Should I save files to OneDrive or SharePoint?

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What is the difference between OneDrive and SharePoint?


Which one should I use?

OneDrive” is used mainly for personal and draft documents and only the user has access to documents stored on there unless the user specifically “shares” the document with someone else.

SharePoint” is used mainly for storage of files that are to be shared with other staff/team members. Sharing and permissions to access is controlled by the SharePoint administrator.

SharePoint is only available in Business Versions of Microsoft Office 365 (Business, Business Essentials, Business Premium, Enterprise E1, E3, E5, SharePoint Plan 1 and 2)

OneDrive is available in Home and Business versions of Office 365

However, the program used to access both is actually called “OneDrive” and can be found from the start menu


or by clicking on the “little-blue-cloud” found on the taskbar at the bottom right of a Windows 10 computer.

onedrive app running

In Mac OS, it appears in the Top Task bar as follows

onedrive running on mac

How to setup OneDrive and SharePoint on an iMac or Macbook

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