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9 TIPS FOR WORKING WITH SKYDRIVE ON WINDOWS PCS

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We’ve perceived most comments as good as tweets about how people make make make make make make use of of of of of of SkyDrive bland to access, create, as good as share opposite devices. In this post, Lia Yu, a product marketer upon a team, shares a couple of of a a one preferred tips.       

– Anand Babu, Group Product Marketer, SkyDrive

When we implement a giveaway SkyDrive app upon your computer, we can entrance your photos as good as files from roughly anywhere, store them, as good as firmly share them. And with a attainment of Windows 8 Release Preview, SkyDrive is automatically accessible right upon a Start shade as good as any of your Windows 8 apps can bond but delay to SkyDrive. We’ve had SkyDrive upon a Windows PCs for a little time right away as good as longed for to share a little of a a one preferred tips upon ways to make make make make make make use of of of of of of it.

1. Access SkyDrive simply from any Windows 8 app

In further to browsing as good as handling your files but delay regulating a SkyDrive app, we can additionally make make make make make make use of of of of of of alternative Windows 8 apps to name a record or save files to SkyDrive.

For instance, to name a close shade or a design password, we can name from photos upon your SkyDrive, right from a record browser. Just name SkyDrive from a dropdown list of record locations as good as name a picture.

PC settings with a close shade preference screen

Photos app display cinema from SkyDrive

Or, if you’re regulating an app similar to SketchBook, a sketches we emanate can be saved but delay to SkyDrive, right from a app. Again, usually name SkyDrive in a dropdown list of record locations.

 SketchBook app with a save symbol being used to save to SkyDrive

Choosing a save place in SketchBook

2. Fetch Photos from an additional device

For those of we already regulating Windows 8 Release Preview, we can fast “fetch” a print from an additional PC, right in a Photos app. The capability to fetch a print is enabled a same approach as fetching a record from SkyDrive.com. All we need is a SkyDrive app commissioned upon a Personal Computer we wish to fetch photos from as good as an internet connection. The Photos app in Windows 8 Release Preview will automatically stock a PCs we have enabled fetch for, so we can simply proceed browsing a photos upon all those devices.

Photos app display photos in opposite locations, together with a home PC

3. Organize your files upon SkyDrive

If you’ve used SkyDrive for a while, we competence have combined a lot of folders which aren’t really good organized. You competence cruise receiving this event to classify your SkyDrive, which is generally easy right away which we can some-more draw towards as good as dump inside of a SkyDrive printed matter upon your Windows PC. And even if you’ve common a little of these files as good as folders, with a SkyDrive sharing update final year, we can roughly regularly do this but “breaking” a pity entrance for others.

There have been a couple of things to keep in thoughts as we do this. Apps similar to Office as good as inclination similar to your Windows Phone have been written to work with “special” folders in your SkyDrive. These folders embody Documents, Pictures, Public, Mobile uploads, Blog images, SkyDrive camera roll, Twitter uploads, as good as BitLocker. If we undo or rename these folders, SkyDrive will automatically reconstruct them to safeguard these apps or inclination can keep working. Of march we can still pierce around folders or files which have been inside of these special folders.

4. Add SkyDrive to your Windows libraries for simpler access

SkyDrive is written to be elementary nonetheless powerful. With a singular SkyDrive folder, there have been most options to personalize a experience. If we wish to perspective your SkyDrive files to one side your alternative Documents as good as Pictures, supplement a Documents or Pictures subfolders in your SkyDrive to a particular libraries in Windows 7 (or Windows 8).

This can be quite available if we make make make make make make use of of of of of of apps similar to Photo Gallery or Office which uncover files from certain libraries by default. It’s additionally an additional reason to keep your SkyDrive organized.

5. Make SkyDrive your “primary” drive

If we wish to go cloud-first as good as provide SkyDrive as your first place for personal files, afterwards set a default save location in your libraries to your SkyDrive folders. You can even go all a approach as good as mislay any alternative internal folders from your libraries.

SkyDrive in Windows libraries

6. Redirect your Desktop to SkyDrive

Often we leave “work in progress” files upon a desktop. When relocating in between PCs, it can be easy to dont think about these critical files. Solve this by redirecting a desktop upon your PCs to a printed matter upon SkyDrive. Right click upon Desktop in your user printed matter as good as name properties. Then shift a place for a Desktop to a printed matter of your preference upon SkyDrive.

Desktop synced with SkyDrive

7. Add OneNote notebooks to SkyDrive

If we already make make make make make make use of of of of of of OneNote with SkyDrive, we competence notice which your notebooks uncover up in your SkyDrive printed matter as shortcuts – not tangible files. This is since of a singular approach which OneNote functions with SkyDrive to capacitate special facilities such as co-authoring.

If we wish to supplement OneNote notebooks now stored usually upon your Personal Computer to SkyDrive, open OneNote 2010, click File, afterwards Share, afterwards corkscrew to Share On. Select Web, afterwards in Web Location, name SkyDrive. After that, we can perspective or revise notebooks upon a web. Also if we have been upon a Personal Computer (or Mac) but OneNote 2010, we can entrance your cover by clicking a particular by-pass in your SkyDrive printed matter as entrance your OneNote notebooks from a web.

8. Work together upon Office docs

If we devise to work together with someone else upon a request regulating Word 2010 or 2011, PowerPoint 2010 or 2011, or Office Web Apps, open a record but delay from SkyDrive.com, not from your SkyDrive folder. This lets we as good as your friends work upon a “live” chronicle of a request so which we can work concurrently but formulating versioning issues.

9. Get simpler entrance to common folders as good as pity options

In a preview recover of SkyDrive for Windows (and Mac), we can perspective your personal files in Explorer (or Finder). To perspective files common with we or files in your groups, revisit SkyDrive.com or make make make make make make use of of of of of of a SkyDrive app for Windows 8. For discerning entrance to SkyDrive.com, pin it to your taskbar regulating IE.

You can additionally customize your taskbar to regularly uncover a SkyDrive complement tray icon. Then we can right-click SkyDrive in a complement tray as good as name “Go to SkyDrive.com”.

SkyDrive by-pass in a complement tray

With SkyDrive in a complement tray, we can additionally simply check either syncing is complete. A immature line will slip opposite a bottom of a idol if SkyDrive is still syncing as good as vanish when it’s done.

SkyDrive idol with a immature line to prove syncing

So that’s a flattering discerning roundup of a little of a a one preferred tips upon SkyDrive. We find SkyDrive incredibly useful, as good as we’re certain a little of we do too. We’re guessing which a little of we have a little tips of your own. Feel giveaway to share feedback as good as your own tips in a comments. Thanks!

Inside Windows Live June 15th 2012

9 TIPS FOR WORKING WITH SKYDRIVE ON WINDOWS PCS

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We’ve perceived most comments as good as tweets about how people make make make make make make use of of of of of of SkyDrive bland to access, create, as good as share opposite devices. In this post, Lia Yu, a product marketer upon a team, shares a couple of of a a one preferred tips.       

– Anand Babu, Group Product Marketer, SkyDrive

When we implement a giveaway SkyDrive app upon your computer, we can entrance your photos as good as files from roughly anywhere, store them, as good as firmly share them. And with a attainment of Windows 8 Release Preview, SkyDrive is automatically accessible right upon a Start shade as good as any of your Windows 8 apps can bond but delay to SkyDrive. We’ve had SkyDrive upon a Windows PCs for a little time right away as good as longed for to share a little of a a one preferred tips upon ways to make make make make make make use of of of of of of it.

1. Access SkyDrive simply from any Windows 8 app

In further to browsing as good as handling your files but delay regulating a SkyDrive app, we can additionally make make make make make make use of of of of of of alternative Windows 8 apps to name a record or save files to SkyDrive.

For instance, to name a close shade or a design password, we can name from photos upon your SkyDrive, right from a record browser. Just name SkyDrive from a dropdown list of record locations as good as name a picture.

PC settings with a close shade preference screen

Photos app display cinema from SkyDrive

Or, if you’re regulating an app similar to SketchBook, a sketches we emanate can be saved but delay to SkyDrive, right from a app. Again, usually name SkyDrive in a dropdown list of record locations.

 SketchBook app with a save symbol being used to save to SkyDrive

Choosing a save place in SketchBook

2. Fetch Photos from an additional device

For those of we already regulating Windows 8 Release Preview, we can fast “fetch” a print from an additional PC, right in a Photos app. The capability to fetch a print is enabled a same approach as fetching a record from SkyDrive.com. All we need is a SkyDrive app commissioned upon a Personal Computer we wish to fetch photos from as good as an internet connection. The Photos app in Windows 8 Release Preview will automatically stock a PCs we have enabled fetch for, so we can simply proceed browsing a photos upon all those devices.

Photos app display photos in opposite locations, together with a home PC

3. Organize your files upon SkyDrive

If you’ve used SkyDrive for a while, we competence have combined a lot of folders which aren’t really good organized. You competence cruise receiving this event to classify your SkyDrive, which is generally easy right away which we can some-more draw towards as good as dump inside of a SkyDrive printed matter upon your Windows PC. And even if you’ve common a little of these files as good as folders, with a SkyDrive sharing update final year, we can roughly regularly do this but “breaking” a pity entrance for others.

There have been a couple of things to keep in thoughts as we do this. Apps similar to Office as good as inclination similar to your Windows Phone have been written to work with “special” folders in your SkyDrive. These folders embody Documents, Pictures, Public, Mobile uploads, Blog images, SkyDrive camera roll, Twitter uploads, as good as BitLocker. If we undo or rename these folders, SkyDrive will automatically reconstruct them to safeguard these apps or inclination can keep working. Of march we can still pierce around folders or files which have been inside of these special folders.

4. Add SkyDrive to your Windows libraries for simpler access

SkyDrive is written to be elementary nonetheless powerful. With a singular SkyDrive folder, there have been most options to personalize a experience. If we wish to perspective your SkyDrive files to one side your alternative Documents as good as Pictures, supplement a Documents or Pictures subfolders in your SkyDrive to a particular libraries in Windows 7 (or Windows 8).

This can be quite available if we make make make make make make use of of of of of of apps similar to Photo Gallery or Office which uncover files from certain libraries by default. It’s additionally an additional reason to keep your SkyDrive organized.

5. Make SkyDrive your “primary” drive

If we wish to go cloud-first as good as provide SkyDrive as your first place for personal files, afterwards set a default save location in your libraries to your SkyDrive folders. You can even go all a approach as good as mislay any alternative internal folders from your libraries.

SkyDrive in Windows libraries

6. Redirect your Desktop to SkyDrive

Often we leave “work in progress” files upon a desktop. When relocating in between PCs, it can be easy to dont think about these critical files. Solve this by redirecting a desktop upon your PCs to a printed matter upon SkyDrive. Right click upon Desktop in your user printed matter as good as name properties. Then shift a place for a Desktop to a printed matter of your preference upon SkyDrive.

Desktop synced with SkyDrive

7. Add OneNote notebooks to SkyDrive

If we already make make make make make make use of of of of of of OneNote with SkyDrive, we competence notice which your notebooks uncover up in your SkyDrive printed matter as shortcuts – not tangible files. This is since of a singular approach which OneNote functions with SkyDrive to capacitate special facilities such as co-authoring.

If we wish to supplement OneNote notebooks now stored usually upon your Personal Computer to SkyDrive, open OneNote 2010, click File, afterwards Share, afterwards corkscrew to Share On. Select Web, afterwards in Web Location, name SkyDrive. After that, we can perspective or revise notebooks upon a web. Also if we have been upon a Personal Computer (or Mac) but OneNote 2010, we can entrance your cover by clicking a particular by-pass in your SkyDrive printed matter as entrance your OneNote notebooks from a web.

8. Work together upon Office docs

If we devise to work together with someone else upon a request regulating Word 2010 or 2011, PowerPoint 2010 or 2011, or Office Web Apps, open a record but delay from SkyDrive.com, not from your SkyDrive folder. This lets we as good as your friends work upon a “live” chronicle of a request so which we can work concurrently but formulating versioning issues.

9. Get simpler entrance to common folders as good as pity options

In a preview recover of SkyDrive for Windows (and Mac), we can perspective your personal files in Explorer (or Finder). To perspective files common with we or files in your groups, revisit SkyDrive.com or make make make make make make use of of of of of of a SkyDrive app for Windows 8. For discerning entrance to SkyDrive.com, pin it to your taskbar regulating IE.

You can additionally customize your taskbar to regularly uncover a SkyDrive complement tray icon. Then we can right-click SkyDrive in a complement tray as good as name “Go to SkyDrive.com”.

SkyDrive by-pass in a complement tray

With SkyDrive in a complement tray, we can additionally simply check either syncing is complete. A immature line will slip opposite a bottom of a idol if SkyDrive is still syncing as good as vanish when it’s done.

SkyDrive idol with a immature line to prove syncing

So that’s a flattering discerning roundup of a little of a a one preferred tips upon SkyDrive. We find SkyDrive incredibly useful, as good as we’re certain a little of we do too. We’re guessing which a little of we have a little tips of your own. Feel giveaway to share feedback as good as your own tips in a comments. Thanks!

Inside Windows Live June 15th 2012

UPDATES TO THE SKYDRIVE APPS FOR WINDOWS AND MAC

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Last month we expelled preview versions of SkyDrive for Windows as good as OS X Lion, along with large updates to a iOS as good as Windows Phone apps. We additionally voiced a new, some-more stretchable approach to personal clouded cover storage which allows energy users to get one some-more paid storage up to 100GB.

It’s been an implausible month since! Our idea was to set up a clouded cover which seamlessly connects your files to a apps as good as inclination we make use of each day, as good as we’ve been anxious with a reply so far. In only a couple of weeks, some-more people were regulating SkyDrive apps than have used Mesh. People regulating SkyDrive for Windows or Mac have been right away a most intent users – syncing files opposite multiform devices, sharing with SkyDrive.com, as good as operative together with Office Web Apps. At a same time, we go upon to attend as good as reply to your feedback opposite forums, blogs, Twitter, as good as Facebook.

We not long ago rolled out an refurbish to a SkyDrive app for Windows Phone which bound a couple of teenager bugs, as good as we have a tiny bug-fix-only refurbish to a iOS app upon a approach as well. Today we’re additionally starting to pull updates to a SkyDrive apps for Windows desktop as good as for Mac, which will crop up automatically upon your Personal Computer or Mac over a march of a subsequent week or so. You don’t need to do anything, as a updates start automatically in a background.

Here have been a couple of of a improvements as good as fixes in a updates:

  • SkyDrive for Windows desktop will energy a cold brand new underline in a arriving Windows 8 Release Preview, accessible a initial week of June. Right from a Photos app in Windows 8, we can fetch photos stored upon your alternative PCs which have SkyDrive commissioned – no make a difference where we have been or how most terabytes of photos we have stored upon a Personal Computer we have been accessing. We’ll have some-more to contend about this shortly, so stay tuned.
  • SkyDrive for OS X Lion no longer shows an app idol in a wharf when running. We’ve unequivocally listened a feedback which it wasn’t necessary. Smile
  • Your SkyDrive printed matter right away updates some-more quick as good as reliably when changes have been done upon alternative devices, together with SkyDrive.com.
  • The extent upon a series of sum files in a SkyDrive printed matter combined by a apps has been lifted from 150,000 to a whopping 10 million! This should unblock a little energy users from simply adding lots of files to their SkyDrive folder.
  • We done lots of not as big bug fixes to urge altogether reliability.

Our first idea via this preview duration for a desktop apps is to unequivocally spike a fundamentals. This equates to we wish a synchronization routine to be quick as good as dependable, as good as for your SkyDrive printed matter to “just work,” so which it simply feels similar to magic.

By a way, if you’d similar to to see if you’re using a ultimate build, we can see a set up series by clicking Settings (in Windows, this is in a right-click menu for a SkyDrive complement tray icon, as good as upon a Mac, it’s upon a focus menu) as good as afterwards About. The set up series to demeanour for is 16.4.4111.0525. But again, if you’re still using an comparison set up (if a final 4 numbers have been reduce than 0525), there’s zero we need to do. You’ll get a refurbish automatically in a subsequent week or so, supposing a SkyDrive app is running.

Thanks for all of your await as good as good feedback over a final month!

Mike Torres
Group Program Manager, SkyDrive Apps

Inside Windows Live May 30th 2012

UPDATES TO THE SKYDRIVE APPS FOR WINDOWS AND MAC

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Last month we expelled preview versions of SkyDrive for Windows as good as OS X Lion, along with large updates to a iOS as good as Windows Phone apps. We additionally voiced a new, some-more stretchable approach to personal clouded cover storage which allows energy users to get one some-more paid storage up to 100GB.

It’s been an implausible month since! Our idea was to set up a clouded cover which seamlessly connects your files to a apps as good as inclination we make use of each day, as good as we’ve been anxious with a reply so far. In only a couple of weeks, some-more people were regulating SkyDrive apps than have used Mesh. People regulating SkyDrive for Windows or Mac have been right away a most intent users – syncing files opposite multiform devices, sharing with SkyDrive.com, as good as operative together with Office Web Apps. At a same time, we go upon to attend as good as reply to your feedback opposite forums, blogs, Twitter, as good as Facebook.

We not long ago rolled out an refurbish to a SkyDrive app for Windows Phone which bound a couple of teenager bugs, as good as we have a tiny bug-fix-only refurbish to a iOS app upon a approach as well. Today we’re additionally starting to pull updates to a SkyDrive apps for Windows desktop as good as for Mac, which will crop up automatically upon your Personal Computer or Mac over a march of a subsequent week or so. You don’t need to do anything, as a updates start automatically in a background.

Here have been a couple of of a improvements as good as fixes in a updates:

  • SkyDrive for Windows desktop will energy a cold brand new underline in a arriving Windows 8 Release Preview, accessible a initial week of June. Right from a Photos app in Windows 8, we can fetch photos stored upon your alternative PCs which have SkyDrive commissioned – no make a difference where we have been or how most terabytes of photos we have stored upon a Personal Computer we have been accessing. We’ll have some-more to contend about this shortly, so stay tuned.
  • SkyDrive for OS X Lion no longer shows an app idol in a wharf when running. We’ve unequivocally listened a feedback which it wasn’t necessary. Smile
  • Your SkyDrive printed matter right away updates some-more quick as good as reliably when changes have been done upon alternative devices, together with SkyDrive.com.
  • The extent upon a series of sum files in a SkyDrive printed matter combined by a apps has been lifted from 150,000 to a whopping 10 million! This should unblock a little energy users from simply adding lots of files to their SkyDrive folder.
  • We done lots of not as big bug fixes to urge altogether reliability.

Our first idea via this preview duration for a desktop apps is to unequivocally spike a fundamentals. This equates to we wish a synchronization routine to be quick as good as dependable, as good as for your SkyDrive printed matter to “just work,” so which it simply feels similar to magic.

By a way, if you’d similar to to see if you’re using a ultimate build, we can see a set up series by clicking Settings (in Windows, this is in a right-click menu for a SkyDrive complement tray icon, as good as upon a Mac, it’s upon a focus menu) as good as afterwards About. The set up series to demeanour for is 16.4.4111.0525. But again, if you’re still using an comparison set up (if a final 4 numbers have been reduce than 0525), there’s zero we need to do. You’ll get a refurbish automatically in a subsequent week or so, supposing a SkyDrive app is running.

Thanks for all of your await as good as good feedback over a final month!

Mike Torres
Group Program Manager, SkyDrive Apps

Inside Windows Live May 30th 2012

UPDATES TO THE SKYDRIVE APPS FOR WINDOWS AND MAC

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Last month we expelled preview versions of SkyDrive for Windows as good as OS X Lion, along with large updates to a iOS as good as Windows Phone apps. We additionally voiced a new, some-more stretchable approach to personal clouded cover storage which allows energy users to get one some-more paid storage up to 100GB.

It’s been an implausible month since! Our idea was to set up a clouded cover which seamlessly connects your files to a apps as good as inclination we make use of each day, as good as we’ve been anxious with a reply so far. In only a couple of weeks, some-more people were regulating SkyDrive apps than have used Mesh. People regulating SkyDrive for Windows or Mac have been right away a most intent users – syncing files opposite multiform devices, sharing with SkyDrive.com, as good as operative together with Office Web Apps. At a same time, we go upon to attend as good as reply to your feedback opposite forums, blogs, Twitter, as good as Facebook.

We not long ago rolled out an refurbish to a SkyDrive app for Windows Phone which bound a couple of teenager bugs, as good as we have a tiny bug-fix-only refurbish to a iOS app upon a approach as well. Today we’re additionally starting to pull updates to a SkyDrive apps for Windows desktop as good as for Mac, which will crop up automatically upon your Personal Computer or Mac over a march of a subsequent week or so. You don’t need to do anything, as a updates start automatically in a background.

Here have been a couple of of a improvements as good as fixes in a updates:

  • SkyDrive for Windows desktop will energy a cold brand new underline in a arriving Windows 8 Release Preview, accessible a initial week of June. Right from a Photos app in Windows 8, we can fetch photos stored upon your alternative PCs which have SkyDrive commissioned – no make a difference where we have been or how most terabytes of photos we have stored upon a Personal Computer we have been accessing. We’ll have some-more to contend about this shortly, so stay tuned.
  • SkyDrive for OS X Lion no longer shows an app idol in a wharf when running. We’ve unequivocally listened a feedback which it wasn’t necessary. Smile
  • Your SkyDrive printed matter right away updates some-more quick as good as reliably when changes have been done upon alternative devices, together with SkyDrive.com.
  • The extent upon a series of sum files in a SkyDrive printed matter combined by a apps has been lifted from 150,000 to a whopping 10 million! This should unblock a little energy users from simply adding lots of files to their SkyDrive folder.
  • We done lots of not as big bug fixes to urge altogether reliability.

Our first idea via this preview duration for a desktop apps is to unequivocally spike a fundamentals. This equates to we wish a synchronization routine to be quick as good as dependable, as good as for your SkyDrive printed matter to “just work,” so which it simply feels similar to magic.

By a way, if you’d similar to to see if you’re using a ultimate build, we can see a set up series by clicking Settings (in Windows, this is in a right-click menu for a SkyDrive complement tray icon, as good as upon a Mac, it’s upon a focus menu) as good as afterwards About. The set up series to demeanour for is 16.4.4111.0525. But again, if you’re still using an comparison set up (if a final 4 numbers have been reduce than 0525), there’s zero we need to do. You’ll get a refurbish automatically in a subsequent week or so, supposing a SkyDrive app is running.

Thanks for all of your await as good as good feedback over a final month!

Mike Torres
Group Program Manager, SkyDrive Apps

Inside Windows Live May 30th 2012

SHORTER, MORE USEFUL LINKS WITH SDRV.MS

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If you’re similar to many people, when we share files around SkyDrive we typically do so without delay around email. This is the single reason we built the continuous residence book, bringing together your friends’ addresses opposite Facebook, Google, as well as LinkedIn.  Another benefit: when we share photos around email, your friends get the pleasing email with thumbnail previews.

Back in December, we combined an additional approach to share. You can get the couple to any record or printed matter upon SkyDrive as well as send which couple to friends. You can select to let friends revise or supplement files, or select to have the couple read-only. Since then, SkyDrive users have combined over thirteen million links—copying as well as pasting them in to their the one preferred apps or services.

While this underline has been popular, we’ve additionally gotten the lot of feedback which the links have been as well prolonged as well as as well ugly. We agree!

Sharing with links only got the bit friendlier:

  • We’ve condensed the unchanging URLs by 40%. Our prior URLs didn’t even fit inside the Tweet! Oh the shame!
  • You can digest them even serve interjection to the brand brand new partnership with bitly as well as the brand brand new domain for condensed SkyDrive URLs: http://sdrv.ms
  • We’ve combined OpenGraph await to the URLs so which when we pulp them in to places similar to Facebook, the good thumbnail preview gets generated

Shorter links

As we can see in the Share dialog, there is the Shorten button

Screenshot of Share dialog box display the Shorten button

Shortening regulating the own law domain

Clicking the symbol will outcome in the really reduced URL regulating the SDRV.MS domain

Screenshot of Share dialog box display the condensed URL

Support for OpenGraph for couple previews

If we duplicate which URL to Facebook you’ll see the nicer preview

Screenshot of Facebook preview, together with record idol as well as representation of content

Stats upon your reduced links

Since bitly powers the shortener, we additionally get good energy features. For example, we can supplement the ‘+’ to the finish of any reduced URL to see statistics. You can additionally beget the QR formula for which URL by appending ’.qrcode’ to which URL.

Screenshot of bitly stats, together with clicks over time, referers, locations as well as QR code

We goal we suffer these changes, as well as interjection for regulating SkyDrive!

Omar Shahine
Group Program Manager, SkyDrive.com

Inside Windows Live May 17th 2012

SHORTER, MORE USEFUL LINKS WITH SDRV.MS

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If you’re similar to many people, when we share files around SkyDrive we typically do so without delay around email. This is the single reason we built the continuous residence book, bringing together your friends’ addresses opposite Facebook, Google, as well as LinkedIn.  Another benefit: when we share photos around email, your friends get the pleasing email with thumbnail previews.

Back in December, we combined an additional approach to share. You can get the couple to any record or printed matter upon SkyDrive as well as send which couple to friends. You can select to let friends revise or supplement files, or select to have the couple read-only. Since then, SkyDrive users have combined over thirteen million links—copying as well as pasting them in to their the one preferred apps or services.

While this underline has been popular, we’ve additionally gotten the lot of feedback which the links have been as well prolonged as well as as well ugly. We agree!

Sharing with links only got the bit friendlier:

  • We’ve condensed the unchanging URLs by 40%. Our prior URLs didn’t even fit inside the Tweet! Oh the shame!
  • You can digest them even serve interjection to the brand brand new partnership with bitly as well as the brand brand new domain for condensed SkyDrive URLs: http://sdrv.ms
  • We’ve combined OpenGraph await to the URLs so which when we pulp them in to places similar to Facebook, the good thumbnail preview gets generated

Shorter links

As we can see in the Share dialog, there is the Shorten button

Screenshot of Share dialog box display the Shorten button

Shortening regulating the own law domain

Clicking the symbol will outcome in the really reduced URL regulating the SDRV.MS domain

Screenshot of Share dialog box display the condensed URL

Support for OpenGraph for couple previews

If we duplicate which URL to Facebook you’ll see the nicer preview

Screenshot of Facebook preview, together with record idol as well as representation of content

Stats upon your reduced links

Since bitly powers the shortener, we additionally get good energy features. For example, we can supplement the ‘+’ to the finish of any reduced URL to see statistics. You can additionally beget the QR formula for which URL by appending ’.qrcode’ to which URL.

Screenshot of bitly stats, together with clicks over time, referers, locations as well as QR code

We goal we suffer these changes, as well as interjection for regulating SkyDrive!

Omar Shahine
Group Program Manager, SkyDrive.com

Inside Windows Live May 17th 2012

SHORTER, MORE USEFUL LINKS WITH SDRV.MS

No Comments »

If you’re similar to many people, when we share files around SkyDrive we typically do so without delay around email. This is the single reason we built the continuous residence book, bringing together your friends’ addresses opposite Facebook, Google, as well as LinkedIn.  Another benefit: when we share photos around email, your friends get the pleasing email with thumbnail previews.

Back in December, we combined an additional approach to share. You can get the couple to any record or printed matter upon SkyDrive as well as send which couple to friends. You can select to let friends revise or supplement files, or select to have the couple read-only. Since then, SkyDrive users have combined over thirteen million links—copying as well as pasting them in to their the one preferred apps or services.

While this underline has been popular, we’ve additionally gotten the lot of feedback which the links have been as well prolonged as well as as well ugly. We agree!

Sharing with links only got the bit friendlier:

  • We’ve condensed the unchanging URLs by 40%. Our prior URLs didn’t even fit inside the Tweet! Oh the shame!
  • You can digest them even serve interjection to the brand brand new partnership with bitly as well as the brand brand new domain for condensed SkyDrive URLs: http://sdrv.ms
  • We’ve combined OpenGraph await to the URLs so which when we pulp them in to places similar to Facebook, the good thumbnail preview gets generated

Shorter links

As we can see in the Share dialog, there is the Shorten button

Screenshot of Share dialog box display the Shorten button

Shortening regulating the own law domain

Clicking the symbol will outcome in the really reduced URL regulating the SDRV.MS domain

Screenshot of Share dialog box display the condensed URL

Support for OpenGraph for couple previews

If we duplicate which URL to Facebook you’ll see the nicer preview

Screenshot of Facebook preview, together with record idol as well as representation of content

Stats upon your reduced links

Since bitly powers the shortener, we additionally get good energy features. For example, we can supplement the ‘+’ to the finish of any reduced URL to see statistics. You can additionally beget the QR formula for which URL by appending ’.qrcode’ to which URL.

Screenshot of bitly stats, together with clicks over time, referers, locations as well as QR code

We goal we suffer these changes, as well as interjection for regulating SkyDrive!

Omar Shahine
Group Program Manager, SkyDrive.com

Inside Windows Live May 17th 2012

SIX TIPS TO MAKE SKYDRIVE YOUR CLOUD BACKPACK

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Earlier this year, you common a few tips for students to work together with SkyDrive as well as Office upon critical projects—without compromising formatting or features. We listened good feedback as well as you demeanour brazen to pity winners from a Collaboration Challenge soon!

Increasingly, you see students as well as teachers have have make make make make use of of of of of of services similar to SkyDrive to store all in a single place for easy pity as well as entrance anywhere upon campus. We call this your “cloud backpack”. In this post, Mark Grimaldi upon a SkyDrive product selling group will share a couple of tips to have have make make make make use of of of of of of SkyDrive this way.

- Anand Babu, Group Product Marketer, SkyDrive

If you’re a student, it’s a same slight each day. You accumulate all you need—your cover for class, printed have a difference full of handouts, readings or task assignments, textbooks, laptop, smartphone as well as might be even your tablet. And of march your energy adapters. Then you things it all in to your backpack—everything you consider you might need around a day—because you might not be at a back of home until it’s time for bed.

Surely, there contingency be a improved approach to have all you might need though hauling it around with you everywhere you go.

Well, there is. With SkyDrive, you get a “cloud backpack” where you can store, emanate as well as entrance all of your documents, notes, photos or files from anywhere. Our brand brand new SkyDrive during School page shows how any one can get proposed with a clouded cover backpack, though you longed for to share a couple of additional tips to assistance you go “all in.”

Tip #1: Upgrade your cover as well as put it in a cloud

OneNote 2010 is a absolute note-taking focus that’s good for school. With OneNote, you can classify your records by your classes, right divided poke by them, pull graphs or diagrams, as well as even jot down your lectures. If you’re not regulating OneNote yet, check out these tips upon a OneNote Blog to get started.

To have OneNote even some-more utilitarian for you, bond it to SkyDrive as well as try these suggestions:

Study from anywhere

By saving your cover upon SkyDrive, you can entrance it from any mechanism (even a Mac!) regulating a OneNote Web App. You can additionally investigate on-the-go given OneNote is additionally accessible upon pretty most each mobile device.

To save your OneNote cover to SkyDrive, only click File and afterwards Share to save it upon a web.

Screenshot of share upon Web underline in OneNote

Copy things to OneNote

Whether for category or a investigate project, you can send printouts, screenshots or web clippings right to OneNote to stay organized.

Find a beneficial website for your investigate paper? Just prominence what you wish from Internet Explorer as well as right click Send to OneNote 2010 to insert it in to your notebook. You can send a total webpage, a divide or image. OneNote will even uncover where you copied a calm from so you can simply bring as well as anxiety it later.

Screenshot of right-click menu with send to OneNote option

Have a PDF or a small alternative record from your professor? You can Print though delay to your OneNote cover as well as save it subsequent to your records from a same lecture.

Screenshot of Send to OneNote choice when printing

To take a image of anything upon your screen, press Windows + S upon your keyboard. You can additionally dump as well as draw towards an complete record in to OneNote from your desktop.

By default, OneNote regularly asks where you wish brand brand new records to go. You can set a default welfare by clicking File, Options, as well as afterwards Send to OneNote. If you name a cover that’s synced to SkyDrive, you can rest positive which anything you send to OneNote will be accessible anywhere, automatically.

Screenshot of page to set default sent-to locations for OneNote

Share your records with classmates though a photocopier

With all of your records in a cloud, you can simply share them with your friends as well as classmates. From SkyDrive.com, only right click your cover as well as name Share.

Screenshot of underline to send couple a couple to your SkyDrive around email

If you want, you can even give them entrance to your cover so which they can supplement their own notes. Now everybody can work together in a same notebook, as well as study for finals only got a small easier.

Tip #2: Never be though your critical files

Odds are, you’re possibly operative upon an critical plan right right divided or will be shortly. Well, SkyDrive can assistance keep you some-more orderly as well as have certain which you’re never though a files which you need.

Screenshot of Welcome to SkyDrive page

Screenshot of a SkyDrive printed have a difference as well as sub-folders

When you implement SkyDrive for Windows or Mac, you get a SkyDrive printed have a difference upon your computer. Everything you save or duplicate there is automatically synced to your SkyDrive. So pierce your spreadsheets, downloaded articles, as well as all else you’ve gathered. No have a difference what happens to your computer, you can simply get to your things from any web browser.

Tip #3: Work with Office anywhere

SkyDrive does some-more than store your files. It additionally functions with giveaway Office Web Apps so you can view, revise as well as imitation from any web browser.

If you’re operative upon a Word request upon your laptop during a living room as well as your battery dies, you can simply collect up right where you left off only by logging in to SkyDrive.com during a mechanism lab. If you get desirous upon a train float at a back of home, you can refurbish your request regulating a Office Hub upon your Windows Phone. You can rest positive which your formatting stays intact.

Any changes you have will be watchful to sync when you block in your mechanism at a back of during your dorm room.

What’s more, SkyDrive additionally keeps lane of a assorted versions of your Word, Excel as well as PowerPoint documents. So don’t be concerned about renaming your files V1, V2… V14a. Just work in a writings saved in your SkyDrive printed have a difference as well as SkyDrive will take caring of a rest.

Screenshot display stream chronicle of a record as well as a chronicle history

Tip #4: Never leave something during home again

You’ve been there before. You’re during a mechanism lab ready to imitation out your paper as well as you forgot your USB drive. Or you’re divided from your mechanism as well as you comprehend you didn’t email your TA your task assignment. Or might be you’ve only met someone during a association you’d similar to to work for as well as you wish to send them your résumé, though you won’t be home for hours.

These aren’t a complaint anymore. Even if you dont think about to put something in your SkyDrive folder—or never suspicion you’d need it there—you can still entrance it from any computer. SkyDrive for Windows lets you fetch any file upon your personal mechanism (as prolonged as it’s online) from SkyDrive.com.

Once you find which paper to print, you can click Copy to SkyDrive and have have make make make make use of of of of of of Word Web App to view, imitation as well as share.

Screenshot of a SkyDrive comment accessing a SkyDrive printed have a difference upon a remote PC

Tip #5: Scan writings to SkyDrive regulating your phone

From handouts to category readings, aged records or new assignments, you have so most paper to lift around as well as keep organized. Why not indicate as well as upload all to SkyDrive?

Use a smartphone app similar to Handyscan for Windows Phone (shown below) or Docscan for iPhone to emanate PDF versions of all of your handouts, homework, or even harangue records from your friends. You can save a files though delay to SkyDrive as well as they’ll be synced opposite your devices.

If you wish to do some-more – similar to supplement comments or keep scans to one side category notes, you can import PDFs as well as alternative files in to OneNote.

Screenshot of a Handyscan app scanning a newspaper

Tip #6: Access files upon a go

USB drives have been simply left behind. Emailing yourself writings creates it easy to remove lane of a ultimate chronicle or crowds your inbox.

With SkyDrive, you can entrance everything, all around campus, from any web browser. You can additionally have have make make make make use of of of of of of a SkyDrive app for Windows Phone, iPhone as well as iPad, or Android apps—no have a difference where you are.

Images of desktop, laptop, iPad as well as phone accessing a request upon SkyDrive

Bringing a clouded cover trek to each tyro as well as teacher

While you goal these tips have been helpful, you know it will take a small time prior to everybody upgrades to a “cloud backpack”. Here have been a couple of ways you can help:

If you have been a teacher, share category materials or category records though delay regulating SkyDrive. You can additionally yield feedback upon assignments as well as writings by common documents.

If you have been a developer, have have make make make make use of of of of of of a APIs to confederate SkyDrive in to applications which students have have make make make make use of of of of of of as well as love.

And if you have been a student, what tips did you miss? Let us know in a comments or on Twitter how you’re regulating a clouded cover trek today. We can assistance widespread a word!

Mark Grimaldi,
Product Marketing Manager, SkyDrive

Inside Windows Live May 10th 2012

SIX TIPS TO MAKE SKYDRIVE YOUR CLOUD BACKPACK

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Earlier this year, you common a few tips for students to work together with SkyDrive as well as Office upon critical projects—without compromising formatting or features. We listened good feedback as well as you demeanour brazen to pity winners from a Collaboration Challenge soon!

Increasingly, you see students as well as teachers have have make make make make use of of of of of of services similar to SkyDrive to store all in a single place for easy pity as well as entrance anywhere upon campus. We call this your “cloud backpack”. In this post, Mark Grimaldi upon a SkyDrive product selling group will share a couple of tips to have have make make make make use of of of of of of SkyDrive this way.

- Anand Babu, Group Product Marketer, SkyDrive

If you’re a student, it’s a same slight each day. You accumulate all you need—your cover for class, printed have a difference full of handouts, readings or task assignments, textbooks, laptop, smartphone as well as might be even your tablet. And of march your energy adapters. Then you things it all in to your backpack—everything you consider you might need around a day—because you might not be at a back of home until it’s time for bed.

Surely, there contingency be a improved approach to have all you might need though hauling it around with you everywhere you go.

Well, there is. With SkyDrive, you get a “cloud backpack” where you can store, emanate as well as entrance all of your documents, notes, photos or files from anywhere. Our brand brand new SkyDrive during School page shows how any one can get proposed with a clouded cover backpack, though you longed for to share a couple of additional tips to assistance you go “all in.”

Tip #1: Upgrade your cover as well as put it in a cloud

OneNote 2010 is a absolute note-taking focus that’s good for school. With OneNote, you can classify your records by your classes, right divided poke by them, pull graphs or diagrams, as well as even jot down your lectures. If you’re not regulating OneNote yet, check out these tips upon a OneNote Blog to get started.

To have OneNote even some-more utilitarian for you, bond it to SkyDrive as well as try these suggestions:

Study from anywhere

By saving your cover upon SkyDrive, you can entrance it from any mechanism (even a Mac!) regulating a OneNote Web App. You can additionally investigate on-the-go given OneNote is additionally accessible upon pretty most each mobile device.

To save your OneNote cover to SkyDrive, only click File and afterwards Share to save it upon a web.

Screenshot of share upon Web underline in OneNote

Copy things to OneNote

Whether for category or a investigate project, you can send printouts, screenshots or web clippings right to OneNote to stay organized.

Find a beneficial website for your investigate paper? Just prominence what you wish from Internet Explorer as well as right click Send to OneNote 2010 to insert it in to your notebook. You can send a total webpage, a divide or image. OneNote will even uncover where you copied a calm from so you can simply bring as well as anxiety it later.

Screenshot of right-click menu with send to OneNote option

Have a PDF or a small alternative record from your professor? You can Print though delay to your OneNote cover as well as save it subsequent to your records from a same lecture.

Screenshot of Send to OneNote choice when printing

To take a image of anything upon your screen, press Windows + S upon your keyboard. You can additionally dump as well as draw towards an complete record in to OneNote from your desktop.

By default, OneNote regularly asks where you wish brand brand new records to go. You can set a default welfare by clicking File, Options, as well as afterwards Send to OneNote. If you name a cover that’s synced to SkyDrive, you can rest positive which anything you send to OneNote will be accessible anywhere, automatically.

Screenshot of page to set default sent-to locations for OneNote

Share your records with classmates though a photocopier

With all of your records in a cloud, you can simply share them with your friends as well as classmates. From SkyDrive.com, only right click your cover as well as name Share.

Screenshot of underline to send couple a couple to your SkyDrive around email

If you want, you can even give them entrance to your cover so which they can supplement their own notes. Now everybody can work together in a same notebook, as well as study for finals only got a small easier.

Tip #2: Never be though your critical files

Odds are, you’re possibly operative upon an critical plan right right divided or will be shortly. Well, SkyDrive can assistance keep you some-more orderly as well as have certain which you’re never though a files which you need.

Screenshot of Welcome to SkyDrive page

Screenshot of a SkyDrive printed have a difference as well as sub-folders

When you implement SkyDrive for Windows or Mac, you get a SkyDrive printed have a difference upon your computer. Everything you save or duplicate there is automatically synced to your SkyDrive. So pierce your spreadsheets, downloaded articles, as well as all else you’ve gathered. No have a difference what happens to your computer, you can simply get to your things from any web browser.

Tip #3: Work with Office anywhere

SkyDrive does some-more than store your files. It additionally functions with giveaway Office Web Apps so you can view, revise as well as imitation from any web browser.

If you’re operative upon a Word request upon your laptop during a living room as well as your battery dies, you can simply collect up right where you left off only by logging in to SkyDrive.com during a mechanism lab. If you get desirous upon a train float at a back of home, you can refurbish your request regulating a Office Hub upon your Windows Phone. You can rest positive which your formatting stays intact.

Any changes you have will be watchful to sync when you block in your mechanism at a back of during your dorm room.

What’s more, SkyDrive additionally keeps lane of a assorted versions of your Word, Excel as well as PowerPoint documents. So don’t be concerned about renaming your files V1, V2… V14a. Just work in a writings saved in your SkyDrive printed have a difference as well as SkyDrive will take caring of a rest.

Screenshot display stream chronicle of a record as well as a chronicle history

Tip #4: Never leave something during home again

You’ve been there before. You’re during a mechanism lab ready to imitation out your paper as well as you forgot your USB drive. Or you’re divided from your mechanism as well as you comprehend you didn’t email your TA your task assignment. Or might be you’ve only met someone during a association you’d similar to to work for as well as you wish to send them your résumé, though you won’t be home for hours.

These aren’t a complaint anymore. Even if you dont think about to put something in your SkyDrive folder—or never suspicion you’d need it there—you can still entrance it from any computer. SkyDrive for Windows lets you fetch any file upon your personal mechanism (as prolonged as it’s online) from SkyDrive.com.

Once you find which paper to print, you can click Copy to SkyDrive and have have make make make make use of of of of of of Word Web App to view, imitation as well as share.

Screenshot of a SkyDrive comment accessing a SkyDrive printed have a difference upon a remote PC

Tip #5: Scan writings to SkyDrive regulating your phone

From handouts to category readings, aged records or new assignments, you have so most paper to lift around as well as keep organized. Why not indicate as well as upload all to SkyDrive?

Use a smartphone app similar to Handyscan for Windows Phone (shown below) or Docscan for iPhone to emanate PDF versions of all of your handouts, homework, or even harangue records from your friends. You can save a files though delay to SkyDrive as well as they’ll be synced opposite your devices.

If you wish to do some-more – similar to supplement comments or keep scans to one side category notes, you can import PDFs as well as alternative files in to OneNote.

Screenshot of a Handyscan app scanning a newspaper

Tip #6: Access files upon a go

USB drives have been simply left behind. Emailing yourself writings creates it easy to remove lane of a ultimate chronicle or crowds your inbox.

With SkyDrive, you can entrance everything, all around campus, from any web browser. You can additionally have have make make make make use of of of of of of a SkyDrive app for Windows Phone, iPhone as well as iPad, or Android apps—no have a difference where you are.

Images of desktop, laptop, iPad as well as phone accessing a request upon SkyDrive

Bringing a clouded cover trek to each tyro as well as teacher

While you goal these tips have been helpful, you know it will take a small time prior to everybody upgrades to a “cloud backpack”. Here have been a couple of ways you can help:

If you have been a teacher, share category materials or category records though delay regulating SkyDrive. You can additionally yield feedback upon assignments as well as writings by common documents.

If you have been a developer, have have make make make make use of of of of of of a APIs to confederate SkyDrive in to applications which students have have make make make make use of of of of of of as well as love.

And if you have been a student, what tips did you miss? Let us know in a comments or on Twitter how you’re regulating a clouded cover trek today. We can assistance widespread a word!

Mark Grimaldi,
Product Marketing Manager, SkyDrive

Inside Windows Live May 10th 2012