Microsoft OneDrive Pros and Cons

Microsoft OneDrive Pros

AN
reviewer1296873
Implementation Specialist - Application Solutions at a music company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is well integrated with other Microsoft products.
It is free if you use Microsoft Office 365.
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CA
reviewer1417392
Contact Center Consultant at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
It helps you keep organized.
It gives you access to important files from virtually anywhere.
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CO
reviewer1264041
IT Analyst at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
It is good as a central hub for the storage of documents and sharing among team members.
Scalability is good just because it is a cloud-based product.
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IK
reviewer1269924
Non Medicaid Service Coordinator at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
It's pretty easy to learn. Once someone taught me, I was able to navigate it quite easily.
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OO
reviewer1361028
Information Security Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The feature that I have found the most valuable is that Microsoft OneDrive works with any Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office app. You can edit a document on the cloud, share documents with your colleagues, and monitor changes. You can access your work almost anywhere. You can also sync Microsoft OneDrive with your workstation so that whatever you are working on gets automatically backed up to the cloud at regular intervals. So even if your system crashes, you still have a copy of your documents in the cloud, which I found very useful.
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Michael Ndwiga
IT Officer at Kim-Fay EA Ltd
With this solution, the sharing of documents if very easy to do. There's a lot of collaboration you can do with your colleagues.
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Paul Woods
Founder at SDWAN Clan
Being able to use OneDrive as a mapped drive in Windows Explorer is the most valuable feature. Rather than using OneDrive on a browser, you can also open up the Windows Explorer and I can see the file structure in the normal format.
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HS
reviewer1179735
IT Business Relationship Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
One of the good features is that the users are not even aware that they're using it.
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Shermay Tan
Sales Director at TA Power Group Sdn Bhd
They have support for integration with a lot of tools.
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JC
reviewer1324338
Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It's quite easy to use and then of course it is quite well integrated to the rest of Office 365.
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Microsoft OneDrive Cons

AN
reviewer1296873
Implementation Specialist - Application Solutions at a music company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are not enough ways to assign permissions to shared folders and files.
The technical support is really very bad.
Performance is an issue when sharing a large number of files in a single folder.
No one gets an alert when files are deleted.
OneDrive is a bit behind competing products like Dropbox and Box.
It is not very stable because there are a lot of bugs.
The initial setup is not easy.
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CA
reviewer1417392
Contact Center Consultant at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Support has not been the same since the beginning of COVID lockdowns.
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CO
reviewer1264041
IT Analyst at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
Recent functionality changes have actually made the product more confusing to use.
Technical support is not very impressive and is typical of large company software support.
The initial setup is a bit clunky.
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IK
reviewer1269924
Non Medicaid Service Coordinator at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
The solution has sub-folders, which are visible to various team members. If you want to ensure the information is private, you would need to have a certain level of seniority in the office.
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OO
reviewer1361028
Information Security Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The area that can be improved is to be able to share easily with folks outside the organization and with folks who don't have an office account. Sometimes, when you send a link, you might have some form of repetition. If you don't know how to share it properly, whoever you are sharing it with will have issues using it. Also, the link that you use to share a document can be made a bit shorter. It doesn't have to be long. Typically, when you want to share a document, it has everything, such as the name of the organization, SharePoint, etc. A short URL will be easier to use, and it will just make life easier, especially because a lot of people are now going mobile. I'm not sure if there's a mobile version of Microsoft OneDrive, similar to Google Drive. If they don't have a mobile app, it would also be nice to have a mobile app because that would help in checking out your documents. It would be easy to check your documents on the go on your phone.
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Michael Ndwiga
IT Officer at Kim-Fay EA Ltd
The online application is quite limited, for this and other Office offerings.
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Paul Woods
Founder at SDWAN Clan
If I want to pick out certain criteria of pictures, Google enables me to do that whereas OneDrive is a bit sort of flaky.
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HS
reviewer1179735
IT Business Relationship Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The user interface sometimes fails and when it cannot connect, it does not give the reason why.
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Shermay Tan
Sales Director at TA Power Group Sdn Bhd
The security is not as flexible as it is with Dropbox, which means that we can't share our OneDrive files.
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JC
reviewer1324338
Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The file structure insight could be made more flexible like for creating more flexible folders.
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Learn what your peers think about Microsoft OneDrive. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
509,570 professionals have used our research since 2012.