OneDrive is a couple of different things. It’s the personal storage you get in Microsoft 365 and Outlook.com accounts. It’s also the name of the App that runs on your PC that syncs these files to your computer (as well as SharePoint files). But what is OneDrive Backup and how do you use it?
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Syncing your OneDrive and SharePoint content to your PC is a useful way of accessing your data in the familiar Windows Explorer (or Mac Finder) view. It’s also a great way to work on items offline as you can sync in advance of travelling. But, there is a cost in terms of the background processing, especially if you have a large number of items in your OneDrive or SharePoint libraries.
If you have Send As or Send On Behalf Of permissions on another mailbox or distribution group in Office 365, you can send emails from that address in Outlook. There are couple of simple steps you’ll need to take before you can do this.
OneDrive and SharePoint files can be synced to your PC so you can access them in the familiar Windows Explorer. However, sometimes the sync may encounter problems, especially if you sync a large number of files. If this happens, you might to occasionally reset the cache OneDrive uses to keep track of changes.
You may sometimes have a need to share a particular folder in your mailbox with another person in your organisation, without wanting to share your entire mailbox.
Password management can be a bit of a nightmare. We’re always told to use complex passwords that are hard to guess, and to never re-use passwords. But, in practice this can be a challenge to remember them all! Most of us may have dozens if not hundreds of online services that require a username and password to access. How on Earth are we supposed to have a different complex password for them all and be expected to remember them without writing them down?
The good news is, you don’t have to remember them, or write them down!
Online Archives are a great way to increase your mailbox storage in Microsoft 365 but they have some drawbacks, most notably for backup and retention. If you need to delete your archives for compliance but don’t want to lose the mail, you will need to move the archived emails back into your main inbox.