Software: Clear Your Web Browser's Cache

About cache, cookies, and history

Your Internet browser's cache stores certain information about the web pages that you visit so that the pages will load more quickly the next time you visit them.  You should periodically clear the cache to enable your web browser to function more efficiently.

Cloud Storage: Comparing Box versus OneDrive

The University's two cloud-storage solutions both offer comparable features for online storage as well as Web-based collaboration. There are a number of criteria that you should consider when determining what type of cloud service you should use or use primarily.

The following table might be helpful in deciding what cloud storage solution should work best for you, depending on what functions you will be using.

Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive (Cloud Storage)

Microsoft One Drive for Business is a cloud storage solution where you can update, store, share, and sync your files from anywhere. While your Pitt Box account provides unlimited online storage and a great collaborative platform, you can also store files online using OneDrive. These files are backed up regularly to the Microsoft cloud and your file space is conveniently configured as the default save destination for all of your Office 365 applications including Word, Excel, and SharePoint.

Email: Increase Your Legacy Webmail (IMAP) Storage Space

By default, your legacy Webmail (IMAP) mailbox has 250 MB of storage space. You can add additional storage space as you need it. You can add 1 GB of email space to your mailbox as frequently as every 30 days.

What Types of Data Can I Store on SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business?

SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business provide robust security for the data you store. However, due to federal, state, and local laws and University policies and standards, they should not be used to store, collect, or share certain types of regulated and sensitive data. This includes data regulated by HIPAA and GLB. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for safeguarding University of Pittsburgh data stored on the computers, devices, and online services you use.