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Difference between OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business

Many people are confused that OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business alike, but it is not. Today you will know that the purpose of using both is different and there is a significant difference between the two.

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OneDrive Personal

OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business

  • OneDrive is a consumer cloud storage/Personal Cloud storage.
  • It is free for all MS account users.
  • Up to 5 GB of free online cloud storage can be used to save personal files online that are protected by user password and username, and this is called Microsoft Onedrive.
  • You can sign up with any ID such as,, or any Gmail address.
  • When you store it on your personal cloud storage, you can easily access it from anywhere and from any device via the Internet.
  • If you need more than 5 GB of storage, you can buy it from or Microsoft Office 375.
  • Sync files with any devices (either laptop or android, ios mobile phones).
  • All the things managed by the customer itself.
  • You can share files through a share link, and anyone with whom you have shared can easily view and edit it.

OneDrive For Business

OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business

  • Online cloud storage for business purposes, bring the team together and collaborate easily.
  • Access by only Microsoft Office 365 user.
  • Only signup with Microsoft Office 365 ID.
  • In this, each user gets 1Tb storage.
  • Manged by organization and store business-related files for collaboration and teamwork
  • Will be available to a team member who has an account on Microsoft Office 365.
  • Premium office apps included such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher(PC only), Access (PC only)
  • Best thing is to give Secure Cloud Services such as Team, Exchange, SharePoint, Intune, Azure Information Protection.
  • Data share to only those team member who has authority.
  • Data editing can only be done by a team member.
  • Auditing and Reporting is available.


The conclusion is that it can be used on OneDrive Personal by logging in from any address, and can be used by logging into Microsoft Office 375 for OneDrive for Business.

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