What exactly is OneDrive?

With the launch of Office for iPad, this question has surfaced again. In this article, you will understand what OneDrive is, what is the difference between the two confusing names and which one to use when.

The short answer is – personal data is stored using OneDrive – a hard disk on internet – for free. You get 7 GB of space. You can buy more. For corporate documents, you need something more sturdy, secure, accountable, auditable and reliable. That is called OneDrive for Business. It is not free. You get it as a subscription – on a per user per month basis. The subscription service is called Office 365. The cost varies depending upon the components you subscribe to.


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