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Want to access your files wherever you are, without sacrificing the Microsoft features and formatting you use every day?
Then check out what Microsoft's cloud-based storage and collaboration solution, SkyDrive, can do for your organization.
Microsoft SkyDrive offers 7 GB of secure free storage, and all you need is a Microsoft account to get started. If you need more storage, Microsoft offers paid storage plans starting at just $10 a year.
Free storage is always nice, and SkyDrive offers more free storage than competing products like Dropbox and Google Drive. But what really sets SkyDrive apart is its deep integration with other Microsoft products, such as Microsoft Office (available through TechSoup donations).
You can store anything you want in SkyDrive, but it really shines when you're working with Microsoft Office files:
This means you can create, edit, and share Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files using a variety of devices, without sacrificing the Microsoft Office formatting or features you've come to rely on.
SkyDrive offers a variety of easy sharing and collaboration options. No more emailing documents back and forth if you’re working with a group!
Whether you're a Mac or a PC, prefer IE or Chrome, have an Android phone or an iPad: SkyDrive supports them all. This means you can access your SkyDrive files from just about anywhere.
I'm just one user, but I use a PC in the office and a Mac at home, so I benefit from both SkyDrive's cross-platform availability and its deep integration with Microsoft Office. Once a file is saved to SkyDrive, I can update it from my office PC or my personal Mac (and read it via a smartphone or a tablet). Even better, I can edit Microsoft Office files via my Mac, with no loss of formatting or features, even though I don't have Microsoft Office installed at home.
What do you think SkyDrive could do for your organization?
by Ariel Gilbert-Knight, Director, Content, TechSoup
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