OneDrive and SharePoint are a collaboration, file sharing, and management tools provided by Microsoft. The backbone of each tool is very similar. Each tool provides a central location to store and access files. The files are stored on Microsoft servers but can also be fully synced to your local machines. Both OneDrive and SharePoint provide encryption, permission control, and selective syncing. The newer selective syncing control can give you access to all available company data without having to sync all of it to your local pc. This feature is great for companies with a lot of data that isn’t used frequently because it allows you to purchase equipment with lower storage requirements. Both technologies use versioning to keep track of changes made to files and revert if necessary.
There are a couple of differences with OneDrive and SharePoint but we like to break it down to basics; OneDrive is for you and SharePoint is for everyone. We recommend our clients use OneDrive to sync their data (i.e. documents, pictures, and etc.) that only they need access to. SharePoint should be used to store company data that multiple users need access to. SharePoint provides for folder and file level permission control to give only the proper users access to.
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