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How To Do Cloud Apps With Microsoft

Microsoft's Office cloud apps and storage are one of the Web's best-kept secrets. Why settle for Google Docs?
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One unfortunate limitation of SkyDrive compared to the competition is the lack of built-in support for accessing it as a Windows share. As seen above, DropBox does support this, as do others. This capability lets you access files with standard Windows tools and any Windows app that can access a share. There are third-party hacks that set up the SkyDrive as a WebDAV share, but these do not inspire confidence and are not supported by Microsoft. The lack of share support is surprising coming from Microsoft.

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