Category: Cloud

How to BackUp Files and Folders to Multiple Cloud Services

When using cloud storage services, system administrators many times worry about losing data in the cloud because of a cloud provider outage. The answer is simple. You need to use multiple cloud computing services to mitigate this kind of risk. Microsoft’s SkyDrive, Apple’s iCloud, Amazon Cloud Drive, Drop Box etc are some of the best cloud services. Today we are going to see one of the cloud backup services. Duplicati as it is called is a free software program which can be used to backup your files across a number of well-known free cloud services like Amazon S3, Microsoft Skydrive,

Why SkyDrive, Not iCloud ? Feature Comparison and Review

Days are for cloud computing. Several cloud storage services like DropBox, Google Drive, Apple iCloud, Microsoft SkyDrive etc exist which provide features which are different to each other. Now we are going to do a rave review that tries to compare two popular services –  iCloud and SkyDrive. Free File Storage and Access In this section we are going to see how much cloud storage each service is going to provide and the type of access to this storage. SkyDrive provides free 7GB storage while iCloud provides 5GB. But the disadvantage with Apple service is that it only allows photos

The Future of Windows Live Mesh with SkyDrive Integration

Recently I received a email from Microsoft about the future of Windows Live Mesh. The literal bold message says that Mesh will retire on February 13, 2013. The following is the gist of the message. As a result, we will retire Mesh on February 13, 2013. After this date, some Mesh functions, such as remote desktop and peer to peer sync, will no longer be available and any data on the Mesh cloud, called Mesh synced storage or SkyDrive synced storage, will be removed. The folders you synced with Mesh will stop syncing, and you will not be able to

Learn Windows 8 Cloud SkyDrive Features, Apps and Desktop Experience

Sometimes in February, we talked about Windows 7 cloud apps like Mesh, Remote Access, PhotoFuse etc. But with Windows 8 Cloud SkyDrive, times have  changed. Now, not only your roaming apps get integrated with the Cloud, but the settings get pushed to different devices. According to Mike Torris (Group Program Manager of SkyDrive), the latest trend is to have multiple devices. Even though the user has internet access, the data or files are stored on one device – a desktop PC, a laptop, or a USB key. This can be called a “place”. Duplicati – BackUp Files/Folder to Multiple Cloud Services

Latest News in Office 2013 – Word and Excel – Review and Download

Microsoft was buzzy last few days with the release of Office 2013 consumer preview. If you are fooled by the name 2013, thinking that it’s a upgrade or something to the 2010 version, you are caught on the wrong foot. The new version is a cloud-based web solution which can be also used on desktop and if you check the Office 2013 download page of the consumer preview, you won’t find anything related to 2013. You can download the official version from the link below. Download Office 2013 Consumer Preview – Official Link As you can observe on the official

Speed Up Windows 7 Performance with Cloud System Booster and CCleaner

Overtime, your Windows 7 is clogged with unnecessary files and registry entries which can slowdown your computer to some extent. One of the common ways to boost performance is by using “CCleaner”, which empties many junk files, recycle bin, temporary internet files, history, cookies, Index.dat files, memory dumps, windows log files, clipboard data, thumbnail cache, internet cache etc. It also cleans several junk data created by applications like Adobe, GIMP, Office 2010, FeedDemon, FileZilla, Adobe Flash Player, Quicktime Player, Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player, WinRAR, MS Paint, MS Search and keeps Windows 7 clean. It also has a good

How to Use Google Drive Client ? Settings / Preferences Explained

Google and Microsoft have released their versions of online cloud storage solutions, very recently. In the earlier post, I couldn’t update on Google Drive client as I’ve not received the download link at the time of writing. Recently, I downloaded the client for Google Drive and installed it successfully. The installation process is simple and intuitive. After installation, there’ll be a folder named “Google Drive” under the Favorites column. Once you’re connected to the internet, the folder is automatically synchronized with online cloud storage. There’ll also be a small “triangle” icon in the system tray symbolizing the Google Drive. Right

Windows 8 Cloud Computing and it’s Future

Cloud computing has been the buzzword in the computing industry for long. It is not unusual to hear people say that cloud computing will revolutionize the way computers and computing resources are used. The problem here is that the wait for the cloud computing facility to become a part of the mainstream keeps getting longer with no major player in the operating systems market launching an operating system with such capabilities. Read about the Metro Compatible Internet Browsers in Windows 8 This is expected to change with Windows 8. There is immense speculation over how Windows 8 will make cloud

Windows 7 Cloud Free Apps : Mesh, Remote Access, PhotoFuse etc

The shift from Mainframe computers to client-server architecture took place in the 1980s. Now after Y2K year, the computing model has shifted to “Cloud Computing” which is a process of computing done based on Internet. Resources, Software, Applications etc and other information can be shared with other computers and devices. This “Cloud” computing can also be called as Web based applications or Tools which can be accessed via a web browser, as if the application or tools are installed locally on your computer. The uses of Cloud computing are delivery of common business applications online which can be accessed through