the full scale of the program. I think there is still room for improvement and I am pretty sure they will come up with some more features in the program.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Microsoft OneDrive for the past two years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    I think it is stable and covers pretty much everything. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    I think it is scalable and is good for people to use.

    How was the initial setup?

    It is straightforward, but it still has room for improvement.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    There is no licensing fee from my experience. There is a tutorial that guides you. Follow the steps that are provided and you will have no worries.

    What other advice do I have?

    On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Microsoft OneDrive an eight out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Microsoft Azure
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    Sales Director at TA Power Group Sdn Bhd
    Real User
    Top 10
    Feature-rich and provides good security for our individual backups
    Pros and Cons
    • "They have support for integration with a lot of tools."
    • "The security is not as flexible as it is with Dropbox, which means that we can't share our OneDrive files."

    What is our primary use case?

    We primarily use OneDrive for storing our SharePoint files. Sometimes, we use it for individual backup and server backup.

    What is most valuable?

    OneDrive has so many features that I haven't been through them all yet.

    The security features are good for the company's privacy.

    They have support for integration with a lot of tools. However, I have not fully studied what is available because I have not used it enough.

    What needs improvement?

    The security is not as flexible as it is with Dropbox, which means that we can't share our OneDrive files.

    The price is quite high and it should be reduced.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Microsoft OneDrive for two years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    We haven't experienced problems with bugs or glitches.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Scalability has not been an issue for us. We have about 90 users in our group.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    So far, technical support has been okay.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We also have experience with Dropbox.

    What about the implementation team?

    A technical person from our in-house team set up OneDrive for us.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    This is a pricy solution, given that we are only using it at 50% capacity.

    What other advice do I have?

    So far, OneDrive has been very good for us. It is more than enough for a basic user and I can recommend it.

    I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Microsoft Azure
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