October 12: you can start using OneDrive
Tilburg University has decided to offer its students and staff an alternative to the existing local, and often outdated, storage facilities. Since October 12, all students can use OneDrive in the Office 365 collaborative environment.
What does this mean for me?
Starting now, you have access to your personal OneDrive environment. You can use it immediately and, if relevant, transfer all your documents from your part of the M:\ drive. OneDrive is largely similar to the M:\ drive, but it is more than just a place to store your files. It is a place for collaboration. OneDrive supports all kinds of useful facilities, including collaborating simultaneously in one document, version control, and editing on other devices such as your smartphone. Moreover, you will get access to Office Online (contains basic versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that you can open in your browser) and Office ProPlus (the new desktop versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, which you can install on your student workspace as well as on 5 other devices).
Should you have questions regarding the use of the applications, please take a look at the online instruction in the form of texts and videos. All training materials and information will be shared on the Self Service Portal. During the entire change process, you can contact IT Support by phone (2222) or e-mail (IT-Support@tilburgUniversity.edu) if you have any questions or want to report problems.
What are the next steps?
Ultimately, the data on your part of the M:\ drive will be migrated to OneDrive. You will not lose any files as a result; they will only be relocated. You do not have to do anything yourself. You will be informed later on when exactly this is going to happen.
Mandatory two-factor authentication (2FA) is introduced for Office 365 users. This makes logging on considerably safer and, as a result, we will be less vulnerable to attacks. Moreover, it is only normal these days to use more than just one factor when logging on.