If you're new to Office Online or OneDrive getting started is simple. Just follow the instructions provided in this free lesson.
Now that you've created a Microsoft account, you'll need to spend some time becoming familiar with the way OneDrive works. You can access OneDrive at any time by going to www.onedrive.com in your web browser. From here, you can access your files, create new documents in Office Online, and much more.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about the OneDrive interface.
Click here to view a menu of various apps that you can open and use.
Click the Notifications button to open a notifications pane on the right side of the screen. This is where you'll receive notifications about your files, folders, and edits.
Click here to access your OneDrive settings. You'll be able to view options, upgrade your storage, and change the language.
Click here to open the help pane, where you can search for and view questions and topics.
Click here to modify your account settings, edit your profile, and more.
Click here to open the info pane. You'll be able to view specific details, comments, and shared users for specific documents.
Folders appear as large tiles at the top of your OneDrive. Simply click a folder to open it.
Your files appear below your folders. Simply click a file to open it. If it's a Microsoft Office file, you'll be able to edit it using Office Online.
You can use the search bar to search for files stored on your OneDrive.
Click the Skype button to open a Skype pane on the right side of the screen. You can talk to anyone on your Skype contacts list from here.
By default, your folders and files are displayed in tiles view. However, you can switch to list or photo view if you prefer. You can also choose how to sort your files and folders here.
From here, you can switch between different document views, including the option to show recently edited files and photos.