Why do you recommend Microsoft cloud storage solutions when Google provides more space?

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Recommending a storage solution is more than simply considering which service offers the largest raw capacity to store data. All of the solutions provide a large amount of space to store content, what really matters is how easy is it to access and use the files we store. In a word, convenience. Most individuals at UAA use Microsoft Office as their primary productivity tool to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Its installed on almost all UAA owned computers, and Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise is available for free to all UA students, staff, and faculty for their personal devices. The file types associated with these applications are the de facto file format that most people use when sharing content between each other.

By recommending OneDrive for BusinessMicrosoft Teams, and SharePoint Online it allows you to work collaboratively on projects, when and where you need to, with the advantage of opening these documents seamlessly, avoiding any formatting issues that arise with converting file types. Additionally, all three services support file synchronization clients for all common platforms (e.g. macOS, Windows, iOS, Android), making accessing your files in the cloud as easy as a file stored on your device.


Is there any additional information I should know about?

For support, requests may be submitted anytime by Requesting Support for the Office 365 @ UA or Google Workspace @ UA services. Support Requests are worked by Priority based on the Impact and Urgency of need as well as the order they are received by the IT Employees with the knowledge and permissions to assist with the request.

For immediate assistance please review the Contact IT page for ways to contact the appropriate support group.

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