We are all storage hungry – if your like me you use several cloud storage services. You always have to think about security and what your sharing with the Cloud, but if your smart it can be used as a great backup of non-sensitive information. Some are easier than others and some you might trust more than another.
I currently use Live Mesh and Skydrive from Microsoft as well as Dropbox. Live Mesh is a great product if you have multiple computers and you want to sync up your folders or specific files from one to the other with the option of having it in the cloud as well. Skydrive is a manually process but with 25G and it being used for Microsoft cloud apps – it’s a must. Dropbox is a single folder you can save information to and have it sync with the cloud and other computers. It’s fast and works really well with plug-ins for smartphones.
There are others I have mentioned in the past listed on a folder on my main page of the blog.
A new player has entered the game – CLOUD EXPERIENCE – Beta – from fist looks it seems to have most of the features of Dropbox. Sync from multiple devices – share your files with others and access the service from anywhere.
A full length review was published on AddictiveTips today – take a read!
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On-line storage can be used in so many ways… It can be used as BACKUP of important files and depending on the service can be done manually or you can use services that auto-sync your files or directories that you pick. Another great benefit of online storage is the ability to access that data from any computer connected to the WEB.
For a lot of people a single service will work great and will give them the storage they want or need and it’s FREE! For those that have a lot to save or others that would like to keep personal and business stuff separate there are many services available.
I believe most people understand why they should backup, but most still don’t! In most cases if you have never had a computer fail or your hard drive die, they just don’t take the time to figure out a method to back up at least the most important files – like your pictures, personal documents and invoices etc. What would your wife say if you lost all your pictures!
– Backup of important files
– Sync between computers and Cloud to have access of data from any computer with an internet connection. You had or change any file and it’s updated at all the locations you have added.
What a great tool to have available, if you have not looked at Windows OFFICE WEB APPS – your missing out on a great product. Want to open an excel sheet or Word doc, but the computer your on doesn’t have office – no prob – use Office WEB APPS.
This is great tool for kids that don’t have office at home – they are working on School computers with OFFICE, they can then save their work on SkyDrive and at home they can open the document in the cloud using OFFICE WEB APPS. No USB keys (security risks for the school and student) Can’t say they misplaced the USB key etc. You need to work from home but you don’t have Office – work in the cloud and have 25G of space to save your documents for FREE. These APPS are very good and Microsoft looks like they want to be in the game. The product has been available for 100 days – 20 million people later and two updates already in less than 4 months – This is not the OLD Microsoft that normally takes a year or more to do an update.
Products you should be looking at from Microsoft today…. Just because…..
Security Essentials – AntiVirus
Windows Live Essentials
SKYDRIVE – 25G of cloud Storage FREE
Windows Live Mesh – Sync files and folders between multiple computers and/or 5G of cloud storage
Explorer 9 BETA – talk about fast…… Who needs Chrome or Firefox
These products offer so much value and they are good – so many uses to make your computing experience so much easier.