How Lotus F1 Team races the globe with Office 365 and OneDrive for Business

To coincide with today’s news about the most significant set of OneDrive for Business updates since the service was first released, we continue our series on Lotus F1 Team’s real-world implementation of Office 365. We take an in-depth look at how Lotus F1 Team’s IT crew implemented OneDrive for Business to protect its intellectual property in one of the most highly competitive environments while enabling secure file sharing and access to key information by a team that’s on the go, traveling from race to race around the globe.

Following our first episode in the Lotus F1 Team series, we see how OneDrive for Business, activity auditing, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and mobile device management (MDM) are put to work by an organization that takes protecting its intellectual property—from design to track—extremely seriously.

David Cadywould, from Lotus F1 Team’s IT crew, explains the great progress they’ve made in the last month with OneDrive for Business helping to control how the team stores and shares files—especially on mobile devices—and educate their users on organizational policies through the DLP feature.

David also demonstrates how the Lotus F1 Team blocks offline file synchronization to unmanaged devices and limits permission-sharing options in the People Picker Control using simple PowerShell commands. Other demos cover modern attachments, activity auditing, mobile device/Intune management and DLP.

Get started today with all of the new OneDrive for Business capabilities and stay tuned for the next chapter of Lotus F1 Team’s journey to Office 365, where we’ll show how they’re moving from pre-defined reporting using SQL Server to user-driven, self-service, interactive analytics with Power BI.

—Jeremy Chapman