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OneDrive for Business

Microsoft OneDrive for Business is the UTEP supported cloud storage system that is accessible anywhere, anytime from any device. Share files and folders safely and with ease. Current Faculty, Staff and Students can utilize Microsoft OneDrive for Business to store, sync, and share files across all their devices.

Features and Benefits

• FREE unlimited storage
• Only cloud storage solution approved by UTEP for use with confidential data
• Store, edit, and share your files from any device
• Native application support for iOS and Android devices
• Document versioning - preserves a copy before each document edit
• Real-time co-authoring - facilitates collaboration of documents in an online
• Data loss prevention
• Protects sensitive data.  For more information on file security in
   Microsoft OneDrive for Business, please click here.

Getting Started

Technology Support Help Desk

The OneDrive Client
Download the Microsoft OneDrive Client to your device and save files directly to your OneDrive. Those on Windows 10 or later already have the OneDrive Client installed.
OneDrive System Requirements

OneDrive Client for Mac  |  OneDrive Client for Windows

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the maximum file size I can upload for a single file?
A: Upload individual files up to 10GB

Q: What happens if I accidentally delete a file? Can it be recovered?
A: If you delete a file stored in OneDrive, it will be in your OneDrive recycle bin for 30 days. After that, it will be permanently gone and there is no back-up.

Q: What happens if I leave UTEP?
A: Access to your OneDrive for Business will be removed one year after you leave the University. To avoid losing your files, be sure to move your files to your personal PC or another storage solution.

Q: Are there any characters I should avoid in file or folder names?
A: Yes, click here for a complete list of invalid characters and file types to avoid.

Q: What are the security policies?
A: Click here for the University Security Policies.

For any other Microsoft OneDrive questions or concerns, please contact the Technology Support Help Desk at 747-HELP or visit the HelpDesk for other methods of support.

Guideline for the appropriate use of Microsoft OneDrive:

Data Type
Appropriate Use                   
Student Coursework
Faculty & Staff Documents
Public Information
University Personnel Records
Student Records
Research Data
Medical Records
SSN's, Passports, Drivers License
Financial Account Information
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)


In the event of a major system outage, please contact us at (915) 740-2001