Posted by: Kevin Beaver
Cloud Technologies, Kevin Beaver, Microsoft, Storage
Have you seen Microsoft’s cloud storage offering called Windows Live SkyDrive? It’s funny, SkyDrive has apparently been around for nearly three years but I’m just now hearing about it. I don’t know if that’s Microsoft’s lack of marketing or seemingly minimal push into the cloud or just my inability to keep up with their offerings. Regardless, SkyDrive has some interesting features you may want to check out:
- File backup and storage (up to 25GB)
- Live file sharing and collaboration (with close tie-in with Office Live apps)
- File synchronization with your local system (coming soon)
One big drawback with SkyDrive is that file upload size is limited to 50 MB, which seems a bit odd. SkyDrive may not be “enterprise” ready and you may prefer some of the features of other online backup providers, but I could certainly see SkyDrive being a good fit in many instances. If you’re open to explore it, the best way is to set up a Windows Live account and take it for a spin to see how it works.
Kevin Beaver is an independent information security consultant, keynote speaker, and expert witness with Principle Logic, LLC and a contributor to the IT Watch Blog.