Employees of the City of Round Rock are using Microsoft OneDrive whether they know it or not. The IT department has rolled out Microsoft OneDrive for all full-time employees to protect user files and ensure they are backed up in a location other than the user's local hard drive. IT automatically syncs user folders including Desktop, Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos. What this means for the end user, is they can continue to store and access files on their local computer as they normally would. With OneDrive associated with each employee's user account, we are starting a series of articles discussing the added benefits OneDrive offers and how to take advantage of them. This article is the first in a series of tutorials intended to introduce users to OneDrive and its features.
With Microsoft OneDrive you get numerous features beyond traditional file access and storage on a computer's hard drive. Your files are now taking advantage of the Cloud. At a high level, here's what you get with OneDrive.
- Access files from anywhere
- View and edit files on mobile apps or desktop devices
- Files are backed up and automatically store version history enabling point in time restoration
- Share files inside or outside of the organization
- Collaborate with others simultaneously with a single version of a file (no more back and forth with email attachments
To access OneDrive's Online Client do the following:
- Go to http://office.roundrocktexas.gov
- Log in with your roundrocktexas.gov email and City of Round Rock network password
- You are now in the Microsoft Online Office Suite
- Select the OneDrive Icon
In the next article, we will go over how you can view and edit files from OneDrive Online or the Microsoft Apps for Android and IOS.