Microsoft OneDrive is the approved cloud-based document storage platform available to all staff and students, allowing you to:
OneDrive for Business has been certified to store any University documents classified as public, internal only and restricted. Any highly confidential documents should not be stored on OneDrive for Business. To find out more about classifications and what can and can't be stored on OneDrive refer to the Data storage page.
Note: You will need to login with FAN@flinders.edu.au
Similar to University email, all OneDrive files are retained in legal hold ongoing. This means that even if files are deleted, or a user's association with the University ends, the University can recover such files.
The recovery of such files is only done if the request conforms to the Email and Electronic Data Access Procedure.
Good question. OneDrive for Business is the University’s approved and supported cloud file storage platform. We have reviewed the service extensively under our cloud certification program. This process provides you with assurance that your data is properly protected to a level that matches the protection of our IT systems hosted on campus.
You can also access your OneDrive via FAN login and as such we are able to help you protect your account and notify you if we think someone has accessed your account and take steps to protect you. The level of data protection provided by OneDrive for Business also ensures that you will be able to get back documents you have accidentally deleted or written over.
These same protections are not provided by Dropbox and GoogleDrive alternatives, especially those that are provided for free as these are designed for storing and sharing personal files with family and friends.
With OneDrive, you can sync files between your computer and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere - your computer, your mobile device, and even through the OneDrive website at OneDrive.com. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted on the OneDrive website and vice versa. You can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer and access your files even when you’re offline. Whenever you’re online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.
When requested enter your Flinders email address in the following format (e.g FAN@flinders.edu.au)
For instructions on how to set up file syncing refer to Microsoft's website.
Your data within OneDrive is stored in a highly secure environment that offers extensive protection in multiple layers: physical data center security, network security, access security, application security, and data security.
You can access further details on data encryption on the Microsoft site.
Opening hours: 8am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays
After hours or when all staff are busy you will be given an option to leave a voicemail message. Voicemails will be accessed as soon as practical during business hours otherwise you may choose to log an IT support request.
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