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Microsoft OneDrive for Business is a cloud storage solution where you can update, store, share, and sync your files from anywhere. These files are backed up regularly to the Microsoft cloud and your file space is conveniently configured as the default save destination for all of your Microsoft 365 applications, including Word and Excel.

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About This Service

Key Features

  • Easy file sharing: Allows users to easily share files with others, making it easy to collaborate with colleagues and external partners.
  • Accessibility: Accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, making it easy for users to access their files on the go.
  • Security: Provides encryption, to help protect sensitive data and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Integration: Integrates with other Microsoft applications, such as Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams, making it easy to work with files across different platforms.
  • Cost-effective: Cost-effective solution for Pitt, as it eliminates the need for on-premises storage and hardware, and provides an unlimited amount of storage for each user.

Getting and Using This Service

How do I access this service?

How do I request this service?

Access to this service is automatically granted if you are a member of the group that has been assigned permission to use this service.

Who can use this service?

Students, Faculty, Staff

Maximum Acceptable Data Class

Restricted - High risk, sensitive data – Disclosure may cause severe harm

Data Risk Classification

FERPA - Non-Directory Student Records
GLBA - Student Financial Information
HIPAA - Protected Health Information
NIST 800-171 - Controlled Unclassified Information
PCI DSS - Payment Card Information



Status of Service Offering

How do I get help?

Submit a ticket by clicking the Request Help button on the upper right hand corner of this page.

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