How to setup OneDrive and SharePoint on an iMac or Macbook
We show you how to install Microsoft’s OneDrive and Sharepoint on a Mac, so you can share files with other Mac and Windows users
If you or your company uses Microsoft Onedrive or Sharepoint in a Windows PC environment as part of Office 365, it can also be setup to work the same way and access and edit files on an iMac or Macbook running Apples OSx as follows.
Firstly install the Onedrive App on the Mac by clicking on the App Store icon
and searching for “Onedrive”
A comprehensive guide is also available from Microsoft at the following address
Once Onedrive is installed, you can then login to your companies Sharepoint or your personal Onedrive account and “sync” your files to your Mac using the OneDrive App
Syncing SharePoint Files
Once in Sharepoint click on the “sync” icon
And select the files or folders you wish to sync.
On the top taskbar, you should see the Onedrive icon start to become animated as the the files start to sync, depending on the number of files, these may take some time to download
To access the files that have been synced, right click the “Onedrive” icon, and select the Onedrive or Sharepoint folder you wish to access
Other available options here can be found under “Preferences”
A recent development on Mac OS, is that if you also run Windows on your Mac using Parallels with OneDrive running, hitting the “Sync” button will force the Sharepoint sync to the Windows version and not the Mac version.
Each personal users of Office 365 has up to 1TB of OneDrive storage included in their subscriptions. For Office 365 Business versions, each Office 365 individual user licence offers 1TB storage per person, combining licences over an organization (tenant) gives an overall storage allowance calculated as follow:
1 TB plus 10 GB per user license purchased.
Example scenarios of increased storage allocation
100 user licenses = Total tenant allocation of 2TB
For “unlimited” data-storage plans, see below
In Australia you can purchase Office 365 (which contains Onedrive and SharePoint) directly from The IT Guys at a discounted price compared to the Microsoft site by clicking on the following links.
- Microsoft Office 365 Personal Annual Subscription – A$83 per year (RRP A$99)
- Microsoft Office 365 Home Annual Subscription – A$110 per year (RRP A$129)
- Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 (for Mac or PC) A$177 inc GST (RRP A$199)
- Microsoft Office Home & Business 2019 (for PC or Mac) $A328 inc GST (RRP A$349)
- Microsoft Office Professional 2019 (for PC or Mac) $A585 inc GST (RRP A$639)
- Click here for prices in other countries outside Australia
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