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OneDrive for work or school is included with Microsoft 365, so you can access, upload, and share your files from anywhere you use Office—on your desktop, the web, and your mobile devices. No need to download and install extra software, or to leave your Office app to log in to a third-party web service.

Just look for OneDrive – [your company name].


Box Business Plus

OneDrive for Business

Open, Store, Share

Requires download of additional software to open, store, and share Office files with desktop Office applications.

Requires adding Box as a service to each Office mobile app to open, store, and share Office files with Office mobile apps.

No additional software or authentication needed to open, store, and share Office files with Office online, the Office desktop apps, and Office mobile apps.


Multiple users can simultaneously edit on a browser Office files stored in Box.

Multiple users can simultaneously edit Office files stored in OneDrive, with Office 2016 on the desktop or Office Online on a browser.

Permission Levels

Co-owner (multiple owners allowed), Editor, Viewer Uploader, Previewer Uploader, Viewer, Previewer, Uploader

Simplified levels:

Can view, Can edit

Comments, notes

Supports threaded comments for each file and folder.

Note-taking app requires separate download.

Microsoft 365 supports threaded comments from within Office files.

OneNote note-taking app an integrated part of Microsoft 365.

*Differences are based on Box Business edition and Microsoft's Office 365 E3 plan as of February 2017.

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