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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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!