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?
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.
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.
Save as you go. If ever there was a golden rule of working with computers, this is it. Anyone who has ever worked on a document before losing their progress to an application crash or power cut knows only too well the dangers of not saving your work. So the introduction of Auto Save in Office seems to be, on the face of it, an absolute gem. But how does it work and what if you need to turn it off?