I’ve been a Drive (Google Drive) guy not carrying for a OneDrive (MS One Drive) so much. I’ve shared documents and pictures using Google Drive for years. OneDrive has never been used, just as storage for some old pictures taken with a Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. Yes, I had that device and it was great. The only thing I bother with was the terrible browsing experience. Later on, MS discounted support and my smartphone became history.
Microsoft OneDrive comes pre-installed with a Windows 10 system and as the system itself evolving, in some time I start using it. I don’t actually share files or documents with others, instead, I’m using this service for myself. As a Freelancer, and a person who uses more than one PC I find it quite handy to work using Microsoft OneDrive.
How to use MS OneDrive with all benefits?
Starting this post, in the title I wrote “Enterprise” where I meant easy coordination of working on my projects from multiple places. This is how MS OneDrive is helping me to be more productive and to work no matter what computer I’m currently using.
Just by placing project files on OneDrive (path), I’m able to start a project in one place (one PC) and to continue working on it using my laptop or other Desktop PC. Something similar people get by paying for Enterprise edition software, getting even more for collaboration, but hey, for cheap as it is, OneDrive I call an Enterprise feature.
All my programming projects, Server setup files, and other important documents for the Freelancing jobs I save on Microsoft OneDrive. Handling those files in that way, I’m able to work no matter where I’m at that particular time.
I find this service worthy for all Freelancers that using more than just one PC.
How I use Microsoft OneDrive?
First of all, to use this service on multiple systems you need to have an MS account on each one. Using an MS account on a Windows 10 gives you access to the OneDrive path and all files you have saved there.
Just leave default OneDrive settings and save the file on that path. By starting File Explorer, on the left, you’ll see the OneDrive icon which you can expand and see what’s inside. Those files and folders you see on your current PC will be accessible from the other computer running Windows 10 with your Microsoft account.
This service comes most handy for me when I’m working on Visual Studio projects. That way I have solution files accessible from each computer I’m using. Also, while I’m writing for websites before my text is complete, I can always continue on writing from multiple locations.
Google Drive has similar logic, however, when you’re using Microsoft Windows all files and apps running smoothly in their native environment.
To learn more about Microsoft Windows 10, read posts I wrote before.