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Improved sharing & new HTML5 features for SkyDrive.com

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    Improved sharing & new HTML5 features for SkyDrive.com


    We’re ringing in the new year with a few improvements to SkyDrive.com. You now have a single, unified view into how each of your files is shared so you can more easily control who has access to your files. We’ve also added more HTML5 features for touch devices making the SkyDrive experience faster and more fluid across devices and we’ve introduced more drag-and-drop capabilities to make it easier to manage your files, photos and documents.

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    Thanks, albeit still have not been able to convince myself that the Cloud is beneficial to by needs. With thumb drives, and external (2.5") HDDs it just does not make sense putting all my information on a Cloud server. But then that may just be me. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Thanks, albeit still have not been able to convince myself that the Cloud is beneficial to by needs. With thumb drives, and external (2.5") HDDs it just does not make sense putting all my information on a Cloud server. But then that may just be me. . .
    Cloud storage: If we loose internet connection then we can say that we loose our files.
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    If you loose Internet connection you don't necessarily lose your files. It depends how you use it. I use a combination of SkyDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox, they sync folders on my desktop and laptop and server. I have a local copy on each machine and a backup in the cloud. I do need an Internet connection to access the cloud drives with my iPad but if I know I will need a document I can download it so it is available locally later.

    It's a very seamless way of working, previously I would set up a VPN to my home/office server and use mapped drives to copy files into the cloud makes it automatic and simple.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    You do loose your files in theory (until you fix the connection) be it for a short time.
    Having also a offline backup saves the day in this scenario.

    But if the offline backup fails due to dying HDD, the cloud storage will save the day. Just a thought.
    I just don't use cloud and I also have slow internet speed.
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    You save to local drive that then syncs to the cloud storage. Even if you go offline you still have that local copy, but to sync back from the cloud to a local drive on another machine you will need to be online on that machine. Your files are never lost but they may not all be in sync unless all devices are online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    You save to local drive that then syncs to the cloud storage. Even if you go offline you still have that local copy, but to sync back from the cloud to a local drive on another machine you will need to be online on that machine. Your files are never lost but they may not all be in sync unless all devices are online.
    Wonderful.
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    Because external HDDs are so inexpensive I have two for back purposes. One is kept in the glove box of my truck and the other in a safe in my house (fire and water proof), hence still unable to see any need for the Cloud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Because external HDDs are so inexpensive I have two for back purposes. One is kept in the glove box of my truck and the other in a safe in my house (fire and water proof), hence still unable to see any need for the Cloud.
    Yes I find a cloned drive is the best backup to date even if the boot drive is hosed but still good you can clone it back to a boot able system and not take all day to reinstall.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    On cloud:

    Your data will probably be split between a bunch of servers worldwide on random locations and disks... I don't like the idea if you put it this way.

    HDD in a box as well. And it's more energy-saving this way.
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