I read an interesting blog post this morning entitled “No You Should Not Be Migrating to OneDrive for Business” and I encourage you to check it out, including the excellent infographic at the bottom of the article that helps understand what a potential migration might look like (unfortunately, I can’t include the image here as hosted versions of WordPress.com don’t allow iFrame embeds).
Whilst the title of the post is certainly attention grabbing, especially coming from a Sharepoint favouring website, it’s worth noting that the author DOES advocate the use of OneDrive For Business but goes into depth to explain it’s not just a simple sync tool. This is the key overview:
OneDrive for Business is a new “brand”, powered by SharePoint, that helps you work with your files, at work.
Here’s what this product or brand includes:
- Personal Site
- Personal Document Library
- A Sync Tool for every Document Library so you can work Offline
- Perspective on your working files (Shared with You, Followed by You, etc…)
- Perspective on your Group Files
I am talking to more and more schools that are keen to abandon their local network shares in favour of using a combination of cloud storage in Office365 including:
- OneDrive For Business
- Sharepoint Online
- Office365 Groups
It can become confusing and hard to know which tool to use and when. The above article, linked to again here, definitely provides some worthwhile insights for organisations looking to maximise the value of their Office365 cloud storage options.