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We have signed up for all employees to use Office 365 for Business which includes Onedrive with the SharePoint feature.  We have a quick question what is the easiest way to setup shared folders for employees.  We only want them to save their documents to shared folders controlled by the administrator rather than their own, is their a way to do this>
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Put succinctly, there isn't a way to do this that works well. It is possible to force users' desktops to connect to a single OneDrive based shared folder (A folder that has been shared from a single user's account), but doing so is a work-around at best and at worst could result in significant loss of data.

OneDrive for Business is designed primarily to allow simple storage and sharing of files between individuals and groups. You can't currently force all users to share the same OneDrive, which is a huge oversight on Microsoft's part, but there isn't much that can be done about that.

SharePoint is the solution that is more purpose focused to allowing groups of people to access the same storage location, and would probably suit your purposes better than OneDrive.
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What is the difference between OneDrive and SharePoint, the Microsoft guys stated that they are one and the same, OneDrive being the storage and SharePoint is the tools being provided for sharing of location.  It is confusing does Office365 for Business come with SharePoint or must it be purchased separately ?

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