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Microsoft OneDrive Review

I recently purchased a Microsoft OneDrive account for backups and Office 365. An entire terabyte of storage for $6.99 a month with Office 365 I thought this was a great price when you consider Google and Dropbox is $.9.99 month for a terabyte.

Pros 

The one thing I really liked about OneDrive was the iOS app. I installed it and there is an option to backup your entire picture library to the cloud and I did that simply and easily.  I am happy to have a backup of all my photo’s from my phone.

The next thing I did was I installed the OneDrive desktop application and Office 365 desktop application. I liked these features because it lets me save all my documents, music and pictures up to OneDrive easily without having to go threw a website and integrates seamlessly with Office 365.

One thing I do like is the recycle bin just because you delete something does not mean you can’t get it back. The only issue I see with this could be if users never empty it there still using their space. I think some less technical users will not know to empty the trash maybe causing Microsoft support calls.

For security reasons I like how OneDrive lists the PCs with the OneDrive client installed. I think for safety reasons this great. You can also click on the PC and click remove allowing you control of who has access to data.

I like fact you can customize the size and view in web client. I like the fact I can see Date Modified  and I can pick ascending or descending order to view my files. I like how OneDrive has a bar at bottom showing you how much space is left.

Cons 

I am still not thrilled with the fact that on the desktop client there are still no placeholders. I know Microsoft said in December of 2015 there were coming and we have seen nothing yet it may still be in the works.

I found the upload speed a little slower then Google Drive. I am not saying it was slow just not as fast as Google Drive or Dropbox. I found the web client faster to upload then the desktop client for big files.

I am not overly thrilled with the sharing feature you can invite people but they have to have an outlook account which a lot of people don’t have or want. The share link feature seems to work the best from what I can tell. I think the feature would be better with social media integration.

It’s interesting that OneDrive does not integrate with OneDrive for business. I read it’s coming with the OneDrive universal app update but nothing has been released yet as of this writing

I like OneDrive I think it works well for my needs I know there are additional features Dropbox has that OneDrive does not the price is right for me and works well for me on daily basis.

The video below shows Microsoft’s Roadmap for OneDrive

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