Getting Started with Harvard OneDrive

You can access your Harvard OneDrive files online virtually anytime from anywhere directly from your Microsoft Office applications or using current versions of most web browsers. For offline file access, you can install OneDrive for Business applications to synchronize your files from your Harvard OneDrive with current versions of Windows, OSX, iOS and Android devices.

Accessing OneDrive Files from Microsoft Office

Current versions of Microsoft Office applications for PC and Mac can be used to access your Harvard OneDrive files.

Office VersionSync Support
Office 2010 for WindowsIt is not recommended that you use Office 2010 for Windows with OneDrive. You should upgrade to Office 2013 for Windows. Here is your link on How to Install Office 2013.
Office 2011 for MacThe OneDrive for Business sync client is not included and can be downloaded here.
Office 2013 or 2016 for WindowsThe OneDrive for Business sync client is built-in.
Office 2016 for MacThe OneDrive for Business sync client is not included click here for download instructions


Sync with OneDrive for Business Applications

If your Harvard computer is not supported by HUIT, please contact your local IT department before installing any software on your machine. If you do not have local technical support for your school or department, or if you've been instructed to install the software yourself, please follow the instructions in the table below for the operating system that you are currently using.

Operating SystemClientGet Software
Android 4.0 or higherBuilt in to the Office Mobile AppFrom Google Play
Apple iOS 6.0 or higher (e.g. iPhone/iPad)OneDrive for Business AppFrom the Apple Store
Windows 7 and Windows 8OneDrive for Business Standalone Sync client (integrated with My Computer)From the Microsoft Download Center
Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT (Surface)OneDrive for Business AppFrom the Microsoft Download Center
OSX 10.9 and aboveOneDrive For Business Next Generation Sync ClientInstructions are here