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Get started with OneDrive

What you need to do before you can set up your University OneDrive for Business personal filestore.

1. Have you enabled your University Microsoft account yet?

Note: New students arriving for the 2016/7 academic year can skip to Step 2 (you have already enabled your Microsoft account by using the Password Management app to change your initial password). You must wait 3 hours for your password change to take effect before attempting to download Microsoft software.

If you have not already signed up for your University Microsoft account, you'll need to follow the instructions here (please allow up to 3 hours for this process to take effect before you come back here to set up your OneDrive - University of Cambridge account):

Getting started with your University Microsoft account (if no University Microsoft account yet)


2. First-time users of OneDrive

Before you begin installation, you must provision your Microsoft account ready for use, or you won't be able to sign-in to oneDrive for Business:

  1. Go to the Office 365 sign-in page (, and sign in:

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  2. Enter your in the Email address or phone number box and click Sign In:

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  3. If you have multiple accounts you will be asked to choose either your 'Work or school account' or your 'Personal account' before you can enter your password. Choose ‘Work or school account’:

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  4. You will now be automatically re-directed to the University of Cambridge Active Directory login page.
    Enter your UIS Password and click Sign in:
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  5. Following successful authentication, you will be directed to the Office 365 home page. You will need to click on the OneDrive tile to setup your OneDrive space:

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3. Now, follow the device-specific instructions for setting up your device: