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Published Nov 26 2018 09:00 AM 49.7K Views
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We are excited to announce the launch of our new OneDrive technical content pages on This new site will now be your home for OneDrive documentation for IT professionals, end users and developers.


Besides a cleaner and faster experience, we have made several other key changes when moving from TechNet that we feel you will like.


The content is now broken down into four clear areas:

  • Plan, Deploy and Manage OneDrive
  • OneDrive Hybrid Deployment
  • End User Training and Resources
  • Developer Resource OneDrive home OneDrive home page

Within these areas we provide step by step guidance, videos, FAQ’s, quick start guides, and even end user content to  help users get up to speed quickly. The deployment guides are downloadable, so you can use them in off line situations or mark them up with your own notes. Finally, we have made it easy to search and navigate for the information you are looking for.


Let’s take a deeper look at the new features and functionality:

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Plan, Deploy and Manage- The practical guidance you need to get the most out of OneDrive in your organization.

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We also provide free tools to help like the SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) to easily migrate files from network file shares or on-premises SharePoint sites to OneDrive or SharePoint in Office 365.  Designed to be used for migrations ranging from the smallest set of files to a large scale enterprise migration, the SharePoint Migration Tool will let you bring your information to the cloud and take advantage of the latest collaboration, intelligence, and security solutions with Office 365.


Finally, if you need some expert help migrating from file shares or another file sync and share product, our FastTrack benefits are available for all Microsoft 365 customers with eligible seats.  In addition, our FastTrack Specialists will work with you to assess, remediate, enable, and drive usage of those services. These specialists also provide migration guidance.


If you choose to use FastTrack to migrate your data, we provide guidance to enable both OneDrive and the source environment for migration. Depending on the source, we may perform various Enable steps. We can also help you with some activities by using a combination of tools, documentation, and guidance, and by performing configuration tasks where applicable and feasible.

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Hybrid Deployments- In this section we will show you how to connect SharePoint Server with OneDrive in Office 365.


Here we dig into how to plan, install, configure as well as provide governance for your hybrid deployments.

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End User Resources- Find help, training, and technical support for OneDrive users on

Rolling out OneDrive is great but getting your end users to use it is another. Helping your end users to understand the benefits of OneDrive is key. We also know that end users learn differently so we have quick start guides, videos, and step by step training for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android.

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The help is broken down our training into several distinct areas:

  • Get Started- Learn the basics of OneDrive.
  • Files- Fetch files on your PC and Upload to OneDrive.
  • Share and Collaborate- Share files, see what files you have shared and stop sharing files when needed.
  • Sync- Sync documents, photos and desktop on Windows or Mac.
  • Mobile- Use OneDrive on the go with our iOS and Android apps.
  • Accounts and Storage- System requirements, storage plans and admin help.
  • Troubleshoot- Triage, fix, and prevent common OneDrive issues.

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Developer Resources- Find best practices and how to for developers on the Dev Center


The OneDrive developer platform provides APIs, components, and tools to connect your application to files and content across Office 365. In addition, the OneDrive developer platform allows your solution to work with files across the Office 365 ecosystem while writing the same code to enable solutions for consumers to enterprise customers. OneDrive APIs are a part of the Microsoft Graph, a common API for Microsoft service.

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Our developer content is designed to help you learn how and why to integrate with OneDrive content so that you can quickly get your solution running.


Our goal is to make deploying, managing, using and developing on OneDrive as easy as possible by putting everything you need on one easy to search site. We welcome your feedback below on how we can further improve our self-service product documentation and guidance. Finally, if you would like to contribute content, we'd love to use your content, to get started, check out our Office Authoring Guide here


Thank you from all of us here for your continued support and enthusiasm around OneDrive

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