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Although OneDrive and OneDrive for Business have the same name, they are very different in terms of functionality. OneDrive for Business is more than just a business version of OneDrive. There are some significant differences between them. What you intend to store in the cloud and how you need to access it will determine whether you need to deploy OneDrive or OneDrive for Business.


OneDrive for personal use allows you to sync and store all of your personal files in one location, as well as share them with your contacts. Through OneDrive, you can access your personal files from any connected device.


OneDrive for Business is a cloud storage service for businesses. It is managed by the organisation and is intended to allow users to share and collaborate on documents with other colleagues. Site collection administrators have complete control over what individual users can do in the library.


Each user has their own personal storage space, however unlike OneDrive, OneDrive for Business is powered by SharePoint. 


Because it’s SharePoint, it can be implemented on-premises if necessary and gives administrators a lot more authority over access rights.


OneDrive for Business varies from OneDrive for Personal use in a number of ways, including improved auditing and reporting, significantly further storage capacity, and better integration with Office 365 for Business and other cloud-based Microsoft products.

OneDrive for Business Advantages


File Sharing and Permissions


OneDrive for Business allows for more visibility and control over who has access to what documents and what actions can be performed on those documents. You can specify an expiration date for a shared link, manage external sharing domains, and restrict external sharing to specific users. Businesses can also benefit from the additional functionality for reviewing external sharing invitations.




Data Storage


OneDrive for Business provides business users with up to 1 terabyte (TB) of storage space.  It must be noted, however, that by default, the data you sync from OneDrive is stored on your local drive.


Inherently, when syncing a great deal of data and have limited hard disc space, you may encounter difficulties. Fortunately, OneDrive for Business gives you the ability to control what data is synced to your personal OneDrive folder.


By visiting the storage metrics page, administrators can readily determine how much storage space their employees are using.



Discovering and Protecting Sensitive Data


Businesses can search for sensitive content across SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business with certain licences. For example, credit card numbers and passport numbers.

Businesses can set up basic security policies and generate reports for documents containing sensitive information in OneDrive for Business. Businesses can also regulate which devices can access their data, as well as the IP addresses and domains from which users can connect to OneDrive.



OneDrive for Business for Mobile


The OneDrive for Business mobile phone application provides an excellent user experience and is available for both Android and iOS devices. Users can use the mobile application to share, move, delete, and view documents even when they are not online.



Controls for Versions

OneDrive for Business includes version controls, which facilitates team collaboration. Versioning provides administrators with the capacity to assess or restore previous versions of a document or file, as well as visibility into who made what changes and when.

OneDrive for Business maintains the last 25 versions of a document by default, number that can be changed in the settings. Administrators must enable document versioning in the control panel to use this function.



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