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Student Z-Drives To Be Retired

Article ID: 501
Last updated: 15 Oct, 2019

Eastern is retiring the current student network file shares, known as the Z: Drive. The new default file storage system will be Microsoft OneDrive for Business.  This move will not only provide greater accessibility and more granular recovery, it significantly increases storage for each student by 20,000 times the current allocation. 

ITS will be changing all student data from the local Z: drives to Read Only, at which point students can copy files to OneDrive. 

Additional information will be emailed as students return to campus. The ITS Help Desk will be available to assist all students.

In addition, a series of short informational/tutorial videos on O365 OneDrive for Business is available at:

Some advantages of O365 OneDrive:

  • O365 integration provides online editing and collaboration tools for Microsoft Office documents 
  • OneDrive will have 5TB of storage, 20,000 times more than the current Z: Drive 
  • OneDrive stores documents of nearly any file type 
  • Files may be accessed from any location on any device via the Internet
  • Individual files may be shared with other Eastern students and/or faculty to allow for real-time collaboration/editing 
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