Getting Started with OneDrive

What is OneDrive?

OneDrive is a Microsoft cloud (Office 365) service.  It allows you to store and share documents remotely and access them from a web browser, mobile client or desktop client.  In addition, the OneDrive desktop application allows you to sync to your local drive.

For UCI staff and faculty, OneDrive comes with a generous 1Tb of storage space and is included in standard (“A2”) UCI Office 365.

How do I get OneDrive?

For clients of OIT Desktop Support, OneDrive is being deployed according to a rollout schedule.

If you are in a School or the Library, departmental policy will determine when OneDrive becomes available.

For others, contact OIT (, x42222) and request OneDrive. There will be different solutions, depending on your circumstances.

How do I set up OneDrive?

You can use O365 OneDrive simply by logging into UCI Office 365.  Click on “OneDrive” at the top of the O365 window.

If you wish to set up the OneDrive mobile or desktop client, contact OIT for assistance.

If I have OneDrive, does that mean I have SharePoint online?

No.  SharePoint online includes a variety of services beyond OneDrive that are not presently supported. They may be part of UCI Office 365 in the future.