How does Microsoft's improved cloud filesharing and storage service stack up against the biggest names on the market? Consider a Dropbox fan's experience.
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Voila, I've got a SkyDrive account. I experienced zero issues using the Web version in browsers other than Internet Explorer. In general, I had no hiccups at all unless you count the lack of a native Android app. (More to come on that.) The online interface required very little learning. If it has the feel of an evolving product, that's because it is. I don't have quite enough files stored on SkyDrive to make search a crucial necessity yet, but it does seem to work well. Unless I suddenly go on a storage binge, the 7-GB starter account feels ample for an individual with my business-as-usual use cases. Upgrading is straightforward once I outgrow that allotment.
SaaS As Innovation Driver?Software as a service is the clear No. 1 way enterprises consume cloud. InformationWeek's SaaS Innovation Survey reveals three tips to get the most from SaaS: Make it a popularity contest. Have an escape plan. And remember that identity is the new perimeter.
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