On this page you will find the following information:
Starting in spring 2020, OneDrive will be implemented across government in a phased approach (ministry by ministry).
OneDrive will be your new individual working drive, replacing the H: Drive, with the added benefit that your files are saved in the cloud so you can get to it from anywhere you have an internet connection, on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.
Any time, any place,
All you need is an internet connection to access OneDrive
simple to use
Share files instantly, without having to email or save to a USB
wherever you are
Open and edit files on the go from any device using OneDrive and Office apps
Automatically view earlier saved versions of a file – no need to save multiple versions with updated dates or names
Edit with colleagues in real-time, at the same time, seeing changes as they happen
Microsoft automatically updates your software, so you can be confident your information is always secure
To help you more easily find information about OneDrive you need to do your job, we've organized information specific to the work style you most typically use.
There are six distinct work styles to choose from. These work styles consider factors like how often one works in their main space versus on the go; how often one works in tandem with others versus independently; how often one uses technology to complete their work; and how much of one's work is ad hoc versus routine tasks or long-term projects.
Ready to get started? Check out the work styles page and find which resonates most with you, to get a quick snapshot of how OneDrive can work best for you.
All how to videos and user guides
The Ministry of Central Services will roll out OneDrive ministry by ministry (instead of all at once across government), so each ministry will receive dedicated support during the implementation.
We want you to be well-informed and ready to use OneDrive on the day of implmentation and beyond. To get started, please follow the OneDrive First-Time Set Up Instructions.
Prompted to enter a code?
Multi-factor authentication prompts you to submit a code that has been sent to one of your devices, confirming your identity for greater security of yours and government's data.
You will need to register for multi-factor authentication if you have not done it already, and you intend to use Office 365 software (such as OneDrive and Exchange Email Online) on any of the following:
- a personal mobile device app or browser;
- a government mobile device app or browser;
- a government device not connected to the government network; or
- a non-government device.
You may have already registered for multi-factor authentication when Exchange Online launched in your ministry. If not, you can follow these instructions to register for multi-factor authentication.
Change Champion Program
Central Services has established a Change Champion Program to ensure ministries are involved in implementation planning early on to provide important feedback on how OneDrive may impact you and your ministry.