What is OneDrive for Business and how do I access it?

OneDrive for Business allows users to create and share documents and instantly access them at any time and in any place. OneDrive is included in the Wayne Connect-Powered by Microsoft suite and features:

 

  • One TB storage capacity.
  • Sharing and collaboration features to edit and work with anybody.
  • Sync to your desktop or mobile device for access to your documents at all times.

 

Wayne State University students and employees may access OneDrive from Wayne Connect - Powered by Microsoft in a web browser, on a computer and on a mobile device. Follow the steps below to access Wayne Connect on different devices.

 

Wayne Connect in a web browser

 

  1. Visit Wayne Connect at connect.wayne.edu and login with your AccessID and password.
  2. On the welcome page, click the OneDrive tile (1). If you have changed your settings to bypass the welcome page or you want to access OneDrive once you are already in your mail or another Wayne Connect tool, just click the app launcher icon (2) in the upper-left.

  3. Once you have accessed OneDrive, you may:
  • Browse documents you have previously uploaded.
  • Start new documents.
  • See documents other users have shared with you.
  • Upload and/or share documents with other users.

 

OneDrive for Business on a PC

 

  1. OneDrive for Business is automatically included as part of Office on Wayne State computers -- just look in the Microsoft Office folder in your Start menu. If OneDrive for Business is not installed on your computer, you may download the free client on any computer right here -- just make sure you choose OneDrive for Business.
  2. Once you have located or installed OneDrive for Business, open the program and login with your AccessID email address (e.g. xy1234@wayne.edu) and password.
  3. You may now have your OneDrive for Business folder sync to your computer. All of the files you store in your account will automatically be accessible on your computer. This folder will stay up-to-date when your computer is connected to the internet. Any files you add to this folder or changes you make to files within this folder will be automatically uploaded to your OneDrive for Business account. If you setup your account on multiple devices, files placed into the folder on one device will automatically be downloaded on the other devices.

 

OneDrive for Business on a Mac

 

  1. Install the Mac OneDrive client from the Mac app store here.
  2. Open the program and login with your AccessID email address (e.g., xy1234@wayne.edu) and password. You will be prompted to choose a location for your OneDrive for Business folder.
  3. You may now have your OneDrive for Business folder sync to your computer. All of the files you store in your account will automatically be accessible on your computer. This folder will stay up-to-date when your computer is connected to the internet. Any files you add to this folder or changes you make to files within this folder will be automatically uploaded to your OneDrive for Business account. If you setup your account on multiple devices, files placed into the folder on one device will automatically be downloaded on the other devices.

 

OneDrive in Microsoft Office

 

  1. Modern versions of Microsoft Office (including Microsoft Office 2013 for PC and Office 2016 for Mac) have OneDrive functionality built in. Log in with your Wayne State AccessID email address (e.g., xy1234@wayne.edu) and password to get started.
  2. When you open documents or save documents, you will automatically have the option to use your Wayne State OneDrive storage. You will also see that when you are editing documents stored in your OneDrive, the Save button becomes a Save and Refresh button. This signifies that changes are being saved and automatically synced to your OneDrive account.
  3. Microsoft is regularly updating Office. Shared documents will soon be able to reflect live co-editing and more.

 

Mobile devices

 

  1. Search for OneDrive in your device's app marketplace (or follow these links for Android and iOS). For mobile devices, you don't need to use a specific OneDrive for Business application -- Microsoft has combined the personal and professional OneDrive applications.
  2. View, edit and save files stored in your Wayne Connect OneDrive account. You may need to install additional Microsoft Office apps for some features. All of the Microsoft Office apps you need to use OneDrive on your mobile device are free.

 

Note: The OneDrive features in your Wayne Connect account are slightly different from a personal Microsoft OneDrive account. During installation, please double check that you choose OneDrive for Business.