If You Love Online Storage, You’ll Love Microsoft OneDrive
If you are wondering where to get your own ‘cloud’, look no further. Here you will find a brief introduction to Microsoft OneDrive, and user-friendly instructions on how to get your own cloud started.
So lets first take a look at what a ‘cloud’ really is. When you hear this term, it is simply referring to software and services that run on the internet instead of on your own personal computer’s hardware, These services can be accessed through any web browser including Opera, Firefox, and Google Chrome. By using OneDrive instead of storing information and data on the hardware of your own computer or device, you instantly have access to everything, no matter where you are or what device you are on.
Microsoft OneDrive automatically comes with your Microsoft account, (which includes everyone who’s ever signed up for a Hotmail, Live, or Outlook.com account), providing free online storage for your photos, documents, video and audio files, and much more.
This completely eliminates the need for you to keep up with a flash drive that will inevitably get lost or misplaced, and no more emailing files to yourself in order to work on them from a different device. With Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage, no matter where you are, or what device you are on, you are able to access everything you need with just a tap of your finger. Whether you’re at work putting the finishing touches on a presentation, or sitting on the back porch with friends sharing photos of your latest holiday trip with the kids, or even at the mall looking for that shopping list you know you made, you can access it all, from any device, in the Microsoft cloud.
Get started with Microsoft OneDrive
Getting started is simple. OneDrive guides you step by step through the process of moving existing files from your computer to the cloud. You can choose to move these files by completely removing them from your personal computer, or you can choose to simply make a copy of those files to add to OneDrive. When you save any new files, you will be asked if you wish to save them to the cloud at that time, which eliminates the need to move them at a later time.
OneDrive gives its users engaging web and mobile interfaces, complete with the ability to conduct full document searches in shared files, stream music, and sync desktop folders just to name a few of its features. With the Microsoft cloud, you also have the ability to share documents with someone else, in real time, supporting collaborative writing and co-authoring in Office.
As previously mentioned, you can access your cloud from any device using a web browser, but you can also connect with your cloud using the Microsoft OneDrive app, which is free as well, and installs in no time on your device giving you the peace of mind of knowing you will always be able to access anything you need no matter where you are.
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