Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Using OneDrive (formerly called Skydrive), part of SharePoint 2013 Essential Training.
If you're a Windows 8 user like me, you probably have a SkyDrive app, sitting out here on your Start. The SkyDrive is actually connected to your Microsoft account, whether that's a Live account, or a Hotmail account. But it's a place that you can store information that then is synchronized across your devices. If you have a desktop, it can be there, if you have a laptop, if you have a surface tablet, any of those places can share this Document Library. So, that's your personal SkyDrive connected to a Microsoft account. To confuse matters, Microsoft uses exactly the same name for another SkyDrive, that isn't your personal SkyDrive connected to Microsoft, but is your personal SkyDrive in Microsoft SharePoint.
This SkyDrive, is actually called SkyDrive Pro, and it lives right here. So, think of this as your organizational SkyDrive, your business SkyDrive if you prefer. When I click on SkyDrive, I have the ability to store documents here. And every document that I place here, that I don't put in the Shared With Everyone folder, is by default, Private, only to me. So if I wanted to add a new document here, you already know all the ways to do it.
I can click New Document and upload a single document. (SOUND). And that now will be a document that's only mine. If I wanted to share this document with everyone, I can click to open that folder first, and I can click New Document. And again, Browse to put one document up here. Those are public, that would be okay. And this document now is broadly shared.
But if I return and say, well what I'd like to do is I'd like to look at my other documents as well as these. I can also go in and say, this particular document that right now is Shared Only With Me, I can choose to share with others. I have control over it, so I can say I'd like to share this document, and I can say other people can view or edit. So, every document by default is private to me, but every document not placed in the Shared With Everyone folder, is a document that I can share with other people.
I can remove that sharing later if I wish. So, I can say, I'd like to make this document public for a while, and have everyone look at it. Or I might say I just want two or three of my colleagues to look at it. And when they're done, I can remove those permissions and once again, only I can see this document. I can drag files here, we already know how to do that. I'll have to start, of course, by saying that I'd like to view this page on the desktop. But after I've done that, I can easily drag files into my SkyDrive.
And the benefit of that is, that then I can choose to share them with people specifically. If they're sitting only on my computer, it's harder for me to do that. And then, of course, I can go to Files, and I can say I'd like to Create a New Document, and it will create a new document using the default template, in this case, a Microsoft Word template. And I'll create a new document here. I can also check documents in and out here, just like I can in any library. So, this is a robust SharePoint library that I totally control.
AuthorGini von Courter
- What is SharePoint?
- Opening and saving Office documents
- Coauthoring Word documents in SharePoint
- Checking files in and out
- Working with SkyDrive
- Sharing and syncing document libraries
- Adding a list app to your site
- Using social networking features
- Creating site collections
- Editing pages
- Adding users to a security group
- Creating workflows with SharePoint Designer or Visio
- Creating content types and document sets
- Controlling site appearance
- Creating a Records Center
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introducing SharePoint
2. SharePoint Team Sites
3. Editing, Saving, and Sharing Documents
4. Working with Library and List Apps
5. Social Networking in SharePoint
6. SharePoint Sites and SharePoint Site Collections
7. Editing SharePoint Pages
8. Integration: SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013
9. SharePoint Permissions
10. SharePoint Workflows
11. SharePoint Content and Documents
12. Other SharePoint Server Site Templates
Controlling site appearance3m 39s
13. SharePoint Server Business Intelligence Features
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