MS Office 365 Guides
About Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud based platform that includes various applications and services bundled into one location. Applications included are: Word, Excel, Power Point, OneNote, Outlook, Access, OneDrive, SharePoint, Yammer, Visio, Planner, Stream, and Teams. Use OneDrive and Office 365 to share files online.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How to log in and access from any device - What is the size limit to upload a file
- How much space do I get in my CSUSM OneDrive? Sharing with co-workers and external
1TB plus 10 GB storage space. All files that you store in OneDrive are private unless you decide to share them. You can share files and folders with co-workers so you can collaborate on projects. If you’re signed-in to Office 365, you are can also share with partners outside of CSUSM.
- What is the difference between OneDrive for Business and SharePoint
One Drive is to be used for storing your personal files (the Me files). When you leave the campus
your OneDrive license is de-activated.
SharePoint is used for sharing and storing campus files. (the We files). When you leave the campus your files remain intact within your organization.
- What characters cannot be used as a file or folder name? What filetypes are prohibited?
How many file characters can a sync'd file or folder have?
Characters that cannot be uploaded to OneDrive or SharePoint: " # % * : < > ? / \ |
Filetypes that cannot be uploaded: .ashx, .asmx, .json, .soap, .svc, .xamix
When using the sync app the entire path, including the file name, must contain fewer than 400 characters for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online. If you exceed that limit, you'll receive an error message.
- What problems could occur when syncing to & from the cloud to your desktop?
If the file/folder you are trying to sync contains prohibited characters, or filetypes (see above) you will see a red x indicating a sync error. Click on the red x and you should see information about the sync issue. Try to clear the error. If you cannot contact the Helpdesk for assistant.
Make sure you are not syncing too many files simultaneously as this will slow down the processing time and may not allow all sub files/folders to completely finish processing (sub-folders will be empty).
If you are on Windows 10 you can use Files on Demand (new Sync app) and access all your files without having to download them and use storage space on your device.