Microsoft OneDrive

Hi,
 I have two user/computer network (business owner and assistant) and like to use Microsoft One Drive so that all of their files are stored in the cloud and two users can access them 24x7. Some files are confidential, so the owner like to keep those files from Assistant. That is pretty much what they need. They have email addresses provided by their franchise headquarters - like xxx@microsoft.com. Both computer has Microsoft Office 2016 installed and I think they paid for the license once. In other words, it is not subscription based.
 
 I understand that OneDrive for Business per user is $5 / month.

 Would they need to get two licenses (or one) to share files and folders?
 Can the owner of business create folders in OneDrive and make some folders accessible by his assistant, but make some folders only accessible by himself?

Thanks.
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Bartender_1Microsoft Network AdministratorCommented:
As shown here:
https://products.office.com/en-ca/onedrive-for-business/compare-onedrive-for-business-plans

With a single license, you will have the ability to share files and folders externally. So you can share the files to another person, without requiring them to have a license.

One of the features of OneDrive for Business, is the ability to choose what you share, and what level of permissions you give them. (Read-Only, Edit, etc.)

So, yes, you can make some folders accessible and others not accessible .

Hope this helps!

Christopher.

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sgleeAuthor Commented:
@Christopher
So they go get only one OneDrive license, say, for owener@domain.com. And there is assistant@domain.com used by his assistant.
When he logs into this one drive account, he can create folders and set permission like below?

Folder Name  Permission   Users
---------------       ----------------   -------------------------------------------------------------------
Share               Full control   owener@domain.com, assistant@domain.com
Financial          Ful control    owener@domain.com

In the assistant computer, his assitant would log in to OneDrive account using assistant@domain.com and see only "Share" folder?
Bartender_1Microsoft Network AdministratorCommented:
With OneDrive for business, the owner could setup their folders, and choose to share a folder with their assistant.

When they choose to share the folder, it will ask for an email address to send the link to.
You can choose settings over whether they can edit, or read-only, and how long they should be able to access these files. (Normally the link will expire, although you can specify no expiration date)
When the assistant clicks on the link, they will see a screen like the one shown in the attached picture, where they will only be able to see what's been shared with them.

With edit capabilities, they can upload new documents, download existing documents,  create new folders. etc.

Hope this helps!

Christopher.
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sgleeAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the information.
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