As cloud-based storage becomes the norm in web-based software, more and more people are turning to Microsoft’s Skydrive for their file needs. For a while, it seemed like Dropbox was the only big name in the online storage game. But with a whopping 25G of storage, Skydrive blows Dropbox’s 2G out of the water. That’s not to say that Dropbox has outlived its usefulness, but it’s clear that Microsoft is making it a point to listen to what people want.
And because Skydrive is directly linked to your Window’s Live (Hotmail) login, file sharing becomes that much easier. No need to switch back and forth between accounts – simply send files, photos, and anything else right from the email address you’re already using. Wondering what to do with those extra 23G of storage? Here are a couple of ideas:
Better Photo Storage
We’re living in a digital age, and that means a whole lot of picture uploading. Whether you’re transferring from a camera, smart phone, or something else altogether, it doesn’t take very long for all those memories to eat up major storage space. Save your computer’s memory by loading those images onto Skydrive instead.
It’s easy to upload pictures onto Skydrive – just drag and drop into the Upload window. Once they’re uploaded, it’s easy to share them with friends and family.
Embedding PowerPoint Slideshows
PowerPoint is a simple, effective, and visual way to share information. It’s perfect for school or business presentations, as well as memory sharing and even promoting a product or service. With Skydrive, you can share your PowerPoint slideshow with everyone – including those that don’t have access to PowerPoint software.
Simply upload your slideshow onto Skydrive, and you can instantly get access to an embed code that allows you to insert your presentation into a web page or blog. Even better, updating or changing your slideshow on Skydrive will automatically update it everywhere it’s embedded.
Backing Up Important Files
Having a web-based way to back up your files is an excellent way to ensure that your important documents, personal information, work, and photos are safe and secure in case of a computer crash or other catastrophe. You can then access your documents and files any place with internet access. This can also be helpful when you need to get to your information away from your home or office.