Create a Personal Site Collection
A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström
the previous articles we have looked at
the default OneDrive for Business document library.
This is a personal site collection available to each Office
365 account, but it is not straightforward to actually take
advantage of it and use it with full SharePoint functionality.
Unfortunately Microsoft has removed the possibilities
described here. This article will be removed as soon as
the next edition of SharePoint Online from Scratch
has been published. By keeping this article, we can
reach book readers with the information.
New apps and subsites cannot be created directly from default
OneDrive library, which is what you reach when you click
on the OneDrive icon in the Office 365 App Launcher. Instead
you have to go another way to get behind the scenes and
reach the full SharePoint potential.
In the demo below Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer
of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, explains how to create
a new OneDrive for Business subsite to take advantage of
the all SharePoint features in a personal site collection.
One way of taking advantage of your personal site collection
is to create multiple document libraries. That way you can
synchronize in a more controlled way. You can for example
sync just some of the libraries or sync them with different
Note that the "OneDrive" folder only contains the default
OneDrive for Business library. The other libraries will
show up under "SharePoint" or under a folder with your tenant