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Tip of the Month: Microsoft SkyDrive for Students
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About this article
This article provides an overview of Microsoft's OneDrive for Business (formerly known as SkyDrive Pro) cloud storage service. It is intended for both students and employees.
What's OneDrive for Business?
Microsoft OneDrive for Business is an industrial-strength, business-class file storage and management service built on Microsoft's SharePoint technology that provides you with 1 TB of space in the cloud (i.e., a geeky way of saying that your files are stored off campus on a Microsoft file server that you can access via the Internet). OneDrive for Business is an important component of Microsoft's new vision for business productivity and collaboration, anchored by their web services: Office 365 and SharePoint Online. Every WSU student and employee has a OneDrive for Business.
- All network servers are located in the continental United States
- Integrated with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2013
- Access, upload, and edit many common file types from multiple devices using your favorite web browser
- Organize your cloud storage using your own folder structure
- Share files and folders with others at WSU and beyond
- Synchronize your cloud files and folders to your Windows computer for easy access online and off (Mac OS X synchronization app coming soon!)
- iOS tablet apps for viewing, editing, and uploading your files
What's the difference between OneDrive for Business and other cloud storage?
You may already have a personal OneDrive, Microsoft's free, consumer-class cloud storage service. This is a completely separate storage location, so don't confuse it with your OneDrive for Business. You may also be using Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, or another cloud storage service. OneDrive for Business differs from these other services in several important ways:
- It's the only cloud storage service supported by WSU. If you use any other service, you are on your own.
- It's not a free, ad-supported, consumer-class service like Google Drive and Dropbox.
- It's licensed, reliable, and fully supported by Microsoft engineers and account representatives, who we can actually call if we have any questions or problems.
- Microsoft does not assert any ownership over your files.
- It's more secure and accessible, making it ideal for work and school-related storage.
- It integrates with other systems and services at WSU.
Does Microsoft own the files you store on OneDrive for Business?
Microsoft does not assert any legal ownership over your intellectual property stored in your OneDrive for Business.
Learn how to use OneDrive for Business
Featured Tool: Adobe Fireworks
Adobe Fireworks is a graphic design tool that really focuses on the preparation of images for use on the Web. Less complex than Adobe Photoshop, it is a great tool for developing Web-ready graphics quickly. It can also be very helpful for developing Web pages and interactive Web content. You can:
- Rapidly prototype web pages
- Create and optimize interactive images (e.g., image maps, rollovers) for the web quickly and accurately
- Export a clickable prototype of a page as an interactive PDF file, so you can easily collect comments from reviewers and demo your designs
Geek Speak 101: VPN
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Using the Cisco VPN client software, you can connect a WSU laptop or home computer to the WSU network from off campus. This software is already installed on all WSU laptops. You can install it on a personally-owned computer yourself. A VPN connection enables you to access select network resources as if you were on campus connected to our network directly. This includes:
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