Many are understandably outraged by Microsoft's decision to scale back on the capabilities of OneDrive. But what are the alternatives for Windows users?
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It's going to take me a while to really process Microsoft's unexpected decision to completely hobble its OneDrive cloud storage service. Here's where I'm at.
Just when you thought things couldn't get worse for OneDrive, Microsoft revealed that it will significantly defang its cloud storage options for consumers.
Microsoft today updated the OneDrive for Business experience on the web and on mobile. And it is introducing new IT controls and developer experiences too.
OneDrive for Business users, your nightmare is finally coming to a close: Microsoft announced that it has shipped a preview version of a new sync client.
I received some interesting advice several months back: Instead of just using the services that come with Windows, we should use services that work better.
OneDrive has released Shared Folder sync for all OneDrive users. So you can now sync folders that others have shared with you to your desktop PC or Mac.
Microsoft has announced a major user experience makeover that is now being rolled for OneDrive on the web. You should see the update in the next few days.
Microsoft has announced updates to the OneDrive app on Windows Phone and Android. And each adds exactly one interesting new feature.
In OneDrive Tip: Map Your Cloud Storage as a Drive in File Explorer, I explained how you can use built-in functionality in Windows to access all of your OneDrive storage. But this approach has limitations. It can be slow and unreliable, and you have to be online to access your files. But another approach—albeit it […]
If you’re freaking out—as I am—because Microsoft is removing the placeholder functionality from its OneDrive sync client in Windows 10, I may have a solution for you. It’s not perfect, and can result in some performance issues. But if your goal is to be able to access all of the files in your OneDrive cloud […]
This year, Microsoft will deliver a unified sync client for both OneDrive for consumers and OneDrive for Business on PC and Mac. And in doing so, Microsoft will dramatically improve the capabilities of the currently lackluster OneDrive for Business client experience. If you have used both OneDrive for consumers and OneDrive for Business, you probably […]
This week, Amazon unveiled new unlimited plans for its Cloud Drive personal cloud storage service. How do these new plans compare to other cloud services for individuals, especially OneDrive? On the surface, the Amazon Cloud Drive plans are certainly reasonable. There are two new choices: Unlimited Photos Plan. This lets you store “an infinite number […]
Given the liberal storage allotments and deep OS integration with OneDrive, Windows users should consider using this cloud service for all of their documents, photos, music and videos. But in doing so, you will want to configure Windows to use your OneDrive-based storage by default, and not disconnected local folders, for this data. Here’s how. […]