Once your SkyDrive account is set up and in use, you may want to check out your options to make sure everything is configured the way you like it. While the defaults are fine for most, power-users may enjoy the ability to change default file formats and tagging permissions. This tutorial will show how to change them.
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How to Manage your Network and Internet Connection in Windows
A SkyDrive group is a great way to share out files, documents and photos with a large amount of people. While that’s great on it’s own, groups can go a whole lot farther. Utilizing the communication features built in to SkyDrive groups, you can stay in contact with all of your group members with very little effort. You can send messages to everyone at once, schedule appointments that will sync with the calendars of its members and you can even have a group chat to communicate with everyone in real time using the Messenger. To learn how to use these great features, read on.
SkyDrive groups give the creator, or owner, a lot of power to change the way the group functions and how it is made up. You can alter permissions, disable features and even delete the group altogether if you want. Regardless of what you need to do, all of the group options are bundled together in a single location to make configuration simple.
In this tutorial we will cover in detail all the available configuration options so that the SkyDrive group works as you want it to.
Most SkyDrive users know the service as a cheap or free way to store and synchronize files online. While this capability of the service is useful, it isn’t unique. There are many cloud storage options that keep your files just as well. Where SkyDrive stands out is it’s additional features such as the ability to create groups. By combining a bunch of contacts into a SkyDrive group, you can make files available to everyone with one step. You can also use the group feature to contact your group members in a variety of ways. Whether you need to share a research project with a group, hand out assignments to a class or maintain file storage for a department, SkyDrive groups are a great way to go.
In previous tutorials we have shown how to add files to your SkyDrive using both the desktop application and the Windows 8 app, but did you know you could add files without installing any applications at all? Directly from your browser?
The web interface of SkyDrive doesn’t stop there either: you can edit, create, sort and manage your files online, without the need for external applications. Read on to learn all you need to know about working with files in the SkyDrive web app.
File History can work both with local drives plugged into your computer and drives connected to other computers on the network or to the network itself. How does this work and what is the best way to set things up? Learn this and more from this article.
Storing your files on a SkyDrive is a great way to make accessing your data more convenient. Once your files are in the cloud, you can view or edit them using any device with Internet access. But what happens if you have a file you need but it isn’t on your SkyDrive. You may think you’re out of luck, but that isn’t the case. As long as you’ve got Fetch configured properly and the computer containing the file is on and connected to the Internet, you can find the file and upload it right from your account interface on the SkyDrive website. Read on to learn how to use this simple yet awesome feature.
When adding accounts to the Windows 8 Mail app, most of the account settings are configured automatically. For most providers all you’ll need to do is enter your email address and password to get the account configured, synced and functional. While this is preferable to many users, some would rather take a firmer hand with their account configurations. If you fall into this group, read on to learn how to change settings for your accounts in the Mail app.
We all know that SkyDrive is great for storing files online, granting you access to your data from any device with an Internet connection. While that certainly is enough to make the service worthwhile, it isn’t the only feature worth getting excited about. SkyDrive doesn’t only make it easy for you to access your own files, it also makes it easy to give others access as well. Want to show your entire family a collection of photos of your child on Christmas but don’t want to snail mail discs? Want to collaborate on a paper but can stand emailing it back and forth? Do you want to transfer a file to a friend that’s too large to email? Well stop wondering how to do it and read on to learn how to share your files and folders using SkyDrive.
Microsoft’s cloud storage offering - SkyDrive - has been around since 2007, so many of our readers are likely familiar with the service. Up until now, SkyDrive applications have all worked by creating a local folder on your computer and syncing SkyDrive files whenever they show up. Windows 8 changes this up a little with its Windows 8 SkyDrive app. This app provides a touch optimized interface for the SkyDrive folder but keeps the files on the web. Your stuff isn’t synced to your local drive unless you need it, so this new app is not only more stylish, but it saves on system resources.
In many of our tutorials about networking in Windows 7 and Windows 8, you will see that we mention quite often the Network and Sharing Center. This panel is the entrance point to many networking tasks. Therefore, in this article I will show you what is the Network and Sharing Center, how to launch it and which are the main tasks you can do starting from here.
When you connect to a wireless network, the network’s security information, settings and password are automatically stored on your computer in the form of a network profile. This profile allows Windows to connect automatically the next time this network is in range. In previous versions of Windows you could open a list of available profiles for management purposes. From this list you could easily prioritize connections, change profile information and delete profiles for networks you no longer require access to. Windows 8 changes things.