Student File Storage

Dear Students,

Summer 2018 Eastern retired the current student network file shares, known as the Z: Drive. The new default file storage system is Microsoft OneDrive for Business.  ITS migrated all student data from the local Z: drives to O365 OneDrive for Business in the Microsoft cloud.  This move not only provides greater accessibility and more granular recovery, it significantly increases storage for each student by 20,000 times the current allocation.

Additional information was emailed during the summer and again in the fall as students return to campus. The ITS Help Desk is available to assist all students. In addition, a series of short informational/tutorial videos on O365 OneDrive for Business are available at  https://support.office.com/en-us/article/video-get-started-with-onedrive-work-or-school-b30da4eb-ddd2-44b6-943b-e6fbfc6b8dde

Some advantages of O365 OneDrive:

  • O365 integration provides online editing and collaboration tools for Microsoft Office documents
  • OneDrive will have 5TB of storage, 20,000 times more than the current Z: Drive
  • OneDrive stores documents of nearly any file type
  • Files may be accessed from any location on any device via the Internet

Individual files may be shared with other Eastern students and/or faculty to allow for real-time collaboration/editing.