OneDrive en Microsoft Adds Skype Chat to Office Online <div class="field-deck"> Hey, you got your Skype in my web browser </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you use or OneDrive, you have probably noticed that you can initiate Skype chats from their web-based UIs. Well, now that capability is coming to some of Office Online—the web-based versions of Microsoft's popular Office applications—too. And it may make even more sense in that environment, since will enable easier real-time collaboration when it rolls out in the coming weeks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> OneDrive Skype Office Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:42:00 +0000 46541 at OneDrive Data Dump, Part 3: Using a Browser <div class="field-deck"> Time to put Chrome to work </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With all the controversy surrounding OneDrive these days, my ongoing series about moving terabytes of data up to the cloud service over time has gotten a bit sidetracked. I was originally going to discuss my experience pumping tons of document archives into OneDrive over the past ten days or so. But let's take a quick side-trip instead and discuss a related topic that isn't impacted at all by Microsoft's announced OneDrive changes. Did you know you can copy data into the cloud with a web browser?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> OneDrive Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:21:00 +0000 46361 at Here's What's Really Happening to OneDrive in Windows 10 <div class="field-deck"> Not great, but it's not all bad news </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft today issued a public statement about its plans for OneDrive in Windows 10, and confirmed that they are removing the smart files functionality that debuted in Windows 8. Instead, the firm will provide some key smart files features over time, and will focus OneDrive on reliability, consistency and key usage scenarios. Here's a rundown of what's happening.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> OneDrive Windows 10 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:38:00 +0000 46331 at OneDrive Data Dump, Part 2: Photos <div class="field-deck"> A more positive experience </div> <div class="node-body article-body">So things are looking up. As you may recall, I've started testing what it's like to push my archival data into OneDrive, and after starting with videos I've moved on to the types of files—documents, photos and music—that will be the more likely choice of most users. And on that note, my full photo archive upload has gone well, and I have an update to the previous post about videos as well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> OneDrive Mobile Sun, 02 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 45801 at So What's It Like Pushing All Your Data Into OneDrive? <div class="field-deck"> It slow. That's what it's like </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With Microsoft offering unlimited OneDrive cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers, the tantalizing possibility of having a single place for all your data emerges. To test whether reality lives up to that theory, I've begun uploading some of my data to OneDrive, and I've started with some large videos that I know will push the limits of what's possible. So what's possible?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> OneDrive Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:24:00 +0000 45711 at OneDrive for Android is Updated Too <div class="field-deck"> It's not just Windows Phone today </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to the OneDrive for Windows Phone update I noted earlier, Microsoft has also update its OneDrive app for Android. The new version supports widgets, so you can customize your home screen, and lets you access the OneDrive Recycle Bin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android OneDrive Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:06:00 +0000 45621 at OneDrive for Windows Phone Gets Major Update <div class="field-deck"> Looks like Google's material design to me </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OneDrive for Windows Phone picks up a major update this week with a flat new user experience that I assume we're going to start seeing across Microsoft's other mobile apps and platforms. As important, it now supports both OneDrive (consumer) and OneDrive for Business accounts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone OneDrive Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:05:00 +0000 45591 at Microsoft's Game Changer: Cloud Storage is Now a Feature, Not a Service <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Microsoft this week announced plans to provide all Office 365 subscribers—consumers and business users—with unlimited OneDrive storage. The switchover will occur over the coming months—subscribers current get 1 TB of storage with both OneDrive (consumer) and OneDrive for Business—but it has already altered the cloud storage landscape permanently. With this change, cloud storage is no longer viable as a standalone service. Now, it's a perk, or feature, of other products or services.</p> </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office 365 OneDrive Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:26:00 +0000 45551 at An Offer You Can't Refuse? All Office 365 Subscribers Will Get Unlimited OneDrive Storage <div class="field-deck"> It's Game Over for Dropbox and the storage pretenders </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Well, this much is clear: Microsoft can't possibly escalate its cloud offerings any higher than this. On Monday, the firm announced that all Office 365 subscribers—consumers, businesses, whatever—will now get unlimited OneDrive (or, for business users OneDrive for Business) storage. Not 25 GB. Not 1 TB. Unlimited.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office 365 OneDrive Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:14:00 +0000 45521 at Microsoft's Consumer Web Productivity Apps Get a Nicer App Launcher <div class="field-deck"> Office Online, and OneDrive </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft this week debuted a new app launcher for its consumer-oriented productivity services—Office Online, and OneDrive—providing a more discoverable and consistent way to switch between these web apps. Visually, the change isn't a huge deal, but I think it looks cleaner than before.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> OneDrive Office Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:32:00 +0000 45401 at