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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Sharing at the folder and file level is a snap, including sending stuff to non-Windows and non-SkyDrive users. If it wasn't, that would be a deal-breaker. The relative lack of brand recognition may hurt SkyDrive if you share files with a wide external audience, but that could begin to change if and when Windows 8 and Office 2013 drive increased adoption. And ultimately, that's not really a problem--but it'd be nice to not have to explain what SkyDrive is.
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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