What is Microsoft OneDrive for Education?

OneDrive is a cloud storage service from Microsoft that allows you to store all your important files securely in one place and then access them virtually anywhere as long as you are connected to the internet. OneDrive for Education is a special plan for the education field to get 1TB of free storage space.

In order to provide the latest ICT services, Pusat Teknologi Maklumat UTHM now offers Microsoft OneDrive storage and Office 365 to its entire staff only.

It works just like a traditional hard drive, but it is on the internet, and you get access to additional features. For example, thanks to its cross-device and cross-platform design, you can create a file on your computer, and pick up where you left off on your laptop, tablet, or phone without having to save a copy on a USB drive or email the file to yourself. Also, OneDrive makes it easy to share content with other people, and collaborate in real-time using its Office 365 integration.

Windows 10 users get even more benefits. When your PC is connected using a Microsoft account, you’re not only able to store files in the cloud, but you can sync and roam Windows settings across all your devices, and store BitLocker recovery keys and other data. Files On-Demand is another great feature that lets you access files without having to download them first saving a lot of local storage. And because data is stored in the cloud, it also works as a data recovery mechanism if your device breaks or gets stolen.

For OneDrive basic information videos, please click here

For Windows 10 beginners guide to Microsoft OneDrive, please click here

What is Microsoft Office 365 for education?

Office 365, formerly Office 365 for Education and Microsoft Live@edu, is a free suite of hosted Microsoft services and applications that is intended for educational needs. The program provides education institutions with a set of hosted collaboration services, communication tools, and mobile, desktop, and web-based applications, as well as data storage capabilities. For staffs of UTHM the Web-based versions of the traditional Microsoft Office suite of applications are offered.

For UTHM’s staff to activate this facilities, please click < here > for the Office 365 first time login manual and follow the steps in it to activate your account.

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Note: Please be aware that staffs are bound to the ICT safety circular and guidelines stated by the government (Prime Minister’s Department and MAMPU). OneDrive and Office 365 should not be used to store classified /confidential documents and information.