OneDrive (previously SkyDrive, Windows Live SkyDrive and Windows Live Folders) is a cloud storage, file hosting service that allows users to sync files and later access them from a web browser or mobile device. Users can share files publicly or with their contacts, publicly shared files do not require a Microsoft account to access. It is part of the suite of online services formerly known as Windows Live.


  1. Create a OneDrive account using your email if you don't already have one.
  2. Login at, and click the "Shared:" under OneDrive at the left-hand side.
  3. To open for EDIT, right-click the file and choose "Open in WORD" - NOT :"word online" - in order to support concurrent editing. -Note: for security reasons, a window may pop up with a warning and may also ask you to type in your password again. Just watch out for the pop-window if the screen seems to freeze.
  4. Save the file (do this often) - you don't need to save to different file names or version number - old versions are automatically saved/kept - if someone else has made some changes already while you were editing- the save operation will automatically refresh the doc to show you the latest changes made by others and integrate with yours.



  1. Chunming Qiao, user.