Description: The following passage is talking about onedrive login, which shows you how to use Microsoft OneDrive. You can get to your files from anywhere on any device with Microsoft OneDrive. You can collaborate with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote from your desktop, mobile device and the web.
My name is Jamie key, I hope that everyone’s having a great night tonight, I want to take a look at Microsoft’s onedrive, I want to explore it and look at all the different things that I can do for you, maybe you haven’t even realized that you can use this with your hotmail account or your Outlook account or one of your other Microsoft’s account.
Let’s do a little walk through tonight of Microsoft’s onedrive, what is Microsoft’s onedrive? If you’re familiar with Dropbox or Google Drive, your Google Account, it works very similarly, you can log on to a browser, access your files from anywhere in the world, you don’t need your computer, you need to log in and then you can access your space on any device you have whether it’s on your phone or it’s on your tablet, you can put apps on that allows you to sync with it very easily.
I want to show you a couple of different plans and how you can enter and use your onedrive, there is a free account when you make a hotmail account or if you have an Outlook account or if you have a live account, on all these ones you have access to that cloud storage space which has five gigabytes.
If I click on plans, you can see that free one, you’re going to get five gigs, you can always buy more, you can purchase more space if needed on it, for my example when I’m showing tonight, I have a subscription that I pay monthly, what I get with that is one terabyte for cloud storage space.
I also can download the Microsoft software and install it on my computer, I can work on the apps online through my browser on my tablets or on my phone, I can work on the actual software downloaded like Microsoft Word or PowerPoint on my computer.
I like that option, I pay a monthly fee for that, when I log in, that’s what you’re going to be able to see, but for this I’m going to show more the online part of this, I’m going to log in by hitting the sign in up top, my email is there already, I’m going to hit sign in.
I’ll hit sign in one more time, as soon as I sign in, you get to enter your space of where everything is going to be saved with your file, this is the start, when you log in, you’ll see your onedrive, let me show you how to upload files and folders to onedrive and how you would like it to look some of the modifications once it gets into your onedrive.
I’ll show you a couple of different ways, you have upload here, when you click on this, you have two different options files and folders, I can click on files and pick an individual file, open it up, it will be uploaded, it also identifies it over here, it has uploaded one item two files.
One thing before I upload any more I want to show you is that I have this information clicked on, if I click it off and click it on, if I have something selected, it will give me the information of maybe its file size or tags or it will give me different information about that file or folder.
If you want to see it, make sure you have that blue checkmark selected, if you want to delete a file, if I check this, you can see once I check it I have different options where I can share it, I can download it back to my computer, I could delete it, move it, copy it, rename and embed it.
I can simply delete it, it will go away, go back to my upload feature, you can do more than one file at a time, I’m going to open these ones, I’m going to grab, I’ll highlight these four, I hit open, these four images that I have are going to be opened up.
I could click them individually to delete them or I could highlight them all by dragging across like this, I’ve indicated each one there and I could right click, I could hit delete, then they’ll disappear, the other option would be to upload your folder.
You could say it folder upload, I’m going to go to my desktop, I’ll click on my folder, I’ll hit upload, it should only take a second, I have 13 items, it tells me how many items are being uploaded here, so I upload that folder and notice that there are images showing in this folder.
If I open up this folder, what I can do is that I can pick an image, if I right-click on it, one of the options I have is to add as cover, I can click this one add as cover, I can move around back through the breadcrumbs by hitting files, it should get me back to my home screen, since I made this the cover.
That would stay there as the image, if you want a certain image to come up for your folder, remember that you can modify it, it’s a neat little option to bring attention to that individual folder, if you want to delete a whole folder, you can click the checkmark and hit delete or right-click on it to get rid of it.
The other option you have that you might find simpler is to drag them over, this is the same thing which I uploaded before, but I’ll drag this one over here, you can see this time it’s the same thing with my folders, I can drag them over, it gets uploaded too.
So you have a couple of different options on how you want to get your information into onedrive, once you have your information, you might want to have different sorting options, I click on sort, you can see you can go through the different options or you can look at it through a different view.
I like the tiles but you have a list that would take up less room or you have your photo one if you want to go through that way, I’m going to move it back to my tile for this view, those are a couple of options of how you can upload and how you can take a look at files and folders inside your onedrive.
I think one of the things that gets overlooked with people that have may be all mail account or Outlook account, they don’t realize that they have their Microsoft Office access online, with onedrive you have all those great apps online available to you.
You don’t have to download anything, you can work in the cloud, if I move over here, you can see where these nine little squares are, I’m going to click on them, all these apps are available to you from your mail, I’m not going to open up every one but you have your outlook mail.
It’s a nice looking email platform that you can work all online with, if I click on this again, you have your calendar, you have your contact lists with people, this would get me back to my onedrive, you have a task list, if you’re familiar with Microsoft Word, if you open this up, it takes you to a place where you have any day older, where you get your document saved or if you want to create a blank one, you can start a Microsoft Word document.
It’s a little bit more robust, it has lots of options in it than the other online editors that you have, if you take advantage of it, if you have an account to remember, you can get this all free to access this on, you can create your nice-looking PowerPoint presentation.
There are templates to work from, I’ll pick this one, it opens up, you see the same features that you have if you’ve worked with it, you can see everything, transitions or animations that you can add into it, it’s not going to be as robust as the downloaded version.
With my subscription I have a downloaded version, I can save all that stuff inside my onedrive too, you can share all these things with it, I’m going to talk a little bit more about sharing next, but you can collaborate all these documents with other people, you can make it as private or as public as you want.
One other great app that they have would be OneNote, I have a OneNote video coming up here, if you want an app that helps you stay organized, this is a great one, it is very comparable with Evernote swea, I’ve done a video on this one, this is a unique presentation style, it is free, if you have a Microsoft account, take a look at the video I have on this one.
It creates things in a different way, it tells a story in a very visual appealing way, all these apps are free for you, if I go back to my onedrive, everything gets saved inside your onedrive that you create, take a look at those apps, if you don’t have a Google account, this would be an option for you to work through these.
You’ll see sharing in a few different places, first I’m going to go with a selected file inside, when I select it, I have that blue checkmark on it, if I go up to share, I have a couple of different options, it says that anyone with a link can edit this item.
But if I drop down, I can change that by this link and view this item, whether you want someone to edit it or someone to view it, that’s how you would make that change, you could get the link at this point, once you get the link, you could copy this and then send this to share that link, then they have access to how you want them to control that file.
The other way you can do it is the same thing with the folder, if I click on a folder and I go up to share, I can have the exact same thing, if I’m going to go over to a document and I’m going to open up a Microsoft Word, I would create a blank document but you’ll notice at the top this goes the same for PowerPoint.
You’ll see it in the same place, click it, you can see where you can invite people, you can add the email addresses, this is where you get the link and you get the the option to create link to copy and paste, an email blog or web page, you can change your options on that.
You can create your link on that too, it is very simple to share any of the documents that you create in this, a feature I like in onedrive now is the ability to have Skype built into it, you can see the icon for Skype, if I click on it, you can open Skype.
I haven’t activated my Skype on this one, I get something like 60 minutes free with this, but if you are a Skype user, you can use it through here or you can have your chat, your calls if you can connect your Skype, the other thing is if I go over to a document, I’m going to open another Word document, this will be the same if I have a PowerPoint.
If I open up a document, it’s not only in onedrive, Skype is also here, I like the idea that if you’re collaborating, you could collaborate on a document together, you could also be in contact with a person maybe you’re chatting on the side here or maybe you make a call through here at the same time.
It can keep you connected, it’s a feature I like that they’ve added to this, it’s something that you can take advantage of while you’re working inside onedrive, if you get in the habit of using your onedrive a bit, I would suggest installing the onedrive app.
Down the left hand corner you can see get the onedrive app, click on that, it’s going to take you to the correct page, I’m on a Mac now but you can go through it, it’s going to bring you to the correct page, you hit download and go through the setup, it is very easy.
I’m on the Mac so I have to go to the App Store to download it, then it’s going to ask you whether you want to sync everything in a folder where you want to place this folder on your computer, I’m going to show you where I place my folder on my computer.
I’m going to move this over to the side, on my desktop there’s a folder, this is onedrive, you can see the cloud on it, I’ll move it up a little bit, the handy thing with getting this app installed is if I open up this folder, it’s all the same stuff, if I drag this document on my computer, it’s going to sync too.
It is the same thing if I take anything out of here, let’s say this excel file there, if I delete it out of here, I’ll move this to trash, then what you’re going to notice is that it’s going to do the same thing to here, when it syncs in here, I’ll refresh this, it’s gone.
It’s a great way to move your folders and files and back up stuff, if you need to back stuff up into hurry, remember I have a subscription that I have over a terabyte of information, I could put things into that folder, if there are videos or something I needed to to protect, then it will sync into here, it’s a great way, if you’re working with lots of files, it’s going to speed things up for you.
A couple of extra features I want to show you at the end with onedrive are the search capabilities and things with OCR, optical character recognition, if I’m searching for something, I have this image, if I click on it, this is an image that I took on the some sub plan that, it’s not even that high quality, it’s fuzzy in some places, if I click the information, this i here, what I find interesting is that you notice that the OCR can pull out the text.
I could take this text and copy paste it over to somewhere else, but it’s pulling all the text too, there is the other thing I like about this, let’s look at the word active board, it’s written in a few times, I’m going to close this, I’ll go back to my files, in my search I’m going to type in active board and look what happens.
Even if you have an image with those words, it can find it, it found the word active, it became as part of the search, that’s such a cool option inside onedrive, it has that ability to find things within the images, lastly an app I want to show you to try is office lens.
This connects well with your onedrive or OneNote, it’s great for taking pictures and using the optical character recognition, you can save things to your onedrive or put things into your OneNote, I have a video on this, I’ll put the link here, it gives an explanation of how this works.
I hope that you like this walkthrough of Microsoft onedrive, if you have an account, try it, it’s a free thing to try, if you like this, please share this with a few other people, thank you for reading.