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OneDrive Business - OneDrive for Education vs. OneDrive -- how are they different?
How is OneDrive for Education (Business) different from OneDrive?
- OneDrive is free online personal storage that you get with either a Microsoft account (Outlook.com, Live, Hotmail, etc.). Use OneDrive to save documents, photos, and other files in the cloud, share them with friends, and even collaborate on content. You’re free to decide how you want to use it. A Hotmail account, for example, affords users access to OneDrive.
- OneDrive for Education (also known as OneDrive for Business) is online storage intended for educational purposes. Your OneDrive for Education is managed by your organization and lets you share and collaborate on work documents with colleagues. Site collection administrators in your organization control what you can do in the library. Although graduates are currently allowed to retain their email after graduation, like Office 365, OneDrive for Education access will expire and the storage will be reduced to the OneDrive (free-version) quota.