Microsoft OneDrive is a desktop client for Microsoft online storage application of the same name. This is a slick tool that offers free storage of up to 25GB "in the cloud".
Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7/ Windows XP / Windows Vista
In other words, Microsoft OneDrive works like Dropbox. It's like an online hard drive that you can synchronize files stored on your PC so you can access them wherever you are. To be flexible, Microsoft OneDrive offers complementary Mac, iOS and Android applications. To access your files when you are away from your PC, you can simply access your Windows Live OneDrive account, part of the Windows Live family.
Microsoft OneDrive is very easy to use. When you install it on your computer, it will create a folder called Microsoft OneDrive on your system. This folder is shared, so you need to put a copy of all the items you want to access here. It comes with several sample documents so that you can handle the system easily, but it is very simple. After you put the document in the folder, they will be accessible from any PC that you enter with your OneDrive account.
Microsoft OneDrive offers large amounts of online storage, and very good integration with Windows Live. These factors combine to make it a powerful tool. Actually there is no "configuration" option to talk about, but if you want to access the PC from a Microsoft OneDrive account (for example from a different PC), you must get a special code. After you get the code, however, a simple remote operation is easy to do.
Remember that Microsoft OneDrive offers standard 7GB storage. If you are already a OneDrive user, you are entitled to a free 25GB, which you can activate through your Microsoft Live OneDrive account. This is very fast and takes one click literally.
In version 17, Microsoft adds selective alignment so you can choose what files you want to synchronize instead of synchronizing everything in your OneDrive folder. This brings SkyDrive to speed with competitors such as Dropbox and Box.
Overall, Microsoft OneDrive is a great application. It's clean, fast and easy to use, and offers 25GB of free online storage.
- 25GB of storage
- Very easy to use
- Clean, lightweight interface
- selective synchronization
- Not widely supported by 3rd parties