Microsoft's SkyDrive now hosts over one billion Office documents

Shawn Knight

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Earlier today Microsoft revealed that its cloud-based SkyDrive service now plays host to more than 1 billion documents. There’s little doubt that the service saw a massive increase in use thanks to its tie-in with the recently released Office 365.

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avoidz

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Can't say I'd trust any of the "cloud" services with any important documents. It's only a matter of time until a security breach happens, based on previous experiences.
 

VitalyT

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Good for them. How many of those documents were spawned by MS employees and those forced to use it through corporate policy enforcement?

Boiling in IT, I know nobody who would even consider using it. 'Nough said.
 

lawfer

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Good for them. How many of those documents were spawned by MS employees and those forced to use it through corporate policy enforcement?

Boiling in IT, I know nobody who would even consider using it. 'Nough said.

SkyDrive is not used by IT as it is a consumer-grade. Corporations use SharePoint.

Nice try though.
 

Archean

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With this update last reason to have dropbox account is no more (at least for me), so I'll move most of my stuff to SkyDrive and being an old user I have 25GB limit :).
 

Sphynx

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Can't say I'd trust any of the "cloud" services with any important documents. It's only a matter of time until a security breach happens, based on previous experiences.

That's why you should always encrypt your files before uploading them to any cloud storage service, using your own keys that are kept secret from the cloud. Even if an outsider does access your stored files, encryption renders files effectively unreadable to hackers.