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    Is OneDrive the best cloud based option for sole trader/home use?


    by alisonfraymond ·

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    We have PCs and iPhones/ iPads. My husband is starting his own consulting business and we’re upgrading the home software. We’ve done the research and it would seem getting Office 365 with OneDrive is a good option, however others say this is clunky for home users. Our questions are:
    – Is OneDrive a good option for our situation/ what are the pros and cons?
    – Is there an alternative that would be better, such as Sync?
    – Does the Office 365 local version software get upgraded with the annual subscription?
    – Does the OneDrive synch to photos on iPhone/ iPad work well?
    – Are there full back up options with OneDrive, or is it best to back up to an external hard drive too?
    – What would our options be to back up our iPhones and iPads assuming we don’t want to pay also for iCloud? Is the only option backing up to iTunes?

    Thanks in advance.

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      OneDrive/Office 365

      by villanim ·

      In reply to Is OneDrive the best cloud based option for sole trader/home use?

      The only negative regarding Onedrive is you only receive up to 6 TB of free space you receive. There is Google Drive which gives you more space but OneDrive overall has better features.

      And to update your local versions of Office you just need to enter the license key you receive when purchasing it.

      It works fine of mobile devices as you just need to install the app. I have an Andorid phone and my daughter has an iPhone and we have had zero problems, in fact she likes it better than iCloud because you get more cloud storage. OneDrive is what Apple hopes iCloud to be when it grows up.

      OneDrive will backup whatever you tell it to do assuming you have the free space. I only use it for backing up documents, music and other media not for a full hard drive backup/clone as there are much better options for that.

      Onedrive for one, or Box is another option I like, and there is also Amazon and Dropbox too.,2817,2409569,00.asp

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