Personal cloud-based storage
OneDrive for Business is included in the University Office 365 service for staff and students, that provides a place for you to store, share, and sync your work files. You can update and share your files from any device with OneDrive for Business. You can even work on Office documents with others at the same time. Click here for more information.
Setting Up and Using OneDrive for Business
1. To setup and start using your OneDrive for Business, follow the steps below under Getting Started!
2. Once you have followed the setup instructions, click here for instructions on how to migrate data from your Google Drive into your OneDrive for Business.
To help you take full advantage of the OneDrive for Business service we have put together some helpful user guides and FAQs to help you get started.
- First-time setup
- OneDrive for Mac OS X
- OneDrive for Windows 10
- Access to your OneDrive
- Using Microsoft Office in OneDrive
If this is the first time you have used your Loughborough University OneDrive, you will need to complete the following steps to set it up:
Open a browser and go to http://office365.lboro.ac.uk
Sign in with your Loughborough University credentials (username and password) and click Login.
Note: A further step may be displayed asking you to choose your preferred display language and home time zone. Select the Language as English (United Kingdom) and the Time Zone as (UTC +00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
OneDrive for Business Sync Client: Mac OS X
Downloading the OneDrive Sync Client means that you can save your files directly to your OneDrive storage space in the same way you would normally save to your Documents. This is far quicker and easier than opening your OneDrive storage space in an internet browser and is easy to setup.
You can download the OneDrive for Business Sync Client through the App Store (Note: Requires Mac OS X Snow Leopard or newer)
IMPORTANT: If you are currently using the OneDrive Mac Store app, you must first uninstall it before installing the latest build of the new OneDrive sync client.
Search and select OneDrive in the App store from your Mac.
Once downloaded the app will open automatically.
Alternatively, it can be opened by selecting the following: Finder > Applications > OneDrive.
OneDrive for Business Sync Client: Windows 10
Using the OneDrive Sync Client means that you can save your files directly to your OneDrive storage space in the same way you would normally save to your My Documents. This is far quicker and easier than opening your OneDrive storage space in an internet browser and is easy to setup.
Windows 10 comes with OneDrive already installed. To set up your OneDrive on Windows 10 with your university account follow these steps:
Click to download OneDrive to your device
You will be shown the location of your OneDrive folder. You can change this by left clicking Change location, though we recommend leaving it as default and left clicking Next.
Accessing your OneDrive
Once you have set up your OneDrive you can access it directly online:
Select the following link: http://onedrive.lboro.ac.uk
Accessing and using Microsoft Office Online
Note: Before accessing MS Office online you will need to set up OneDrive for Business storage. For help and guidance see Accessing your OneDrive for Business Storage Online tab.
From your OneDrive for Business storage online, left click on the New icon in the bar near the top of the page.
From the drop-down list, left click the type of document you would like to create (Word, Excel, PowerPoint or OneNote)
Your chosen document will load in the internet browser and you can begin editing.
a. Your files will save automatically to your OneDrive
b. If you have the full version of Microsoft Office downloaded on your computer, you can choose to open your document in the full program for increased functionality (left click Edit Document/Edit Workbook/Edit Presentation)
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