Microsoft one drive cloud storage services has previously been called names like SkyDrive, Foldershare and so on since it came into existence. It has a sophisticated and reliable functionality. Despite the limited storage allocation, Microsoft’s file storage and file syncing is still improving. Real time office co authoring, document searching in a shared file, music streaming and shared desktop folder syncing with a perfect and interactive web and mobile interface are some of the features that one drive offers.
It is a very important cross platform that can be operated on both PC’s and mobile devices for example, Mac, Androids, windows and iOS devices. The data type includes music, video, photos, settings or documents. Anyone who has signed up for a Hotmail or Live thereby having a Microsoft account can have a one drive account. They provide free users with5GB storage capacity which has recently been reduced from 15GB in 2016 and they also give long term account holder an extra 10GB for free and this is a better offer compared to other online backup storage service provider. Anybody can purchase extra 50GB storage space for just $1.99 and Office 365 users gets one terabyte extra storage capacity for their monthly $6.99 subscription.
It is possible to sync settings and apps on Windows phone and Windows 10 PCs, upload photos and videos from phone’s camera to the Microsoft one drive’s camera roll to make online viewing of photos possible because slide show of photos is also possible in the One Drive web interface. You can also access a map of where it is taken using the exif camera info. Another version of device syncing that is worth knowing is the ability to manifold a previously produced machine with the new copy having the same color, user photo, themes and even history.
File and folder syncing is another feature which Microsoft one drive offers. It is similar to the Syncing operation of Dropbox and SugarSync as it has both its storage and syncing operation joined into one cloud service and this is a very intriguing development of the previously confusing set of systems.
Microsoft’s one Drive desktop app is very easy to install with the setup allowing you to create a Microsoft account if you don’t have one before. The Syncing and file sharing feature of One drive is not only limited to Windows 7 and 8, but it’s also present in Android, Mac OS and iOS. A mobile web interface is also available for platforms like Blackberry.
The mobile app allows you to share anything you upload in the cloud with social media accounts such as your Facebook or email address. Microsoft has also added the search option and also office mobile apps such as Mobile word, excel and power point for mobile users.
Cloud storage, File Syncing and online backup are three solutions which Microsoft has combined together to make One Drive. The Idea of Cross-Platform for Mac. Android and iOS devices is an applaud able development by Microsoft.