Office 365 (OneDrive) - OneDrive for Business Service versus OneDrive Service

This article discusses the difference between the OneDrive and OneDrive for Business services.

OneDrive is a cloud storagefile hosting service that allows users to sync files and later access them from a web browser, mobile device, or computer. Users can share files publicly or with their contacts and publicly shared files do not require a Microsoft account to access. OneDrive offers users up to 5GB of storage.

OneDrive for Business is the organizational version of OneDrive and is available to UWM students, faculty, and staff. The main difference between the OneDrive for Business service and OneDrive service is that OneDrive for Business utilizes SharePoint to allow users to seamlessly share files with one another. OneDrive for Business offers users up to 1TB of storage.

Both the OneDrive service and the OneDrive for Business service include the following features:


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