General Tips

OneDrive - Cloud Storage

03.02.2019

Pre-note: As of 2020, OneDrive is the primary way of Cloud Storage and backups for staff and students at TWC - see here how to get connected and here for more articles on OneDrive and Cloud Storage

 

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What is Cloud Storage?


Cloud storage is a model of data storage where your data is stored online and is accessible by almost any type of internet connected device. This means files saved from an iPad to 'the cloud' can be easily accessed online from a Windows pc. The online space is typically owned and managed by a hosting company and there are many companies that provide these services such as Google, Microsoft and Apple.

Cloud Storage is also a reliable tool to back up your documents. Click this link for more information about backing up your work.

 

Microsoft OneDrive - Cloud Storage available at Tenison Woods College


Office 365 OneDrive is provided to all staff and students via the Portal@TWC and SEQTA homepage links and is the school's recommended cloud storage service.
Instructions to activate and open your OneDrive can be found here.


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Other options:

 

Apple iCloud Drive


iCloud Drive can be used on Mac OSX devices and iOS mobile devices, and accessed from your browser.


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Best for: iPhone/iPad iOS and Mac OSX users.

 

Google Drive


If you already have a Google account, you can already access GoogleDrive You just have to browse to drive.google.com and enable the service. You get 15GB of storage for anything you upload to Drive.



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Best for: Chromebook and Android tablet users, and consisent users of GoogleDocs

 

Dropbox


Dropbox is a favorite in the cloud storage world because it's reliable, easy to use, and a breeze to set up. Your files live in the cloud and you can get to them at any time from Dropbox's Web site, desktop applications for Mac, Windows and Linux, or the iOS and Android mobile apps.



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Best for: Users that own all kinds of devices running different opertating systems.

 

For more information about OneDrive and Foldr, see our other articles on the TWC Portal Page:

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