Great comparison between cloud providers.
In summary, it seems Google Cloud is the most affordable Cloud provider when computing is taken into account.
ZDNet Cloud Compute Pricing Bake Off
If you are wondering about what an account with www.outlook.com looks like, look no more.
This is what the landing page of www.outlook.com looks like
Once you are logged in, you will see the clean left menu navigation, it is very appealing that is a given.
It is easily noticeable that you have your first email as well.
When viewing your email you will get two a navigation pane on top of the email and a sort of happy face, which when clicked will display a messaging panel
Is this encouraging enough to switch from gmail?
In the previous post, we looked at how to Link your SkyDrive locally; but not always will there be a need to link your SkyDrive files to a local folder. In this post we will cover two items
1. Unlinking your SkyDrive account from the local folder
2. Configure sync of files with other devices
Click on the taskbar to show hidden icons and click on the SkyDrive Icon
A menu with options will appear, for the most part they are self-explanatory.
· The Open your SkyDrive folder will display the local SkyDrive Folder
· Go to SkyDrive.com will take you to the online SkyDrive Storage
· Manage Storage will navigate towards your SkyDrive storage so that you can upgrade or manage it
· Settings does offer a couple of extra tabbed options when clicked
o General allows us to
§ Configure the syncing of files towards other devices
§ Allow SkyDrive to start automatically when you sign into Windows
§ Contains more info links
§ Unlink SkyDrive which is what we were looking for, click this option to Unlink you SkyDrive account from the local folder
Once clicked you will see the following screen, welcoming you to SkyDrive. This does not mean that your files have been removed you must do that manually, by going to your SkyDrive local folder and deleting the folders and files.
SkyDrive is much more integrated with SharePoint and Office 2013, once you have a SharePoint Installation it will show up in the Start Menu as shown below
If you click on the icon you, welcomed to SkyDrive and prompted to enter your SkyDrive account
The location of your SkyDrive Folder on your current computer will be displayed
Followed by being asked about the configuration for syncing with other devices
Once completed your newly created SkyDrive folder will be displayed
Does this seem familiar to Cloud Storage users? Certainly! That said, your files are available with other devices and for use within Office 2013 that does allow you to access and manage the files directly from your SkyDrive account.