Monday, May 7, 2012

Microsoft Skydrive

Microsoft's Skydrive is their program that gives you storage on the cloud. With it you can store up to 7gb (gigabytes) of information free that can be visible to just you or select others or the public. You can put all types of files there. If you have large files to share this is one way to do it. Also with Skydrive are versions of Microsoft applications called Office Web Applications or OWA. If you signed up with Skydrive in the past, you need to go back in your account and take advantage of a free offer. You use Windows Live ID to log in so you probably are still using the login elsewhere, but it does have a password reminder. It uses your email address as username. When you go in Skydrive you will see on the bottom left where it tells you that you have 7gb of storage. If you click on that, you will go to page with upgrade options. You can buy additional space here. Now for the nice freebie. For a limited time (they do not say how long) there is a free upgrade for existing Skydrive users to upgrade to 25gb free. Google has also introduce their cloud storage which only gives 5gb of storage and works with Google Docs. it is called Google Drive. If you store items in their format they do not count in the 5gb. Skydrive and Google Drive are two additional options to backup some of your stuff and also to be able to access anywhere. Dwight

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