How to save workbooks to the Cloud

Cloud storage provides greater accessibility and rapid deployment of data, strong protection for data backup, and lower storage costs, making it an ideal storage platform. Saving workbooks to a file hosting service in the cloud, like OneDrive, allows you to access it from any computer as long as you have internet connection. It also makes it easier to share the workbook with others who can access it via OneDrive and make edits, without you having to reconcile multiple versions at a later stage.

In our example we show you how to save workbooks to OneDrive.

Applies To: Microsoft Excel 2010 and 2013

Microsoft® Excel® 2010

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Save & Send.
  2. Click Save to Web.










  • Click Sign In, enter your Windows Live ID and password, and click OK. If you don’t have a Windows Live ID, you can sign up for it.








  1. Select or create a folder in OneDrive and click Save As. Type a name for your file and click Save.

Microsoft® Excel® 2013

1. Click File and then Save As.

2. Click Add a Place.









3. Under Add a Place, click OneDrive.






4. Click Microsoft account to sign in with your Microsoft account.

5. Enter your Microsoft account and password, and click Sign In.

6. As soon as you sign in, your OneDrive will show up under Places. Select it, and then under Recent Folders, pick your OneDrive Documents folder. If you don’t see it, click Browse for Additional Folders.

7. Type a name for your file and click Save.

After you save your workbook to OneDrive, you can share it with other people:

  1. Click File then Share.
  2. Select the type of sharing you want to do. For example, to send an email message with a link to your workbook, click Email, and then click Send a Link.









The document is now saved in OneDrive. In OneDrive, you can give people permission to view and edit the contents of your folders. When you want to share a document, you send a link to it in e-mail.