Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft SharePoint. You’ve likely heard of them, but what is the difference between them? 


To kick things off, the thing they both have in common is that they are cloud-based apps designed for storing files. The major benefit is that with an Internet connection, you can access these files from anywhere. 

But the difference?

The key difference between the two is how they are intended to be used. For just your eyes, you need to save files to OneDrive, hence “One”. Whereas files in SharePoint are designed to be available to your organisation or department, so to “Share”. 


Because OneDrive is designed for personal storage, it does have sharing capabilities, but these are limited. These features are only built for sharing files with one or two users at a time. When you don’t need a file to be accessible to anyone else in your organisation, save it to your OneDrive. 


SharePoint was built for collaboration. It allows a team of users to edit documents together in real-time. In addition, SharePoint also has integration capabilities with many other apps in the Microsoft stack to improve your teams workflow. 


In SharePoint, the Admin of your organisation’s account can set up different sites (commonly referred to as folders) and restrict separate permissions to each one. For example, your HR person can’t see the Finance folder (and vice versa), but everyone can see the Accounts folder.

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