OneDrive and SharePoint are both applications that use the cloud to store your data and files. By using applications, such as OneDrive and SharePoint, collaboration is increased in the workplace. Your employees can work flexibly from any location as files can be shared and edited across your devices.

But you may ask yourself, what’s the difference? Should I use OneDrive, or should I use SharePoint? In this blog we will discuss what both applications are and their differences.

OneDrive stores your files and documents in the cloud, giving you access to all of your work files, including files that people have chosen to share with you directly. OneDrive provides a consistent, intuitive files experience across all your devices, including web, mobile and the desktop of your PC or Mac (Microsoft,2022).

In short, OneDrive acts as an online folder system for file storage. OneDrive is typically used by individuals and business teams who need a central location to store and access files. You can distinguish between personal and work versions of the tool. This allows you to get the most out of OneDrive for your business.

Whereas SharePoint includes a range of features such as collaboration and dashboards. SharePoint allows you to manage and protect your files, powering content collaboration across Microsoft 365. It is a collaboration tool for businesses that need multiple individuals and teams to work on documents at the same time (Technology Advice, 2022). SharePoint can be purchased as an on-premises solution or can be used through your Microsoft 365 subscription.

OneDrive features include cloud-based storage, comments and mentions, and mobile document scanning. Whereas, SharePoint includes cloud-based storage, on-premises storage, collaborative documents, and a shared assets library. Both applications use cloud-based storage which is great for businesses that need easy mobile access or businesses with a large workforce.

By investing in Microsoft 365 you can take advantage of both OneDrive and SharePoint. Microsoft 365 allows you to make use of cloud-based applications, with the added benefit of Microsoft handling your software updates.

Microsoft 365 offers a range of applications from Teams to Exchange, as well as OneDrive and SharePoint. At The Unite Group, we are Microsoft Partners meaning we can help you pick the appropriate subscription for your business. We can also deliver a seamless migration plan, making your move to Microsoft 365 easy for you and your staff.

If you are interested in migrating your business to Microsoft 365, so you can use applications such as OneDrive and SharePoint, then enquire today! Call us on 0191 466 1050 or email us on