Comparing OneDrive, MS Teams, and Box

LSU ITS now offers OneDrive, MS Teams, and Box to the LSU community. This article aims to assist in comparing the features of all three services for those who are trying to decide which service may best suit you and your team's needs.

While OneDrive and Box are primarily file storage services, MS Teams is a group communication software with functionality similar to Slack and GroupMe.



Please see the links below for general overviews of all three services:


Comparison Table

Below you'll see a table which compares all three services by looking at:

  • Maximum File Size
  • Storage limit 
  • Maximum directory folder depth/file path length 
  • Ability to collaborate internally or externally
  • How to acquire the respective service
  • Users eligible to use the service.



Max File Size

Storage Limit

 Directory Depth





 Cloud file solution    15 GB     1 TB  Fewer than 400 characters in file path


Available via LSUMail

  All users eligible for Office products

MS Teams


Group chat, file and collaboration tool    15 GB     1 TB 260 characters in file path  Internal collaboration only

Available by request

All users eligible for Office products


Cloud file solution     5 GB  Unlimited   No more than four folders deep*


Available by default at: 

   LSU A&M Employees and student workers only

 * While it is technically possible to exceed 4 folders deep in box, we highly recommend not to do so in order to avoid severe "folder maze" / disorganization sprawl with your data long term.

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