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!
Filed under Cloud, Storage
I have posted about Microsoft Office live in the past. This allows you to create / Edit and print your office documents in the Cloud. It can be used with Office or on its own.
It is great when anyone has different version of Office and need to work together. If you running Office 2003 at home and your School or Office is running 2007 or 2010 – why not use Office live. You get Storage (Skydrive 25G) – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote to use and share as any document can be shared with others online. This becomes a great tool when multiple people are working on a project!
All you need is a Windows live ID – Hotmail, LIVE, MSN etc…
There are also teacher guides for Bing, Windows Live Movie Maker, and other free tools. In addition, there’s a lesson plans database.
Office Web Apps are available free through Windows Live SkyDrive. All you need is a Windows Live ID, which you may already have through Microsoft Hotmail, Messenger, Xbox Live, the Partners in Learning network, or other Windows Live services.
For a sneak peak at the videos offered on www.microsoft.com/education, take a look at this video about the OneNote Web App. It’s completely directed at teachers and how they can use the OneNote Web App both inside and outside the classroom.
FULL ARTICLE – The Microsoft Office Blog – Teachers guides for Office WEB Apps