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Information Technology Services

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is an integral part of Microsoft Office 365: Queen's chosen suite of collaboration tools, where you can securely store, share, and sync your work files across all your devices, and access them from anywhere, at any time, both online and offline.


  • Securely store all your files
  • Create, upload, and edit files from your desktop, browser, or mobile devices
  • Collaborate in real time and easily share files with other Queen's users
  • Sync files across supported devices and access them from anywhere, at any time, both online and offline
  • Access to Office Online (web-based versions of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook)
  • 1TB of storage space per user for your work files
NOTE: OneDrive for Business is different from OneDrive, which is intended for personal storage separate from your workplace. OneDrive for Business is also different from your Office 365 group team site, which is intended for storing team or project-related documents. Larger units, such as departments, can set up their file storage using Windows File Service or QShare.

Getting Started

Who Can Have It?

  • OneDrive for Business is part of the Office 365 suite of web-based (cloud) services available to all current students, staff and faculty of Queen's University with an active Queen's email account
  • Alumni and retired staff and faculty are not eligible for this service

Are There Any Costs?

  • OneDrive for Business is part of Office 365 service and provided at no cost to eligible users
  • Users are responsible for any personal ISP/cellular arising data charge

How Do I Get It?

What if I Leave Queen's?

  • Please see the Office 365 section of the Service Termination Dates page for details on when service will be discontinued following departure from Queen's

Additional Information

To see a comparison of OneDrive for Business and other storage options see the  File Storage & Sharing Services Comparison web page.

Supported Browsers

  • OneDrive for Business is designed to work with the current or immediately previous versions of Internet Explorer or Firefox, or the latest version of Chrome or Safari. For more information, see Office 365 system requirements

Mobile App availability

Sync Clients


External Sharing

  • Sharing is permitted with authenticated external users and using anonymous access links.
    • External users must accept sharing invitations using the same account that the invitations were sent to.
    • External users cannot share items they don't own.
    • Anonymous access links allow recipients to view files and folders.


  • Office 365 provides features that are accessible and usable for people who have special needs or disabilities.  For more information, visit: Microsoft's Accessibility in Office 365
  • The Queen's Accessibility Hub is a central online resource for accessibility at Queen's and has information and developed a series of "How-to Guides" to assist faculty, staff, and students create an accessible learning environment across the university


Please refer to the Microsoft Office 365 service page for details on service availability.

Service Level Objective

Please see the links below for Service Level Objectives:

Governing Policies

Users of this service are governed by the following policies, failure to comply may result, at a minimum, with suspension of service:

Help & Support

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Last Updated: May 29, 2017