Matrix of content storage solutions
Features OneDrive R: Drive N: Drive
Recommended use Personal files, or work files related to your individual work Department work files and sensitive data Personal files related to your own work
Default storage space 5 TB Not defined 10 GB
Maximum file size 15 GB N/A 10 GB
Connection requirements Internet connection required to backup files Internet and VPN (if off-campus) Internet and VPN (if off-campus)
Version tracking / history Yes Yes Yes
Offline sync Yes No No
Sync to multiple mobile devices Yes Laptops only Laptops only
256-bit encrypted storage & transfer Yes No No
Role-based access levels for sharing Yes Yes N/A
Account used to access Waterloo email address (e.g. userID@uwaterloo.ca) Nexus account Nexus account
How to access Web browser, OneDrive sync client Network drive Network drive
Granular permissions at folder and file level Yes; limited to "can edit" and "can view"

Folder - yes  (only root-level),

File - no

N/A
Cross-platform Yes Computers only Computers only
Approved for sensitive (highly restricted) data Yes1 Yes Yes
Server location Microsoft-hosted cloud servers (Canadian) On-campus servers On-campus servers

1Extra security controls such as two-factor authentication (2FA) must be in place. Consult the Information Security Services team for further guidance.

Guides for adding OneDrive accounts

Guides and information for Windows

* These guides also work on Windows 7 and 8. Windows 7 users will need to manually download OneDrive from Microsoft.

Guides and information for Macs